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AERender processes used to close themselves, now they stay open and tie up RAM?

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Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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I've been background rendering in AE for many years by using the following script as a Mac droplet. I've noticed after the most recent AE update that these processes stay open after the render finishes now, and continue to gobble up RAM until I kill them in Activity Monitor.

I don't really understand to code that well; I just update it every year as Adobe changes the application path. Is there something that I should change in it to tell AERender to shut down after rendering?

 

Thanks!

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>AMApplicationBuild</key>
	<string>381</string>
	<key>AMApplicationVersion</key>
	<string>2.4</string>
	<key>AMDocumentVersion</key>
	<string>2</string>
	<key>actions</key>
	<array>
		<dict>
			<key>action</key>
			<dict>
				<key>AMAccepts</key>
				<dict>
					<key>Container</key>
					<string>List</string>
					<key>Optional</key>
					<true/>
					<key>Types</key>
					<array>
						<string>com.apple.applescript.object</string>
					</array>
				</dict>
				<key>AMActionVersion</key>
				<string>1.0.2</string>
				<key>AMApplication</key>
				<array>
					<string>Automator</string>
				</array>
				<key>AMParameterProperties</key>
				<dict>
					<key>source</key>
					<dict/>
				</dict>
				<key>AMProvides</key>
				<dict>
					<key>Container</key>
					<string>List</string>
					<key>Types</key>
					<array>
						<string>com.apple.applescript.object</string>
					</array>
				</dict>
				<key>ActionBundlePath</key>
				<string>/System/Library/Automator/Run AppleScript.action</string>
				<key>ActionName</key>
				<string>Run AppleScript</string>
				<key>ActionParameters</key>
				<dict>
					<key>source</key>
					<string>on run {input, parameters}
	tell application "Terminal"
		activate
		do script with command "/Applications/Adobe\\ After\\ Effects\\ 2020/aerender -sound \"ON\" -continueOnMissingFootage -project " &amp; "\"" &amp; input &amp; "\""
	end tell
end run</string>
				</dict>
				<key>BundleIdentifier</key>
				<string>com.apple.Automator.RunScript</string>
				<key>CFBundleVersion</key>
				<string>1.0.2</string>
				<key>CanShowSelectedItemsWhenRun</key>
				<false/>
				<key>CanShowWhenRun</key>
				<true/>
				<key>Category</key>
				<array>
					<string>AMCategoryUtilities</string>
				</array>
				<key>Class Name</key>
				<string>RunScriptAction</string>
				<key>InputUUID</key>
				<string>B8C1A45A-E44D-4749-8579-282EEB1D90D7</string>
				<key>Keywords</key>
				<array>
					<string>Run</string>
				</array>
				<key>OutputUUID</key>
				<string>F025B0F0-769C-4B4A-AC32-064C81F157F1</string>
				<key>UUID</key>
				<string>29E6162F-61DE-4EC0-92D9-EE35DE94CA51</string>
				<key>UnlocalizedApplications</key>
				<array>
					<string>Automator</string>
				</array>
				<key>arguments</key>
				<dict>
					<key>0</key>
					<dict>
						<key>default value</key>
						<string>on run {input, parameters}
	
	(* Your script goes here *)
	
	return input
end run</string>
						<key>name</key>
						<string>source</string>
						<key>required</key>
						<string>0</string>
						<key>type</key>
						<string>0</string>
						<key>uuid</key>
						<string>0</string>
					</dict>
				</dict>
				<key>isViewVisible</key>
				<true/>
				<key>location</key>
				<string>403.000000:654.000000</string>
				<key>nibPath</key>
				<string>/System/Library/Automator/Run AppleScript.action/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/main.nib</string>
			</dict>
			<key>isViewVisible</key>
			<true/>
		</dict>
	</array>
	<key>connectors</key>
	<dict/>
	<key>workflowMetaData</key>
	<dict>
		<key>workflowTypeIdentifier</key>
		<string>com.apple.Automator.application</string>
	</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

 

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Contributor , Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

Starting last week or so, possibly after an AE point update, this behavoir has stopped for me and things have returned to normal. Woohoo!

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Starting last week or so, possibly after an AE point update, this behavoir has stopped for me and things have returned to normal. Woohoo!

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Personally, I prefer to use Render Garden. I own several BG rendering apps but RG is the fastest by far, the easiest. to manage, allows me to continue using AE while rendering, and gives me a mezzanine format digital intermediate and an MP4 for the client to review at the same time. It paid for itself on the first day.

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Thanks for the recommendation!

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Sep 06, 2023 Sep 06, 2023

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Interested in solution as well!

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