4 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2011 2:49 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    What Does My Mac Need For This HD After Effects Production?

    Thongrrrl14 Level 1

      I want to make a series of animation sequences, most of which would be 5-20 seconds long, in After Effects.

       

      The scenes would be 1920 X 1080.

       

      The backgrounds will be large files. One comp will be nested into most of the scenes. This Comp is a layered Photoshop file with about 130 layers in it (not all of the layers will be visible at once) and the Comp is about 300 MB.

       

      But...

       

      ...these are currently the specs on my Mac. What can I beef up to keep this from taking forever?

       

      Model Name:    Mac mini
        Model Identifier:    Macmini2,1
        Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo
        Processor Speed:    1.83 GHz
        Number Of Processors:    1
        Total Number Of Cores:    2
        L2 Cache:    2 MB
        Memory:    1 GB
        Bus Speed:    667 MHz

       

       

      And I know some of you want to tell me that I should simply get a new computer, but I don't have that luxury right now.

       

      Based on the specs seen here, what can I change to the Mac to accommodate the project? Thanks.