I'm using CS6 Creative Cloud After Effects and all animation presets just leave me with a blank solid / no animation, whatever I apply it to
Specificaly I want to use Nerve Net Shape Background preset
and Drift Over time.
Do I need to download something extra?
Any advice much appreciated
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
If you can see the Nerve Net presets on your system you have all you need.
The Nerve Net presets are in the Shapes folder. This means they must either be applied to a shape layer or you can make sure that nothing is selected and just double click on them in the Effects And Presets panel. You'll get a new shape layer with a bunch of expressions. Applying these presets to any other kind of footage will not work.
If you want to change the speed of the movement of he Nerve Net's then you'll have to either pre-compose and time remap or rewrite some of the expressions to use animation sliders or keyframes you put in.