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  • How is CC 2015? Bugs?

  • Brent Taylor

    June 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I’m looking forward to the update but wondering if I should finish my previous projects first. In the past, updating has sometimes caused problems when I bring in my working files from the previous version. How has it been for everyone?

  • Walter Soyka

    June 18, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I’ve been moving back and forth between 13.2 and 13.5 without incident.

    Because this update to Ae is still a 13.x release, the project files are compatible without the need to save down.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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  • Claude Rozsa

    June 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

    It is advised even by the Adobe moderators to always finish projects with the initial version used to prevent any unwanted surprise due to unforeseen bugs.

  • JP Pelc

    June 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I certainly wouldn’t upgrade until your project is finished. You never know what might be slightly changed in the new version that will have a huge effect on your final composite.

  • wouter sel

    June 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    it feels rather buggy to me – previews and cache handling seem choppy, audio playback stutters
    (video card driver and audio driver are up to date)
    🙁

    Also experienced some plug ins that got left behind with the update;
    the update took some but not all my 3rd party plug ins from cc2014 to cc2015

    I wouldn’t advise switching yet,
    I’m thinking of moving my projects back to CC 2014.

  • Nico Jones

    June 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I’ve had no issues with CC2014 projects being broken in CC2015…but it’s got some really fundamental bugs at the moment. Like the chap above, I’ve found the preview system to be pretty much unusable. And if i’m dragging keyframes around, they’ll keep dragging even when I’ve rereleased the mouse. I’m sure it’ll be great once they sort it out, but until then, it ain’t great.

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  • Walter Soyka

    June 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Here’s a list of known issues with 13.5: https://adobe.ly/1K7iea4

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • Steven Anderson

    July 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Major bug in AE 2015! If you are using Warp Stabilizer or Camera Tracker DO NOT INSTALL until the preview issues are resolved! These functions will cause your keyboard and mouse to become unresponsive and essentially lock-up!

    Adobe’s solution:
    “Deleting those effects from the layer(s) will prevent the problem from occurring.”

    My response: *Face-palm*

  • Tim Kurkoski

    July 4, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Steven,

    To be 100% clear, I did not include that statement as a solution for the problem, it was to illustrate that those effects specifically will cause the bug and that the bug doesn’t occur when they are not present.

    To dig a little deeper on the bug: what happens is that the Warp Stabilizer VFX and 3D Camera Tracker effects cause After Effects CC 2015 (13.5) to delay processing of mouse and keyboard input during frame renders. Input messages go into a queue which is being tied up waiting for those effects to respond. If you get stuck in this situation, I have found that quick and repeated inputs, such as clicking on a menu title or pressing the Esc key quickly and repeatedly, _may_ force the messages to the top of the queue.

    If these two effects are a part of your workflow, the best workaround is for you to use After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) until we resolve the bug.

    We do realize that this is a significant bug in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5), and have a fix for it (which I have personally tested) planned for the update we intend to release later this month.

  • Allan Houston

    July 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Agree with the above posts.

    The new big releases do tend to have bugs so a little restraint is required. DEFINITELY finish current projects.

    I have completed a couple of small projects in Premiere 2015 without too much hassle but the biggest annoyance as the dynamic link between AE and PP. If you import an AE comp, sometimes it doesn’t appear in the list of comps in a project in the import dialogue, so I had to export from AE and import the rendered mov or mp4, rather than “render and replace” on the timeline.

    I think a few times the “replace with after effects comp” command created the comp in AE but in Premiere there was an error and I was left with the original clip so, again, I had to render from AE and import in PP.

    A few other bugs were present but I can’t remember the specifics. They were fairly small projects so I didn’t get to give it a full Audio Editing workout etc. My current projects, I still have in 2014. I am excited to try out the new features like the morph transition in the future though as I edit a lot of talking heads!

    AE comps seemed to play better directly on the PP timeline though (when I was able to import them or “replace with…”).

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