Okay i figured ihow to play it - LOL wasnt looking hard enough.
My Aniamtion is 800 frames but i keeps getting cut off. at about 400 .
Okay, I'm confused: did you get things working properly or not? If not, it sounds like you just have to play with the comp settings to make the comp longer in duration.
And if you're trying to use AE intuitively, you're going to have a lot of problems. You can't think to yourself, "How touogh can this be?" and jump into the deep end of the pool. I've got five whole American dollars that say you'll get hopelessly lost.
The things you are talking about doing sound better-suited for a video editing program like Premiere. After Effects is not intended to edit video.
That being said, if you want to use After Effects for its compositing and motion graphics capabilities, you should really start here: http://adobe.ly/AE_basics
You've already been confused by how playback works and there are many more little things that will frustrate you if you don't get a good, solid foundation in how to use the software.
And, for forum readers of the future who may have a similar question, you initiate a RAM preview by pressing 0 on your number pad. More info about previewing video and audio here and in the link I gave earlier.
If you want to make a frame last longer, you could use Time Remapping on an image sequence or a composition that contains your stills instead of trying to move layers around by hand.
Now, to your issue of it not playing everything, is your composition long enough? If it is, but it's just not RAM previewing the whole thing, read this.
I making a stop motion animation. I have 800+ frames. All i want to do is have the frames at a steady pace aswell as have some frames last a little longer then others.
I do not have premier Pro .
I have Adobe Flash Pro - but i really hate that.
For some reason when i made the animation it only does 331 frames.
Go through the resources I linked earlier. It will take a while to get up to speed with how to work in AE.
Short version of how to do what you want: import your image sequence as an image sequence, apply Time Remapping to it. Animate the time remapping as needed.
Assuming basic preferences, your still image sequence was imported at "ones", that is, one frame per jpeg. Assuming your comp is running at 30fps, 331 frames is about eleven seconds. Is that how long your comp is or is that just all of the frames you see? Is your comp longer than 11 seocnds and you only see 331 frames in your sequence? Is the 331st frame the 331st in the stack of 800 or is the 331st you see the 800th?
Some video players might import your image sequence and export it as a movie. Then you can use AE to time remap specific frames.
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