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andrenavarre says

Interesting idea @EFEKT , I wish I could divide it up but all the compositions are interlinked in with expressions… Maybe I can look further into that though.
As for the ram idea, I wish it made a difference. I have 16gb of ram and I get the same results when opening the project in CS4, CS5 and CS6 with or without multiprocessing (but in CS6 the AE user interface buttons and navigation becomes slow, oddly).
There aren’t any 3D layers in this project btw. I wonder if it has to do with the amount of layers with expressions applied you can have in a single composition. Maybe it makes a difference if I pre-comp batches of layers… uuuughhh looks like this will take a while to solve.

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Ok it feels like I keep hitting a brick wall… The larger the project gets, the more AE becomes sluggish and unresponsive. Although these might very well be normal problems, I was wondering if any of you have experienced these things and could have any advice on how to work around them or avoid them the next time around:
  1. Locking Existing Frames process takes a few minutes to load for the ram preview. The issue disappears when previews are muted, and when I delete all the audio.

  2. AE’s user interface works fine in CS4 but is very sluggish when opening the project in CS6. This happens when there are a few thousand expressions in the project.
Is there a limit to how large your project can get before it boggles up? These problems started happening during the last few iterations of the project so I’m going back to previous versions to try to find what could have caused it… Thank you for any suggestions, they will be greatly appreciated. Such a bummer :(
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andrenavarre says

Oh very cool @doru, thanks for the share. I didn’t know Surface was Wacom enabled… I’ve been using the Asus EP121 as an ultra-mobile solution and low-performance testing platform for a few years but it maxes out at 4gb of ram and has a pitiful battery life, which makes AE annoying to work in. Still a pretty awesome device in its own right though. What’s cool about the tablet pc option is that you can create on screen ui buttons to simulate cintiq functionality with autohotkey scripts. Not ideal but still interesting…
Just read on Ars Technica that the new Surface pro will have 8gb of ram so I’ll be taking a closer look at that in October.

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andrenavarre says

Interesting thread… have you guys seen this yet? What do you think? Unfortunately maxes out at 8gb of ram but it should be able run After Effects on the go… I wonder what battery life will be like. http://cintiqcompanion.wacom.com/CintiqCompanion/en/

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andrenavarre says

I personally recommend this product. It’s a lifesaver, everyone should have it.

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andrenavarre says

Westgate! Well shot video, thanks for the share. Just picked up a Tokina 10-17 for my T3i, hope to get some footage before the snow falls.

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andrenavarre says

Super awesome!!! I love that movie, and you just gave me a really good reason to watch it again :) Congrats 333pix !!!

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I’m on vacation at the cottage right now. A nice family retreat about 8 hours across the US border. To my left, my tennis racket, swimming trunks and an ice cold beer. To my right, my 27 inch iMac, After Effects loaded up with a render job for a trailing client project, over schedule and over budget. On my bed, with the help of my tablet pc/backup workstation, I answer marketplace customers and line up new work for when I get back to the city next week. Vacation is an ideal to strive towards.

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andrenavarre says

Great thread. This one in similar to textedit but for expressions. It lets you find broken expressions and edit them without going into each comp. This will save you from hours of senseless self-loathing. http://aescripts.com/pt_expressedit/

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Hey guys, nice blogs! Hard to keep it current, but here’s mine :)http://www.andrenavarre.com/blog/

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