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  • how to simplify a complex 3D project when proxies won’t seem to work

    Posted by Jason Schiedel on April 11, 2005 at 10:18 pm

    Hi everyone. I’m using AE 5.5 production bundle. I’ve spent quite a bit of time building a very complex lanscape scene out of Photoshop elements made into 3d comps in AE. Now I want to be able to fly a camera through the finished landscape. but when I try to move the camera my G4 dual 1.4Ghz power mac is grinding to a halt. Yes, I have filled it with as much RAM as I can, and I’ve also reduced the quality to a third and even a quarter. Lights and shadows are temporarily turned off. I’ve kept the amount of 3d windows with alternate views down to a minimum (2). I’ve also made some attempts at using proxies, however the problem is that all of the elements in my scene are located in 3d space, and when I attempt to use a proxy it is not occupying the same space as the element I am replacing.

    It feels like I’ve created a memory monster! Any suggestions as to how to tame it?


    Jason Schiedel replied 19 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mike Clasby

    April 12, 2005 at 4:06 am

    Sounds like you’ve done most of the obvious, but maybe something in this will help. Kind of a check-list from Adobe Support.

    Resolve slow performance in After Effects (5.0-6.0)

  • Jason Schiedel

    April 12, 2005 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the tip. You’re right, I’ve done many of the obvious things, but some things I’m going to tweak. Also, it looks like it might be time for an upgrade to 6.5.


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