Impossible to decrease AE File size

Community Beginner ,
Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hello,

 

I a have an AE file which contains:

- 1 text layer

- 1 solid

- 2 pngs images (50Ko each image) 

When i save my project, the file size is 8Mo.

 

I remove all layers and i save, the file size is 7.9Mo...

 

I really don't understand what is the problem.

Could you enlighten me on the matter ?

 

Thank you in advance

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Do you have any effects on any of these layers? Trapcode Particular, for example makes your .aep larger than you might expect—each instance, in fact, adds about 8 MB to your project file's size, and there's no way to reduce that. 

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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There will always be a base data structure in an AE project file and the references to external assets are only a minor part. There's ll be a default timeline and comp definition in the file, info on the last workspace used and how windows were arranged, the state of certain non-persistent settings and options that aren't stored in the prefs and so on. Anyway, utterly irrelevant for practical purposes...

 

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Hello,

Really no effect, i just use simple expression and play opacity with the text layer.

I just noticed something.
1) I create my aep file (text layer, 2 images, expression)
2) I save the weight is negligible 150Kb
3) I imported an aep file (purchased template) which contains effects and whose weight is around 10MB.
4) I save the weight goes to 10.5MB (logical)
5) I delete the 10MB template and I save again
6) The weight goes from 10.5Mo to ... 10Mo

Could you tell me why please?

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