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Hugh Donnell
Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:54:56 pm

Hi all,

I'm after rendering a composition from Maya into AE. The duration of these are supposed to be 10 seconds long, but when I bring them into AE they are shortened by nearly half and I can't figure out why. Everything is fine in Maya, they play back for the 10 seconds, but when I look at timeline in AE I can't get it to play past 125 frames (it's supposed to be 240 at 24fps).

My composition settings in AE all check out, 24fps, in at 00000 out at 00240?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:05:56 pm

Your composition settings don't matter for this -- the footage interpretation does. Right-click the footage item, choose "Interpret footage" from the context menu, and make sure that its frame rate is appropriately set.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Hugh Donnell
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:18:44 pm

Thanks for the quick reply! These are .psd image layers I'm using, would that matter?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:28:26 pm

Nope. PSD's are fine. Import the image sequence, get the right frame rate in the Interpret footage settings, and life gets better.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Hugh Donnell
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:03:57 pm

Interesting....I'm looking at the footage stats in the top left when I click on the image layer, and it says (triangle symbol, frames?) 132 @ 24fps.....it can't be exporting properly from Maya...


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:13:43 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:15:28 pm

Yeah, you might want to check your frame rate in Maya. 240 frames is 240 frames. Maybe Maya's skipping some.

But then, the first time you posted, you stated there were 125 frames. Now you say it's 132 frames. Hmmmmm......

Just for the heck of it, how many images are in the folder to which you rendered the image sequence out of Maya? 240? 132? 125? Some other number?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Hugh Donnell
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:39:23 pm

Yea I even tried extending my Maya sequence to 480 frames in the hopes of tricking it and giving me half ha.

I've tried It upwards of a dozen times and it generally comes out as 240 .if's which I then import....currently doing another render so I'll see how many that gives and report back!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:09:27 pm

Wait a minute... "how many that gives"?

What's the frame rate of the comp? The frame rate of the footage and the comp should match or there'll be trouble... but I bet you knew that.

I can't help but think that somethin' ain't Kosher in Maya.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Hugh Donnell
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:26:07 pm

Everything's 24fps all round :(
I can even render what's called a Playblast in Maya, a preview render and it's 10 seconds long.
Thanks, its hard to get a response in the Maya forum!


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Walter Soyka
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:27:50 pm

Have you confirmed you have 240 stills in your Maya output folder?

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Shawn Miller
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:27:13 pm

Have you tried eliminating AE as the culprit by opening the sequence in a different player, like QT or Scratch?

Shawn



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Hugh Donnell
Re: Composition Duration is shortened after importing??
on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:36:21 pm

OK, I SEEM to have gotten it working now!

Through some more playing around with the Batch Render settings in Maya(I turned off auto thread memory and some other things I'm not even sure what does) it appears to have rendered all 240 frames!

Thanks for the help everyone, persistence is key!


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