I'm experimenting huge lags recently with after effect :
When I import illustrator files and convert shapes with the "generate shape layer from vector" option, my after effect is going crazy slow to the point that it is unusable.
I can only work with very basics shapes and even with basics shapes after effect start to lag just with a just a few of them.
For example, with only a simple grid shapes, I can't navigate anymore. When I click on a layer, after is freezing for a few second and lags like crazy.
The only solution I found is to hide every other shape layer so I can navigate properly... but this is very unconvenient 😞
I haven't used After effect for a couple of month so I don't know if it's coming from a software update or graphic card update or else. I tried to reinstall but nothing works.
My config is :
i7 - 8700K (3.6Ghz)
GTX 1660 ti
64 Go RAM
Thanks for your help 🙂
Impossible to know without any specifics of your AI files. What one man considers "only a few shapes" is another man's most complex project. And on top of it it would depend how you created the artwork and how clean it is. Using tools like Shape Builder in AI can create tons of extraneous anchor points for instance and even cimple squares and circles can easily have multiple the times of points than would be necessary for their visual appearance. If you haven't done the necessary cleanup, that alone could be an issue. Anyway, just hypothesizing of course. More info is definitely needed.
Thanks for your answer,
I've made a quick test with the file I had on my desk.
I attached a screen cap of how it looks on illustrator. Of course, it's not top clean I could optimise but still, it's not that complex.
After effect is generating shapes properly, without creating any extra anchor point but this only layer makes the navigation becomes very laggy 😞
I never had to worry too much about the number of anchor point so I don't think it's coming from this :s
check your hardware acceleration settings and update your graphics drivers. Could be a GPU issue, especially when you work with transparency preview all the time.
It's the first thing I did. My graphic driver are correctly up to date and I do have Cuda enable in after effect :s
I don't specifically work with transparency preview, what you see is the transpacy grid of illustrator not after effect.
I did a test on my mcbook pro, I don't have any issue...