Feature Request - Option to turn off "Cache Frames when idle" (AFX Beta 22.2.0)
The new After Effects Beta is great and I enjoy the performance boost, but there is one feature which kills all the enjoyment of the performance boost, that is the "Cache Frames when idle" feature, that cannot be disabled.
The problem is, that after being idle for a maximum of 15 seconds the program fills up my RAM to the brim. I could obiously reduce the amount of RAM AFX is allowed to use, but I want the program to use all of my RAM when necessary, as I'm often working in 32bit. As the program is now, it will slow down everything if you happen to leave AFX open while doing something else.
The solution would be to insert a simple tick-box into the preferences that lets users en- or disable the feature "Cache Frames when idle".
I really hope that this can be implemented, as this is the only downside I see in the otherwhise great improvement that the new Beta version is.
The Speculative Preview feature in After Effects 2022 can be turned off in the Composition menu under Preview ( see attached image ) or by using the shortcut Opt+Shift+I on Mac or Alt+Shift+I on Windows.
- John, After Effects Engineering Team