I followed the directions very closely and actually attempted this from the beginning 2 times.
Where i am having a problem is dragging my comp back to encore. It goes into the encore project menu, but doesn't play the new it shows that it is 3 seconds long. But when i preview it (both in the project menu and after linking it to the button i want) i doesn't play. I know i am probably missing something here just need someone to point it out to me.
Okay let me start over...i think i am talking about two different things here.
1. I am trying to create menu transitions. I create the transition in After effects using a menu from encore. Following the directions of the tutorials i have seen when i have applied the wanted effects I have two options. (as a side note i have only done a RAM preview with this composition in after effects at this point.)
a. Simply Drag the "pre-comp1" clip from the After effects project panel, to the Encore project panel. Or...
b. In encore click File> adobe dynamic link > import composition from after effects.
I have yet to get option a to work, it will only allow me to drag and drop the folder with the name "pre-comp1" into the encore project panel and not the composition itself.
When I use option b i am able to import the composition just fine into the encore project panel.
2. Once i have the composition (pre-comp1.psd.aep is the file extension it now has) in the project panel for encore I use the pick whip from the button transition panel and drag and click on the "pre-comp1" after effects composition. I preview my DVD and when i click the button for my movie and what i get is it plays the AE comp, but with no effects.
The Duration of the Comp is 3 seconds.
The Duration of the Menu which is not a motion menu is obviously 0
(side note i began doing all of this with a motion menu which i thought might have been the problem.)
The solutions you provided me today were to confirm the duration of the comp, and make sure its the same length as the menu. I believe that was a miss communication on my part, because i was mixing motion menus with menu transitions.
You also wanted me to see if there were visible layers in the comp. There are none. So as far as rendering i am at a loss.
Phew. Sorry man for being so dense when it comes to this...just finding out that the learning curve is a steep one. Although you helping me is helping me move along to where someday i can help someone else in need.