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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.



Donkey noise in After Effects? Republished by Ross Daly


Posted by: Ross Daly on Aug 15, 2011 at 10:57:12 pmComments (4) After Effects, error sound

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Re: Donkey noise in After Effects?
by Abhishek Neogi
Happened to me a lot of times.
But mine sounded like a sheep.
Something like,"meeeeeehhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!"
It's true though.
And that noise didn't happen again the moment I restored my secret menu settings to it's defaults.
Re: Donkey noise in After Effects?
by Andy Doran
Wow, I did not know this - Is it just CS5 or other versions too?

I'm off to fail some renders!

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Re: Donkey noise in After Effects?
by David Johnson
Yeah, I think it's a goat or sheep rather than a donkey.

The (customizable) render ok and render fail SFX have always been part of AE so they're pretty easy to recreate ... just render something.

If you haven't heard the AE render fail SFX before, it's only because you've never had a render fail ... or, at least haven't been in the room to hear it.

Re: Donkey noise in After Effects?
by Walter Soyka
I think it's a goat, and it does alert you to failed renders.

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").

The goat sound effect is called rnd_fail.wav.

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