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  1. Zero denominator converting ratio denominators 17 : : 18

    For After Effects and Premiere Pro users, we provide a graphic and animation pack, which is used by more than 3000 customers.

    After your last updates, our customers began reporting that they were receiving the unstoppable zero denominator error message when trying to use our library. We have tried to find the source of the problem, but it continues to appear randomly with no logical explanation. As I can see some other users have reported this bug related to Time Remap.

    Here is a sample project file that gives the error.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-9WJGP5JsrmULsGRTIxxxRWbdRUG6bVF/view?usp=sharing

    This bug makes our product unusable to users…

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  2. After Effects 22.4 crashing with Cinema 4D 3D renderer

    After Effects crashes all the time when choosing Cinema 4D renderer for extruding and animating shapes, I have tried reinstalling, clearing preferences and importing the .AEP in a new project or restarting from scratch without success.

    After Effects 22.4
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 64 GB Memory
    Monterey 12.4

    Thanks in advance!

    3 votes

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  3. Instant CRASH when Copy / Paste "Camera Options" of a Camera Layer

    Reproducible crash. Tested on two different workstations. AFX CC 2022.

    1.> Create a camera layer in a comp.
    2.> COPY the "Camera Options" folder of a camera layer.
    3.> PASTE on either the same camera a layer, or a new camera layer, and AFX will crash instantly. No option for crash report.

    Happens every time.

    2 votes

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  4. Memory Leaks errors when exiting the app when a comp uses the Particle Playground effect

    After Effects 22.4 and 22.5 are popping up multiple dialog boxes related to memory leaks in Particle Playground (when used in a composition) if the application is exited without first closing the project.

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  5. Crash when Duplicating Layers v22.5.0

    I found a reproducible crash in AFX CC 2022 - (no crash with CC 2021 and older.)

    This happens with JavaScript expression engine - no crash with legacy ExtendScript engine.

    I have a null layer with a shape layer parented to it.
    The null layer has an expression in the Position property.
    The expression looks at the position of the layer that is "index - 2" above it. (There are two null layers above, so the expression works.)

    When I duplicate the null and shape layer together, then drag then to the bottom of the stack, all is normal.

    If…

    2 votes

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  6. AE crash when deleting expression linked effect

    AE reports 9 expressions error but in theres only 8. If I select and delete CC Toner effect on v2 the app crash. Manually deleting each expession individually is the only way to go but during the process the expression warning message reports an astronomous amount of errors (see 2nd screenshot). Bug has been reported on multiple machine.

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  7. Text Recolor Issue

    I'm having trouble with recoloring text in AE. I highlight one line and it colors 2 lines, or I color a few words and it will color the line below what I had highlighted. I tried bringing the project into a new project in case the original project was corrupt and tried a new text box and typing it in manually, but it keeps ending up the same. Screencapture below: https://www.loom.com/share/1b8eaae9ea264d4c95aebe8cf10a3e73

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  8. Bug: Path Group Mistaken for Mask Crash

    (MacOS - AE version 22.0) When selecting multiple path groups (not the properties) and attempting to hit the shortcut to arrange a layer forward or backward, the program will crash.

    I only came across it accidentally when I thought I had the layer selected and not the path groups.

    I've also attached an error message that pops up when only one of the groups is selected.

    It seems that what's causing it is when path groups are selected, it's confusing them for masks, as seen in the menu command for arranging layers.

    This doesn't seem to happen on Windows from…

    4 votes

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  9. [Bug Report] Adding sourceRectAtTime() Expression Crashes AE

    When attempting to add a sourceRectAtTime() expression to a Mask Path property that references a text layer, After Effects will immediately crash upon evaluation.

    Reproduction steps:
    1. Create a new project
    2. Create a new composition (tested with HDTV 1080 29.97 preset for repro purposes)
    3. Add a text layer
    4. Create a comp-size solid
    5. Add a comp-size mask to the solid by double clicking the mask button
    6. On the "Mask Path" property of the mask created in step 5, add the expression: `thisComp.layer(<name_of_text_layer>).sourceRectAtTime()

    After clicking out of the expression editor and allowing AE to evaluate, After Effects…

    3 votes

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  10. paste html in text box crashes AE

    If you paste HTML code into a text box in AE (like copying and pasting the source code of a website), the interface freaks out and goes into a never-ending error alert loop. The text appears to render correctly on the canvas, but the timeline goes black, suggesting it's related to how AE sets the name of a text layer based on its contents

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  11. BUG: JSON footage files do not auto reload when written by ExtendScript

    If a valid json footage asset is imported into a project and used for Expression data in a layer, and it is subsequently overwritten by an ExtendScript process, After Effects CC 2019 will not auto-refresh the JSON footage item in the project nor in any layer referencing the JSON footage layer. Choosing "Reload Footage" on the json footage item does not seem to do work either — this this did work in CC 2018. However, if focus is removed from AE, and a different process opens and overwrites the source of a JSON footage item, then focus is returned to AE,…

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    Thanks for posting this bug, Arie.

    After an extensive back and forth with our developers, we’ve concluded that yes, there’s a bug here. We’ll need to investigate further what’s going on, but the problem appears to connected to the fact that it’s a script, being run by After Effects, that is updating the JSON file.

    There was some confusion as to whether we’d expect this to work automatically, without manually calling the Reload Footage command (either in the script or via UI), but that the behavior changed between releases of After Effects tells us that something in the code changed and we should understand why.

  12. Master Properties bug (String Memory Leak)

    If I use Master Properties to edit text inside a pre-comp, I get a "string memory leak" error when I quit After Effects. If I then clear the custom text by clicking the "Pull from Master Comp" icon, and then save and re-open After Effects, I no longer get the error (at least until I edit the text again through Master Properties).

    As an example, I have attached two files. The file with text edited through Master Properties gives me the error upon quitting AE. The other file is identical, except that the text has not been edited through Master…

    19 votes

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  13. Mesh warp bad parameter bug

    Exporting from premiere I got an "Unable to create frame" error on an AE linked comp (error code -160962695). The comp was an animation of a PNG graphic with some Mesh warp "glitch" effects.

    Tried to render from AE, initially got an error about the memory requirements of the frame while in 32bpc color (error 12804) but after switching to 8bpc I started to get a different error, after that point it was the same error in either 32 or 8pbc.

    The final error was a Bad parameter error (error 516) and I discovered that it was the animated Mesh…

    8 votes

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    Thank you for sharing the project file. I was able to reproduce the problem, both with your project and by replicating the conditions of the bug from scratch.

    This is a bug which has existed in the Mesh Warp effect for a long time. At this time we do not plan to fix it, because the conditions of the bug are uncommon and easy to work around. But we will leave this bug in “Under Review” state to allow people to continue to vote on it. If this problem is more common that we assume, we can raise the priority and fix this in a future update.

    The problem is a combination of a high-resolution layer and moving the mesh warp points a great distance outside of the bounds of the layer.

    In this case, your layer is greater than 8000×5000 pixels, though scaled down to 10%, and one of…

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  15. Team Projects in AE crashes every time you try and copy a PSD from one composition to another

    I'm trying out team projects for the first time with 2 other animators. I created a master team project file that they are trying to incorporate their existing AEP files into. Each animator imported their old AEP files into the team project. They need to copy layers from their imported comps and paste them into compositions that I made in the team project. Every single time they hit command C to copy the layers from their imported projects, AE crashes and shuts down completely without warning. This was reproducible on different computers on different Adobe accounts. It also happened on…

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  16. Advanced Puppet Pin Reordering Bug

    CC2018 (15.1.0-build166) / MacOS 10.12.6

    I am not able to change order of advanced puppet pins after pin position has been modified. Doing so kills preview and breaks mesh. If I revert back to original order, preview is restored and mesh works again.

    I'm able to recreate this problem on multiple machines.

    1. Apply puppet mesh to layer
    2. Add 2+ pins to mesh
    3. Adjust position of pins
    4. Change order of Puppet Pins
    5. Move layer position (not sure if this is necessary)
    6. Adjust position of pins

    Sometime works for a few seconds after, but eventually preview will fail. revealing mesh will show…

    3 votes

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