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AE changing composition size results in cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback

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Sep 03, 2020

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First time using AE, was going ok until I went to resize a composition then I got the following error:

 

"After Effects error: Cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback."

 

I have 32gb, 4.1ghz cpu, with 20gb available of ram. I have flushed the cache/database within AE from this tutorial at schoolofmotion and restarted, still I am not able to resize my composition.

 

AE version is 17.1.3 (Build 41) on Windows 10, 1% used of 31.9 GB

 

Stumped since this tanked my project as I can't edit and to rebuild would take hours. Any ideas what else I could try?

 

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AE changing composition size results in cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback

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Sep 03, 2020

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First time using AE, was going ok until I went to resize a composition then I got the following error:

 

"After Effects error: Cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback."

 

I have 32gb, 4.1ghz cpu, with 20gb available of ram. I have flushed the cache/database within AE from this tutorial at schoolofmotion and restarted, still I am not able to resize my composition.

 

AE version is 17.1.3 (Build 41) on Windows 10, 1% used of 31.9 GB

 

Stumped since this tanked my project as I can't edit and to rebuild would take hours. Any ideas what else I could try?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 03, 2020

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The most common cause of this problem is accidentally setting the work area to 1 frame. Try fixing the work area or change the preview settings in the Preview Panel to ignore the work area.

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Sep 04, 2020

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If you use PuppetPin, such an error can occure if comp size changes. 

There are propably other effects been affected by a comp size change.

We need more information about your work, and effects in use.

 

*Martin

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Sep 12, 2020

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Hello! I used puppet pin to make an animation and now I'm having the same issue when I'm trying to resize my composition. Is there a way I can resize my comp without deleting the puppet animations and do them all over?

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Sep 13, 2020

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I'm not sure, but give this a try:

 

Go to File > Scripts > DemoPalette

This is a demo script collection. One of the scripts let you change comp size, including all layers and animations.

 

*Martin

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If you have applied puppet pin to a layer and you need to change anything in the comp it is a really good idea to just pre-compose the puppet pin layer moving all attributes to the new comp. Everything should stay in place and you can then scale, move, and animate the pre-comp as needed.

 

If you have applied puppet pin to a layer you cannot have any layer/transform properties animated or changed. It will completely throw off the mesh that was created as soon as you added the first pin to the layer.

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