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Does the full version take as long to alter effects?

Posted: Tue, 19th May 2009, 11:54pm

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FXhomer91520

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I am using the demo version of effects lab. When ever I alter the settings of an effect or select the next frame, I have to wait about 5 seconds for it to render or load. Does the full version of the program have the same problem or is it just the demo?
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 12:36am

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Axeman

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The speed of the demo on your machine will be identical to the full version. Generally particle effects are where you will notice this the most, as calculating the position, size color and texture for each particle in the effect can take some time. Adjusting your canvas display resolution in the canvas menu can greatly expediate the process of getting around within the program though. Half-resolution greatly speeds up times for frame renders and such, while still allowing you to see basic composition and so forth. There are, of course, instances where you will need full resolution previews, but for general stuff the half-res is often sufficient.

What are your system specs?
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 8:24am

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, as Axeman says, some effects will require a fair bit of rendering time.

Having said that, 5 seconds per frame is a pretty long time. Are you sure it's 5 seconds?

The time it takes to display a frame is dictated by a few things:

1. The number of layers/filters/effects/etc on that frame.
2. The complexity of those layers (ie, a particle effect is likely to require more rendering time than a brightness filter).
3. The speed of your computer.
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 7:08pm

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FXhomer91520

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Changing the canvas resolution really helped to speed it up, thanks!