After Effects question


Friday, August 8, 2014 by vStyler | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Simple question for anyone familiar with After FX

How the heck do u keep ur Play\Preview rendering going when u click off After FX and onto another program or window..? (unfocused)

I cant very well sit here and do nothing while it takes 30 mins to preview render something, but as soon as I do anything else, even click inside AFX, the preview rendering stops.


Carguy... anyone ?


Thanks in advance, its driving me batty.

Reply #1 Friday, August 8, 2014 10:06 PM

its driving me batty.

You can't blame it on AE. You were batty before.  

Reply #2 Saturday, August 9, 2014 9:12 AM

Reply #3 Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:37 AM

Bunp !

Reply #4 Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:14 AM

two systems, one dedicated to processing the AfterFX? Sounds like a work thing do they have the resources available? (non-technical answer)

Reply #5 Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:37 AM

If the bottleneck is the processor...don't know what can help...but, if adding RAM could help, maybe this might make things go a bit faster?

The alternative would be ramdisk...


Reply #6 Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:14 PM

you can turn on the option in general rider secret if you dare...
hold shift on your keyboard after  opening new composition now click on edit/preferences/general/secret turn on the two options and try...

As far as i know when the (Danger!) thing is activated it will keep rendering until its done

Reply #7 Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:51 PM

Hmm... doesn't help, when i click off of the AFX app, the Preview stops.


perhaps Im not explaining clearly what Im trying to do..


Lets say i load an animation effect onto a solid... I want to see the preview, but of course the frames have to be rendered to see it at real time..


so... U click preview\play.. it starts rendering states, right.. but.. as soon as u click anywhere else on your screen.. either in or out of AFX.. it.. stops.


Basically.. unless u sit here and just watch your screen as the it renders ur preview across the stops rendering the preview.

Reply #8 Saturday, August 9, 2014 7:08 PM

Ahhhhh.......Ok! You don't even want to know what was going through my head after...."load an animation into a solid and I want to see the preview."

Reply #9 Sunday, August 10, 2014 5:52 AM

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