Donkey noise in After Effects?

I may be going crazy (probably in fact) but last night I was up super late rendering a bunch of things out of After Effects and for some reason they were all failing. I had 5 or 6 renders fail, and then right before bed one of them failed and it made a really loud donkey whinneying noise. Has anyone else ever heard that? Is it an easter egg, or an “undocumented feature?”

I’m going to try to recreate it, but I don’t have high hopes. Let me know if you’ve run into this before.

  • It turns out the noise is just the default render error noise. I guess I’ve been lucky enough to not hear it before! Oh yeah, it’s also more like a sheep than a donkey.

    Walter Soyka said this on the creative cow post

    You can trigger the goat sound effect manually in AE by shift-clicking on the second line of the effects panel (the one that identifies which layer is selected, i.e., “Comp 1 • Black Solid”).

    There you go!

    ~ by ross on August 15, 2011.

    2 Responses to “Donkey noise in After Effects?”

    1. You can find the noise at: “Macintosh HD/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS5/Adobe After Effects”

      To get into the application folder, right click Adobe After Effects and choose “Show Package Contents.”

    2. It’s a sheep, not a donkey.

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