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Are you using the multiprocessing mode? If so, you are a little low on the RAM side of things. 10 Invigorator objects and some Keylight will definitely push your render times up.
Maybe the PC folk can chime in on your specs.
Invigorator is not fully multithreaded/ multiprocessing enabled, especially when using reference objects from AE. It may only use one core, cutting render performance in half. Also the more lights you habve, the longer it will render. Other than that the render times do not sound that unreasonable when using this plugin and Keylight. They are both render hogs and considering that I just was rendering a 1.50 min clip the other day for almost 24 hours with some layers of Particular, the proportions seems right. THere may be portential to optimize it, but in the grander scheme of things you will have to get used to long-ish render times if you want glitz&glamour.
I rendered a 4.5 minute music clip last week on a 4-core MacPro which took 78 hours, and that had no Invigorator layers. Invigorator is one of the biggest hogs available for AE, so its not unreasonable to expect long render times.
I don't think extra RAM will help you on 32 bit XP. Sounds like you should stick to single-processor renders until you upgrade your hardware and OS.
Thanks for the immediate response. I appreciate it. I didn't know if I was crazy or not. I woke up again today and the AFX said another "100 hours". So that was discouraging. I'm gonna pre-render a few more things and then just Render off a a smaller version 720 by 480 jpeg seq for the meantime.
As matter of fact, i'm gonna go back into that project and change all of the motionless 3d invigorator layers into jpegs!!!
I'll let you know how it goes.....
Plus i had a water sunset effect and i changed that already as well!!!