When rendering with After Effects CS6, I am unable to save the file with the same name as the original- After Effects states that it another file with the same name already exists.
I'm wondering if other people experience this, or simply work around it.
It is common, very common for me, to render a file then use that file in another app, like Premiere. After placing it in Premiere, I often return to make changes to the After Effects composition, which requires that I render the file again. I render the file with the same name as the initial file, so that it will automatically update in the editing app.
I'm not sure why this newer version actually removes functionality. Did the developers decide that this is not a thing that should be done, overwriting files?
After writing this, I decided to replicate the example to record the exact error- and to my dismay, there was no error. It rendered over the same file just fine. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this related to my operating system or After Effects?
Check the file permissions on the storage location. Also, if Premiere would be open and uses your linked file, it would be locked, naturally. And then of course external security tools, file indexing services etc. could be blocking stuff as well. Refer to this for some guidance:
Installation Preparations (Security section at the bottom)
Thanks for the feedback.
'locked, naturally'- it has not been locked in the past; I have been working for years with both apps open, editing live files like this.
I'll look into it if the issue persists. Thanks.
Then perhaps you have an issue with your media cache. Flush it and let the programs rebuild the cached data when needed.