Fix the string memory leak. Its been happening since I updated to 2020 After Effects
This issue is fixed in After Effects 17.0.1, released last night.
Kathy Van den Heuvel commented
Try turning of the 'Cache frames when Idle' function, you can find it under composition < preview
Dmytro Korolkov commented
Ha-ha-ha, I thought I'm only one who opens Activity monitor on separate display to control leak of RAM in AE - to not miss the "freeze point"!
AE all verisions have same issue,
RAM 32GB / 64GB / plan to update to 128 GB - think it will be the same.
GPU 4 GB
Adriene Garrison commented
I get "out of memory" errors, but restarting the render for the frames in question always works, and not nearly filling up my 128GB ram. this is crazy that it's still happening in AE 2022!
Alex Campuzano commented
Just wanted to revive this issue as it is STILL happening for me. I am up-to-date on AE updates (18.2.1) and this is the third Mac that I'm having the same issue. All have been on MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina. At some point, I need to update the OS, but am afraid what it will break. Still shouldn't be happening though. I have 128 GB of RAM and have to keep Activity Monitor open so I can see when the memory usage gets to 120 or so. I then have to save, quit AE and relaunch. Sometimes, I need to force-quit AE. Insanely annoying.
Valentin Balmaseda commented
( 83 :: 2 )
After Effects error: string memory leak
Still get this on MacPro 2013 64gb ram..
And all AE VERY SLOWWWWWW, incredible SLOWWW
Still getting that message when closing After Effects!
(83 § 2)
After Effects Fehler: string memory leak
2020 Version 17.0.0 (Build 557)
A. D. NIKOLOPOULOS commented
AE v17.0.2 ram fills up really fast even with simple tasks on a high end system with 64gb of ram.
didn't happen before
Justin Hebert commented
This is still occurring with After Effects 2020 version 17.0.2
When I open a plug-in dialog, I have about 10 seconds before AE maxes out all my RAM and freezes.
AL FOOTE commented
If this is true, well done AE team!!!
Sebastien Perier (AE Quality Engineer) commented
This issue has been fixed in the patch update we released yesterday (ae 17.0.1)
Thanks for reporting it.
Dee Mo commented
Same issue here, since I updated.
Afx CC 2020
Mac Os 10.13.6
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
4,2 GHz Intel Core i7
64 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB
Dima Novosad commented
Same issues - After Effects error: string memory leak MacPro 64GB
Dean Hawkey commented
This had me baffled because I thought it was being caused by an effect I was using until I opened other projects and even had it happen with a project with one file in it that I had just started.
Made a couple of splices in the video and watched my activity monitor jump to 64GB of Memory used and the whole system went Red and Froze until I Force Quit After Effects.
Tried on multiple computers since and 2020 AF won't even run on my old mac pro without crashing first. Both My 2015 and newer Macbook pros act the same.
Switching back to version 16 until this gets fixed.
Olivier Beaudoin commented
On my side too... on 2019 as well :(
Valeria Lombo commented
Same as everyone else in the thread, every time I quit After Effects 2020 I'm getting the 83 :: 2 error: string memory leak
3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Radeon Pro 560 4 GB
Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB
Jess McMillan (AE Dev @ Adobe) commented
Bill Bergen- it sounds like you have some additional issues you are having beyond the string leak that shows a dialog on close. Can you look for an auto save and freeze post or make a new post on these issues if you can’t find an existing one? Would be helpful for you to post your system information and further descriptions of the issues.
Bill Bergen commented
Same. Can’t even work. Auto save won’t work either. The app freezes up every 15 minutes. When is the fix coming?
Patrick Wilson commented
CC2020 / WIN 10 / i7-6900k / 32GB / 2xRTX2080ti
Gary Barlow commented
Same here with AE 2020 on Windows 10 1809, Alienware 17R3, Intel Core i7 6820HK, 32 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GTX 980M.
Lee Legg commented
I'm having this also on the 2020 version. Every time I close AE, I get this error. I tried opening a project, then closing it, but not exiting AE. No error. As soon as I closed AE, the error popped up.