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Bryant CoffeyAfter Effects CS5 locks up when importing PSD file as composition
by on Apr 20, 2011 at 2:47:17 am

Hey all,

I'm having a strange deal happening with the new AE CS5 while importing a photoshop document. I have quite a few layers and it was quite large, however, I also scaled it down and tried it that way as well. I import as composiiton, merge layer styles and disable the Photoshop 3d. I get it imported as usual, then a thinking mouse pointer, then beach ball of death. Mac OS X Snow Leopard, MBP 17" 2.3 Quad 8 Ram. File sizes tried as follows with the PSD ->

5007x1853 -> 206.9MB
2918x1080 -> 76.6MB
1920x711 -> 36.3MB

The PSD file is also an RGB colorspace. Any ideas as to what might be happening here? Thanks!

Bryant


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Michael SzalapskiRe: After Effects CS5 locks up when importing PSD file as composition
by on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:08:09 pm

Does it do it with other PSD files or just that one?
How about if you reboot, start a new project and try to import that PSD file into the new project?

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Bryant CoffeyRe: After Effects CS5 locks up when importing PSD file as composition
by on Apr 20, 2011 at 8:36:37 pm

Well, I just quickly threw together a psd and it imported as a comp with the layers... So seemingly it would just be this file. It's fairly complex but I wouldn't think that that would matter...Attached is a few images

1) The completed painting
2) The layer structure in PSD

Anything look odd as to why it wouldn't work?

Thanks.

Bryant







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Dave LaRondeRe: After Effects CS5 locks up when importing PSD file as composition
by on Apr 20, 2011 at 9:54:46 pm

I see two things that can be eliminated from the image: the fog and the lightning; I presume you'd want to animate both of them in AE.

Then flatten everything except for the layers that compose the foreground, midground, background, etc. I understand that this may be impossible, and that you'll have to ask us, "How do I accomplish this specific effect?" rather than, "How do I get this into AE?"

I'm also unsure that the "8" in the phrase Mac OS X Snow Leopard, MBP 17" 2.3 Quad 8 Ram" means; I'll assume it means 8GB RAM. I wouldn't try to use multiprocessing if that's the case. I don't use multiprocessing on my dual quad-core Mac Pro at work, because I know multiprocessing isn't effective on it and it's oftentimes detrimental... especially with big images.

And as always, Turn off Open GL for rendering. Previewing? It's okay. Rendering? Nope.

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