Issues with Fonts
I know this has been brought up by other users in some other forums, but I want to second and reiterate this occurrence - there is serious issues with sluggish performance in after effects with fonts, particularly when using fonts in projects that are not cloud/adobe font based. In some cases, projects freeze for 10-15 seconds on retyping a 10 character word in a text box. Across multiple text-heavy projects for client schedule demands, it's becoming a major issue.
Some people have provided workarounds, like resetting the font of a project entirely with a script, but in not all cases is this possible given the demands or expectancies of the projects.
I've seen Adobe professional responses suggesting this is not a problem and it has been reviewed.
This is a real problem that I experience daily in my own worfklow at this point, and I would hope that it is reviewed more carefully for users.
Projects particularly with text layers are becoming slow and impossible to edit and work in.
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Daniel de Graaf commented
Hello all ,
Thank you for the update on this. I’ll look into the comparison more closely on Monday , but if what Ian is reporting is the case with the beta update ( no longer missing characters when typing quickly ) that alone is an appreciated improvement. Thanks !
Ian Davies commented
I had been experiencing this problem; it wasn't so much that the UI slowing down was the problem (although it was *a* problem) but that the app registering keystrokes had become extremely patchy whenever a problematic font was used.
The most obvious manifestation was of course text layers, and often typing any more quickly than 1 or 2 keystrokes per second would guarantee missing characters. It also affected other things like hitting space bar to start or stop preview playback, often needing 2 or 3 taps before the application actually responded.
From brief testing with the latest beta this morning, side by side with the same project open in 22.4.0 (56) and 22.6.0 (17) where I was typing at regular speed, the beta doesn't necessarily update the text layer any quicker, but when it does so it has at least captured all the keystrokes and everything I typed is there. Performing the same action with the current release build results in at least one missing character, even in short 5- or 6-word sentences, and usually more.
So, a definite improvement is evident, thanks.
Daniel de Graaf commented
Hey Tim, I appreciate the response. I can certainly provide specific fonts when I have them.
For one, I currently have a client using Oswald which is a Google Font - it is noticeably causing issues.
I have another project using Monotypes Enterprise cloud system , and the fonts in that project are similarly sluggish - that font is Monotype's Plak, both Plak and Neue Plak.
But frankly, I am seeing this type of performance issue with anything not adobe font based to be honest. I too can only describe my performance issues in layman terms , but that seems to be a consistent variable.
We recommend and design with Adobe fonts where possible, but in not all cases can we control that creative or directive.
Thanks for looking into it.