I'm using CS4 in Windows XP SP3. When I work with video in Photoshop, apply filters as smart object, and save as psd, then import into AE as footage>merged layers, I get this message: After Effects error: Missing Filters in the file. The file open as just the footage with none of the work I did in PS.
Does anyone have a solution to this? Am I missing some step along the way?
Is there a need to apply filters as a smart object?
Which Photoshop filters are you using that don't have a counterpart in After Effects?
Yes, using a smart object filter AE doesn't have and trying to figure out why this doesn't open in AE with its filters. The error message points to the file itself as missing the filters...
Isn't it obvious? AE does not support smart filters. It will only use the rasterized content of a PS layer. Hence you will have to rasterize the layer in PS to retain its appearance with all the effects applied. Look in the help which specific PSD features AE is able to support and translate.