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Marc LucasImporting an image sequence
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:41:57 pm

Imported a time-lapse of JPegs no problem, after looking at the sequence I wanted to cut a few frames out so I found the individual stills and deleted them (in the Finder) I re-imported and when I come to watch (and render) the deleted frames actually come up in the sequence as the general colour bars as they do when any media is missing. I take it AE looks at a sequence and if there are any numbered frames missing it will include them in anyway and flag them as missing media??

If I was to delete frames again in the Finder where the sequence is located is there a way in AE to import the sequence and not get those dropped frames?

I know I can just cut them in the Timeline but was just curious if there was a workaround to this?


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John CuevasRe: Importing an image sequence
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:36:07 am

Import the sequence and check the "Force Alphabetical Order" box.

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Vishesh AroraRe: Importing an image sequence
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 4:37:39 am

Mr. Lucas
Import the files with "Force alphabetic order" checked as Mr. Cuevas has said. This will skip the missing frames from the sequence.

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Marc LucasRe: Importing an image sequence
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 9:44:17 am

Thanks guys

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