David, stunning work, wonderful!
But, boy, are you a masochist? Life is too short to spend this amount of effort on something that you can let your PC do for you, while you are asleep, or doing something more useful
Programmes like Animation Lab. (that's a plug), are made to take the drudgery out of this work. Treat yourself, and then allow us to see what else you can do, without you becoming a slave to your keyboard and mouse! Animation Lab. will generate all the images you require, but use something else for assembling anything >2GB. I would guess your work was originally considerably larger than this.
I am sure you are aware of this, but, it will do no harm to repeat it here. Capturing, or using too many images/second may be counterproductive, because the resources available for rendering the animation, may produce a slightly jerky image, which might improve with fewer images. It's a balance between quality and smoothness. Anyway, just a thought.
I hope you will get cracking with something else, when you can find the time. Thank you for sharing.
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You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2017 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2016/2017/2018 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab.