About 2 days ago I was working on my file as usual (with no changes whatsoever to my software or hardware) and After Effects suddenly refuses to render my video and does not even go past one single frame, it will not render movies, image sequences, anything, it does not render period.
when I click on stop it gives me this message:
I have not changed any settings on my computer or After Effects and rendering this specific file worked fine before this random occurence a couple days ago, other files render work so something is wrong with this file specifically.
The project I am working on is a rotoscoping animation, I have used the Rotobrush on some MOV files, along with Particular Trapcode, and some effects such as Glow and Blur, nothing fancy.
Here's my technical info , hopefully it's enough detail:
After Effects CS5.5
Mac OSX 10.7.4
Memory 16GB 1333 MHz DDr3
3.1 Ghz Intel Core i5
MOVIE FILES INFO:
16-bit little-endian signed integer, 4800HZ (stereo LR)
File sizes range from 1.33Gb to 500mb (I can't compromise on quality as this is a big project)
Is there anything else you need to know? my deadline was yesterday and this is for a live show next week, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also audio's not a big deal as I'm not using it, here are some screenshots of my project settings.
Flush the media cache from the prefs. If you use H.264 source files, there may be damaged conform files in there. Also make sure those source files themselves are not damaged in any way. Other than that I could only imagine disk space issues...
I tried that, it didn't work.
I don't see how this could be a disk space issue, I have over 250Gb left on my hard drive.
Is there a way to check if the files are damaged? because they worked fine before this problem.
At first the problem came back but then I disabled the 'media cache' option in Preferences as advised above, seems to work for now.
I keep having to turn this option on and off if I want it to render, there must be some way around this.