I am looking for tutorials on how to use Depth Maps, and Normal Maps in After Effects cs5.
There are many cool plugins but little in the way of installing, and useing them.
HOW to use Smart normal in AEcs5?
How does this compare to using Smart normal ?
....so I download Smart normal and get these files:
where do they go?
where are the install instructions, and tutorials?
Copy "SmartNormalMap.pbk" to "Documents/Adobe/Pixel Bender" within your user directory. After Effects should read the filter from there. You will find the filter under the "Pixel Bender" category within the "Effects & Presets" panel in After Effects. I believe you can find out more about the SmartNormalMap filter at the author's website which can be accessed from <http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1817 528>.
I think that unique_screenname_here answered the original question.