I'm working on this Space Bookmobile Motion Scene (new project) and have already imported a "only for practice" person (consisting only of torso, hips, thighs, shins, and feet segments which I cut out in Phohoshop) and have already parented these body segments.
This time I'm following Lesson 4 - Animating a Scene from my copy of the Official Adobe After Effects v7 Classroom in a Book, in which case I'm using my own files instead of the files from the book's CD (using my own files helps me learn this stuff better).
Ok, this practice person is in the desired starting position in this outer space bookmobile, and he has to walk using legs from the starting position towards the camera (see Original photo);
This person is wearing blue jeans, has white "shirt tails" hanging from underneath the yellowish/orangish plaid shirt over his hips. The CTI (current time indicator) is at the start position in the timeline.
As I try moving the CTI to the right in order to begin following the lesson from the book to the right at 15 seconds/frames (or whatever - please bear with me, I'm a first timer in Adobe After Effects) the whole background scene suddenly changes to these goofy colors (actually, this happens when I move the CTI to the 01 second/frame mark), but the practice person stays the way it is in the original scene (see photo);
Then, when I try moving the CTI all the way to the right (the end of the time line), this goofy color change remains but just as in the above scene, the person stays the same way it was in the original scene (with the CTI at 0 seconds/frames) (see photo);
Why is this happening and how do I fix it? My computer specs are Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz,
lots of HDD space (~over 50 % if I'm not mistaken), 256 MB Nvidia GeForce GT 8600M video card, MS Windows XP Home_sp3, I have not messed with any of the default settings on this computer, but left them alone, this computer is a Dell XPS M1530 laptop, and I believe it's specs are more than adequate for running AAF v7 with with ease.
Thanks in advance.
Color bars indicate missing footage/ missing frames. Check your source files and their footage interpretation.
Do you mean, one image = one frame (I was working on just this one single frame), and this single frame is what's causing these color bars since there's no other frames following it?
Oh, (since this is my first time with creating motion pictures from a series of single frames/images) does this mean I'll have to 1) delete this "practice person", 2) make copies of this single image, and 3) somehow re-create the missing footage/frames from that single image or what?
I know how to make copies of the same image, but how exactly to I transpose these images into motion footage?
I fixed the goofy colors (missing footage) by creating a 10 fps video of this space bookmobile scene in After Effects, but when the footage is at frame 00, that practice person is visible (I want to eliminate that puppet) but when I get to frame 01 the puppet disappers, so I tried exporting the comp into Premiere Pro v2 and trimming off this 00 frame and exporting it back from PPro back into After Effects, but this didn't work - the resulting footage still has that same practice person at the 00 sec frame as before I tried to export the footage from AE into PPro. How do I get rid of that puppet so I can start animating the footage/comp with moving people (these new puppets would supposed to be doing library/bookmobile kind of activities when they're in motion) in AE?