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After Effects 2020 unable to obtain dynamiclink project

Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2020 Apr 21, 2020

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Hello,

when i try to 3D Camera Track my footage, it says that AfterEffects is unable to obtain the dynamiclink proj.

There is no dynamic link project. The only Adobe software installed is AfterEffects (and Creative Cloud)

 

This makes no sense to me.

Btw: CreativeCloud is unable to connect to my Internet (i dont know why)

I already checked my firewall settings.

Maybe thats important for fixing.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Please share the following information so that we can understand the issue better.

  1. What are your system specifications (CPU, GPU, RAM, OS)?
  2. What is the exact version of After Effects are you using: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/faq-how-to-find-the-exact-version-of-after-effects-you-...
  3. Is it happening with a particular project or all of them?

 

We're here to help, just need more info.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 22, 2020 Apr 22, 2020

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Hello and thanks for replying,

 

My system specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

RAM: 32GB (DDR4)

OS:

     Edition: Windows 10 Home

     Version: 1909

     Build: 18363.778

 

Exact version of After Effects: 17.0.6 (Build 35)

 

This is happening in all of my projects (even on those on my Mac). But this error is only showing up

after a period of time. When I create a new project, I can track without any errors. When ive done some work on the project and try to track a shot, the error appears. (I dont think this is caused by a Plugin, as on my Mac I only use Adobe Stock Plugins.)

 

I know, this sounds stupid but I cant figure it out either.

 

Cheers,

Lewin

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Contributor ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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Same problem on a MacPro 2019 / 3.2Ghz / 16 Core / 96GB ram / AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32 GB

 

Just to inform, Nishu: why is Dynamic Involved in Camera Tracking?

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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I'm having the same issue. I reinstalled everything and same deal. AE 2020 on a PC

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2020 Apr 24, 2020

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I'm having the same issue when I try to add warp stabilizer or try to render through media encoder. 
Very frustrated not being able to stabilize shots or even render my project out. Please fix this adobe.

Thanks. 

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New Here ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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I am having the same issue but the odd part is that I was able to track camera just a few minutes ago but now I can't.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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yea same when I make a new proj it works but later it doesn't 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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I have beein facing the same issue as well from last 3-4 days, before that it was working just fine, may be some bugs in the latest update? Adobe, please do the needful, it i blocking our work. I am using AE 17.0.6 (Build 35). I have turned-off the firewall and tried as well, still no luck.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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I have the exact same issue. In the project that I am working on I am unable to render out of Media Encoder and Warp Stabilizer fails with the error "unable to obtain dynamic link project".

I have imported an older aftereffects-project i the project where I get the error. Starting a fresh project resolves the error. 

So older project-files may be what is causing this bug, as other people have mentioned in this thread.

 

After Effects 17.6.0

OSX 10.14.6 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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HI All, I have found the solution, it's an issue with AE latest update (17.0.6), switching back to version 17.0.5 (Build 16) solves the issue for me.

 

Adobe, the latest update is broken, please release a patch ASAP.

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New Here ,
May 02, 2020 May 02, 2020

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Incredible, this was my issue, on two separate systems. Reverted back to 17.0.5 and it's working as normal. The latest 17.0.6 build is definitely broken. Thank you!!

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2020 May 02, 2020

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cdm_vfx, glad to know that your problem is resolved.

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New Here ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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Did anyone find a solutions to this issue? 13.5.20 and it's still happening.

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New Here ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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So after speaking to a technitian on Adobe, they told me to start a new project. So I did using the same footage and it worked.

 

Tech - "It might be possible that application is using cache files for the previous project and in them already tracker is being used"

 

Problem solved...I guess.

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Community Beginner ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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it always works with new projects. but it's a real pain to import everything into a new project 😞

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New Here ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Wouldn't you just be able to clear your cache and it would work perfectly??? Seems pointless making a whole new project...

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Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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*Obviously* not. That's the first thing we would try to do

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" Stay Super Heroes! "

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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Yes, the "staritng a new project" fix worked for me as well, which is a real pain in the a** as I use a very complicated template for EVERY shot in a given project. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to try importing my template into a new project and then re-saving it out.....yay Adobe. 

 

 

Mac Pro (2019) 3.2 GHz 16-Core Intel Xeon W 96 GB 2933 MHz DDR4 AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32 GB

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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I'm on AE 2020 (17.1.1 build 34) on Windows 10 Pro and had the exact same issue.
- Enabling all the firewall access I could for AE 2020 did nothing.

- Starting a new project in AE 2020 doesn't change the issue on my setup, until...

- ... I closed AE 2020, opened AE 2019, stabilized my shot (it worked fine here), closed AE 2019, opened AE 2020 and did the whole thing all over again (new project - did not open the AE 2019 file).

 

And now it seems to work consistently in AE 2020 - even on older projects that I never did any Warp Stabilizing on.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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The new project work around is a joke... This really needs to be addressed immediately.

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Contributor ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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I have a slightly differnt situation, but the same "unable to obtain dynamiclink project" error.

As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had to be extended in length. So, naturatly I had to re-analyize that clip and re-stabilize it. However, now I'm getting the dreaded "unable to obtain dynamiclink project" error message.....but there IS NO DYNAMIC LINK PROJECT as I didn't create one. What's frustrating is that I tried replacing the clip, and reapplying warp stabilizer, but I still get the same error message. So now I am unable to use my project.

I have tried importing the files into a new project, but no luck. I copied and pasted the existing files into a new project, but again, no luck. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated, to avoid completely rebuild my complex AE project.

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Explorer ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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Here's what I did. 

I had ONE comp in my project that was breaking it. SO.....I made a copy of the project and deleted comps one by one to see which one was breaking it. And I found the culprit....I think this happens especially when you import legacy projects. 

That way you might not have to rebuild the whole thing, just one of the comps. Give that a try.

 

And yes, my problem stemmed from a project template that I'd been using for a really long time. So I only had to rebuild one tiny comp. 

 

Good luck brother! 

Mac Pro (2019) 3.2 GHz 16-Core Intel Xeon W 96 GB 2933 MHz DDR4 AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32 GB

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Same issue still using AE 18.0.0 on a brand new iMac. This thread has been up for more than a year, with more than a dozen people saying that it's a problem, and it's unfathomable that Adobe hasn't addressed this issue. I spend more time trying to figure out why my Adobe products aren't working than actually using them. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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I've been in the middle of a Covid delayed project since I last complained about this and to be honest just haven't bothered upgrading mid project. So it's very annoying to hear these issues are still occuring. I have to start a new project just to track a camera then collect that comp to load back into the original project. AE offers a lot but fails in so many other ways. I also have an ongoing issue that when it crashes (and we all know it likes to do that with plug ins) I just have to reboot the iMac immediately as AE takes forever to reload, pausing at Initialising MediaCore and then it's extremely unstable. Sometimes it's reboot after reboot.

But not being able to track a camera in an existing project is complete BS and I'm surprised it's still going on.

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