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I know this might sound too simple, but it sounds like you've accidentally set your Work Area to play only 1 frame. Grab the Work Area bars above your timeline and drag the Start handle to the beginning and the End handle to the end (or really, drag them wherever you like, as long as they are spaced apart more than a frame. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, try hitting this set of keys: Home, B, End, N. Hope that does it!
Thanks for your reply. Sometimes it's the most basic things that are easily overlooked. But it's not the Work Area in this case. Start and End Point (N,B) are definitely more than just a few frames appart.
Or first B and then N for that matter. But no, i did not mix them up and there is plenty of room inbetween.
Interesting, that's the only time I've seen that message come up. What if you copy and paste your layers into a fresh sequence (assuming that doesn't mess up a ton of other stuff in your project haha). Or importing your comps and layers into a new empty AE project?
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Preferences > Memory > uncheck this "reduce the cache size when system is low on memory"
this might help i think
Did you solve this issue yet? Have you tried any non-Long GOP formats or transcoding the Long GOP footage to an mezzanine/intermediate codec?
I have the same Problem, here:
- After starting AE i can render a couple of frames. But its not rendering the entire work area.
- After the third time I get the message: Wiedergabe einer Cache-Vorschau benötigt mindestens 2 Frames.
My PC Specs:
Mac OS 10.12.3
Macbook Pro Retina (mid 2012)
Intel Core i7 @ 2.6 GHz
16 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
After Effects CC 220.127.116.11
After Effects running on a 232 Gig SSD with currently 40 Gig available space.
Footage are stills (png or vector)
What i already tried:
- made sure working area is more than 2 frames via N and B
- Raising the allowed RAM to 16
- Purching the Disc Cache
- Cleared Databank and Cache
- Unchecked "Reduce Cache Size when system is low on memory"
- Reduced Viewer resolution to Quater and turned on "Fast Preview"
- closed, reopened and restarted the PC
This is pretty urgend.
Thanks a lot for your help!
What is the frame size of your imported graphics?
This fixed the issue for me!!! Thanks
For persistent causes of this issue, today's bug fix update should solve it.
See the Adobe blog post for more information: A June 2017 Update to After Effects CC Is Now Available | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe
Please let us know if it works for you!
Hello. I have the same problem with After Effects CC.
A lot of free memory (on the SSD and RAM), and I don't know how fix it
frame size: 2048x1152
What, exact, version number of AE CC are you using?
Thanks for that! Was having the same problem. Did all the cache clearing stuff... no go. This worked. (Knew it was one file as all others were previewing fine...)