Hi there, foks,
I've been burning along in AE CS6, loving it so far, although have discovered a couple quirks. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong. Hopefully somebody can let me know!
1) I have set Resolution to AUTO but when I change to a different resolution the magnification doesn't automatically readjust. For example, I have resolution set to half and magification set to 50%. If I change the resolution to 25% magnification remains at 50% and it looks awful. I do not have Preserve Resolution checked in the compositions advanced settings. Is there some other place where I need to enable automatic shifting?
2) importing layered photoshop files that have consecutively numbered names creates chaos! For example, an artist supplied me with 5 photoshop files of painted cactuses. Each has 3 layers. They are named Cactus1, Cactus2, Cactus3, etc... When I import them, the first works, but all the others come in with only 4frm duration that can't be altered (I've set import durations to 30 seconds) and malfunction badly. When I change the names to CactusOne, CactusTwo, etc... everything imports correctly. Is this something new in AE, or some kind of bug?
Many thanks for your thoughts, folks!
BTW, I'm on a Mac Pro, 10.8.2 with 28GB of ram and a 12 core 2.4 Ghz processor.
For the duration issue you might wanan check if you have accidentally used one of the sequence import options. The zooming behavior works as designed - anything other than Auto will make the values operate separately and persistently.
Hi Mylenium, Thanks, I will check about the import option, but zooming behavior is not working as designed. When I put it on Auto my expectation is that the magnification will automatically match the resolution, but it is not working. Is there some other place that I need to turn it on, or is it just in the resolution area in the layout window?
Wait, sorry, I think I get your point. Yes, it is working, but maybe what's changed between CS3 and CS6 (yes, I only just made the upgrade) are the keystrokes for magnification? I quite got in the habit of keystroking between quarter, half and full resolution. Is there a way to click from Command-J to Shift-Command-J and have magification link?
BTW, I just double checked and no, I didn't check the sequence button. I just clicked command-1 and chose to import as composition, leaving the sequence button unchecked. This must be a bug.
When you set resolution to auto and you change (and let's get the terms accurate) Magnification Ratio value the resolution changes. It always has. If you change the resolution the Magnification Ratio does not change. Magnification Ratio is the second dialogue at the bottom of the Composition Window. It is just to the right of the Always Preview This View switch. ----
From your description I thing you are doing the opposite.
Thanks, Rick, yes, that's correct. But when using CS3 there was a way to sync Magnification and Resolution, so using the keystrokes I listed above automatically changed those things together. This is one of the things that I have discovered works differently in CS6 and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get them to sync with these keystrokes. Do you know?
Thanks, Rick. This is the problem that comes from not updating your software - so many keystrokes have changed! Even the keystrokes to make a movie or replace footage have been altered! Anyway, the software runs much better than CS3, so I ain't complaining! And very grateful am I for you help!
I have two questions, only one of which has been answered, Rick. I am still trying to figure out what happened with the import of layered stills as footage. When they are named with consecutive numbers their behavior in AE is very kludgy. I've had to rename all the files with the numbers spelled out. Do you have an idea why this might be happening? I definitely did not import the files as sequence files. Anyway, I thought I was being polite by marking both of your responses as helpful. As soon as I get that answered I will mark the questions as solved, and next time I will create separate posts. Sorry!