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  • Nico Jones

    October 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

    HI there,

    I’ve seen this error posted about a couple of times, but none of the solutions are working for me…

    I’m working in AE with some shape layers parented to nulls, parented to other nulls etc etc. I keep getting the following errors, not only when rendering, but also when working…

    Cannot normalise zero-vector (17::52)
    Unable to invert matrix (17::45)

    It seems to happen when I switch to full quality preview, and then obviously when I render. Happening on a mac pro and macbook pro, latest CC and CS6.

    I can only pin it down to parenting to shape layers. If I precomp the layer and don’t collapse the transformations, it’s ok, but that’s not really a solution as I need to use shape layers, and already built a load of stuff at quarter quality that would be a real pain to go back and convert to non-rastered shapes.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks,

    nj

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Nico Jones

    October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

    And now it’s happening at quarter res, and it’s deadline day, and this is grim, grim, grim.

    Oh, and tried turning off new snapping feature. No dice.

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Nico Jones

    October 9, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Ok, turning all scale attributes from 0 to 0.1 seems to have solved it, as per this post I eventually found…

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1307280#5727334

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Nico Jones

    October 9, 2013 at 11:23 am

    OK, now it’s happening when I try to rotate a null that stuff’s parented to. I’ll just resign myself to never parenting anything to anything until the next update. *update* – think I just hadn’t scaled some bits to 0.1…ignore my ramblings.

    http://www.hiddendoor.tv

  • Todd Kopriva

    October 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    For others reading this:

    This is a bug in the new snapping feature that causes a problem when any layer in the composition is scaled to 0%.

    This is fixed in the After Effects CC (12.1) update, due out this month.

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    Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Todd Kopriva

    October 31, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    This is fixed. Try in the updated version that we just released:
    https://adobe.ly/AE_CC_12dot1_details

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    Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
    After Effects quality engineering
    After Effects team blog
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  • Nicholas Toth

    April 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I’m getting this error still. 3d shape layers parented to 3d nulls that are scaling and rotating are fine — the shadow casting from a spotlight is triggering the error. Running Ae 12.2.

    Nicholas Toth
    Freelance Animator
    nicholastoth.com

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