I am trying to render and generate an animated GIF, in AE CS4. When I kick off the render queue, I receive the following error:
"After Effects error: opening file: "<filename>" - file is busy (delete) (-47). (3::130)
Per information in other threads/forums, I have changed my cache disks, changed the location that the output should go to (new folder, completely different disk), I have shut down and restarted the program, again per other suggestions.
If I render as a Windows VIdeo (AVI) rather than an Animated GIF it works fine.
If I launch AE to "Run As Administrator", it works fine, and appears to render the Animated GIFs fine. My user account has admin privs, btw.
Seems that this might be a bug, since I can render anything BUT Animated GIFS without having to "Run As Admin".
Anyone else seen this?
Well, I was a bit early on the "Run as Admin" thing. The error is still happening.
I can consistently stop the error from happening by FIRST rendering as an AVI, and then SECOND rendering the same thing as the Animated GIF.
GIF rendering is handled via an old, old Quicktime thing, so some issues are to be expected. In your case it's probably a problem with reserving the space on the disk before the actual rendering begins. Hard to tell. Have you tried rendering to other locations? Also, since it ends up as a GIF, it may be under supervision of some virus scanner or security tool that interferes. Mmh, I don't realyl have anything to offer beyond that, but for quality reasons you should avoid rendering GIFs directly from AE anyway. Render a MOV and run it through Photoshop Extended or tools like Ulead GIF Animator...