What changed? Software does not usually just suddenly stop working. I work on a similar system every day with no problems.
The only change I could think of is the upgrade from 10.10.1 to 10.10.2.
Sorry if this sounds daft, but I really haven't been able to find any other
change that could have caused this to happen.
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:29 PM, Rick Gerard <email@example.com>
Update your version of AE.
What exact version of AE are you running (down to the last decimal)?
You say it's not exporting, but what IS happening? Is it producing error messages when you try to render? If so, what?
What format are you trying render into?
What's in your comp?
And all of this: FAQ: What information should I provide ?
I'm running AE 2014.2 Release. Version 220.127.116.11
When I export to really any type of format (I've tried a whole bunch) in
AE's render queue it renders till the 1 minute mark and stops, saying
"Failed at 0:00:01:00" in the Status column. When I try it in AME it plays
that annoying sheep sound and says "failed". This is the .txt error log:
- Encoding Time: 00:04:22
02/17/2015 11:31:17 AM : Encoding Failed
Are you sure it's the one-minute mark? That error message seems to indicate the one-second mark. Does it do this in every project or just the one? What is the project as far as effects, plugins, and format/codec of any assets?
Oh yes. My bad. It is in face the one-second mark. And it is in every
project I have tried.
The assets in the first project that I noticed this happening on (which was
also the first project I opened after upgrading to OSX 10.10.2) include:
- Solid background with a color gradient
- Alpha Track Matte
- Optical Flare
- Null object
But this exact same problem occurs with every project I've tried to export,
regardless of what's in the project/comp
Try turning your computer all the way off.
Then back on.
Don't do anything except for open AE once it's finished booting fully.
Start a brand new project.
Create a new comp using one of the presets.
Create a new solid layer.
Add that comp to the render queue and set it to render a TIF sequence.
See what happens.
Okay. So that seemed to work. Now what does that mean?
It means that AE will render some things. Now we just have to figure out why it's not rendering your thing.
Try importing your other project into this one that is working.
Try rendering it as a TIF sequence.
If it works, GREAT!
If not, try doing a RAM preview by pressing the 0 button on your numeric keypad. See if that'll go past the one-second mark.
It won't do export the old project as a TIF, but it will RAM preview the
Well, that's just weird.
Good news though! You can save your RAM preview into whatever format you would like!
...and wouldn't you know it... it RAM previews just fine, but when I try to
save the RAM preview it stops at 1-second again
Forgot to mention that I had VC Reflect in one of the layers as well. Once
I turned it off it started rendering out fine. Though this seems to be more
of a work around than a real solution. In other threads people seemed to
have had similar issues with either Optical Flare or VC Reflect, but it
looks like nobody else has found a concrete solution to the issue...
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Jishnu Guha <
Video Copilot plugins usually work really well, but every once in a while, on certain setups, they can just poop their pants and it's really difficult to figure out what's wrong!
I'm glad you found the problem. There are other options to create reflections (especially as simply as VC Reflect does them), so I'd skip that plugin for now on this project and move forward. Although, you could make sure you've downloaded the latest version of the plugin from their site.