I get this error message when I accidentaly move my CTI (Current Time Indicator) to the end of the composition. If besides also the option "From current time" in the preview panel is checked, After Effects will see that I just marked less than 2 frames namely 1 (from the end frame of my comp to this end frame).
Check therefore where your CTI is positioned!
Also you could have the same problem, if this option "From current time" is not checked, but you have your work areas in- and out-points closer than 2 frames together.
So condensed: Check your CTI and your work area and set the CTI on a previous frame or let your work area start earlier.
It doesn't have anything to do with the CTI. It's a memory allocation issue by
either AE or my computer.
If I open Premiere Pro and After Effects and drag my PP project into AE, then
do the memory preferences, it self fixes within 15-20 minutes.
Hey did you ever get a solution to this problem because I have the exact same issue?
No solution. Adobe thinks they addressed it with the latest update. That's when it started for me.
AE CS5 Update 10.02.4 did not fix this.
My workaround is to open Premiere, drag the project sequence over to After Effects and preview both (doesn't work simultaneously).
Eventually , after 5-15 minutes, it will show up in Preferences/Memory & MultiProcessing that there is sufficient RAM allocated to AE to render RAM previews.
your situtation just about describes my scenario to the T.... super frustrating. my computer is super fast but i can't do a single ram preview unless i do the whole crazy premiere thingy.
I guess i'm just venting...
anyone have this happen in cs5.5?
I unistalled Comodo Firewall (turning it off didn't help).
Works like a dream now.
thanks. I just uninstalled my firewall (ESET) as well. after the reboot all is working as it should. Weird (and annoying). Thanks for the insight, though!
Pretty interesting insight. So I have to uninstall my Antivirus/Firewall, exposing myself to anything that comes right into my NIC, just to enjoy Adobe software that has the same problems to work with an Active AV/FW they (still) have since 10 or more years?
Pretty bad deal to be frank.
Works fine with Avast Av, Windows Firewall and Windows Security Essentials running
Agree... this is ridiculous. I disabled my nic card, uninstalled ESET security - rebooted. all worked great. I re-enabled win7 firewall and installed avast and so far all is well.
Most security suites also deal with allowing/blocking applications to make system and memory changes:
Try to find that part of your security software and add After Effects to trusted applications list.
Comodo calls it Defense+,
adding After Effects to trusted applications Computer Security Policy solved my problem.