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    Hi folks! A quick update to let you know that three new Multi-Frame Rendering features went live in the After Effects public beta (18.4×37 and later) earlier this week:

    • Speculative Preview: When AE is idle (you’re checking your email, grabbing a coffee or even just browsing effects), it will render your timeline in the background so you’re ready to preview when you get back.
    • Multi-Frame Rendering in Adobe Media Encoder Beta: Enable MFR in the AE Beta and export in the background up to 3x faster.
    • Render notifications on desktop, iOS and Android: AE can let you know when it’s done no matter where you are via the Creative Cloud app. (Fun bonus: notifications will even work on your smartwatch!)

    Here’s a link with more info on each feature:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta/multi-frame-rendering-is-here-aka-the-multithreading-you-ve-been-asking-for/m-p/12131175#M925

    Let us know how things are working for you on the beta forums. And stay tuned for more Multi-Frame Rendering…

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    Previously I've written a number of comments here - some snark was involved - so I thought I should update the record with my new experience.

    In the attached screenshot you'll see my CPU is maxed out. This is using the beta with multicore rendering enabled, and with three (3) instances rendering: 2x CLI and 1x main app UI.

    Not all of the effects used in the project are optimized for multicore rendering.

    I'm pleased and optimistic. Thank you, AE team, for the progress. I look forward to this functionality being expanded upon and further improvements to AE.

    -Chris

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    Michael Szalapski It's a scene that was created by Brian Maffitt, available here:

    http://www.media-motion.tv/aebenchmarks.html

    Over time, in my copy I've replaced the now obsolete effects with the updated equivalents which are, ostensibly, GPU accelerated. Attached is the original ZIP which does not include these changes.

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    Today I re-ran the previous benchmark that I've been running since 2008.

    That's not a mistake: The year two thousand eight. Two Zero Zero Eight.

    The earliest entry in my logs has a total time of 3m13s for the render.

    Today's result has has a total render time of 2m32s.

    Incidentally, the result from today is the **slower** than the previous entry from 2019-09-29 (CC2019 Version 16.1.2 Build 55) which had a total render time of 2m28s.

    It seems that in almost 12 years AE has improved the result by 41 seconds, or roughly .01 second per day.

    Is it safe to say that there's been no significant change on this front?

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    Press the "CTRL" key (PC) whilst clicking (left mouse button) the arrow for the folder and the subfolders within will collapse/unfold with the parent.

    "CTRL+A" (select all) followed by "CTRL+LMBclick" on the arrow will collapse/expand all folders.

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    Christopher Jeffries commented  · 

    The flowchart is actually very useful, though I do admit that it could be more so.

    For one, it can provide an intuitive, visual representation of project item dependencies. One might use this to quickly gather related items into folders, or to check that changes in a comp aren't going to affect other items in an unexpected way.

    It's also possible to quickly open deeply nested items directly from the flowchart, which can save a good deal of hunting for the right element.

    Personally I'd love to see the flowchart evolve to include node-based compositing functionality, and there are suggestions in this forum to that effect.

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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    Oh look! I built a new workstation! (Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cx/saved/gWRk99 )

    What's amazing: Cinebench scores are fantastic! Lowest rendering time (quickest!) of the many years I've been running the AE Total Benchmark scene! Everything else I run other than AE is much improved!

    What's not amazing: AE previews are still slow and the UI is laggy. And there's seemingly nothing I can do about it.

    PugetBench results: Overall score of 1156. (The School of Motion article listed in the response from Victoria Nece shows a score of 985.)
    https://www.pugetsystems.com/benchmarks/view.php?id=8834

    CPU-Z benchmark results: 16336 (multi thread) / 499 (single thread)
    https://valid.x86.fr/bench/mdpwvq

    I am beyond frustrated at the state of this application. It is, without hyperbole, the greatest pain point in my professional life.

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