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AE Beta Crash with evalScript

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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The latest AE Beta crashes when performing evalScript() from an extension panel simultaneously with certain actions in AE itself.

 

Replication using sample CEP panel from the Adobe-CEP repository:

 

  • Open the AfterEffectsPanel extension in the latest AE Beta
  • Open the panel debugger in chrome: http://localhost:7777/
  • Navigate to the console tab
  • Create a function that calls evalScript:
function fun() {window.__adobe_cep__.evalScript('JSON.stringify(app.project.activeItem.name)', (res) => console.log(res))}
  • Call that function on a regular interval:
setInterval(fun, 500)
  • Console should be outputting comp name every 0.5 seconds
  • Now create a shape layer using the rectangle tool (Q). This is one example of an action that will cause a crash, but there are others.
  • AE Crashes and exits:

    Screen Shot 2022-10-12 at 8.54.07 AM.png

 

 

 

 

This is a huge issue for extension developers, so I hope to get some traction on this before the next AE general release.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

Hi @Cameron J,

Thanks very much for reporting this issue and for the detailed steps to reproduce the crash. We are also able to reproduce this crash in the latest Beta builds and have opened up a ticket to investigate.

 

Thanks again,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team  

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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Hi @Cameron J,

Thanks very much for reporting this issue and for the detailed steps to reproduce the crash. We are also able to reproduce this crash in the latest Beta builds and have opened up a ticket to investigate.

 

Thanks again,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team  

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Great, thanks!

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