What are your render setting?
What effects and plugins are you using?
How is the hard drive formatted?
When the render quits what sort of message are you seeing?
thank you for responding. Im trying different settings. .mov's- prores, h264, lossless. see attachments for render settings and hard drive info. using: camera lens blur a couple times. the piece is 7 seconds long. render quits right at the beginning after a few seconds with the "Baaah!" but no message. I just tried turning off frame blending and that didnt work.
Do you have any footage in your comp? If so, what format and codec is it?
What error messages are showing in the render queue and/or log?
no footage except 4K size .ai's.
would it matter if i shrunk the .ai's say 50% in illustrator and then doubled them in ae?
where is the render log? see attachments for render queue and ae clipboard error (which ive tried to solve by copying blank text, purged "all memory and cache" etc). the clipboard error seems to be two of them, i have to click on the same dialogue after the first goes away.
Can I see a screenshot of your AI save dialog for one of those files?
Also, you have tried copying something else, right? Like type out some text in a web browser and copying it?
Next suggestion would be to go into Illustrator's preferences to the File Handling and Clipboard section (towards the bottom of the options) and uncheck the PDF option for On Quit. And then copy...something in Illustrator.
It's pretty easy to create complex vector paths in AI that give AE problems. You should study up on creating Illustrator artwork for video. The basic rules are:
- All artwork should be on one artboard
- Snap to pixel should be turned on
- The artwork should be an even number of points (pixels) high and wide
- Minimum stroke weight for art that does not move is 1 point
- Minimum stroke weight for art that moves is 2 points
- Do not use fractional point weights for any lines that you want perfectly lined up with the pixel grid
- Make the artboard the same size as the final video
- Make sure you label your layers so you can figure out what is going on in your AE comp
Until you have an experts understanding of video standards, frame rates and compression make sure that you use the presets for your comp size and your rendering settings. They will keep you out of trouble.
oh, and yes i tried copying text.
the only problem is i have the body parts separated in the .ai file and all the animation is already done in ae. i reshaped the .ai artboard to the same size, but it cut off the artwork in places. i then locked the size and raised the numbers to fit the artwork and made sure they both landed on even whole numbers. prob not correct, but if i shrink the artwork, it will all go screwy in ae, or maybe not. gonna try a test on that now...
ok, i went through the layers and the culprit was an animated .ai layer that had a gaussian blur AND cc slant and camera lens blur on it. it was basically the shadow of the body, so i wanted it to match the movements and camera blur effect that was on the subject. i pushed ae/mac too much with all that. now it seems obvious. i deleted it and it worked. thank you for the help!