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this morning i noticed one of the biggest AE bugs I ever had and still have no solution other than recreating days of work with a deadline right around the corner 😄
The Problem: I Try to open a Project that I worked on last week, but I only get the Message "Error attempting to duplicate a text object. Skipping the Text Layer ( 76 § 53 )" multiple times.
I dont know what to doo.. While writing this i thought that it is maybe an update? and it could be the 18.2.1 update from last week?! (shame on me that i still have those on automatic) I will try an older version.
If it's text realted, start by considering whether or onot you may have added a different font recently or changed a language setting on your system. From the warning it simply seems to me that for whatever reason AE is simply unable to access this stuff which may be a Unicode/ OpenType issue with a "bad" font messing up the font list. Similarly, I could imagine that specific text expressions may cause mayhem, so check that, too.
thank you for your quick reply!! And I think youre exactly right. I use some Google fonts in the project and after opening it with 18.2 it just says that it cant read the font database. So I will try to fix that problem now!
Yes!! I cleared the database and the Cash - reinstalled the fonts and everything loads normal (even the other elements)!
Thank you very much!! But its very interesting that both AE versions had different Error messages and that they skipped other elements as well. So it caused some mayhem indeet 😄
I ran into the same problem this morning, just out of the blue. I hope the fix works for me, too. However, I haven't installed any fonts, or added any to the project. No language change, either. I was working on it Friday, closed it to work on something else, and now am getting this error message. Wish me luck.
Followed those steps and it worked like a charm. Thanks!
Hey, how do i clear out my cashe?
Same here. Cleared the cache, no new fonts or system language changes. Very frustrating. I was fine a couple days ago.
I've even uninstalled and re-installed with no luck. Had a feeling I shouldn't turn on auto app updates.
I had the same problem and hadn't installed any new fonts. None of my files were working. I spent 30 min on Adobe Support and didn't get any help. I re-installed the 18.2 version of After Effects and my files opened up again. All that after resetting my preferences, cache, etc. So frustrating. I would suggest NOT to use 18.2.1 until the bugs are all sorted out.
I was on the phone with Adobe support for 1.25 houers yesterday and came to the same conclusion. Even th Beta version of the next AE didn't work. PR same issue.
Frustrating, for sure. But at least I'm back in business.
Yes, I have the same issue. And it is working fine in AE 2020 and not working in AE 2021. For it is an updated version issue.
Thx Mylemium for the tip.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work.
If anyone has a step by step to correctly clean the system cache in WIN10.
On my WIN10, I have used iSumsoft System Refixer, and also the old school method deleting the FNTCACHE.DAT at the end...