Ok, we need much more info so we can help:
What AE version ?
What Looks version ?
What OS version ?
What codec / resolution are your footages source ?
Magic Bullet Looks 1.4
Windows 7 64bit
Footage mostly 720p from Canon Cameras.
That would point to a more generic error with your graphics card adn possibly the CoDecs of the footage. Investigate that! To me it seems that Looks simply can't reserve enough resources on the graphics card, which could be as simple to solve as changing your screen resolution, turning off secondary monitors and GPUs or installing a new driver.
I'm not sure. I'm using the onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250. All the drivers are up to date. Could be the GPU is not powerful enough.
Edit: I tried lowering the resolution, still get the errors. On another forum people with windows 7 64bit are having the same problem with Magic Bullet Looks on CS5.
Does the screen start flashing all weird like immediately after you apply the effect? Then the error pops up?
Have you tried to contact the Red Giant Support team, they maybe will be able to hint you toward the right direction.
Meanwhile, what if you apply the effect on an uncompressed Tiff image (export one frame of your footage in tiff, and reimport it) Do you still get the error ?
Also, maybe try switching off OpenGL in AE.
I finally fixed it! Uninstalled ATI Catalyst Control Center 10.5 and installed 10.4 and now Magic Bullet Looks works fine without error!
Thanks for your replies guys!
Same problem here ! I have Vista 64 bit and Intel 4500 Mhd
driver. The issue is Magic Bullet Misfire works fine in Adobe After
Effects CS5 but it crashes with Magic Bullet Looks.
Have checked OpenGL in AE CS5 which are by default OFF, that is if you open Adobe After Effects CS5 and into edit and then click 'preferences'. Under previews there is ur OpenGL info. Click OpenGL, its says need to update driver or get a better OpenGL above 2.0. I think updating to new OpenGL may fix the issue. I have made a video with Magic Bullet Misfire and it works fine but the issue is with only 'Magic Bullet Looks' presets where the AE crashes.
So it cant be Windows 7, Vista or 32 bit or 64 bit issue. Probably a driver error or an internal Magic Bullet 1.4 or Adobe After Effects CS5 64 bit error.
I think one needs to register(to view error pics) here but below link shows everyone is getting these errors with Magic Bullet Looks 1.4 and Adobe After Effects CS5:
Please see the attached pics where Adobe After Effects crashes immediately:
Looks like it's more of a Red Giant issue than an AE issue.
For those of you who are still experiencing the issue, I greatly recommand you to contact the RedGiant support with a link to this thread, so they can investigate on their side too.
I had this problem too, but I uninstall catalist driver 10.7 and replaced by 10.4 and now works perfect!!
Check your Graphic Card driver!
I had the same problem, then I noticed that GPU wasn't active. I have downloaded the latest videocard driver and everything works GREAT!