i just learned about pixel bender and installed it in photo shop. i also copied the "pixel bender files" folder into plugins/effects directory for after effects to try them out there.
i really liked playing with the OILPAINT filter in photoshop, but when i looked for it in AE i realized something weird... there is no .pbk file for OILPAINT like there is for all the other filters. - so, it doesn't seem i can use it in ae...
does anybody know why this is? or how to work around it?
The oilpaint filter is currently proprietary to Adobe which is why there's no PBK file for it. If you'd like to see it in After Effects you can make a request on the AE forums.