What exactly do you mean when you say "Vector Art effects"?
Sorry...bout the slightly innacurate information. I mean to say that the effect: "Vector Paint" crashes as soon as I start painting with it.
Do you use a Wacom tablet ? If so, try their newest drivers. Had some similar bugs on similar feature in another Adobe App on Win7 lately (PS), and updating them solved the problem.
it can also be a graphic card drawing problem. Try turning on/off the OpenGL in pref, and updating graphic card drivers.
Hope that helps.
Hi...and thanks for replying. No..I don't use the Wacom tablet, though wish I had one.
I'll try turning off the open gl in the preferences to see what happens for that. I did however discover a clue.
I pressed "caps lock" before painting with Vector paint and discovered (caps lock prevents the scene from rendering) that I didn't crash. On the other hand, I could draw, but I didn't see what I was drawing since the scene couldn't update after each stroke.
I'll post my other findings later. I'm pretty sure, I have all drivers updated. This happened the same on the Windows 7 trial, but now I'm on the RTM and it's still the same.
If AE doesn't crash when holding Shift or when CapsLock is on, it really looks like a screen refresh problem. Definitly try turning on/off OpenGL in pref, and update your graphic card drivers to the latest version. Also, I've read here and there that Win7 AERO can cause trouble to AE, so be sure to disable it.
As far as I remember, there was/ is a bug in Vector Paint when painting in specific modes that involves the stroke animating on or using motion sketching. This has been corrected in one of the CS4 updates. Not that this would help you, but you may be trying to solve a problem that can't be solved...
Solved this problem on my computer by running After Effects in compatibility mode.
My setup is different than the original post, but hopefully it will help someone else.
Here's my problem and how I fixed it...
System: Windows Vista
After Effects CS4
After drawing a a third small line, AfterFX would lock up and the screen would go semi transparent. Turning Open GL settings didn't help.
Closed AfterFX, and righ-clicked on the After Effects shortcut. Chose Properties->Shortcut tab->Compatibility->Checked "Run this program in compatibily mode for "Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
All other settings left unchecked.
Relaunch AfterFX and the Vector Paint effect works great now!
Bravo for figuring that out! Thanks a lot!!