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Dynamic Link to After Effects give me an error

Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2017

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I tried the Dynamic Link method to view a scene created in Character Animator and I got an error.

The error message box reads:

After Effects warning: The file (here it has the location of the file I just dragged) could not be found.

I have the items in a folder on my desktop. Do the files have to be somewhere else for Dynamic Link to work??

Any suggestions?

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Susy

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Dynamic Link to After Effects give me an error

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Jan 13, 2017

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I tried the Dynamic Link method to view a scene created in Character Animator and I got an error.

The error message box reads:

After Effects warning: The file (here it has the location of the file I just dragged) could not be found.

I have the items in a folder on my desktop. Do the files have to be somewhere else for Dynamic Link to work??

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Susy

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 13, 2017

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Strange. Instead of dragging, does importing the .chproj file into AE from File > Import work, or give the same error?

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Jan 13, 2017

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It doesn't recognize the file as something I can import (greyed out).

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Jan 13, 2017

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Oops...I see the problem. I was opening an older version of After Effects. Now I have it. Thanks.

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Jan 13, 2017

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Spoke too soon. Dynamic Links till doesn't work. Import does.

However, when I play back the scene in After Effects...it plays the scene with the slower timing that I originally used to video the animation. I even tried changing the video timing in Character Animator and re-importing the file.

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Susy Garner

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2017

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Is the framerate of your comp the same as the Character Animator project?

What do your preview settings look like in AE? Is there enough of a cache to playback smoothly?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2017

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It seems it takes some time to cache. Works fine. FYI (incase it wasn't clear) Dynamic Link is NOT working. Its OK. Just want y'all to know incase its a bug.

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Jan 19, 2017

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Okay, at least something is working - feel free to file a bug report if the dynamic link error continues. Character Animator Bug Reports

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