AE Bug - Cannot Parse Shape on Clipboard
Every time I have an Illustrator shape on the clipboard, After Effects displays the "Cannot Parse Shape on Clipboard." I'm not trying to paste anything into AE, but the error comes up every time I attempt to do anything in AE. The only way I've found to avoid this is to go to a text editor and copy some text to the clipboard. Then the error doesn't appear in AE.
Hans Kleinbauer commented
Anbei Screenshots der Fehlermeldung beim Programmaufruf von
Adobe After Effects.
Diese Meldung erscheint auch ständig während der Arbeit und muss immer weggeblickt werden. Sehr nervig.
Was kann ich tun, um diesen Fehler zu beheben.
Rob Eggleston commented
Had this issue again today.
The content copied onto my clipboard was outlined text in Illustrator.
I wasn't trying to paste this into After Effects, but it was in my clipboard and therefore I saw this message.
Happy to supply the file but it's sensitive work so not via this platform.
Stephen Dyson commented
Thanks for your reply. The issue doesn't seem to be attached to a specific file. I would see this error every time I had something copied from Illustrator sitting in the clipboard, even before I saved the AI file to disk. However, today, I can't replicate the error. Perhaps the voodoo combination of recent OS & Adobe updates have resolved it. In any case, here's my current setup:
Mac OS Big Sur 11.6.2 (20G314)
AE 22.1.1 (Build 74)
Maria Roelofs commented
I'm getting the same error too. I'm on a macOS.
Please clarify the message: "If possible, would one of you be able to submit an .ai file which, when some of its content is copied to the clipboard, causes this error when switching focus to AE?"
Hi Stephen and others,
Thank you all for reporting this issue. We have seen this reported elsewhere about Illustrator content causing this error when changing focus to AE. However, we have been unable to reproduce this behavior in-house in order to investigate what might be going wrong.
If possible, would one of you be able to submit an .ai file which, when some of its content is copied to the clipboard, causes this error when switching focus to AE?
Additionally, please let us know whether you are using macOS or Windows. The clipboards of each OS vary somewhat in how they handle "rich" content, so knowing the OS would also be very helpful in our investigation of this bug.
Thanks again for reporting, and for any further info or repro files,
- John, After Effects Engineering Team
Andrzej Andruszkiewicz commented
same **** in 18.4.1(build 4)
Marc Skribiak commented
hasan basar commented
And still a problem in the latest version of 2022.
Lieke van Happen commented
And still a problem in the latest version of 2022...
Richard Hayes commented
This error/bug still exists in the latest version of After Effects 2021.
Stephen Dyson commented
In this build, there's a bug that causes this error: "After Effects error: could not parse mask shape on clipboard." This occurs when ever there is any content from Illustrator in the clipboard. The error repeats consistently until the clipboard is replaced with non-Illustrator content. Please fix.