Awful performance version 22.1.1 (Build 74) 27" iMac 64gb RAM
All of a sudden I can't even move a simple text object on the screen. I get the spinney rainbow wheel trying even the most simple task. Forget previewing my scenes. And this is on a plain vanilla comp. No live video or any complex effects, this is just simple text and shape objects. Anyone experience similar results on macOS Monterey for older non-M1 Macs?
Thank you for making this report, sorry to hear that you're experiencing this issue with AE 22.1.1.
There are a number of things that could impact application performance in the way you've described. If you can, please create a log file by choosing Enable Logging in the Help menu of AE, then restarting the application. Then, try opening a project and playing back a composition, then choose Help > Reveal Logging File. This should reveal several files/folders, but the one we need is "After Effects Log.txt". Please upload that log here or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for reporting this issue and for any further information,
- John, After Effects Engineering Team
Glen Knight commented
More insight, I tried rendering the same project on my 2014 MBP with 16gb RAM and it completed in 2min. I ended up stopping the render on my iMac at 19hours at 48% complete! Before the render attempt on the iMac I uninstalled AE and all preferences, then reinstalled clean without any plugins etc.