Nothing to be worried about. Simply continue to use version 12 of After Effects for any projects involving Element 3d until Video Copilot provides an updated version of their plugin.
In the meantime, it would probably be a good idea to contact the Video Copilot support team and perhaps check out their forum as well: VIDEO COPILOT forum - Element 3D
We're working with the Video Copilot folks to try to determine what's wrong.
When you say that it crashes, what _exactly_ do you mean? What is the exact behavior?
Also, check this for me: Can you open an existing project with Element 3D in it? If so, can you then apply Element 3D to other layers within that project? Can you then create a new project, without quitting After Effects, and apply Element 3D to a layer?
Thanks for your reply Todd,
when I apply Element on a layer (right after opening up after effects and making a new comp >no existing project) everything just freezes for about half a second and then I get a popup saying 'Adobe After Effects CC 2014 has stopped working' and then I have to click on 'close the program'
And yeah, also when I apply that on an existing project it works correctly also when I apply it on a new project without quitting it works fine.
also sometimes(very rarely)) when AE doesn't crash on applying Element(in a fresh project after quitting AE and restarting it) I am able to open Scene setup and use all the models I have and if I click OK and see it in the project it is there and everything works fine....and if I go back to scene setup and remove that model and then click on custom texts and masks this option also works fine (as when if AE doesnt crash everything else works fine but custom texts and masks don't work and this option crashes AE).
Thanks a lot