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Poppy Stone
Why is my composition background a frame from a previous project?
on Aug 17, 2019 at 1:59:25 pm

Hello!

I'm relatively new to after effects, and I have a question about my composition background. For some reason, whenever I make a new composition, it says my background is black, but when I make it, the background is a frame from one of my previous projects.

This has happened to me twice now. To fix the problem before, I switched my renderer from Cinema 4D to Classic 3D. Now that the problem has happened before, both renderers have a random frame stuck there. I don't know how to fix it!

I am running After Effects CC 2019.
I'm so sorry if this was confusing!


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Joe Rodgers
Re: Why is my composition background a frame from a previous project?
on Aug 17, 2019 at 6:14:15 pm

It sounds like you need to toggle transparency grid. In your composition window, just to the left of your camera view dropdown is a rectangular icon. Click on that and it should fix the problem.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Why is my composition background a frame from a previous project?
on Aug 17, 2019 at 9:26:15 pm

After Effects saves rendered frames to memory and to disk, to make subsequent previews and renders faster. If you ever see an incorrect stuck frame, try purging that cache:

Edit > Purge > All memory and dish cache...

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Richard Garabedain
Re: Why is my composition background a frame from a previous project?
on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:13:11 pm

it happens all the time...never render without a background or else that will happen


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