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Randy Robinson
AE Project Won't Open
on Jun 21, 2018 at 8:05:49 pm

Hey AE Community,

When I try opening ANY AE project the program freezes and I see the spinning wheel of death. I tried creating a new project (which works fine) and importing existing AE projects but the program freezes. I've also tried opening older auto-save projects with no luck.

Mac Pro Late 2013
MacOS High Sierra
Processor 3.7 GHz Quad-core
16gb ram
After Effects Version 15.1.1

MBP Mid 2015
MacOS High Sierra
2.5GHz i7
16gb ram
After Effects Version 15.1.1

Any help would greatly be appreciated!


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Roei Tzoref
Re: AE Project Won't Open
on Jun 21, 2018 at 8:26:11 pm

Try this:
Rename the asset folder of your project. This will force Ae to report the assets as missing and if the project opens you can see it's one of the assets that is causing this.

If this does not work then try uninstalling and reinstalling the software.

If this doesn't work try uninstalling all plugins and scripts.

Also try a different workstation.

Roei Tzoref
2D/VFX Generalist & Instructor
♫ AeBlues Tutorials ♫
http://www.tzoref.com


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Randy Robinson
Re: AE Project Won't Open
on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:20:13 pm

Oh! I got it to work! I'm not positive but there might have been a missing file within my Premiere project that was linked to AE. Maybe y'all can look at my workflow to see if there's a better way I can do this so I don't have any more problems like this in the future.

I created my asset folders (001_video, 002_audio, etc.), created my Premiere folder (003_premiere), I started my project in premiere and dragged the timeline to After Effects (004_aftereffects) so I can add animations. I've never had a problem doing it this way in the past but now I'm questioning if this is the best way to do this.

Thank you again for your help, Roei!


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Roei Tzoref
Re: AE Project Won't Open
on Jun 22, 2018 at 9:36:52 am

Nothing seems wrong with your workflow. When you drag and drop (or copy paste) timelines, you are converting (not linking which is something else) a Premiere project to Ae project (or Vice versa if you want) so if files are missing, you should get a notification about it in Ae.

So not exactly sure why this happened.

Roei Tzoref
2D/VFX Generalist & Instructor
♫ AeBlues Tutorials ♫
http://www.tzoref.com


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