Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oprah's not the only one with "The Secret"

What does Adobe's After Effects 7 and Rhonda Byrne's book have in common? They both know "The Secret". Even though Adobe's secret takes more then just positive thought, the reward can be greater to an artist trying to get a rendering done before a morning deadline.

Here's the problem: While rendering, you get a "frame buffer full" error and everything stops and you start to c*ss at the monitor. Hopefully you are rendering frames!!!!

Here's the solution: Start After Effects; Go under the "Edit" pulldown menu; hold SHIFT; Open the PREFERENCES flyout and select GENERAL; Now select the PREVIOUS button.

Now you see a preferences panel titled "Secret". In the "Purge Every ___ Frames During Make Movie" insert a number of frames (I use 60). Now After Effects will clear the cached data after every two seconds of animation.

Now pay attention to the RAM percentage in Make Movie, it will drop to zero every 60 frames.

Now you have "The Secret" and wealth and happiness comes with every render :)


Amy Kingman said...

WHY IS THAT A SECRET! Oh the time I've lost because of that error! Thanks for sharing that little tidbit with me. I may have never gotten it rendered! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad it helps Amy! I'm now playing with CS3 and I have tones of new tips to share. Video and 3D models in PhotoShop! can't wait to share.

Anonymous said...

ton's not tones ;)

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