What exactly are you trying to do? That error only pops up when you use an already large layer and multiply its output width in excess, thus reaching the magic limit of 30000 pixels (which is simply AE's maximum in either direction). You will have to reduce the size of the source layer or change the settings. also try one of the "smarter" tiling effects that come with AE - CC RepeTile and CC Kaleida. They work on absolute pixel values rather than percentages and thus it's easier to control them in a way that would still fill the backround fully without stacking the tiles in a dumb and memory consuming manner.
WoW 30.000px, that's huge, and as Mylenium said, it's the biggest size possible in AE. You should never need a plate like that even when working in HD.
What are you trying to achieve with this layer, maybe there is a better solution than tiling.
I purchased an AE template from VideoHive website and I was trying to
replace an image. The project looks like this: your going thru a grungy
corridor, the corridor seems to go go a long way. I was trying to replace
the image of grungy texture with another image for my project I copied all
effcts attributes over to new image and that's when I kept getting error
message. Here is a link to the site to see the project I bought.
Thanks for the help I really appreciate it.
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Almost certainly the original texture file in the project was much smaller than the image you've replaced it with. Try opening the original document in PS, then past and resize the new texture into the original document.
Thanks andrew I'll try that, I'll let you know how it goes.
I was wondering if you could help me with another road block I encountered.
Again this is a purchased AE template. When I download the file then I
launch it, AE crashes and gives me 3 crash messages, here they are:
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "CC Particle World"
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "Hue/Saturation"
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "Advanced 3D"
The project template I downloaded I think was created on a PC not a Mac
which I have. It was created in CS3, I have CS4 and the creator stated that
no plug-ins were needed. Do you have any ideas?