Excuse me for posting this again, but the problem is beyond frustration. This particular project is a simple 30 second comp with 4 layers 3 text + 1 image layer, with just 1 fx (CC Light burst) and 3 keyframes on it. I clicked add to media encoder queue, and here's the time it estimates to render. Already 10 minutes elapsed. I also notice that the elapsed counter seems to freeze in between.
This is happening on a Macbook 2022 :
Windows laptop which is literally 10% of this spec power rendered 10x faster than this macbook.
What am I doing wrong?
Start by checking hardware acceleration settings in AME and AE as well as multiframe rendering settings. Such a behavior typically indicates that the program tries to render a frame, but fails over and over again and then eventually reverts to software-only rendering after twenty attempts or so until the game begins again for the next frame. Also check your render settings. Overriding switches and quality settings or forcibly changing the framerate can have a huge impact on render times.
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I tried tweaking all possible settings prescribed all over the internet. Still no help.
Here are screenshots of my configurations.
I left my laptop on to see if the video renders at all ( a very simple comp as mentioned earlier)
More than 1 hour still no progress.
Same happens with similar other comps as well.
Thanks for trying and sharing the screenshot. Where the project and footage are saved? Locally or in external storage? I tried to reproduce the behavior at my end but After Effects worked as expected. If possible, please share the project (with media files) so that we can check at our end. Feel free to DM me the download link if you don't want to share it publically.
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My Windows laptop with 16 gb RAM never showed this error message. 64 GB, M1 Chip Macbook upon hitting play button in a 10 second comp with just 1 layer and 2 keyframes. What's wrong?