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  • Can I use After Effects 6.5 plugins in AE CS3?

    Posted by Serg Merci on September 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering if I could use my AE 6.5 plugins in AE CS3 if I upgrade After Effects…?

    Thanks heaps,
    Serg.

    Life is not only about the good things, but also the bad things. Accept that, and you are on the way to another level of understanding…

    Serg Merci replied 16 years, 10 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Steve Roberts

    September 6, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    It depends on the plugin. Some can be copied right over, some need to be installed into the new directory, some need new versions downloaded.

    In the past, I’ve tried copying them all over, and if I got errors, I’d check the developers’ websites.

  • David Modijefsky

    September 7, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Some plugins don’t like to be double on your machine. At least on Macs. Therefore I’ve placed an alias folder of the 3rd party plugs from AE6.5 in my AE7 folder.

  • Nico Jones

    September 7, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    I thought I read here that if you try and run any plugin that’s not universal binary in AECS3 then it will force the whole shebang to run under rosetta, and thus like a dog? Is that not the case?

  • Kevin Camp

    September 7, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    [Nico Jones] “if you try and run any plugin that’s not universal binary in AECS3 then it will force the whole shebang to run under rosetta”

    not exactly, cs3 will run as intel native, you just won’t have access to any powerpc effects, unless you force cs3 to run under rosetta (from the get info window). then you get the ppc effects and all ub effects. if you had to run cs3 under rosetta, i would think the same method of restricting ram usage in ae that was applied to ae7 would help performance… but it’s definitely not the prefered way to run cs3 on an intel mac.

    i think serg is on a g5 anyway, so he won’t have any of those problems. but like steve said, checking with the effect maker for updates is the best way to go.

  • Serg Merci

    September 8, 2007 at 1:50 am

    Hi guys!

    Thanks heaps for this info… very helpful.

    However, I am actually on a PC and not a Mac. But soon I will have both as I also like Macs. But you are right in that I should check with the vendor of the 3rd party plug-ins and check their compatibility with AE CS3.

    You guys rock!

    Until next time…
    Regards,
    Serg.
    🙂

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