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Mike Prindle
No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Jul 21, 2009 at 6:09:47 am

Has anyone with AE CS4 and Bridge CS4 experienced the same problem as me? When in AE and wanting to apply a text effect preset, I click the "Browse Presets" which takes me to Bridge to choose the desired canned effect. The first time I selected my choice (Text raining in), the preview window in the upper right corner of the Bridge panel would play back the effect sequence of the effect selected - which is what it's supposed to do. But then after the first (and last) occasion of this preview playback, it never would happened again. The playback pointer below the preview window slides across the bar, but the screen remains black - no preview of the effect.

I can't determine if this is a Bridge issue or AE issue.

I can't find a fix that works after checking the Adobe knowledgebase. Anyone experienced this? Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Mike

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Todd Kopriva
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Jul 21, 2009 at 4:20:52 pm

I don't have an answer for why your preview isn't working in Bridge, but I can point you to a web page that contains previews of the animation presets that come with After Effects, including the text animation presets.

See the gallery of text animation presets.

And, by the way, these are not effects. That may just seem like a terminology quibble, but you'll have a lot more success with After Effects if you understand the difference between effects and animation presets.

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Mike Prindle
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Jul 21, 2009 at 11:27:38 pm

Hi Todd,
I am new to the AE product - busy reading books, viewing tutorials, and playing with the basics. Yes, I'm still not too familiar with the technical terminolgy. I am trying to wrap my mind around the seeming immensity of AE and all its functions and features. I'm trying to understand the how's and why's of the functions instead of merely memorizing routines.

Thanks for pointing out the distinct (presets vs effects), and thanks for the references to the sites. I remain amazed at the capacity and potential of this product.

Mike

Sager NP9262 Notebook, Intel Quad Q6600, 4GB DDR2, nVidia 8800m GTX Sli, 3x-Seagate 320GB, WUXGA, Vista Premium-64 - CS4 Prod Prem


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Todd Kopriva
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Jan 14, 2010 at 6:40:26 pm

Responding quite a bit later, now that I found a solution to this. Hopefully, this will help others who search and find this thread. See "Previews won't play in Bridge? Turn on software rendering".

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Angela Wallace
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Mar 10, 2012 at 8:17:34 pm

hi, i turned on software rendering and still cannot see the animation presets. please help!!!! thank you


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Nayan Maharjan
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on May 9, 2011 at 5:04:15 pm

I have the same problem...what is the real deal about this?


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Petch Jay Diaz
Re: No preview in Bridge for text effects presets
on Nov 11, 2012 at 12:50:39 am

You Know I got this problem also but after installing quicktime it finally showed the preview of effects...hope this solution might help....


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Chris Fork
How to preview text effects in Adobe Bridge.
on Dec 10, 2013 at 2:54:10 pm

It´s an After Effects Issue.

Do the following:

1) Save your After Effects Projects and close After Effects.
2) Restart your Computer.
3) Open Adobe Bridge directly from the Start Menu.
4) Go to:

C: -> Programs (x86) -> Adobe -> Adobe After Effects CS4 -> Support Files -> Presets -> Text -> Animate In -> click on "Raining Characters In.ffx"

5) In the right upper corner under "Preview" the sample animation should start play.
6) KEEP Bridge open and open After Effects.

Preview of the Effect should work now in After Effects as well!

Cheers Chris.


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