I finished a project but once I start to render, an error always pop up at the exact frame stating:
"After Effects error: Invalid image buffer size (40003x40002)"
(37 :: 102)
I have tried purging every 5 frames, yet it still doesn't work.
I am using a mac with 2 gigabyte ram.
Hopefully someone can help me with this, really need to render because I need to submit it soon.
40,000 pixels by 40,000 pixels is a giant frame, even for a computer with a lot of RAM---and your computer has a tiny amount of RAM for using Ater Effects.
What are you doing that is generating such large image information? Describe your composition. What are your composition settings? What effects are you using at the problematic point? What kinds of source footage?
Also, you really need to provide more general information when asking questions. What operating system? What version of After Effects?
Thank you for replying, I was getting worried that no one would answer anyway, what I'm trying to do right now is optical flare text and then fade it out through stretching it. However since I dont have the optical flare effect on my computer, my friend rendered a large and small mov for me to use.
Operating system: Mac
Composition setting - 1280px width, 720px height
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels
Frame Rate: 25
Duration: 55 sec
I am also using some footages in the background that are all in mp4 format. Each of them are no longer then 1 minute.
*I am also using After Effect CS5*
Sounds likie whatever sub-flavor of MP4 you use is not handled correctly by whatever CoDec and decoded as if it were a huge JPEG. Either your Quicktime iunstall is busted or some third-party QT component is messing things. As Todd said, it might help to know from which camera your footages are and how you get them on your machine.
it sometimes happens to me when the camera is too close to an object like text (think it has to do with resolution changing)
if you move the camera to go a bit further away from an object it should fix the problem
It just happened to me. It was caused by the Transform Effect plugin (Transform 32). The problem came from nowhere, even if i didn't modified anything.
I removed it and the error message has disapeared.
Happened to me with a text animator and enable per-character 3d. The position of my text was too close to my camera position. I was trying to fly text in from behind the camera text animator 3d position.
Did you figure out a work around?
I really want to fly my text in from behind the camera.
This thread has gotten very off track. The original question about buffer size has been addressed. You need to have your assets come close to matching your composition size. 40,000 pixels is a bunch for video so something is out of whack there. Since we know nothing about the assets except that they are mp4 and about one minute long only assumptions can be made. We assume there's something about the mp4 files that may be causing the problem. No one can be sure because specific details, or even the simple details provided by the info to the right of the preview in the Project Panel when an asset is selected.
There is one key bit of system info that seems to have been overlooked by everyone but Todd. 2 GB ram... That's not even the minimum required for any newer version of AE.
Then somehow we got into moving a camera and that lead to a question about moving text past the camera with a per-character 3D move. That one is easy to answer. You just set up your animator so that the z position of the text is at or beyond the camera's z position. The text animator setup should look like this:
Notice the z position of the camera (-1211.1) and the z position of the text position (-1231) 20 pixels past the camera.... - 1211 would probably have worked too but the 20 extra pixels made sure the text came from behind the camera.
I also answered this once before in a different thread.
So, without further information from lir998 I don't think there's much more we can do to help solve the original problem.
Sorry if you feel my comment took away from the point of this discussion. I came across that error message today "After Effects error: Invalid image buffer size (....)", but not the exact same numeric values. I googled it and it led me here. The 1st comment from user (lir998) and the comment user (mr_epic_peter) both pertained to my particular issue. It gave me some ideas on where to start problem solving.
I appreciate your screen capture and the time to address the issue with me. I have a very similar setup to what you've shown in your screenshot . At some point during my prerender when a certain character of text flys in from behind the camera to infront of the camera I get the error again. It's as if part of that character is right on the camera lens...covering it up. Like touching it. From that point on I'm not able to scrub to any point after that without getting the error mentioned. This could be chance and someone else could have character's that may not hypothetically "touch the camera lens".
I'm glad that user (lir998) was assisted with your previous posts and thank you for any assistance you provide fellow artists. I tried some of the things like purging image cache and memory that user (lir998) mentioned in his 1st post. Still wouldn't work.
The error can be triggered by the situation I and user (mr_epic_peter) had. I understood the reason for the error, in my case, based on his comment. This thread helped me and I think that's why we are all here - for help.
If you are getting this error Please post your project file and submit a bug report. There's nothing to the idea of a character running into the lens that should give you this error.
Here's a project file (CS6) that has a big block of text flying directly past the camera with motion blur turned on and centered ecactly through the camera center. Download the project file and see if it does trigger the error for you. If it does not, then look to other things to be causing the crash like effects applied to the text layer or other elements in the composition.
If this sample file does cause the error then please file a bug report.