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  • How to best utilize 8 cores

     Sam Young updated 14 years ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • John Stanowski

    September 21, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Hi, I just got a Mac Pro with 8 cores, 16gig of ram and a 1tb drive in additional to the drive that came with it. Though I’ve noticed some improvement in performance coming from a dualcore PC setup, the change isn’t all that dramatic. I was wondering if someone could let me know how to set things up to make After Effects go as fast as it can on this new machine.

    My boss edited an AE text file that was to allow multiprocessing or something but there was a ludicrous lag before ram previews would begin. I wound up turning multiprocessing off.

    Can anyone help me out with good settings (minus telling me about NuceloPro?)


  • Sam Young

    September 22, 2008 at 3:26 am

    first, turn off multi-processor rendering when doing ram previews. only activate that before doing your final render.

    turn on disk caching in your Memory & Cache preferences. my machine has the same specs as yours, and i figured out that setting the Maximum RAM Cache Size below 60% yields the fastest rendering.

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