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You don't have to boot Snow Leopard with the 64bit kernel to be able to USe AE CS5.
Looks like AE can't access a file it needs to start. Maybe check your permissions and repair your permissions. Or try uninstalling and reinstalling it.
Checked permissions - doesn't fix
Uninstalled production suite and installed master suite - doesn't fix
I can't boot into 64 bit because of the 32 bit EFI, but according to adobe's site, AE5 will run on 10.5.7 which doesn't boot 64 bit, so I don't think that's the problem. Although premiere won't start either, but with a different error. I don't care about premiere, but that is the other program that requires a "64 bit os". but why would they say it runs on 10.5.7 if thats the problem? i would think they would just give me an error that says i have the wrong cpu or OS?
i would think they would just give me an error that says i have the wrong cpu or OS?
It probably should! Other than that I think you have encircled the problem quite well by yourself. You simply have the wrong Mac for AE CS5, it would seem.
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You need an operating system and processor that can run 64-bit software. Mac OS has separated the kernel from the application space such that you don't need to run the 64-bit kernel to run 64-bit applications. But you still need a 64-bit processor.
ok, thanks for the article. according to that, it shouldn't be my machine that's having a problem. It's a core 2 duo, and most of my applications are 64bit (just not the kernel, but like that article says, that's not the problem)
so then there's something wrong with the installer or the program? i have uninstalled and reinstalled twice, rebooting and checking permissions each time
Just to be sure, is your processor a Core 2 Duo or a Core Duo.
The first intel macs were Core Duo, and those procs are not 64bit compatible.
If you have a core 2 duo, then something is going wrong in the install. Does it give you the very same error message each time ?
If AE crash during launch, can you try to read on the splash screen what's the componant it's trying to load at time of crash ?
from System Profiler:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP21.00A5.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.14f5
Serial Number (system): YD6467AKW0J
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C61F01
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: EnabledSystem profiler says it's running 64 bit
I know what you mean, when everything starts flicking by like all the plugins at the bottom. That doesn't even start. I get the splash screen with nothing on it, then the error pops up, then the splash screen goes away. then a few seconds later the crash reporter pops up.
Interesting, I get the same error when launching AE render engine.
OK, now I'm really getting frustrated with Adobe
I installed a fresh snow leopard system on another drive and installed AE. When I first tried to run it, it told me I needed to install Rosetta?!? So I installed it - now when I launch AE from that system, it comes up and goes away - no error message at all!
Adobe has really been all downhill since CS3 - I am already starting to use GIMP instead of PS, and I think I'm switching to Motion for motion graphics - I have already switched to Nuke for compositing. The sad thing is that as an independent, I have probably sold a few hundred copies of CS to studios I work for - so that I could use their systems with the most up to date software. Unfortunately, I can't recommend that they upgrade any more of their adobe software. Their software is unstable, they rarely fix their bugs, and their support is horrible.
I understand this is a new product - but can someone please tell me what the *** is going on?
The Rosetta issue is a problem with Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard has a list of programs that it thinks needs Rosetta to run. Apple mistakenly put After Effects (and a lot of other programs that don't need Rosetta) on that list. So, it's Mac OSX that's blocking After Effects from starting. You just need to install Rosetta, and then restart the computer a few times. Yes, it's annoying, but that's the state of things. This issue and others with Snow Leopard are described here.
I'm having a similar problem, but on Windows7 64Bit. I installed the demo without a problem. It makes it through the splash screen and right when the GUI is initializing, it freezes and I get a message saying that AE CS5 has stopped responding. I have Production Premium CS4 and After Effects runs just fine. I downloaded the latest drivers for my video card, but I'm still getting the error. Here are my specs:
hp Z800 workstation
Intel Xeon E5530 @ 2.4GHz
6 GB RAM
Nvidia Quadro FX3800 1GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 64Bit
ok i fixed it .... thanks adobe for being so helpful with your errors messages!!
i was in PS CS5 and i couldn't use the text tool at all - it would cause a crash. someone recommended i take out some fonts and try again.
the culprit was GPOP03E.TTF.
that fixed the PS problem AND the AE problem - and wouldnt you know it - it also allowed illustrator to open up now - illustrator didn't give me ANY errors at all - just bounced once and disappeared - nothing about fonts in the crash log
Freaking genius! Thanks, It's 1:30 in the morning, and I'm dealing with this crap. How come Adobe doesn't know that this problem exists. Come on guys, this guy figured it out. Thank you so much. I don't have that font, but I removed almost all of them temporarily, and what do you know- the programs come back to life. Rosetta my ***. Sweet Rosetta stone she thought she was a problem but it was a font after all. Get back, get back Adobe engineers get back to the drawing board.
The After Effects CS5 (10.0.1) update is available:
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