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Rendering is an annoying aspect of the motion graphics process. However there are a few steps you can take to make your After Effects renders as fast as possible.
1. Use the Right Graphics Card
Adobe specifically recommends certain GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla cards. You can find the full list on the system requirements page on Adobe’s website.
2. Upgrade Your RAM
Adobe recommends at least 4GB of RAM to run After Effects, but you’ll benefit from much more than that.
3. Use a Solid-State Drive
A solid state drive is a quick way to increase not only rendering speed in After Effects, but also the overall speed of your computer in general. With a solid state drive After Effects will be able to load assets, reference the cache, and load effects much faster….all leading to reduced render times.
4. Use Two Hard Drives
Try using one hard drive to run the program with assets and another hard drive to render the finished video to avoid your hard-drive to perform two operations simultaneously: read and write.
5. Turn On Multiprocessing
After Effects has the hand ability to render out multiple frames at the same time using multiple processing cores. By default, multiprocessing isn’t turned on in After Effects, you have to do it by hand. To do so navigate to After Effects>Preferences>Memory & Multiprocessing.
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