This sounds more like a directory/folder structure issue than After Effects.
Maybe run whatever disk titles you have on your Output To location to verify that volume.
What's weird is that when I close the message that says "file path no longer exists", I click render again and then it works as expected. The issue seems to be with trying to "move up" a directory in the template. This worked before but isn't working on the latest version for me. Here is what my custom path is...
[projectFolder]\..\Renders\After Effects\FINAL RENDERS\[compName].[fileextension]
As I said, this same command line worked fine in the last version but is screwed up in the latest. Very frustrating
Hi Evil Edison,
Are you still facing this problem? If not, let us know how you solved it. If so, please let us know so we can assist you further.
same problem here, is there any solution?
So I was having the same issue and just came across your thread.
My fix was to click the output module after defining all the custom parameters, where it says "[projectFolder..." in blue in the render queue, then point that to actual root of the project folder.
I was able to copy the template folder, open the project, and click render. No weird errors popped up and everything exported to their respective relative paths just fine.
EDIT: Yeah, narrowed it down to the custom file name and location dialog simply not liking "[projectFolder]". If you leave that out and just start with the "\..\" to get up to the folder you want, it will assume you're starting from the project folder.
Why don't you just learn how to use the After Effects Render Queue? Problem solved!
Not very helpful Dave. I've solved my run-in with this issue in any case.