Cannot animate .png graphic unless text is animated within the same graphic
When I introduce a 'file' to a graphic (in my case a .png file), I can animate within the Effect Controls box to my hearts delight. When I try to play back the animation, I see nothing. If I disable my regular video layer (V1 in my case, my graphic is on V2), and just watch my graphic, everything animates fine. If I re-toggle V1, the animation stops. Even rendering, as well as exporting, shows no animation. The only way I've found to get past this is to have a text box exist within the animation and then to force that text to animate (by introducing at least 2 keyframes). Right now I just make this text entirely transparent and it does me no harm, but this seems like it is a bug in Essential Graphics, and a very frustrating one at that. Note the lack of presence of the Text entry 'Placeholder' in the '_notWorking' attached picture.
Kevin Monahan commented
Hi Alexander, I find that this is sometimes system related. Please give specs of your machine, your sequence, the size of the PNG, and the other media in the graphics clip.
I'm having a hard time seeing what the difference is between your notWorking... and working screenshots. Can you explain the result a little more and ideally send me some simple steps that may allow me to reproduce the problem myself? Also, does it matter whether you are in a GPU (Metal, OpenCL, CUDA) rendering mode or software-only rendering?
Alexander Davis commented
In the not-working version, I typically just get a freeze-frame of some valid frame along the animation, but no actual animating occurs.