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Tip - Caching Node Compositing using VSE


Nahuel Belich explains how to improve the performance of the Video Sequence Editor by caching the information.

Nahuel writes:

A long time ago I had this problem, I ask on a few places and also search the wiki but didnt find anything, probably my lack of English knowledge, but i got some luck and found that the compositing node sequence can be cached using the VSE(Video Sequencer Editor ) in order to playback in real time, orignally i did this video in spanish, because its harder to found info, but i also did an English version that for some of you it may be useful.


  1. Now this is why the VSE always showed the openGL viewport for me - I'm on Linux and that box was checked - hiding behind a certain type of sequencer view. With that box unchecked I can finally cache cycles renders including compositing for quick preview. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Wow! Thank you very much for this tip Nahuel. This is something I have always wished blender would have for some years now. To my lack of knowledge (and documentation) I hated compositing videos that needed to change effects over time. I can't thank you enough for this tip. I guess this will be bye bye to After Effect.

  3. Except my bleeding ears, this tip is REALLY handy!!! Great thanks! Now i wonder, why do i need to pay for After Effects? :)))

  4. Bart My Friend, Please Tell Me What Happend With My Comment ? Why Was It Deleted ?

    I Really Don´T Understand Why My Comment Was Deleted, Perhaps It Was Misunderstanding, Please Tell Me, Thanks In Advance, My Respects

    • I emailed you a reply:

      I'm sorry but your comment has been removed as it wasn't written in English. BlenderNation caters to an international audience, and English is the main language. You're welcome to publish comments in other languages, as long as they contain an English translation as well.

      • Bart, i like reading you, you know i spoke (or wrote) with all respect and i respect the rules in this site and you know that, thank you for your words, but i forgot exactly what i wrote hahahaha i think i´ll write other words hehe :)

        you are polite and that is valued ( i am like you and i like people like us ), thank you very much again, God Bless You.... Catch You Later My Friend ;)

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