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Tweening with alpha color effect breaks export

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2023 Nov 28, 2023

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So I'm working on an animation and I finished the project, and all that's left to do is add some pictures of text that fade in over the top of the animation. To do this, I created a classic tween, the first frame using the Alpha color effect to be entirely transparent, and the next frame being completely opaque so it fades in like I wanted it to. This effect looks fine before I export it. However, when I export it, I get a series of errors and my export is all messed up. The exported video's camera tool doesn't work anymore, along with the text not fading in, and simply appearing. How do I fix this?

 

These are the error messages I get when exporting

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I've also attatched what my export looks like when I don't add the words, and what it looks like when I do add the words.

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Community Expert , Dec 03, 2023 Dec 03, 2023

Thank you, I looked at your file, and unbelievably, the issue is the NAME of one of your layers.

The layer in question is layer "as", inside Folder 1. 

Mario_CR_0-1701617651873.png

Turns out you can't have a layer named "as" with a camera on stage.

Made a test on a new document, previewed the SWF and got the same syntax error.

 

I changed the name and added a "t" which seems to fix it, but you can change it to whatever you want. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.

Mario_CR_1-1701618397789.png

 

On a side note, there are serious workflo

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Nov 28, 2023 Nov 28, 2023

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check your actions panel for inadvertent code/random characters you may have entered.

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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How do I check my actions panel?

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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To export layers with alpha effects and other methods, the solution is to export image sequences, png or jpg, using menu/export movie. From this option, the export is based on what is displayed. When you export as a video, it first makes a SWF and then converts to video, so the effects are not applied.


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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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This worked! I'm still going to try and figure out the solution for how I can export this as an mp4, as it's much more convenient for me and would be nice in the future, haha. Thank you 🙂

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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You could also try removing the frame effect and apply it on the symbol instead. The issue could also be caused by an Actionscript V-Cam, there are a few of those floating around the web, are you using one of these in your project?

What version do you have installed? Is it Animate 24.0 or something else?

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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I tried applying the frame effect to the graphic symbol, no luck. I'm not sure what an Actionscript V-Cam is, so I don't think I've downloaded/am using one. I was running 23.0 so I updated it and tried again, still no luck. I kind of solved it with another suggestion in this thread telling me to export it as an image sequence, but it would be way more convenient if I'm able to get this with the audio intact and not having to figure out how to splice all of the images together. Thanks for the suggestions

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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are you still seeing those syntax errors when you publish/test?

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you can look at your keyframes for a small a at their upper half and/or check the actions panel

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Dec 01, 2023 Dec 01, 2023

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That's strange, could you share your fla with a file sharing service like google drive or wetransfer?

I would like to take a look to see what the problem is.

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Thank you, I looked at your file, and unbelievably, the issue is the NAME of one of your layers.

The layer in question is layer "as", inside Folder 1. 

Mario_CR_0-1701617651873.png

Turns out you can't have a layer named "as" with a camera on stage.

Made a test on a new document, previewed the SWF and got the same syntax error.

 

I changed the name and added a "t" which seems to fix it, but you can change it to whatever you want. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.

Mario_CR_1-1701618397789.png

 

On a side note, there are serious workflow issues with your project like: auto-generated symbols (tween1, tween2, tween3 etc), randomly switching from movie clips to graphics from one frame to another and so on. Although these have nothing to do with the camera problem, learning how to properly use symbols will help you to avoid similar frustrations in the future: https://youtu.be/NO2tcqbOx_U?si=jN619Y41TYF960XN

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Okay that is HILARIOUS??? Thank you so much for helping me out, I have no idea how on earth you managed to figure that out. Thanks for the youtube video on symbols too, I'll take a look at that. You rock man, I hope you have a great day

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you're probably using advanced layers and that layer name is a keyword.

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