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AE 18.1 crashes when switching between comps

New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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I've been having tons of issues with AE2021 18.1 today. I have three comps open in my timeline. I copy a shape from one comp, go to click on one of the other comps and AE lock up. Even if I just go a comp on the timeline, without copying anything, and click on another comp on the timeline, AE locks. I get the spinning beachball and have to force quit every time. It's extremely hard to work when I can't view other comps I've worked on.

 

 

Big Sur 11.1

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

2.7 GHz 12-core 

64GB DDR3

AMD FirePro D7000 6 GB

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New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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I tried reinstalling AE and the same issue happens.

 

It looks like when I click on the second comp, both comps are highlighted and I get the spinning beachball.  It's not unselecting the first comp I was on. 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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Hi Brian,

 

Sorry for your issue.

To me, it sounds like an issue with this particular project. Before coming to any conclusion, let's try to find out what's happening:

  • Create a new project and a similar setup of Compositions and see if you get the same issue.
  • Are you using any third-party plug-in into the project?
  • Do you get any crash report?

Meanwhile, you can try resetting the preferences of After Effects.

Let us know.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Community Beginner ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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This is happening to me, too. It's only since I installed AE v18. It's driving me totally crazy. It happens about 75% of the time in any given project. I can have several comps open on the ribbon, click on one and then AE crashes. Or AE will crash if I click on a comp in the Project panel. It's rendering AE almost unsuable. I'm on a Mac with a dual display, if that helps (I know18.0 on Windows was crashing like this with dual displays) but even on 18.1.0 it's still crashing for me on Mac.

 

It's got to the point where I either have to downgrade to v17 or stop using AE altogether.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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I'm getting this issue also.

Simply selecting a different comp timeline (alredy open in the timeline panel) causes AE to crash.

I'm downgrading untill this is fixed.

 

Big Sur 11.4

AE 2021 (18.2.1)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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It’s driving me crazy. Every iteration of v18 has had the problem. Adobe claims it fixed it on PC, but my dual-monitor Mac setup continues to crash all the time. I’ve stopped using the second monitor, because when I do use it, my projects take four times as long to complete.

Sent from my iPhone.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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To clarify, this happens both when switching from a nested comp timeline to the container comp timeline by selecting it in the timeline panel, or via the mini flow as well as the reverse direction... so opening a precomp (comp as a layer) by double clicking the layer in the container comp. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Yes, and also just going from one unrelated comp in the ribbon to another. It renders AEctotally unusable with two monitors.

Sent from my iPhone.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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THIS! I'm also experiencing this too, Big Sur 11.5.2, iMac 27 2019 64gb Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB


Driving me nuts - I've tried trashing prefs but it doesn't do anything. I'm desperate for help.

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