Performance for Automation
Please fix performance for Automations with .csv datasheets.
It's horrible that you need to save/load for minutes to use it.
Thank you for reporting this slowdown. This is a known issue with .csv or other data footage within project files, specifically when added to a Composition as a layer as required to track the data footage as a dependency for rendering in Media Encoder or in Motion Graphics Templates. The team is aware of the issue and is considering possible solutions.
In the meantime, a workaround is to place your .csv into a single Composition ( we'll call this the "Data Comp" ) and place that comp as a layer of the rendering Compositions to track the data footage use. To reference the data, either pick whip to it directly in the Project panel or pick whip to specific data items within Data Comp. While not as easy as adding the data footage directly as a layer, this should greatly improve your saving/loading times when working with data sources.
Let me know if that all makes sense, happy to describe or demonstrate in more detail.
- John, After Effects Engineering Team