Render directly at the layer level. All known AE renderers render at the level of a composition. It’s very fast (uses all cores), handles most 8-bit up to 16-bit codecs and is very easy to use.
LayerRender for After Effects can render directly at the layer level. All known AE renderers render at the level of a composition.
This plugin is meant for power users who end up with complex After Effects compositions with multiple layers. Often, the client will ask for samples of intermediate stages of the project. Earlier, renders may have required the user to open up Media Encoder. Now every possible codec and container can be rendered directly from After Effects.
The Codecs, Presets and Codec Options fields are greyed out in the trial. These will be enabled once you enter the activation code.
Add an adjustment layer above the layers you want rendered, use the in and out points of your layer to define the range of output video and click the render button.
Do you wish the entire range of render options (containers and codecs) from Media Encoder was available inside After Effects?
Do you want to render out intermediate stages of your project for your client to preview?
Do you require direct access to open source codecs like x264 from your After Effects project?
Do you need finer grained control of your render?
After Effects Creative Cloud. Tested with CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, 2020, 2021. macOS 10.12 and above or Windows 7 and above.
TIP :- Set RAM for other application at >= 4GB or you may have a system crash due to FFmpeg RAM requirements.
The plugin should be used on an adjustment layer and the in and out point of the layer should be used to notify the start and end of the video.
The video can only be rendered if the play marker is on the active part of the layer.