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Thought you guys might be interest to know that I updated my Throttle script to support updating the number of processes used with Multi-Processing but more importantly to set the preference that keeps After Effects rendering the Comp frame when you switch to another app. You know what I am talking about, you have an expensive frame that takes a while to render, so you switch to a web browser to check your email, then after 10mins you switch back to realize that no rendering has happened, we'll if you are running the latest 8.0.2 update you can change that behavior with Throttle.

 

You can get Throttle here: http://aescripts.com/2008/08/13/throttle-11/

 

-Lloyd

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keeps After Effects rendering the Comp frame when you switch to another app

 

Doesn't AE always do this automatically? I'm constantly doing other stuff while a frame is rendering- jumping to photoshop, illustrator, firefox. Never had this problem.

 

You can also set the amount of processors to use in the task manager- select AfterFX.exe and right click, "Set Affinity."

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Doesn't AE always do this automatically? I'm constantly doing other stuff while a frame is rendering- jumping to photoshop, illustrator, firefox. Never had this problem.

 

You can also set the amount of processors to use in the task manager- select AfterFX.exe and right click, "Set Affinity."

 

It seems AE is erratic when it comes to this. Sometimes it'll keep rendering, but I've definitely had times where it would stop when I switched to another app.

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From my experience, a RAM preview will keep going but a parked frame will not render.

 

Typically, I hit "B" to pull the preview range to my current frame, hit "0" on the keypad to start rendering that frame, then continue to surf porn mograph.

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On my Windows machine at home, a parked frame will render if switched to another app, on my Mac at work it doesn't. This script comes in handy as well as some of your other stuff. Thanks and keep them coming!

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