I have tried to use the CC Smear tool for a project. I have tried doing it on After effects CS5, CS6 and CC. Everytime I use the tool it causes tearing or distortion. I am assuming this is the bug that was suppose to be fixed with After Effects CC? I have downloaded the latest update for after effects CC but it still does it. I still have After Effects CS6 installed if that might be related to the issue? I have included a pic which shows on this frame the image has tried to regenerate and has added grey matter also.
Any suggestions? Thank You
I'm honestly not clear on what you are trying to say here. There is no bug, the tool works just fine. Deducting from your image I can only see that you are using a layer style and that may actualyl be the problem - they are applied after any effects and may look odd if the layer content produces semi-transparent areas. Well, whatever, the same old AE trope is true: In case of doubt, pre-compose.