BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

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BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:38 am

I think I found a Bug in Duik but I'm not 100% sure.

It seems that everytime I try to rig an illustrator file I brought in via the normal file importer (ctrl+I) using the Composition Retain-Layer SIze setting that Duik has some problems.

I have made 3 screenshot showing what I mean. After importing the file I placed 3 pins on an arm
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and after I hit the create bones button in Duik all get moved to the center of the comp
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If I however copy the illustrator art after I imported it from the automatically created comp into a new comp with exactly the same dimensions,... of the imported one everything works fine
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I mean this isn't to much of a workflow hit but I guess it could be interessting for some others as well and maybe the developers can find a way to kill this bug 8-)

Best regards

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Re: BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#2 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:53 pm


Many thanks for your feedback. I'm going to run some tests to see what's going wrong, can you send me the illustrator file you used in this example?

Can you tell me also which version of After Effects you're using?

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Re: BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#3 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:56 am

Hi Duduf. :)

Been having the same problem for weeks now.
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I've read from github and other forums about switching Collapse Transform on the layer, but it hasn't removed the bug. My file is a psd; everything rasterized. Running latest DuIK. CC 2017, if that helps.

Can confirm, making new comp with the same exact settings and copying layers there removes bug. Simply duplicating the imported comp doesn't fix it. Bones will create on center again.

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Re: BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#4 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:55 am

That's very weird, and it seems you've found a bug in After Effects or Duik. Can you send me the PSD to investigate?


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Re: BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#5 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:11 pm


same problem with .ai files. I'm using AE and Duik 15.11.

Hope you find the solution, anyway, thanks for your work on this!


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Re: BUG Bones get moved to the comp center

Post#6 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Just wanted to chime in, that this started happening to me too, Also using PSD assets, on CC2017. I just did a test with a new comp and solids, and there was no issue. Then I looked at my comp browser; I had another precomp with the same name as my troubled one. When I renamed that, it was fixed!

Try that if you haven't!

PS: Thanks so much for making DUIK, it's life changingly good, and we use it all the time at my office here, key part of my workflow. Keep up the good work!

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