After Effects Premiere Pro

How to Make After Effects Run Faster

Can you make After Effects Run Faster? School of Motion, Puget Systems, and Adobe have come up with the ultimate computer to work with After Effects. Hint, it’s not a Mac. There is a video below but they’ve also broken it down in an article, which is a fun read.


Increase your render speeds by 3 times on your computer and maximize your CPU cores when rendering across your network. RenderGarden is an absolute must-have script for After Effects users.


RenderGarden is an Adobe After Effects script that splits your comp into a specified number of segments (which we refer to as seeds) and then renders them to multiple background command line windows (which we call, Gardeners). Through segmenting the comp into multiple seeds, you can fully maximize your CPU cores on a single machine or across multiple machines with network rendering.

Learn more

Toolfarm Introduces RenderGarden Plug-in for Dramatically Faster Rendering in Adobe After Effects – This is the press release that went up when RenderGarden was launched in 2017.

Other tips on Make After Effects Run Faster (and Premiere Pro, too!)… and ways to speed up your workflow)

12 steps to make After Effects faster – Mark Christiansen gives some tips on ramping up your speed.

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering – Render faster with distributed rendering!

Optimizing your System for Adobe Video / Audio ApplicationsĀ 

Burning Question: What is Apple Metal? (Updated 18 October 2018)

In Depth: Troubleshooting After Effects Issues and Plug-ins (Updated 17 Dec 2018) – Nothing will slow you down more than crashes and freezes. Learn about ways to fix potential issues.