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Max Wolkowitz
Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:09:37 am

Here's what happens sometimes randomly to me:

My preferred setup is to have my Render Queue window in the same panel as my Composition window. I rarely if ever preview while rendering so this is a good way to avoid having to use the Caps Lock so I can continue about my business. Lately, I will hit the render button, but rather than staying in the Render Queue window it will jump to my Comp window, meaning I can no longer see my progress bar or queue or anything but the preview of what's rendering. Really frustrating. A couple guys I work with have run across this issue too but haven't figured out why it happens or how to avoid it. The weirdest thing is it only happens about 1 in 10 times I open up AE. Most of the time it works the way I'm used to and then without changing any settings it'll suddenly do this stupid thing.

Anyone else having this issue with CC 2015? Anyone find a solution?

Thanks!
max


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Aug 30, 2016 at 3:40:35 pm

You are using 13.8.1, right?

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Max Wolkowitz
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Sep 8, 2016 at 1:21:04 am

I'm in 13.7.16. Has this been fixed in the updates? Thanks for the quick response!


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Eddy Elliott
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Aug 30, 2016 at 9:07:31 pm

Hi Max,

It's a pain for sure. But, one way to avoid this happening is to command (or ctrl) drag the render queue tab to tear it off so the window floats. Then, when you press render, it won't jump to the composition, and you'll have access to the render queue.


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Max Wolkowitz
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Sep 8, 2016 at 1:24:49 am

Thanks for the response. I'm not really looking for a workaround. I know most of them (used to keep my Render Queue window in my timeline panel) and most of them still require keeping Caps Lock on to keep from eating up my RAM and keeping me from using other applications. Just curious to know if anyone knows why this happens inconsistently and if there's a permanent change to fix it.


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Joey Trimmer
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Jan 20, 2017 at 6:17:52 pm

I'm still getting this incredibly annoying issue even after updating to 14.0.1.5 on OSX

Is there no true fix to this still?

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Gates Bradley
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:05:29 pm

One year later, this is still an issue. It's been a problem for me for at least that long, I only just now decided to do something about it. I wanted to keep this thread alive because this is frustrating – if I want to cancel a render, for example, I no longer can.

At this point I guess we are to consider this a bug and not a feature to be corrected?


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Jeff Webb
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Jan 18, 2018 at 2:51:01 pm

Hello, I've only had this issue on a Mac Pro using 3 monitors in High Sierra with After Effects CC 2018. I use Windows 10 at home with 2 monitors and AE CC 2018 with no issue.

My solution has been to close all other tabs except for the Render Queue, before hitting Render. This is not optimal, but it allows you to at least view the Render Queue and allow it to pause or stop if you realize there is an issue with your render or need to shut down. Otherwise, my Render Queue is hidden by a different comp, and the error requires that I force quit my project.

I cannot tell what causes this issue, but at one point after updating my OS, I was not able to right click on objects in my left most monitor in the AE project panel until I checked a box in the System Prefs>Mission Control - checkbox for "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application". I think it could be related to how windows are displayed across multiple monitors? I hope this helps.


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rogelio folgueras
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Jan 24, 2018 at 8:14:39 am

Hi!
I have same problem, I will try the "put the render queue tab floating" in order to keep it on sight.

In meanwhile people with this problem can try cmd + . in order to stop the render instead of force quit the program, it worked for me, thought I don't know the shortcut to pause it, too new with AE.

Thanks & regards


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Ryan Paterson
Re: Render Queue Jumps to Comp Window while Rendering
on Feb 1, 2018 at 4:23:33 pm

Found a pretty simple workaroud- I keep the Render Queue docked as a tab in my Project panel directly to the left of Comp Viewer. When I go to render I make the RQ full screen with the '~' key (it's too small otherwise anyway) and when I hit render it doesnt jump anywhere and doesn't show the comp rendering. Easy!


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