Did today's bug fix update (version 13.8.1) make things better?
If not, could you describe a bit more what you're doing when those panics happen?
Thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately the bugfix didn't help. AE froze then crashed after about two minutes of use after installing th eupdate and rebooting. There doesn't seem to be any particular one thing in AE that causes the panic - just using it in general. I do use a lot of GPU intensive plugins - Element 3D etc - but it crashes regardless of what I'm doing within the application.
Try an older NVIDIA driver like 361.91
If that's not it, do older versions of AE work? Remember, you can use the CC app to download and install CS6, CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015 versions of AE in addition to CC 2015.3 - all alongside each other.
I'd suggest trying CC 2014 - at least to meet your deadlines. CC 2014, CC 2015, and CC 2015.3 can all use the same files without any compatibility issues (except for if you use one of the new features like the new Lumetri or Gaussian blur effects in CC 2015.3, but even then it'll still open the files just fine - you'll just have missing effects).