Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Global Performance Cache (new in CS6), part of After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation.
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As of version CS6, After Effects has made some major changes in the way that it manages …the cache of your previously rendered and previewed frames. …After Effects refers to this as its Global Performance Cache and that encompasses both …RAM and disk-based caches, and these are the subjects I want to cover in this sidebar movie. …As you may know by now, when you have performed a RAM preview on a composition, this green …bar will indicate frames that have been cached or previously calculated and stored in RAM.…
They need to be stored into RAMS so that After Effects can play them back in real time for your preview. …Any change you make to your composition will cause this green bar to be erased, indicating …it no longer has proper frames stored in RAM. …For example, if I change the initial scale of the snowflake layer to 95%, you'll see …that the green bar has disappeared just for the range in between those two scale keyframes. …From the second scale keyframe onward, the value remains the same, so there is no need …
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Starting a project from scratch
- Building a composition
- Arranging and transforming layers interactively and numerically
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Applying and re-using effects
- Creating variations and rendering the final movie
- Importing layered Photoshop files
- Understanding alpha channels
- Avoiding common mistakes