I am having issues with the built in tracking software in After Effects CS6. Everytime I hit "analyze" I receive the error message "unable to acquire rendered frame" or it simply remains at "0% (frame 1 of 70)". Sometimes I get the message "unable to obtain dynamiclink server connection". I've tried different types of footage, re-started, re-installed the software, deleted (emptied) the database and caches, started a fresh composition, and even did a fresh install of OSX but nothing works. Any ideas? I've searched a lot of forums on this and I've seen the problem in similiar situations (same error message with Warp Stabilizer analysis) but nobody seem to have found any resolution.
I'm running AfterEffects CS6 on Mac OS 10.8.
Processor 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB
Downloaded all the latest updates.
Done all the usual emptying of caches, repaired disk permissions, re-installation of software, etc.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
What firewall/antivirus software are you using?
After Effects communicates with the background camera tracker process using TCP, and some overly aggressive firewall/antivirus software can block this communication. That may be the problem in your case.
See this document for a closely related issue:
I have the same problem as you have.
Either on my imac, or my latest MB pro retina.
I have no third party antivirus/firewall installed and I'm stuck with those features. Useless for me...
Please ADOBE fix that problem asap !!
What type of footage? I have a new MacBookPro R and everything works just fine. Always has. You are probably looking at a problem with a codec or with some other 3rd party software that's fouling things up.
I finally found out what the problem was. if that can help someone...
It 's a third party software called "popclip" that was causing problems.
After killing that process, everything is back on track !!
So don't launch popclip if you intend to work with AE.