BG Renderer MAX
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macOS 11.4 and 11.5 noticeWe strongly advice against updating to the latest macOS version. As of now, it blocks all system access to aerender, which is the render engine for BG Renderer Max.
This does not depend on the After Effects version, your hardware, or BGR version. Currently, there is no workaround. Updating is going to effectively stop BGR from working.
There are two possible ways to fix this - either Adobe releases a new beta that updates aerender, or Apple fixes the issue in macOS, since it had affected much more than just aerender.
You may read more on the issue here.
Meet the new BG Renderer Max!
What's it for?
BG Renderer Max gives you the power to render compositions in the background at maximum speed with After Effects' rendering engine. See ya later Media Encoder!
Set up your render workflow with multiple post-render options like Slack and Email notifications. Produce ProRes and mp4 files from sequence automatically. Monitor your renders remotely for free.
BG Renderer Max saves you time and hassle on production.
Just a quick example using a pretty mediocre iMac / 7700K / 32GB RAM:
We love smooth one-click workflows.
So we made a minimalistic render indicator. Yeah, just like in GifGun.
Free remote monitoring
Monitor your render progress on any machine on mobile device anywhere. For free.
Read more about Remote monitoring on this page.
Native notification system
Send render notifications as Slack messages and emails right from the BG Renderer Max. No third-party accounts needed.
Tons of integrations
This means, you can access the full power of Push notifications, SMS messages, writing render confirmations to Google Sheets, Trello cards, turning off your smart lightbulbs... Oh, the options!
Powerful message composer
Create custom render notifications with our built-in Message Composer.
Add tags easily with autocomplete and suggest features.
Compile sequence to animation
Render to sequence for pipeline intergation and produce mp4 or ProRes at the same time!
Custom render queue view
Enjoy easier render visual control with our custom Render Queue view.
See the exact progress for each render queue element, sort by name, open render folders.
Get instant help on every part of the interface, any action, anything.
Just right-click anywhere and go to the website we've set up for you!
It contains an extensive description of each feature as well as tutorials and screencasts to help you start using all the BG Renderer Max' features faster.
If you experience any issues, please proceed to the Troubleshooting page.
We listen to your ideas and feedback
BG Renderer Max is constantly improving and evolving.
Be the part of the process, submit your ideas and vote on the ones you love on our roadmap!
Installing BG Renderer Max
Get ZXP Installer by aescripts, open it and drag BG Renderer Max.zxp into the interface.
Relaunch After Effects and go to Window -> Extensions -> BG Renderer Max
Good to know
After Effects' rendering capacity is mostly limited by your machine's RAM amount, not processor cores.
This is why we do not recommend setting the render threads amount higher than half of your cores. For easier renders you may set it to the number of cores minus one. Please test with the minimum threads amount first.
- After Effects CC2018+
Please note that due to an Adobe bug, BG Renderer is not compatible with AE 17.5, please use 17.1.4 or 17.5.1
- macOS 10.13 and newer
- Windows 10
Please note that there might be issues with Hackintosh setups. Install at your own risk.
BG Renderer MAX is a brand new product re-written from the ground up. However, we are still offering an upgrade discount if you own a BG Renderer Pro license (please note that Basic licenses or purchases made before Aug 2012 do not qualify). Simply log in to the same account, and the upgrade discount will be applied in the shopping cart. If you need any assistance, please open a support request
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