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Zachary Wilkins
AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 18, 2010 at 11:40:59 pm

Whenever I try to render a comp, the finished file is only two frames long. I've tried multiple comps in the same project using different footage and I've tried changing the output module, but to no avail. I did the exact same render last night using the exact same footage and it worked like a charm.

Can someone help me out here?
Thanks!


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David Johnson
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:19:37 am

Does the render queue say the render completed or failed? If it says it completed, most likely you made an error somewhere ... for example, is it possible the output module somehow got changed to only render a range of timecode that only represents two frames or to only render the work area, rather than the whole comp?


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Zachary Wilkins
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 19, 2010 at 4:18:08 am

It says that it completed. Here is what's going on in the render queue.

http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af232/ZacharyWilkins/Picture3.png


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:18:34 pm

Set your work area to the full duration of the comp:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Zachary Wilkins
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:27:25 pm

I've done that, makes no difference.


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Dave Johnson
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 19, 2010 at 7:30:42 pm

And you're not getting any errors messages?

If not, I'd start looking at each of the things that can make AE go berserk like not having the latest update installed for whatever version you're using, having OpenGL rendering turned on, having multi-frame rendering turned on for a system that doesn't have enough processor power and/or RAM, using sources that are in weird non-standard codecs or stacking way too many lights, cameras, 3D layers and complex effects on a system that can't handle it.

If you've done what Dave said, this is not the issue, but may be worth considering anyway ... your output module is set to only render the work area. That may be the default, but personally, I never use anything other than customized render settings and output modules ... and one of the first things to change is Time Span from "Work Area" to "Comp Length" since it seems asking for trouble to expect anyone to remember to reset every precomp and comp work area before rendering.


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Zachary Wilkins
Re: AE Renders Only 2 Frames Of Comp
on Aug 20, 2010 at 4:23:17 am

Ah spectacular, turning off multi-frame rendering did the trick.

Thanks so much for the assistance!


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