2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 6:50 PM by pcford

    CS3 AE: Problem with Template!

    pcford Level 1

      I purchased a set of templates for After Effects…they appear to be precisely what I need what there is a strange problem.

      There are 14 slots on the timeline but number one repeats! The first image repeats at around 32 seconds...thus creating 15 images total. I have been struggling for two days with this...I assumed that I had inadvertently done something to the template. However, I played the preview video and it does  the same thing! The template is perfect for my needs but the repeating image is totally frustrating. To state the problem another way…what image you put in the first slot repeats at about 32 seconds. I suppose I could just chop the end off but that would mean throwing away 25% of the template. And besides, I am just too darned stubborn to give up.

      I am less than an expert with AE...I have tried looking in the flowchart to see if I can figure out what is happening but with no luck.

      If you could look at this I would you my every lasting thanks:

      Instructions: http://www.box.net/shared/19aern6tg585431svnhf

      Template: http://www.box.net/shared/ydvp6i26u4ldarzry6v6

      Preview:  http://www.box.net/shared/jksk51kyu9qg5vikf5ac

      These do not contain viruses…but you may want to run your AV on them to be sure.

      Thank you. Thank you.

        • 1. Re: CS3 AE: Problem with Template!
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The first thing to do is look at the Edit Comps Image 01 in the Project Panel. You'll see that it's used 2 times. Right click on the comp and it will reveal the two comps that it's used in.


          Screen Shot 2011-10-13 at 5.09.28 PM.png

          Now check out layer 7 in the Comp1 precomp. That's where all of the animation takes place. There's the second copy of the pre-comp where image 1 is used. There's an error in the template. You could easily fix it by duplicating one of the Image precomps and dropping a new image in it, then replacing Image one in Image 01 Precomp Final 2.


          Screen Shot 2011-10-13 at 5.09.47 PM.png

          • 2. Re: CS3 AE: Problem with Template!
            pcford Level 1

            Thanks so much Rick...I will check it out when I get back to work tomorrow.


            I love AE...maybe in another 20 years I will be good at it.