After Effects will only preview around 10 frames on timeline

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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When I try to preview (a very simple animation) the preview green bar on the timeline will only load around 10 frames at once. I'm on a fairly new iMac which I have been working on for about a year with no issues so I'm assuming it's a glitch of something that can be fixed? I have around 100GB free of storage and have recently cleared the cache in After Effects. Any help would be welcome. Thanks!

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Jul 14, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

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Are you seeing this same behavior in other projects? If you've been working on this machine for a year, I assume you have some previously-completed work. Try opening one of those and see if you're seeing the same issue.

 

Can you go to Help > About After Effects and confirm (exactly) which version you're on? 

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Hi there - it's version 22.5.0 (build 53) 17% used of 8GB. I have purged and cleare the cache.

 

I have tried opening previous projects as you suggested an they have the same issue - some of them are very basic that were easily playing back in realtime before.

 

It seem to sort itself out for a bit and then go back to being very slow. It's very hard to see what I'm animatiing until I export.

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Clear the caché:

Choose Edit > Purge > All Memory & Disk Cache.

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