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March 2021 After Effects Community Recap

Adobe Employee ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Community Highlight:

Hey everyone!

 

Welcome to the March edition of our community recap. Let's start with my favorite part of this post — the Community Highlight — where we feature one of our community gems every month. This month, our community champion is Roland Kahlenberg. An Adobe Community Professional (ACP) for many years, Roland has been sensational in helping users in our community. He is a regular in the After Effects community with over 2000 posts. His time and expertise are highly appreciated!

 

Roland_K.jpgRoland’s been a Content Producer since the early 1990s. For over two decades he has helped fellow professionals and hobbyists with their Adobe After Effects exploits through various online channels.
Roland has lectured on Adobe After Effects and all aspects of Video Production at undergraduate and post-graduate levels – not bad for a graduate in Economics, from the University of Toronto.


These days, Roland spends his time working on projects for multi-nation brands, government statutory boards and for Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro users, he develops creative tools and intelligent MoGRT templates. Roland’s focus now is on developing full-featured, intelligent content-aware Motion Graphics Templates for bespoke Brands.


Roland is one of a few individuals certified in both Adobe After Effects and BorisFX MochaPro. Mixing Motion Design with Graphics, Visual Effects, and music make perfect sense for a multi-disciplinarian such as Roland.


You can find Roland on various social media channels such as Slack, Facebook, Gumroad (includes free downloads), LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

Top three troubleshooting topics from March:

 

1. Green frames in After Effects 18.0

Some of our users reported that H.264 (MP4) files imported in After Effects 18.0 have green frames. We're investigating the issue. Meanwhile, here is the workaround:

  • Go to Preferences > Import
  • Deselect "Enable hardware-accelerated decoding" under Video Footage
  • Then go to Preferences > Media & Disk Cache
  • Click "Empty Disk Cache" and "Clean Database & Cache"
  • Relaunch After Effects and import the files again

 

2. Dynamic link between After Effects and Media Encoder is unreliable

Some users are unable to send their compositions to Media Encoder after updating to After Effects 18.0. Go through the steps given in this article and follow the next steps: How to fix dynamic link between After Effects and Media Encoder

 

3. Users can no longer see the 1, 2, 4-View option in the Composition Window

There is a known bug in After Effects 18.0 where users are unable to change views as the Select view Layout dropdown doesn't appear in 2D comps. This will be fixed in an upcoming release. The workaround is to add a 3D layer to the comp.

 

Top three how-to topics from March:

 

1. Stabilized Power Pin workflow by Rick Gerard

 

2. Top 5 After Effects Tutorials for March 2021 by LiamCarlin

 

3. Tutorial: Making a galaxy using Trapcode Particular by ShiveringCactus

 

Previous editions of our community recap:

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Crash, Dynamic link, Error or problem, FAQ, How to, Import and export, Performance, Preview, Resources, User interface or workspaces

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Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Roland is a superstar

Love the guy to bits

Such a hunble man and talented as hell

Keep on rockin Roland

 

Your friend

Mo

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Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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Absolutely!

Keep up the great work, Roland.

 

Best,

Rameez

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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You're BOTH insane!!!
AND I LOVE IT!!!

😄

Motion Graphics Brand Guidelines & Motion Graphics Responsive Design Toolkits

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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I don't care about fancy updates. I want this program to run once without crashing or not closing in the background. Thanks.

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