21 - Error Messages

Message 000

Not enough memory to render.

The program was not able to get enough memory to render (draw) the image for display. Try making more memory available by closing other programs or make the view windows smaller.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 001

Not enough real memory for film.

A Filmstrip is really a string of images. When a Filmstrip is created for the first time or when an image is copied to the Filmstrip. F/x must keep one frame of the Filmstrip in real memory. This message means that F/x could not get the memory for one frame of the Filmstrip during its creation.

Try making more memory available by closing other programs or make the Filmstrip resolution (not view size) smaller.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 002

Not enough real memory for film record.

A Filmstrip is really a string of images. When a Filmstrip is created for the first time or when a new image is copied (or recorded) to the Filmstrip F/x must keep one frame of the Filmstrip in real memory. This message means that F/x could not get the memory for the record of frames for the Filmstrip.

Try making more memory available by closing other programs or make the Filmstrip resolution (not view size) smaller.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 003

Not enough real memory for film insertion.

A Filmstrip is really a string of images. When a Filmstrip is created for the first time or when a new image is copied (or recorded) to the Filmstrip. F/x must keep one frame of the Filmstrip in real memory. This message means that F/x could not get this amount of memory during the recording of one frame to the Filmstrip.

Try making more memory available by closing other programs or make the Filmstrip resolution (not view size) smaller.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 004

Not enough memory for new film.

When the existing Filmstrip in memory is resized, a new Filmstrip is created and the old Filmstrip copied to the new one. This requires scaling to the new frame resolution and clearing new frames if the new Filmstrip is longer than the old one. This message is displayed if there was not enough memory for the new Filmstrip in addition to the old one.

Try making more memory available by closing other programs or make the new Filmstrip resolution and size smaller.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 005

Large Film window height is not recommended.

This is an informative message to suggest that a large film window height will require a large amount of computer resources as explained in the section on the Filmstrip. This message will not be displayed a second time from the same window.

To insist on the new size, click on the Done button again.

See Also: Filmstrip

Message 006

Could not open image file.

The program could not find or open the image file asked for.

Check to see that the image file exists and has the same name specified. If it does check that no other program is requiring exclusive access to it. Under the MS-DOS operating system the FILES= line in your CONFIG.SYS file may specify a number that is too small.

Message 007

Not Enough memory for new image.

The program was not able to get enough memory to hold the new image. Memory requirements for an image are calculated by Width x Height x 4 (This calculation is without an UNDO buffer. If you have the UNDO buffer on, then the calculation would be Width x Height x 8).

Try making more memory available by closing other applications or by specifying a larger area for virtual memory in Windows.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 008

Could not write the file header.

When trying to save an image file, the file was created but the program could not save the first part of the image specification.

Check that there is enough space on the disk being saved to and that the disk is free from bad sectors.

Message 009

Could not write the palette.

When trying to save an image file, the file was created but the program could not save the image palette.

Check that there is enough space on the disk being saved to and that the disk is free from bad sectors.

Message 010

Could not write the first frame.

When trying to save a frame to an animation file, the file was found but the program could not save the image just created (frame 1).

Check that there is enough space on the disk being saved to and that the disk is free from bad sectors.

Message 011

No images loaded.

An operation was asked for that requires an image. When an image has been loaded, it will be displayed in the View window.

Load an image by using the File Menu option Load an Image...

Message 012

No source image specified.

An operations that requires a source image was asked for. The source image is used for operations that are compositions of two images. The compose operations include Merge, Key In, and Place.

A source image can be specified by selecting Specify Source from the dialog, or by specifying a source image or sequence in the TimeLine.

Message 013

Cannot find settings file.

The settings file that you requested could not be found.

Check the file name and path for errors.

Message 014

File is empty.

The settings file that you specified had no settings information in it.

The file was probably not successfully written when saved. Transparency files can be viewed with a standard text editor (not word processor).

Message 015

File not found.

The program could not find or open the file asked for.

Check to see that the file exists and has the same name specified. If it does, check that no other program is requiring exclusive access to it. Under the MS-DOS operating system the FILES= line in your CONFIG.SYS file may specify a number that is too small.

Message 016

Not enough memory for new curve.

When a Trend or Profile curve is created or loaded from disk, the program requires the following amount of memory: Frames x 4. So, a 30 frame animation will require 120 bytes of memory for each curve that it uses.

Try making more memory by closing other applications or by specifying a larger area for virtual memory in Windows.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 017

Incorrect file type.

This is a rarely encountered error, meaning that the image file being loaded had an identifying header that showed it was one type of image, but that the actual contents of the file was inconsistent. This could happen if F/x encounters a new image file type or if the file has been corrupted.

If you encounter an image file that you think F/x should load please send it to us (see the Introduction for phone numbers and address). Entirely new image file formats may require some additional file specification.

Message 018

Image file type is not recognized.

The program was unable to load the type of image file specified. (see the appendix for a list of currently handled formats.)

If you encounter an image file that you think F/x should load please send it to us (see the Introduction for phone numbers and address). We especially encourage use of our bulletin board service. Entirely new image file formats may require some additional file specification.

See Also: File Menu

Message 019

No Filmstrip loaded or created.

An operation was requested that requires a Filmstrip.

Filmstrips can be loaded from disk or the Filmstrip can contain images that you have altered.

Message 020

Both source and action images have to be specified.

Some operations (Perspective, Add, and Subtract) require both a Source and an Action image.

Specify the Source and Action image using...

Message 021

Setting for this operation specifies no change.

The setting for the current operation will have no effect on the current image. This occurs in operations where a setting of 0 will result in no change to the image.

Alter the settings to a non-zero value and reapply the operation.

Message 022

Not enough memory for this operation.

Image processing requires working memory. If this message is displayed, the program has failed to obtain the working memory and will cancel the operation.

Try making more memory available by closing other applications or by using smaller images in the animation.

See Also: Making more Memory Available

Message 023

Problem opening the window.

The program opens windows for control of Trend curves and other F/x parameters. In some circumstances, Windows cannot provide the program with the window it requires. This will happen if Windows uses all of its resources.

Try closing other applications.

Message 024

Could not get the file header.

When reading a file, the program could not read past the start.

The file may be corrupted.

Message 025

File is truncated.

When reading an image file, the program could not get all of the image data.

The file may have been corrupted by a bad disk or incomplete save operation. When possible, the program will continue after this error and show the part of the image that was successfully loaded.

Message 026

Problem writing file.

When saving a file out to disk, the program could not complete writing.

Check that the disk has enough free space to hold the file.

Message 027

Not enough real memory for the image.

For operations such as image processing, the data for all of the current views must all be in memory. This message is displayed if the program cannot put all the images in memory at once.

Try decreasing the number of views. Users with 386 or higher computers can also utilize virtual memory, and effectively use more memory than the computer can actually store using its memory chips.

Message 028

Redo cannot be used until an area selection is made.

You have selected the Redo area selection mode without making an initial area selection.

Select an area using one of the other area selection modes, and then use the Redo mode.

Message 029

No image has been loaded to show information for.

You have selected the Image Information option from the Help pull down menu without having an image loaded.

Load an image and then select the Image Information option.

Message 030

The current frame is larger than the total number.

The range of frames set in the Sequence Controls pull down menu should be between one and the last frame number.

Change the Current Frame to be greater than zero and less than or equal to the number of Total Frames.

Message 031

There is no zoomed view to dezoom.

You have selected to dezoom a view without zooming first.

Message 032

Number of frames must be more than one.

An animation specifies movement of an image. The movement is shown over a sequence of frames. So, the number of frames of the animation must be two or more.

Message 033

Could not open new project file.

While trying to save the project data to disk, the program could not open the file.

Check that the disk is not write protected or if the file is being saved to the root directory of an MS-DOS disk, that the root directory has not reached its maximum number of files.

Message 034

File is not an F/x Project File.

A request to load a project file was made but the file found did not have an FXPROJECT identifier in the first line.

Message 035

No result frame has been generated yet.

A request to save the image was made before the operation was complete.

Message 036

File is not a TIFF image.

When trying to load a TIFF image file, the contents of the file was not consistent with the identifying header.

The file may be damaged.

Message 037

Could not create the new image file.

The program was unable to create a new file to hold the image being saved.

Message 038

Not enough memory for the undo required for this operation.

Certain operation require an undo buffer. In some cases you may not have the required memory for both the image, and the undo. The program requires the following amount of memory for each level of undo: area selection width x height x 4. Notice that it is only the area selection dimensions, and not the image resolution.

Try making more memory available by closing other applications or by specifying a larger area for virtual memory in Windows.

See Also: Making more Memory Available

Message 039

Not enough memory to get an undo.

There was not enough memory left to undo the level that you have selected. The program requires the following amount of memory for each level of undo: area selection width x height x 4. Notice that it is only the area selection dimensions, and not the image resolution.

Try making more memory available by closing other applications or by specifying a larger area for virtual memory in Windows.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 040

The view selected to dezoom is not zoomed.

The view you have selected is not the view that was originally zoomed.

Select the view that has been zoomed to dezoom it.

Message 041

There are no images loaded to undo.

You have selected to undo an operation with no images loaded.

You must have an image loaded and perform an operation before you can use the undo tool.

Message 042

File does not match the type requested.

A request to load a file was made, for example, an asterization settings file, but the file was not recognized as the type asked for.

Check that the file is the type asked for.

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Message 043

Not enough memory for I/O buffer.

When loading image files such as TIFF the program requires a small amount of real memory to hold incoming information. This greatly increases the speed over how an image file could otherwise be read. This message means that Windows was unable to provide that amount of buffer memory (usually 1024 to 4096 bytes).

Try to make more memory available.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 044

Not enough memory for decompression buffer.

When loading compressed image files such as BMP the program uses about 20k of real memory to decompress the image. This amount of memory may be larger for images that are wider than 1024 pixels. This message means that the system was unable to provide the required amount of memory.

Try to make more memory available.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 045

Decompression over-run in file.

When loading a compressed image file (usually an Animator FLIC) the program had trouble decompressing (or in other words understanding) the data. This may mean that the file has been corrupted or that a compression method is in operation that F/x is not familiar with.

As with other file formats, if you have confidence that the file is OK, first contact Technical Support via email at [redacted]. We may ask you to send the file to us.

 Warning:

Don't e-mail files or attachments without asking... the server discards attachments that we have not pre-authorized as a security measure.

Once we understand the problem, we may endeavor to extend the loaders to handle it if the problem appears to be in the loader.

Message 046

Current frame number is before start.

The range of frames set in the Sequence Controls pull down menu should be between one and the total number of frames.

Change the Current Frame to be greater than or equal to one.

Message 047

Source image not specified for this frame.

Some operations require the specification of a Source Image. A source image is specified in a sequence using the Source Image Drop Down Box found in the operation's dialog.

Message 048

Action image not specified for this frame.

An operation has been selected that requires an Action image. The action image is specified by clicking on the image title bar, or in a sequence by using the Operation Action option in the Specify Sequential images sub-menu.

Message 049

There is no (more) undo history to restore.

You have selected to deundo after all of the levels of undo have been restored.

Message 050

Not enough memory for new film frame.

Each frame of the Filmstrip is a 24-bit image when filled. This message means that when inserting a result image into a new Filmstrip frame, the program was unable to get enough memory for the new Filmstrip image.

Try to make more memory available or reduce the Filmstrip resolution specified in the Filmstrip pull down menu.

See Also: Making more Memory Available

Message 051

Cannot add a different size image to an animation file.

The program was unable to create the specified AVI or FLI/FLC animation because the images specified in the TimeLine had different resolutions. All animation frames must be the same size. The size of the animation is determined by the first output action image.

Message 052

Not enough real memory to undo.

F/x was unable to carry out the undo that you requested due to a lack of memory. Each level of undo requires the following amount of memory: area selection width x height x 4. For example, an area select of 25 x 25 would require 2500 bytes of memory.

Try freeing up more memory by closing other applications or closing other views.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 053

Unable to create FLC/FLI file.

When saving the first frame of an animation to an Animator file, the program must create (or over-write) the output file. This message means that the program could not create the file. It is really saying that the operating system could not create the file for us.

Possible causes are:

  • The Output file name in the Sequence Controls may be invalid.
  • If saving to the root directory of a FAT file system disk, the maximum number of entries may be reached. The disk being saved to may be write protected.
  • The disk being saved to may be full.
  • Under the MS-DOS operating system, the FILES= entry in CONFIG.SYS maybe set too low.

Use the Specify button to verify the path and name of the output file.

Message 054

Not enough memory to open program interface.

When F/x begins, it requires a minimum amount of memory just to get started. This message means that the amount of memory (about 4k) was not available.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 055

Settings file not found.

The settings file that you specified does not exist or has been corrupted. Check the specified path and file name for errors.

Message 056

Filmstrip is already ejected and empty.

You have asked to eject the contents of the Filmstrip, but each frame is empty, so ejecting will have no effect.

Message 057

AVI files must be saved as a sequence.

You have asked to save a single view as an AVI, however AVI files contain a sequence of frames.

To save to an AVI file either select the Output File Type option and select Save Result all in the Sequence Controls, then generate the sequence; or save the Filmstrip as an AVI after generating an animation.

Message 058

Zoom or De-Zoom was requested with no images loaded.

You have selected the zoom or dezoom button, but there were no images loaded to be zoomed.

Message 059

Not enough virtual memory for operation.

F/x was unable to execute the selected operation due to a lack of virtual memory.

Increase the amount of virtual memory allocated. In some cases more real memory may be needed.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 060

Not enough real memory for the operation.

F/x is unable to execute the selected operation due to a lack of real memory.

Try closing other applications to gain more memory.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 061

Not enough virtual memory for the mask.

F/x was unable to create the selected area mask due to a lack of virtual memory.

Increase the amount of virtual memory allocated. In some cases more real memory may be needed.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 062

Not enough real memory for the mask.

F/x is unable to create the selected area mask due to a lack of real memory.

Try closing other applications to gain more memory.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 063

I-Shape file was not found.

The I-Shape file that you have selected was not found.

Verify both the I-Shape file name and path.

Message 064

There are no (more) UNDO levels that have been undone.

You have selected to Undo after all of the levels of undo have been undone.

In order to use the Undo there must be at least one operation that has taken place.

Message 065

The settings for this operation will produce no change.

The settings that you have specified will cause no change in the selected area. These operations are considered Null operations and not allowed, except in sequence where the null operation may be needed to produce an effect.

Message 066

Not enough memory for Trend curve.

F/x did not have enough memory to create the Trend curve.

Try closing other applications to gain more memory.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 067

The paste buffer is empty.

The Paste button has been selected in a trend, and there is no information in the paste buffer.

Use the Copy option, and then try to paste in the trend curve.

Message 068

Not enough memory to make sequence list.

F/x did not have enough memory to create a sequence list for sequence processing of images.

Try closing other applications to gain more memory or using smaller images.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 069

Out of memory during Trend rescaling.

F/x ran out of memory while trying to resize a Trend curve. This will only occur if the Sequence Controls' Total Frames control has been increased or decreased. Try making more memory available by closing other applications.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 070

Not enough memory for resulting image.

F/x did not have enough memory to display the resulting image from a perspective placement or other compose operations. Try making more memory available by closing other applications.

See Also: Making More Memory Available

Message 071

Could not open the requested file.

The settings file that you requested is not a valid file. Check the name and path specifications for errors.

Message 072

Area Re-Edit found no existing Area Selection.

You tried to Re-Edit an area selection method without having an existing area select in any of the views. You must make an area select first, and then edit it using the Re-Edit modifier.

Message 073

Could not write to the AVI file.

The AVI file could not be created because an output file path and name were not specified or the path/file name was invalid.

A valid file and path name would be: C:\images\mytest.AVI

Some examples invalid paths/file names might look like this:

  • C:\images\
  • .AVI
  • C:\""

Specify the output path and file name in the Sequence Controls dialog in the TimeLine menu. It is strongly suggested that you use Specify File to ensure valid path and file names.

Message 074

Animation file is being saved with incomplete frames.

The Filmstrip is being saved as a FLI/FLC or AVI animation file, but some of the Filmstrip frames are empty. The animation file can still be saved, but unless the missing frames are added later, players will not be able to play the animation properly.

To successfully save an animation file, ensure that all of the frames in the Filmstrip have been generated or loaded.

Message 075

The loader for this file type was not found.

The file loader that F/x requested was not found. This can happen if the DLL's that F/x uses have the same name as another program's DLL.

Move the F/x DLL into the F/x root directory, or contact technical support about possibly changing the name of the DLL.

Message 076

The loader for this file type was corrupted.

F/x attempted to access one of its DLLs, but the DLL has been corrupted.

In this case it may be necessary to re-install the program or the DLLs. Contact technical support for further information on re-installing DLLs.

Message 077

System was unable to provide Timer.

F/x was unable to obtain a system timer for the operation you specified. System timers are used to play the Filmstrip at regular intervals, scroll the icon bar, and in a few other areas of the program. This error message is very rarely encountered on most systems.

You can correct this error by stopping the Filmstrip, or by turning off any other application that may be using a system timer.

Message 078

This operation cannot be done while F/x is Running or Paused.

The operation or change that you have made cannot be carried out while F/x is generating a sequence. For example, you cannot change the number of frames in the TimeLine while it is generating a sequence of frames.

Message 079

The image file was too small to ID.

The image file that you have specified does not contain enough information for a valid image file.

Check the name and directory of the specified file for errors.

Message 080

Could not find the image size from the file.

The image file that you specified does not contain any information about the images size. F/x will not be able to properly load this type of file.

Please contact technical support if you find a supported file that exhibits this behavior.

Message 081

The area selection could not be placed in the TimeLine, because the TimeLine position has been lost.

You have selected to delete the current level of the TimeLine after selecting Make the area selection now from the Area Selection dialog.

Message 082

There are no operations in the TimeLine.

This is an informational message that will occur if there are no operations in the TimeLine when Generate is selected.

This will occur if you are trying to convert image file types, but t you can select to ignore the message and continue the TimeLine generation.

Message 083

Two load operations have been requested simultaneously.

You have selected to load two files at the same time. This operation cannot be performed because the file loader can only load one file at a time. However, you are permitted to load a sequence of files using the drag and drop method, or by selecting multiple files from the file dialog.

Message 084

Could not create the requested file.

The TimeLine file that you requested to save cannot be saved to the directory you specified.

Check the directory and file name for errors.

Message 085

TimeLine has changed.

The TimeLine has changed since it was last saved, and you are exiting the program or loading a new TimeLine. This is only an informational message. You can select to not save the TimeLine, or to replace this TimeLine with a new TimeLine file.

Message 086

This cannot be done while an operation is in progress.

You have selected a dialog or control which cannot be altered while an operation is in progress. Wait for the operation to complete, and then make the change.

Message 087

There is no image loaded or specified in the TimeLine.

You have selected to generate a TimeLine with no specified action images, or no loaded images. You must have at least one action image specified in the TimeLine, or one loaded image to generate a TimeLine sequence.

Message 090

Could not find the routine in the DLL.

The DLL that the program found was corrupted, truncated, or has the same name as an F/x or Morph DLL. This can be fixed by re-installing the DLL's into your Windows directory.

Message 091

The sequence output file already exists.

The output file name that you have selected for the sequence of frames already exists. You can select to overwrite the file with the new frames, or you can cancel the file save to select a new name for the sequence.

Message 096

The paste buffer is empty.

F/x cannot paste into the exposure sheet without using the copy option first.

Message 097

Cannot talk to Morph.

F/x was unable to create the specified morph, because Morph was not found. Make sure that Morph is in the same directory as F/x.

Message 098

The AVI file contains no video stream.

F/x was unable to load the specified AVI file because it contained new video information. Check to make sure that the specified file has been corrupted.

Message 099

The handler (CODEC) for this AVI was not found.

The AVI that you selected for loading cannot be loaded because you do not have the proper handler or CODEC on your system. In some cases you may need to reinstall Video for Windows on you system.

Message 100

The Filmstrip is currently being rendered.

You have selected to close the Filmstrip or the program while the Filmstrip is rendering. Wait until the Filmstrip has completed its render before closing.

Message 101

LZW compressed TIFF (or GIF) files use techniques patented by UniSys and IBM. Clear legal title to the use of LZW is not possible to obtain at this time.

GIF and the most common form of compressed TIFF use LZW compression. Both IBM and UniSys have patents on LZW. UniSys has recently instituted a fee for the use of LZW, after years of free usage. Until this matter is completely resolved, we will not load or save LZW compressed files.

Message 102

Image File contains no palette.

You have selected to load a palette from a BMP image file that contains no palette information (24 or 16-bit BMPs). If you are going to load a palette from a BMP file, it must be 256 colors or less.

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