After Effects Rendering

DuME for After Effects has to be correctly installed and configured first, read the installation section of this documentation.

From After Effects, using the script

You can also use the DuME script for After Effects to easily.

The Send Comp. to DuME button will launch DuME and add the active composition to it.

Click on the icon options button to adjust a few settings.

All the options you change there will be kept even if you restart After Effects. The list of presets is pulled from DuME when the script is opened, use the update button at the right if you’ve made changes to the list of presets in DuMe after you have opened the script.

Add a composition to DuME

Drop or open an After Effects project on the input side of DuME.


The framerate is not (yet) detected by DuME, don’t forget to set it manually.

There are two ways to choose which composition will be rendered: either set the exact composition name, or add the composition to the render queue in After Effects, and set the index of the render queue item in DuME.


A quick way to do this is to make sure the render queue in After Effects is empty, then add the composition you want to render. DuME automatically renders the first (and only in this case) item in the queue.

You can also use DuME to render the whole queue, but in this case DuME cannot automatically transcode the result to other formats.

You have the option to use several threads at once when rendering After Effects projects, but be careful as this may not work correctly if the number of threads is too high, especially with projects needing a lot of memory.