There are a few issues with a few third-party plug-ins, and After Effects CS4 users should upgrade to After Effects CS4 (9.0.2). Michael Coleman and I are trying to keep track of issues as they arise. See this post and the links from it for what we know so far.
Thanks, but I've already seen problems with upgrading to CS4 that I'm not prepared to deal with yet. (Premiere rendering for example) Maybe someday.
Running Snow Leopard on an iMac today. So far no problems with the basic stuff. Haven't tried wringing out the 3rd party plug-ins yet or rendered to anything other than animation codec so it's too early for a verdict.
Works fine for me on a 2008 unibody MBP. Only a couple bugs that I can live -- neither affect workflow or CS4 functionality.
A) As with Leopard, some programs have an issue with closing. About half the time when you close Ai or Dw the program closes fine -- then it tells you it crashed. A bit annoying, but I just go ahead and send the error report, dosent affect much, although if you've changed any preferences they might get lost. Adobe's prob gotten several hundred crash reports from me on that one :∫
B) Occasionally when you switch from one app to another and you try to go back it only will switch only when you click the icon on the bottom -- otherwise the app you want will just switch back to the other app -- I think it's a snow leopard bug, but seems to affect Flash and AE. Very rarely however.
I've been using Snow Leopard w/ CS4 since release day for prob 14 hours a day 6 days a week and these are my observations.
Go for it dude, you'll love 10.6 -- Use CCC before that way if it's not functioning properly you can aways go back.
It should be noted, I have not tested any third party plug-ins yet. After Effects by itself 9.0.2 has no issues that I can tell.
Since I upgraded to Snow Leopard my CS3 Photoshop and Illustrator are basically unusable. I can work for about 3 minutes before a crash. Based on many other posts it looks like upgrading to CS4 won't help. Now what?!
What is your machine? That might help diagnose the issue. CS4 worked fine for me on a unibody MBP 2008 (a few minor bug - similar to Leopard bugs). However I have not upgraded my Mac Pro 2008 yet. I think we're all curious to know which hardware is more affected.
Now what? You may have just spent $39 on Snow Leopard prematurely. You should go back to your back up in the the meantime if you rely on Adobe software for your livelihood.
I'm on an iMac. InDesign also locks up when I try to place an image. Fortunately my current livelihood is not dependent on Adobe. I do need to get some things done however. I guess I'll have to attempt Pages again. Thanks.
I have AE CS4 9.0.2 running on a 16 month old Mac Book Pro (last model before the unibody) and Snow Leopard 10.6.1.
I've not used any third party plugins other than some Trapcode stuff, but yet to note a problem. I've installed SL on 2 other machines as well - not a single complaint so far.
I'm debating whether to upgrade to Snow Leopard from 10.5...
I heard CS3 is not usable and I'm not about to upgrade to CS4
Any info on this???
I was blissfully running CS3...until upgrading to Snow Leopard.
Bridge is now almost useless and instability has crept into AI and PS.
Such a shame.
hi, i'm new here....i just bought cs4 design premium and using
processor-intel core 2 duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
and going to install cs4 and planning to upgrade to Snow leopard...is it ok for my laptop specification?
blueconan36 wrote this:
> i just bought cs4 design premium... and going to install cs4 and planning to upgrade to Snow leopard...is it ok for my laptop specification?
This is an After Effects forum, and After Effects isn't in the Design Premium edition of Creative Suite 4, so this isn't the best place for this question.
I recommend asking questions about this suite on Mac OS on the "Creative Suites Macintosh" forum.
sorry...i don't realize it....
Since I installed Snow Leopard I get the following messages whenever I attempt to print from Photoshop CS3 to my Epson 3800:
"Before you can perform printer related tasks such as page setup or printing a document you need to install a printer"
"Could not complete because of a problem using the Adobe Color Engine"
I've installed the new printer driver from the Epson website.
Also, in Lightroom when I attempt to print a document the document will appear in the printer queue briefly then disappear as if the print job was completed.
My suggestion would be to look up Photoshop and Snow Leopard in the Adobe Forums since we After Effects people aren't totally in tune with Print issues.
That said, Snow Leopard should do all the printer software installation, not you. That is supposed to be one of the things with Snow Leopard. Also, Driver? Really? I'm guessing you are a recent XP convert. I'm gonna make a wild guess that you are not having driver problems on OSX -- especially SL. Epson software/hardware problems perhaps, but driver issues are a bit far fetched. Good luck with the Epson. Finicky devises they are.
Anyway, don't believe us. We don't print from AE.
> whenever I attempt to print from Photoshop CS3....
Also, in Lightroom...
You've posted this question to the After Effects forum. I recommend taking Photoshop wuestions to the Photoshop forum:
I have done a clean install of Snow Leopard, upgraded to 10.6.2. Then i re-installed CS4 Master Collection, and loaded and installed all updates.
I checked my fonts with Font Book and Font Nuke. No problems so far.
Then i started Migration Assistant to recover my files. Sadly, after a few hours, problems showed up : Illustrator and After Effects crash at start-up.
There are similar threads in Photoshop and Illustrator showing that many people are experiencing problems with Snow Leopard.
The only stable solution so far is to create a new account and run your adobe programs from there.
One person reported having transfered all his files/preferences/mails etc. to this new account and had no problems after five weeks.