After Effects + .json source text sometimes ignored via Media Encoder?
I'm doing lots of source text changes (via essential propeties) in precomposed text layers using external Json files to change the text. In the majority of these cases everything works fine and I've done over 2000 of these renders this way.
But every once in a while the text layer ignores the json file and just used the default text inside the text pre-comp even through it's all connected with expressions correctly.
This is a consistent issue across multiple versions of After Effects, Media encoder and on both Mac and PC. From 2019, 2020, 2021 and the new beta.
As mentioned before, it's inconsistent in it's consistency though as the majority of the clips work fine. It's never an issue when rendering directly from After effects so it's definitely a Media Encoder issue.
It also doesn't matter if I have 1 or 50 text layers, the issue can still occur.
Any help would be appreciated
Rickard Bengtsson commented
Please let me know where to send and I'll package it all up!
Thanks for reporting this Rickard.
Would you be willing to send me a sample project with the jsons so we can try and repro in-house?
Thanks so much,