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#1 jan

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Hello people
As a last chance for resolving my problem i post my symptoms here.
From time to time AE is losing the path of my footages. (Tif sequences, with or without alpha, 8 or 32bit) It's random. The files aren't moved or copied over. And i have to relink each sequence when i reopen a project. Sometimes not. What a pain.
I don't know what to do. And i have no idea where it could come from.
CS 5.5, Snow leopard. Internal Sata disk. Macpro.

Did someone already encountered that problem?

Thank you.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

Perhaps something with the file names?

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#3 jan

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

Do you see something wrong here?
/Volumes/1,5To/PC3 renders/insert_copper/BG/Main/BG_Main.1.tif

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

Well when i checked "force alphabetical order"
The footage name goes from BG_Main.[1-240].tif to Main (the name of the folder containing the sequence)
After a few reopenings the sequence seems to be recognized but it's hard to tell since it's random.
And if it's working I need to change the tokens for my render folders.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

I'll try to change the padding that seems to be the issue.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Do you see something wrong here?
/Volumes/1,5To/PC3 renders/insert_copper/BG/Main/BG_Main.1.tif

Is that a comma in between the 1 and 5? Don't use anything other than letters, numbers and underscores.
Also, always pad the sequence with zero's, i.e. 0001.
I'm not sure if these are what's causing your problem, but it def helps in not causing others.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

might be worth only using one DOT in the fileextension.

/Volumes/1,5To/PC3 renders/insert_copper/BG/Main/BG_Main.1.tif

BG_Main DOT 1 DOT tif

ive always found best to use one dot.





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