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Luke BesseyComposition not showing up in the preview panel
by on Nov 29, 2012 at 7:45:03 pm

I am working on a very large project with hundreds of compositions. Most of them show up in the preview window when I scrub the timeline. A few of them used to show up and now do not. The compositions that have disappeared are full of animations using Illustrator files. When I render the project all the content is there, but I would like to know why it has disappeared from my preview window.

Also, when I enter the composition in question it does show up in the preview window. It is only when I am viewing the ultimate parent composition that the content disappears. In other words, I am nesting a bunch of comps within a main comp, and its when I am in this main comp that the nested comps' substance is invisible.

I have one comp that is giving me this problem that actually disappears halfway through the scrubbing. It is a 10 second scene of a guy swatting bugs. The first five seconds show up in the main parent comp and then the last 5 seconds are black screen. When I enter this comp the whole thing is there.

When I turn off continuously rasterize it fixes the problem. But I swear that I used to be able to see the whole comp while keeping continuously rasterize on!

I hope this made sense. Thanks for any advice!


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Todd KoprivaRe: Composition not showing up in the preview panel
by on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:54:41 pm

What version of After Effects?

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Luke BesseyRe: Composition not showing up in the preview panel
by on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:59:06 pm

CS6. It is definitely the continuously rendering option. I have grown accustomed to this option complicating 3D layers, but this problem is new. Thanks!


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Todd KoprivaRe: Composition not showing up in the preview panel
by on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:20:55 am

Please submit a bug report here:
http://adobe.ly/ReportBug

If you're able to send us the project for investigation, please say so in the bug report, and the person processing the bug report can respond with FTP information.

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Luke BesseyRe: Composition not showing up in the preview panel
by on Dec 3, 2012 at 7:32:36 pm

Thanks, but I have solved it. Just needed to turn off continuous raterize on the parent composition.


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