Animate skips the first frame of the timeline when exporting video. This then leaves a 2s blank at the start of the video. You can crop this in Media Encoder, but this is very tedius when doing lots of videos. The other way is to export using the 'Time' feild. This ignores the first 2s as default. But i don't want to use this feaure as all my animations are various lengths and it's hard to define exactly how long they are.
Anyone know a way to do this? I'm not sure why the first 2s of blank aren't automaticlly ignored??
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Why do you have two seconds of blank at the start of all your animations if you don't need it?
Thanks for responding. The 2seconds is added by Animate as default. Detail of why explained in my post above...
I did a test where frame one showed a 1, two a 2, and so on. The exported video did repeat the first frame, but then on each frame the number would change. I didn't miss any of the numbers.
Can you show a smal FLA example that gives you two seconds of blackness?
Thanks so much for your response. I've done some tests and you are right, it does work as you say. I think my issue might be a different one. I’m using actionscript to animate. And I think that is the issue.
I've attached a very simple fla to my original message. You can see that within the animation MovieClip, there is another MovieClip called animationPart1. I have to nest these as there are lots of ‘parts’ to the animation.
You can see some simple actionscript tells the MovieClip to not be visible.
When you export the video it ignores this code. Unless it’s on the second frame.
This means I can’t animate anything in code on the first frame.
And side note if you export for 5 seconds it renders 4.29 seconds?
So it’s obviously skipping something?