We recently had a follower send us an email asking for ideas about why her After Effects project was taking sooo long to render. The length of the project was short, but the render times were long – at 3 hours plus. We aren’t exactly in the business of troubleshooting projects for others, but since we produce a fair amount of video game trailers in After Effects, and this particular victim was a close friend of the lab, we couldn’t help but share a few nuggets of wisdom for pepping up pokey render times.
Recent After Effects projects from Graphite Lab include game trailers for Zhu Zhu Pets DS, Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders DS, Dagedar DS and upcoming Big Time Rush Wii from GameMill Entertainment. Well, on to the solutions: