Thank you for your answer.
Yes I know that. But this is just a workaround for an existing problem. It is important Adobe knows that.
Yes, I could seperate all my icons. But it is much more comfortable to work in one file. I can see all icons at once and can work with all of them. I use some for new work, combine them etc. The most important for this work are Smart Objects, I am working with smart objects a lot in one file for having the mentioned possibilities. To seperate them is a way but makes me inflexible.
At the moment I am using this workaround:
1. Switch Generate on.
2. Wait until all files are created. (Do nothing while waiting... bad thing by the way.)
3. Switch Generate off when all is done and continue my work.
Yes, that sounds like the best workaround at this time.
I’ve installed the latest photoshop update (14.2.1 x64). Unfortunately the new update makes me now impossible to use the generator routine. My project needs “decades” longer to realise that I’ve activated the generator in the File menu. I click on Generate->Image Assets and nothing happens… first. After half a minute or so the checkbox eppear finally. You must know: I have more than 100 Layers to be generated to single images. A lot of them are smart objects or groups.
When I finally save my file to start the generate routine, I needs a lot ( ! ) longer to generate the images than before.
Additionally my main problem is stil lthere: Impossible to rename any layer or activate the blending menue, while the generator runs.
So with this update I’ve to wait much much longer to activate or deactivate the generate routine. Deactivating needs a long time too… What have you done there Adobe? (Sorry for this words.)
@Adobe support: Please contact me personally via mail if possible and I will send you the project file where this problem appear. I can’t publish the file for everybody, sorry guys.
Do someone knows how to go back to the prevoius installation? Really sad about the generator. A must buy argument and actually a real time saver.
I'm not with Adobe, and I'm sorry to hear about your situation, but I wanted to ask a question:
Have you watched your system resources when it's taking a long time for Generator to run? Is there a chance memory is full, and/or Photoshop is struggling with disk access? It just seems kind of odd to experience that kind of delay; a modern computer can crunch through an awful lot of data in just a second.
Thank you for your feedback.
The problem appeared after the current adobe update. Yesterday all worked well (With the workaround I mentioned before.) Since yesterday there were no changes. So there is a "big chance" the new issue is because of the new update.
My system has 16 GBytes of RAM and a fast processor, enough gigabytes of free harddisk ram too. So I don't think it is a system reason.
Now the Generate->Image Assets tool is not working anymore. It ends with an error message. Unfortunately the message says nothing special just that the generate tool has an error and ends...
What I've done this time?
I have added some more new layers, groups for further icons to my project. Now I have more than 120 elements and the generate tool ends at this point.
Do someone knows how I can bring my photoshop cc back to version 14.1.2?
If you are running a win 7 machine try doing a system restore to a point before you updated CC...
Unfortunately there were no restore point made for the last update. But thank you for the tip.
PS: In the meantime I came in contact with the Adobe support. They have my file now and work on the problem.
Hi, we aren't able to reproduce with our own 100+ layer PSDs. Would you be willing to share a file with us (Dropbox or Creative Cloud)?
I can send you an email if you want to share privately.
Jeff One thing I've notice with doing my own scripting on images with numerous layers (1000 to 2000) is that it quickly brings PS to a crawl and often I need to force a shut down of PS, even if the script has stopped. There might be something with Generator also in that it runs off of Extendscript and if you get too many layers or a huge file, it brings PS to it's knees.
If you have file & script, I'd like to get them into Tom Ruark, Joel Brandt, and Tim Wright's hands. (you can submit it through the PR)
Jeff, it's not for generator, but the script and file do cause issues. The script is a simple one that just loops through the number of layers and randomizes them, and the file is about 180mb containing 200+ graduated shape layers. I'll put it in the forums.
Ran a few test with a another multi layer file of 378 groups each containing two shape layers. I assigned jpg & png tags the groups. I ran it twice one with the file size in excess of 10,000 px and once with it at 2000 px on the long side. Both attempts stopped at group 178, no error message, just stopped.