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Text Layers breaking an old AE project that used to work fine

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May 31, 2020

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I worked on a feature film in 2019 with some highly customized versions of social media platforms within After Effects - think thousands of layers of text based comments, profile pictures, the works
 
I was originally on AE 2019, v16.1 back in late last year and I was rendering out my projects slowly but surely on my 15 in Macbook Pro 2018 - NOW when I open the same project files no matter what I do they are broken beyond belief - freezing between each click
 
Ive tried everything from recreating my exact setup back then (AE version, same harddrive, etc) to also opening the projects on a top of the line iMac Pro (128GB of ram, the works) - even doing test renders on an iMac pro the projects are grinding along, what used to take an hour on my laptop is now taking 7+ on the iMac...something aint right
 
Any advice? Was there some minor update that made this many text layers inoperable? My AE proj file is a massive 300mb, but even when I collect dependencies and try to tackle this one comp at a time...same problem
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Text Layers breaking an old AE project that used to work fine

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I worked on a feature film in 2019 with some highly customized versions of social media platforms within After Effects - think thousands of layers of text based comments, profile pictures, the works
 
I was originally on AE 2019, v16.1 back in late last year and I was rendering out my projects slowly but surely on my 15 in Macbook Pro 2018 - NOW when I open the same project files no matter what I do they are broken beyond belief - freezing between each click
 
Ive tried everything from recreating my exact setup back then (AE version, same harddrive, etc) to also opening the projects on a top of the line iMac Pro (128GB of ram, the works) - even doing test renders on an iMac pro the projects are grinding along, what used to take an hour on my laptop is now taking 7+ on the iMac...something aint right
 
Any advice? Was there some minor update that made this many text layers inoperable? My AE proj file is a massive 300mb, but even when I collect dependencies and try to tackle this one comp at a time...same problem
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Crash, Error or problem, Freeze or hang, Performance

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