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Add a duration limit to the "Cache Frames When Idle" option

Community Beginner ,
Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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Hi,

First, let me explain the issue I'm facing:

I often create very long compositions (like 10k frames) to make sure they can easily be reused anywhere without having to change their duration if they're too short.

 

Problem is:
If I don't set the work area to a shorter duration OR forget to deactivate "Cache frames when idle", Ae fills up all the system RAM. That's not a big issue if it's the active comp, because each change in the comp will empty the cache, but when switching to another comp, all this cache will be kept, and the system just becomes unusable. And then I'm angry because I have to go back to the longer comp to disable "Cache frames when idle", then empty the cache, then get back to work. And I don't like being angry 😉

 

A simple change would make be very happy: in the preferences, add an option to limit the duration of the cache when idle; for example, it would be nice to be able to set it to "cache around current time" AND no more than 1s before and 5s after, for example. That would prevent this kind of issue, while still being quite useful.

 

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Adobe Employee , Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

Hi @Duduf | RxLaboratory,

Thanks for making this request! I've moved it to the Ideas section since it is a request for new functionality rather than a bug.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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It's actually worse than I thought, the "Cache frames when idle" option, although in the "composition" menu is not per comp.
So I just can't use it at all if I'm using very long comps, because each time I switch to one of these comps I'll have to purge the memory...

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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Hi @Duduf | RxLaboratory,

Thanks for making this request! I've moved it to the Ideas section since it is a request for new functionality rather than a bug.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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Community Beginner ,
May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023

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please add a function to disable it! this is so frustrating!

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Adobe Employee ,
May 17, 2023 May 17, 2023

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Hi @M Yudha,

You can disable "Cache Frames When Idle" via the Composition menu, under the Preview submenu.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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Engaged ,
Oct 06, 2023 Oct 06, 2023

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@Duduf | RxLabor, unfortunately we know this problem too!

@M Yudha, the Artist do not find this point! That is a point for the AE preference! You make step by step the settings to complex for the most artists! 

Now, the artist, must delete for all Jobs. Better it is, that the fuction is disable for all time!

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