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Sounds likely, however the ProgramData folder doesn't normally need admin access to write to it. 

very odd. That suggests that AE wasn't able to write in it. Can you delete that bat file and try again? I'm curious if it can create the file but not write in it.

Lets check the contents of squidyavi.bat to make sure there aren't any special characters in the path.

Actually, underscores are allowed characters, so it shouldn't be that. Does the issue persist after restarting after effects? Another thing to try is clearing the render queue and deleting any leftover AVI files from failed GIF creation and then trying again. I've sometimes seen AE fail to render anything after pressing g Squirt. Usually manually rendering and then trying again fixes this.

This is usually an issue with special characters in the project path. Can you go to c:\programdata (it may be hidden) and find the "squidyavi.bat" file and paste the contents of it here (edit it in notepad, then copy and paste)

Replied to LeverGames in Suggestions

I love it! This was actually one of the first "potential features" I wrote down during early development. I'll probably revisit that list sometime soon!

It is possible. The old version of GIFsquid (still available here) uses PNG internally instead of AVI, and will produce transparent GIFs. It can be a little trickier to set up, so I scrapped that in favor of simplicity but I still have the old version available.

Please doublecheck that you have installed all of the files, in your Script UI Panels folder you should have the gifsquid.jsxbin as well as a Gifsquid folder. Also check in c:\programdata for a file called "squidyavi.bat". If that isn't present after trying to Squirt, it means that GIFsquid wasn't able to write files.  If AE is simply not rendering your project after queing an AVI, try rendering it manually or clearing the render queue before squirting.

Hey there, sorry you're having issues. What version of After Effects and Windows are you running?

Replied to skorman in Suggestions

Hi Skorman, I'm sorry to hear you're having issues. First things first, GIFsquid is for Windows only.  It sounds like you got a warning after installing the output module templates, which is normal. Additionally, that is only needed for GIFsquid 0.6, new versions don't render to PNG anymore.

You can select a framerate in the options. Please note that not all framerates are valid and will get rounded to whatever the GIF format actually supports. Also note that if you enable Turbo mode, it pulls the framerate from your comp.

Did you ever get this working?

Nope! It will currently show that if there is nothing to pre-clean. Pre-cleaning is only necessary if you close out of the DOS window or otherwise cancel the squirting process early.

It really sounds like you're missing some files and/or AE isn't set to allow scripts to write files/access network.   Please try re-extracting the JSXBIN file and the GIFsquid folder into your AE/ScriptUI folder and double-check the preference to allow scripts to write files.  In your case, the script is choking at the point it should be able to write to C:\programdata

Replied to pawnzz in Suggestions

All I need to do is buy a Mac. At this point, it would take 200% of what I've earned from GIFsquid to get the cheapest mac that could run After Effects. I am always keeping my eyes peeled for used hardware.

Ok. Please try this for me. Open a new File Explorer window and go to c:\ProgramData (if the folder is hidden, just type it into the address bar)

Inside you should see two files: GIFsquid.log and squidyavi.bat. Open both of those in notepad and paste the contents here or to pastebin.

Very strange. It almost sounds like you are missing files from the archive. Do you have a GIFsquid folder inside your Script UI folder?

Just to confirm, you are using Windows, correct?

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I've seen this happen when your harddrive is near full. It can also happen if your project is in the root of a drive and not in a folder. Another thing to check is that you have the AE option "Allow scripts to write files and access the network" set.

It is definitely on the to-do list!

Sorry to hear about that, Parzzi. I'd like to help but I need more information. What is the exact error you receive and what are the steps to reproduce the issue?

Replied to slowface in Suggestions

This is implemented in the latest version!

Replied to slowface in Suggestions

This one is on the list! Thanks for the suggestion.

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