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  • “Unable to obtain dynamiclink project”

    Posted by Jeremy Garchow on May 11, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I am trying to use 3D camera tracker, and not matter what layer I use it on I get this error.

    There is no dynamic link involved in this project.

    Any ideas what this could be?

    David Patterson replied 3 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Jeremy Garchow

    May 11, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    This project was started in Ae 2020. It worked and then it didn’t.

    Opened the same project in Ae 2019 and it works.


  • Chaz Chester

    May 18, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Pretty sure this is a problem with 2020. I’ve been getting a similar error, inconsistently, when using the Warp Stabilizer.

  • David Patterson

    December 22, 2020 at 12:44 am

    I am getting an “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error when I try to reapply Warp Stabilizer to a clip that had to be extended in length.

    As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

    Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had to be extended in length. So, naturally I had to re-analyize that clip and re-stabilize it. However, now I’m getting the dreaded “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error message…..but there IS NO DYNAMIC LINK PROJECT as I didn’t create one. What’s frustrating is that I tried replacing the clip, and reapplying warp stabilizer, but I still get the same error message. So now I am unable to use my project.

    I have tried importing the files into a new project, but no luck. I copied and pasted the existing files into a new project, but again, no luck.

    BTW, I am using the same versions of AE and PP, as you can’t copy and paste between them.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated, to avoid completely rebuild my complex AE project.

  • Chaz Chester

    December 22, 2020 at 1:11 am

    What version of After Effects are you on? I stopped getting the error at some point (not sure exactly how/when), and I think it was an update that fixed it.

  • David Patterson

    December 22, 2020 at 1:22 am

    I’m using version 17.0.6 After Effects.

    I don’t dare update this and Premiere Pro as I’m in the middle of multiple projects.

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