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After Effects caches previews to RAM. Once you run out of RAM, it will just start looping the preview as it can't preview any further. After Effects is not like a video editing application such as Premiere Pro. The way it handles data, previews, etc. is very different because it is built for a different task.
It is rare to need to preview a whole composition of that length at full resolution. Once you get used to using AE, you'll learn what you need to check and what you don't. It's best to just check short sections where you need to. (The Preview Panel gives you many options for customizing how previews work with different keyboard commands for starting them. For example, I have the 0 key on my number pad set to initiate a preview very differently from the way spacebar does.
If you really must preview your whole comp, you have a few options.
- Render it out via the Adobe Media Encoder into an MP4 (H.264)
- Setting your composition to a smaller resolution like half or quarter
- Setting the preview to skip a certain number of frames
I did not knew all these things !!!
I am doing well know with Adobe Media Encoder.
Thanks a lot!!!
Glad to help!
And welcome to the world of After Effects!
After Effects is fairly complicated. Make sure you go through a solid, reputable series of getting started tutorials (not some random person on YouTube). A solid foundation is vital. Any good beginning tutorial series in After Effects will cover basic stuff like this and you will feel a lot less frustrated while you're using AE.