Can anybody help me open an AE CS5.5 project in CS 6 and CC?
A couple of years ago, I created an After Effect template with CS5.5, which works great in CS5 (thanks to backwards compatibility) and CS5.5 (of course). The problem is that when I try to open it in After Effects CS6 or in After Effects CC, my computer sounds like its going to die! All the fans start to work really fast and After Effects crashes. I spent a lot of time working on this project and it is a shame that I can't use it anymore! I have tried in vain (so far) to find a solution! The only external plugin required by my template is Sure Target 2. But I doubt that it is the problem. Rather, I suspect that the issue is the shatter effect.
Would anybody like to have a go? I can send you the template if you are interested in this challenge.
Thank you very very much in advance for your time and help.
P.S. Thanks again and BTW I have a PC with Win 7.
Why would you suspect a built-in effect (Shatter) over a third-party effect (Sure Target)? Try removing Sure Target and see if the project opens.
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Thank you for replying to my question. I kept looking in the forum and found a similar question where had recommended removing the plugins. I had already tried removing the Sure Target 2 plugin but the problem didn’t change. However, when I removed the Shatter plugin, the project did open without freezing After Effects and blocking my computer. That is why I strongly suspect that there might be some kind of bug or issue with the Shatter effect when opening CS5.5 projects in CS6 or CC. Of course, I am not an expert, so I really couldn’t say for sure. I also want to mention that I tried opening the project in different computers and the problem is only on CC and CS6.
Thank you very again for helping me with my question!