An auto suggestion for which rendering method would be fastest based on system and project
Since the interplay between CPU, GPU and RAM is ever-changing between projects dependent on effects, footage, etc... It would AMAZING if there was an algorithm that would tell use which method would render fastest based on the specific project and system resources available.
i.e. project contains h.264 footage, shape layers, and GPU accelerated effects = PNG sequence from the Render Queue would be fastest.
project would benefit from being sent to Media Encoder and GPU Metal pipeline.
Since there is some kind of magic that we don't really know how After Effects utilitzes system resources, it would be great if the software ITSELF told us how it would best render out a given comp based on what the inputs are.
Antoine Autokroma commented
That's a great idea ! If you have multiple hours renders then we could automate some tests with the first seconds of the project. But not sure the first seconds are really typical of the whole render