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Dynamic Link issue with AE 2020

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Apr 19, 2020

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Recently I switched from After Effects CC 2018 to After Effects 2020, and I have been having an issue. I typically render through Media Encoder, but when I go to render my project from AE 2020 it says it is not able to connect to the Dynamic Link server. I discovered the reason for this was because I had third party plugins that were not properly downloaded into the newer version of After Effects. So, I deleted them from After Effects and re-downloaded the plugins. However, when I go to render it, I am still presented with the same issue. I am wondering if the plugins are in the incorrect folder. Could someone please let me know how to fix this? Thank you! *AME and AE are both 2020. 

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Dynamic Link issue with AE 2020

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Apr 19, 2020

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Recently I switched from After Effects CC 2018 to After Effects 2020, and I have been having an issue. I typically render through Media Encoder, but when I go to render my project from AE 2020 it says it is not able to connect to the Dynamic Link server. I discovered the reason for this was because I had third party plugins that were not properly downloaded into the newer version of After Effects. So, I deleted them from After Effects and re-downloaded the plugins. However, when I go to render it, I am still presented with the same issue. I am wondering if the plugins are in the incorrect folder. Could someone please let me know how to fix this? Thank you! *AME and AE are both 2020. 

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Apr 19, 2020

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Your builds have to be of the same version. Your system must be compatible. Without workflow and system details it's pretty hard to make a reasonable guess. I'm having no problems OSX 10.14.6 and all current releases of AE, Media Encoder, Premiere Pro.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2020

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I have the latest CC 2020 versions: After Effects 17.1.1 and AME 14.3 and am running Catalina 10.15.2 on my iMac. I started having this issue several months ago and have diligently upgraded to the latest versions in both applications with the hope and expectation that this issue was going to FIXED. My workflow is severely comporomised by having to render everything in AE and then again in AME to get an MP4 result...and why did AE get rid of the H.264 ouput??? Please advise and thank you!

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Apr 23, 2020

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Hi athenagigi,

 

We understand that this isn’t an ideal situation for you and the After Effects team has been working hard to fix it. The good news is that they are testing a fix in the latest beta build of After Effects. If you’re interested to give it a shot, you can download the beta version from your Creative Cloud desktop application. Choose the Beta apps category on the left side in the Creative Cloud desktop app. Beta apps are a separate install and don’t interfere with other Adobe apps.

More info on public beta:
Blog: https://theblog.adobe.com/introducing-public-beta/
FAQ: https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/creative-cloud-public-beta.html

Let us know if the beta version fixes this for you.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Apr 23, 2020 1
New Here ,
Apr 23, 2020

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I was having this same problem. Downloading the betas for the new encoder and the new AE worked for me.

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May 18, 2020

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SAME HERE! The problems were instantly solved by installing the beta. This problem came out of nowhere on both my laptop and desktop and was starting to go crazy.

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May 04, 2020

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I was like, destroy-the-computer livid pissed I couldn't get AME to work. Luckily, installing the beta version of the apps fixed it. Thank you, Nishu.

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May 04, 2020 1
Adobe Employee ,
May 05, 2020

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Glad that it worked and thanks for sharing your feedback. Feel free to reach out if there are any other questions.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Aug 30, 2020

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It's a shame that ALL official Adobe releases nowadays are so buggy that they feel like BETA releases.

I updated both AE and AME to the latest versions (17.1.3 for AE and 14.3.2 for AME) and I still get the same issue on a pretty new Mac with 16GB Ram.

Any ideas when a possible solution is coming soon because after all this is quite a fundamental feature.

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Aug 30, 2020 2
Adobe Employee ,
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Hi all,

 

After Effects version 17.1 has been released with a fix for this issue. Please install the update and see how it goes.

Let us know.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Jun 03, 2020

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I've just recently updated all my apps with no issues before and I'm now having they dynamic link issue that the people above are describing.

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Nov 25, 2020

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The issue is still not fixed.
Working with After Effects 17.5.1 (Build 47) and Adobe Media Encoder Version 14.6 (Build 42). Has anybody a solution.
I'm desperate, good projects that needs to be finished .... 

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Jun 04, 2020

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I have updated my After Effects and ME to the recent releases in hopes to solve this sudden issue! I havebeen frustrated with this problem for almost a week now. The new update DOES NOT work for me! Not only is the preview (when it eventually links to the project) show that the colours are completely changed to bright greens and pinks from blacks and browns, it has now started interfering with my Macbook Pro, causing it to freeze and crash. Our work in the industry using after effects for whatever reason is often dependent on our speed and how quickly we can deliver a high quality product, THIS PROBLEM has completely thrown me off my workflow and has added hours to my render time and delivery speed! This is unacceptable! For any other users experiencing this problem, for me the only work around is to render natively in After effects (and as we all know this takes forever) then to take the MOV and transfer it to Media encoder removing the issue of the Dynamic link problem. Adobe, PLEASE FIX this??? Im struggling to understand how these updates have been allowed to be released? I understand that the updates get tested before hand by professionals and within the team, but HOW were they able to render through Media Encoder without experiencing the same problem?? 

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Sep 01, 2020

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Same here. No Ae -> Me rendering. No warp stabilzing. No camera tracking. I als am a design proffesional. Freelance and im having seriouse delivery issues now. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!

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