After Effects Guru: Faster Previews and Rendering

with Richard Harrington
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After Effects Guru: Faster Previews and Rendering
Video duration: 0s 1h 57m Intermediate


Every After Effects user can use more time. After Effects gurus make more time. As you build motion graphics and special effects, your computer has to work hard. The choices you make greatly impact how long your computer takes to render projects and the results you get. In this course, Rich Harrington teaches some important strategies to render faster and work less, and get more power and responsiveness from the RAM and cache settings in After Effects. This includes selective previews, temporary quality reductions, and proxy files. Start now, and get more work done and get home sooner.

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Topics include:
  • Creating render settings templates
  • Using multiple output modules
  • Setting processor usage
  • Rendering multiple frames simultaneously
  • Purging RAM
  • Controlling your disk and media cache
  • Creating and saving previews
  • Controlling composition settings
After Effects


- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington. And welcome to this title on Rendering Faster Inside of After Effects. It's part of our After Effects Guru Series. And what we're gonna focus on today is how to beat the Render Queue, how to get things done more quickly. After Effects is filled with a ton of performance things that will boost your overall productivity. But, a lot of them are secret handshakes or fairly well hidden. Or, they have tons of options, and if you choose the wrong one, you'll actually see things slow down.

So, I'm gonna attempt to take a real practical look at how you could speed up your work flow. From selective previews and dropping quality down, to using proxy files, to just getting more consistent results when you actually render. There's a lot to this, but overall, this is a course that's gonna help all After Effects users. So, if you're relatively new, some of the techniques may be a bit out of your reach, initially. But, even if you're experienced, you're gonna pick up things that make your job faster. 'Cause, after all, if you can get the job done in less time, it usually means you can get either more work done, or go home sooner.

And that's what this class is about. How to be more productive and use some of the modern, multiprocessing work flow tools inside of Adobe After Effects.

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