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Jesse Eslinger
Green bar not showing above timeline when previews have been cached.
on Apr 2, 2019 at 3:47:48 pm

When previewing my timeline with spacebar, previews are being cached and playing back just fine. But recently I get no green bar (or blue bar) it only shows the dark grey, as if nothing has been previewed. I have tried the usual: restarts, purging cache, going through settings but I cannot figure this one out. Has anyone else seen this?

See Screenshot below. Everything between blue time indicator and red preview indicator should show a green bar.


After Effects CC 2019 (16.0.1)

iMac Pro (2017)
Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon W
Memory 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4
Graphics Radeon Pro Vega 64 16 GB





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Michael Szalapski
Re: Green bar not showing above timeline when previews have been cached.
on Apr 3, 2019 at 3:21:59 pm

If it's just a cosmetic issue, I wouldn't worry about it too much. However, once you're through with your current project, be aware that a new update for AE was just released today. 16.1.0 just came out. It's got a lot of bug fixes as well as some new features like Content-Aware Fill for video, a new expression editor, and lots more.

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Jesse Eslinger
Re: Green bar not showing above timeline when previews have been cached.
on Apr 3, 2019 at 5:08:37 pm

Thanks for the reply Michael, hopefully the update is the fix. It is more than a cosmetic issue though. Currently I have a 5 minute, very heavy comp and I want to be selective about what sections I am waiting on to be previewed. If playback is slow while a preview is being created, I can't tell if the next 4 minutes need to be previewed (not going to wait for that) or if there are 15 more frames until I can play the whole comp in real-time (I would gladly wait for that). So, it's not the worst thing in the world, but it does have an impact on efficiency.


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Jesse Eslinger
Re: SOLVED Green bar not showing above timeline when previews have been cached.
on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:30:28 pm
Last Edited By Jesse Eslinger on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:33:42 pm

UPDATE: Slightly embarrassing, but deleting preferences fixed it. I just figured this particular glitch couldn't have been caused by preference file but next time I am going to try this sooner. Thanks!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: SOLVED Green bar not showing above timeline when previews have been cached.
on Apr 4, 2019 at 5:20:01 am

Woohoo! Glad it's fixed. ☺

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