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After Effects CS6 render-only: Custom output modules?

Dec 10, 2012 1:36 PM

With After Effects CS5.5, we've been able to include custom output module templates (so, aside from the default Lossless, TIFF Sequence with Alpha, etc.).  We're having trouble doing the same with CS6.  Is there any way to make this work?

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    Dec 10, 2012 1:39 PM   in reply to bradbackofen

    Tell us exactly what you're doing and exactly how it's failing. From your description, we can tell very little and don't have enough information to help.

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 2:18 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Answers to the questions listed here may also be helpful: "FAQ: What information should I provide when asking a question on this forum?"

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 3:22 PM   in reply to bradbackofen

    The process is exactly the same as it has been since you could add custom modules. Open up Edit>Templates>Output Module, create a new one, save. You can also get there directly in the render cue. Select Make Template from the pull down next to the Output Module...

     
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    Dec 14, 2012 3:33 PM   in reply to Rick Gerard

    As Rick said, it's also in the render queue.  Just click on the downward arrow next to the setting you want to make a template for and it's right there:

    Make_Template.png

    However, you might also consider using Adobe Media Encoder.  Just drag and drop the comp you want to render from the After Effects project panel into Adobe Media Encoder.  Then you can select one of the built in custom presets or create your own presets.  Adobe also recomends using Adobe Media Encoder instead of the After Effects Render queue for certain types of output, especially H.264 renders.

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:54 AM   in reply to BenjaminMarkus

    this explains what we are trying to use, non-royalty-bearing mode.

    http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2012/06/codecs-and-the-render-engi ne-in-after-effects-cs6.html

     

     

    please understand we are using a render queue to remotely execute aerender from the commandline.

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb916558 66c1103a4f2dff7-79a3a.html

     

     

    this is the command that is entered:

     

    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Support Files\aerender.exe" -project "\\nas3\graphics\jobs\13912_SHIELD\cmp\BB\BB_CS6_Test2\BB_CS6_Test2.a ep" -comp "HeroComp" -output "\\nas3\graphics\jobs\13912_SHIELD\images\BB\BB_CS6_Test2\BB_CS6_Test 2.[####].sgi"   -v "ERRORS_AND_PROGRESS" -RStemplate "Full" -OMtemplate "SGI_Premultiplied" -s 11 -e 20

     

     

    if we place ae_render_only_node.txt into the appropriate folder this is the error that is generated:

     

    has video RAM(MB): 0

    aerender version 11.0x378

    PROGRESS: Adding specified comp to Render Queue

    aerender ERROR: No output module template was found with the given name.

    LoadLibrary "n" failed!

    LoadLibrary "n" failed!

     

     

    if we register the software aerender correctly renders the frames.

     

    note: the sgi file format does not have codec licensing restrictions such as mpeg2.

     
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    Apr 2, 2013 1:57 AM   in reply to cuttersinc

    I can confirm this behaviour as well, trying to create an output module rendering TIF, which shouldn't concern any licensing restrictions I believe?

     

    Described here:

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1177931

     
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