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Jurjen Versteeg
Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Dec 24, 2013 at 12:48:09 pm

Hi there,

I'm a big fan of the "Take snapshot" function in After Effects when doing my color grading.
Now, all of a sudden the function doesn't work anymore. When I hit the snapshot button, it gives me the typical Apple "Funk" sound and doesn't take a picture.

Any ideas on how to solve this?

Thanks a lot!


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Erik Waluska
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Dec 24, 2013 at 6:58:03 pm

The only thing I can think of is you may have had the project window or info palette or some other window selected when you were trying to use the snapshot function. Select the timeline or comp viewer window and try to take a snapshot.

Erik Waluska
EAWmedia


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Jurjen Versteeg
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Dec 24, 2013 at 9:54:00 pm

Hi Erik,

Thanks. I thought that was the problem too, but it makes no difference :(


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Erik Waluska
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:14:08 pm

Maybe check your keyboard setting haven't changed for some reason:


http://www.bittbox.com/os-x/mac-users-a-note-on-adobe-keyboard-shortcuts

Erik Waluska
EAWmedia


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tad newberry
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:28:53 am

...and where does this snapshot go? i'm simply trying to render out a single frame from AE CC, googling for an answer (tried the help menu in AE), and not finding an answer...

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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Jurjen Versteeg
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Feb 9, 2014 at 8:25:50 am

Hi Tad,

This function doesn't allow you to export stills from your comp, but is only there to compare certain frames when working on grading/compositing e.g.

To export a single frame, just click Cmd+Alt+S and it will be added to your render queue. You can change your export settings there.


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Capt'n Flint
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:41:25 pm

I had the same problem and found the solution by coincidence:

most of the time I work with my old Wacom tablet (6 years+) and I alway got the flash. I used my normal mouse for another program and switched just for a second to AE, pushed the button (old habits die hard) and had to discover that the show-snapshot button works fine. that's it. new input device good, old input device bad.

hope I could help you :)


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Siobhan Bowers
Re: Can't take snapshot in After Effects
on Oct 8, 2014 at 9:48:09 am

Thanks - my wacom intuos 5 pen doesn't work with snapshot playback button but my mouse does :)


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