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Mark LeGrand
After Effects .xml files import
on Jun 14, 2008 at 11:29:14 pm

Hey guys,

I am using M100 producer 12.6 & after effects CS3. I am having difficulty bringing the project timeline into AE. I exported the timeline and got a .XML file, but AE will not recognize the file as legit file. I downloaded the AE importer from the Media 100 website, but I am not sure what to do with the AE_XML_Project_Importer.bundle I downloaded. There is one file already in the Media 100 folder with the same name.


So where do I go from here. Do I put the AE_XML_Project_Importer.bundle in a AE folder?

Any help will be great.

Mark LeGrand
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Chris Clephane
Re: After Effects .xml files import
on Jun 16, 2008 at 3:34:04 am

You need to put the AE importer plugin into the MacintoshHd/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS3/Plugins/Format folder.

Restart AE and create a new Project.
You should be able to OPEN the M100 generated XML file at that point. The AE import dialog (once you single-click on the XML file) will show (Media100 Composition) as the filetype.

"Open" and AE creates a folder with all the media elements and a compsition with your edit/timeline in it.




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Mark LeGrand
Re: After Effects .xml files import
on Jun 16, 2008 at 8:15:04 am

I tried the suggested steps, but without success. What should be the name of this file, and where can I get it. I only have the trial software that I download and converted to a valid copy. No disc. I downloaded the AE file from the website, but this hasn't worked. I have used Media 100 since 2.4 and I am used to the.m1a files and using them with AE.

This is what I tried

MacintoshHd/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS3/Plugins/Format folder.
I placed the below in the folder

AE_XML_Project_Importer.bundle

Media 100 XML Project Importer

(this was already in there) MediaIO Folder > MediaIO2.plugin

MediaIO2.plugin ( I tried to move this from the MediaIO Folder directly in the Plug in Folder AE3 crashed.)

Thanks Mark LeGrand
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Chris Clephane
Re: After Effects .xml files import
on Jun 16, 2008 at 8:15:43 pm

1) As per my directions....this the only thing you should have placed in the plugins/format folder
------> AE_XML_Project_Importer.bundle

2) This is for AE 6.5 only !!REMOVE IT from your CS3 folder!!
-----> Media 100 XML Project Importer

3) Don't mess with this.
----->(this was already in there) MediaIO Folder > MediaIO2.plugin

4) This has nothing to do with Media100 AE imports don't mess with it.
----->MediaIO2.plugin ( I tried to move this from the MediaIO Folder directly in the Plug in Folder AE3 crashed.)


You should have only dragged one file.
EXAMPLE:
http://www.digitalsupercast.com/cow/path.jpg

Once installed correctly, you can confirm correct installation by creating a new project, and then under the IMPORT dialog (I believe I said OPEN earlier) selecting one of your XML files. Single click on the XML file and you shoudl see the following response from AECS3.

http://www.digitalsupercast.com/cow/import_dialog.jpg

Any other result means you added something extra, inadvertently removed something or accidentally put something in the wrong spot.

Good luck.
-C


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Mark LeGrand
Re: After Effects .xml files import
on Jun 17, 2008 at 9:59:35 pm

Thanks for your help Chris.

I have placed all the plug-ins as prescribed in your post, thanks for the images.

I am able open the xml files in After Effects, but I have new issues. Once the xml is in the project window and than I open the comp, I get this message: I tried three different separate projects to confirm my results.

After Effects error: Error (4) reading frame from
file "/Volumes/Weddings 300/080105 Avril Project
Media/Avril pre-NT2-V300".

( 86 :: 2 )



I am unable to view the comp at full resolution. If I toggle to half resolution than everything previews in the comp. I further tested this by try to make movie at full resolution and received the same error message.


I create a XML file on one of the longer timelines. When trying to import this file I received this message.

After effects: AEGP Plugin Media XML
Program Importer: Assertion failed: lastEffectInfo
= = _null at (module info not available) [0x0]


( 5027 :: 12 )


Any ideas?

Mark LeGrand
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Travis Paulding
Re: After Effects .xml files import
on Jul 29, 2008 at 5:46:22 pm

Try renaming your source files. I couldn't figure out the problem with this error message either so i started the general fix attempts. Seems to work fine for me.

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