I imagine that most people here can relate to the somewhat annoying process of upgrading After Effects to a newer version, specifically with the wide array of plugins installed all over our drives. The process has been complicated by the fact that Lion is even more inaccessable in terms of digging through Libary folders, etc...
Wondering if anyone has a streamlined approach to doing this, or better yet, a wonderful little Applescript that I can simply launch and have it pull all of the plugins over, plus dependencies. If you are a Red Giant or Trapcode user, you'll appreciate the pain of finding all the related assets/presets.
Worst case scenerio... if no such solution exists, I wouldn't mind a refresher as to where these files might be located under Lion.
To Access the User Library folder in Lion simply hold down the Option Key and click on Finder>Go It's right there. You can also use the Go>Go To Folder (Shift + Cmnd + G) and type ~/Library in the pop-up to go to the User/Library folder.
To Access the MacHD Library (system) you just need to gain access to the root directory of your system hard drive. You can go there by using the Go To Folder option and simply typing / in the pop-up. You can have the system HD always visible by going to your system preferences.
If I know that I have the latest versions of all plug-ins sometimes I will create an alias to ones that don't use installers. If a plug-in has an installer I always use that.
Hope this helps.