Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Global Performance Cache, part of After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation.
- [Instructor] 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 RAM…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 key frames.…From the second scale key frame onward,…the value remains the same,…so there's no need to invalidate…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and working with the Global Performance Cache in After Effects CS6. We have also added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.