Are they hyphens on pre-comps?
That hyphen usually means that you have a pre-comp with transformations collapsed. That's the switch with the little sun-lookin' thing on the pre-comp layer. Don't mess with that unless you're familiar with how the layers are set up or you might mess something up.
Enter the pre-comps and enable motion blur on the individual layers.
Making any sense?
Thank you for this. It's true: the hyphens are all on comps and not on straight footage layers. And most but not all of them have the transformation collapse icon showing. But I have gone into a number of these comps and enabled motion blur on every layer (except for an audio layer) but the hyphen is still there. In each case there's also a hyphen on the "Wire, Draft, Best" switch. I tried quitting and relaunching AE but that didn't help.
These are comps that had working motion blur in the AfterEffects (PC CS5.0) file I received; I went in and added some keyframes (with Mac CS 5.5) but didn't do anything else that I am aware of, and now have these hyphens and no blur. Just putting in some Hold keyframes wouldn't have this effect, would it?
Just putting in some Hold keyframes wouldn't have this effect, would it?
Exactly the opposite: Hold does what it says - it does not interpolate, hence no motion blur. And again, those hyphens mean that switches/ settings are inherited. Fix the pre-comps and the motionblur wil lrender just fine. If that's not possible, try things like CC force Motionblur or comemrcial tools like RSMB to introduce artificial/ forced motionblur.
Thank you! I couldn't get rid of the hyphens but I enabled m.b. in all the underlying comps and blur works fine.
HOWEVER a big unrelated problem has occurred: I can't render past a certain point, but get an internal error something like "worldviewspotter has reported a worldview of the wrong size.". Mylenium, your website according to Google seems to be the only place on the Internet with an explanation, but your site is changing and it seems the posting isn't there now.
Can you help me again?