7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 31, 2016 2:47 AM by AdobeGrillis

    After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"

    AdobeGrillis

      I am using adobe after effects and when i hit the render button it renders about to the 100th frame and the puts the 100 frames on my desktop in mp4 but does not render the 278 frames. I've tried restarting it multiple times and erasing the disk cache.

       

      Please help as I urgently need to finish this product soon.

       

      MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

      1.2 GHz Intel Core M

      8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

      Intel HD Graphics 5300 1536 MB

        • 1. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Without knowing what actually is going on in the comp nobody can tell you much. Start by looking for specific layers and effects kicking in on the frame at which it fails and toggle them off to test.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
            AdobeGrillis Level 1

            Thanks, ill try that.

            The Effects are:

            Twitch

            Trapcode Particular

            Trapcode Form

            Magic Bullet Looks

            Trapcode Shine

            Reel Smart Motion Blur 4

            • 3. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
              Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Standard troubleshooting steps for fixing a failed render:

              1. Check the error log
              2. If the failure was caused by a lack or resources then open up the Secret panel in the preferences by holding down the shift key when you open preferences>general and set AE to purge every frame.
              3. If your comp has several shots in it that you are trying to edit into a movie try splitting the comp up into single shots and render each shot separately
              4. If #2 was not the problem and #3 does not apply then dheck the comp by moving the CTI to the frame where the render failed, pressing the U key twice to reveal all modified properties of all layers in the comp and look for any changes, keyframes, new effects of other new things that happen in the timeline near the point of failure.
              5. Set the work area to a few frames before the failure and extend it about a second beyond the point of failure and try rendering just that section.
              6. If the test render fails start turning off effects one at a time for the layers picking the likely suspects first. The layer causing the problem should show up fairly quickly.
              7. If the test render does not fail you can pick up the render from the part that failed and stitch the two pieces together in PPro or even in AE and render a complete movie.
              8. If you still have troubles try rendering an image sequence. You'll have to add the image sequence to a new comp or to your NLE and then add the audio track, but image sequences let you fix even a single bad frame and rendering movies, especially re-rendering a long comp that is constantly failing is a complete waste of time.

              I hope this helps you find the problem. Your limited description of your workflow and the comp gives us very little to go on except that Form and Particular can quickly eat up all your system resources.

              • 4. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
                AdobeGrillis Level 1

                "5. Set the work area to a few frames before the failure and extend it about a second beyond the point of failure and try rendering just that section."

                 

                I did that and the first frame i set the composition to is what i think is the cause, and on the first frame it immediatley crashes, i have a keryframe there on the failing point which is optics compensation (keyframe is going down to 0 POV from 250) and I do not want to remove this component. Any ideas?

                Composition Properties:

                30FPS

                10sec

                One video file

                a png sequence

                a camera

                and a audio file.

                • 5. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
                  Dave LaRonde Level 6

                  Sounds like corrupted files.  Turn just ONE suspect layer off at a time, and re-render that small section again.  Repeat as necessary to identify the problem file.

                  • 6. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
                    AdobeGrillis Level 1

                    Now its giving me another message.

                    Screen Shot 2016-12-31 at 12.29.25 pm.png

                    • 7. Re: After effects not rendering full composition, Says "Failed"
                      AdobeGrillis Level 1

                      Rick, I've tried turning off ALL the effects but still fails, but now at the 1st frame.