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InlifeThrill says

Hey fellas,

something that crossed my mind today – what would render faster – a solid/text/shape layer that is colored using its native color options or one colored with the fill effect? Does it make any difference at all? Same goes for gradients I guess. If you could think of identical scenarios with different properties – do share. I could easily google it but though it would be more useful to ask here.

Thanks.

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WilQ5 says

I,m not 100% sure but i think if you apply effect or multiple effects on layer computer automatically has more things to count and it should be less fast than native colors . But as i said i,m not sure we should test this out ! :D

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EFEKT_Studio says

Nice one. I would say it takes a bit more memory, but not sure.

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miseld says

Maybe this can help you.

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dorde says

Interesting.
For solid and texts: native color options must be faster than fill effect.
If you add fill effect you added it over the native text color, so it must be slower because there are two color informations.

For gradients I’m not sure: Gradient as layer style vs ramp effect. I dont know which one is faster but there are more parameters in layer styles, and render is maybe slower because of that.

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vovkacg says

Funny thing, I tested this several years ago with AE 6 or 6.5, don’t remember exactly. I took two 10secs comps, the first included 10 solid layers, the second – 10 solids with the fill effect applied to each of them. The first comp was rendered a bit less than a second faster than the second one. This difference should be invisible today because of the modern computers’ power. But what if you create a 100 layers comp – thus you might notice it.

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vovkacg says

Maybe this can help you.

Enjoyed it, thanks.

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miseld says


Maybe this can help you.
Enjoyed it, thanks.

NP :)

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InlifeThrill says

Thank Misel. Hopefully I will find the answer I was looking for in that article.

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felt_tips Moderator says

I don’t suppose it makes a lot of difference, but the best way is to try it out.

Sometimes, spending an afternoon running some tests can get you out of a hole, when the s* hits the fan and you’ve got a deadline.

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