Am a beginner to AE, Using a high end machine from a friend 128 GB RAM , NVIDIA Quadro p6000 24GB GPU, but still a downloaded template which is about 10 Seconds long with no plugins takes about 20 mins to Render in Full Resolution . I am sure that some settings is missed & the rendering is probably not happening from GPU. Please can someone point me to a checklist of items . Tried many from youtube tutorials but still rendering time has not come down from 16-20 mins. Is that normal even after such a heavy config!? Please help. Many thanks.
It depends on the number of layers and effects included, if those layers are 3D, if you have 3D lights and cameras, etc. I think 16min could be reasonably for a 10sec composition with 3D layers and effects included.
As already pointed out by Mr. panadero it sounds perfectly normal if you've enabled a few bells & whistles like 3D, motion blur, DOF or similar.Any assessment beyond that would depend on knowing the exact details of your template and the exact spoecs of the machine as well as render settings and all that good stuff. There are a ton of factors that influence how AE renders stuff and since this clearly is a case of flase expectations/ assumptions vs. reality I would suggest you try to educate yourself on the matter to better be able to gauge such things. There's literally hundreds of posts here on this forum under subjects like "How to optimize performance?" and similar where my colleagues and I have explained some of the finer points over and over again. In any case, if you're serious about getting into AE, you need to get used to those rendering times being part of the game and plan for it in your projects.
Well, it apparently uses 3D extrusions, which is all there is to say about the matter. Since they are based on the slow old Standard Cinema 4D renderer, they can increase render times by a factor ofd 20 easily. Without that the project would likely render in 5 minutes or less.