I thought CS5.5 brought new missing frame behavior. IIRC, it automatically filled in gaps as they were being rendered. So you could bring in an incomplete image sequence while you were rendering in 3D, and AE would automatically (and silently) fill in the gaps as the frames became available.
Is this not the case for CS6?
I skipped 5.5 so I don't know how it worked.
The problem is not that AE CS6 automatically fills in the frames as they become available -- the problem is that it incessantly pops up warning dialogs when you scrub the time slider and the number of missing frames changes (as happens continually when rendering them out from 3d). We don't need repeated warnings like this. CS5 did not do this at all.
Yes, it's super-annoying.
It's trully annoying this issue, having a tight deadline and having to comp with incomplete renders has become a lot more stressfull. It would be really great if Adobe fixed this!
Adobe is obviously very responsive to their customers. It's only been about 3 months. For super-annoying features, I think they promise an 18-month turnaround.
I requested auto-save for Illustrator about 10 years ago. Still waiting for that one....
Use feature request -- I already did ... but more voices have a slightly better chance of being heard.
i can't believe this has gone unresolved all this time.
so much for doing a full screen ram preview of a partial sequence. also, every time a frame is added, it completely tosses out all the frames that existed in ram preview.
but by all means adobe, keep devoting your resources to gee whiz crap like rotobrush, so that you can make nice demos of your software that is nothing but frustration in real-world workflows.
I've used AE for real world workflow since AE belonged to COSA...
Make sure your configured correctly. Make sure that you're not trying to preview something that is too big and too high rez for your system.
Make sure that your MP settings are in line with your system and the effects used.
If all else fails turn off disk cache.
We acknowledge that this is an annoying behavior, and we're working on a fix.
ok great ! so now we know that you have been around since the stone ages...does that help anyone with the discusses issue ? i doubt it. so please !
i have been using after effects and nuke for quite a while now..and let me tell you : adobe looks bad in this one
It is fixed in the new CC release. However they never did address the problem in CS6, which shows a truly pathetic level of support.
"If you had missing frames in an image sequence, previous versions of After Effects would say something like this “After Effects warning: The sequence has 3 missing frames.” In After Effects CC, the message is much more useful: “After Effects warning: Animal[1-6].psd is missing 3 frames (2, 4-5).” Also, there is now a preference, Report Missing Frames, that allows you to turn this warning off if it is annoying."
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I have found a solution for CS6 users...
Make sure to check "Force Alphabetical order" during image sequence import, and these warnings will go away.