An adjustment in RAM allocation might be one way to speed up After Effects if rendering takes longer than anticipated. Adobe allows its users to change how much of their computer’s RAM that After Effects uses, and the other applications as well. In today’s post, iRender will introduce to you a few simple ways to effectively allocate RAM in After Effects. Let’s explore them!
The first way to allocate RAM in After Effects is to change RAM reserved for other applications. How to do that:
Step 1: Go to the After Effects Preferences window
After launching the software, go to Edit > Preferences > Memory & Performance.
Step 2: Modify RAM reserved for other applications
In the Memory section, you can change the RAM reserved for other applications. Most of the time, you may set this to the lowest amount that After Effects will accept. (Generally speaking, 10% of your overall RAM.) To continue, click OK.
Sometimes, After Effects may need extra RAM in order to adequately preview a composition. You could get a pop-up warning saying that After Effects needs more memory. You can also experience previewing issues, in which After Effects might show the incorrect frames. If this occurs, you can immediately clear your RAM to make more memory available. To do this, select Edit > Purge > All Memory & Disk Cache from the menu. This might solve any previewing or cache-related problems you might face.
More After Effects RAM Tips
After Effects productivity will increase with more RAM. In order to achieve the greatest results, Adobe advises using 32GB of RAM (or more.) The After Effects System Requirements state that 16 GB of RAM is the minimum needed. Additionally, Adobe states that “optimum performance is achieved with at least 2GB of installed RAM per processor core.” Therefore, if your computer has a 16-core processor, you should add at least 32GB of RAM for maximum performance.
Above are the two ways you can modify the settings to allocate RAM in After Effect. However, if your computer is weak and you have many other applications that you have to launch to work, renting powerful computers will be the option. Free Up your computer by using a/some 256 RAM & AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX CPU one/ones.
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