When I try to use an animation preset I get the following error...
After Effects error: Cant import file "Evaporate.ffx": unsupported filetype or extension. (0::1)
What do I do???
Apply the preset to a layer, don't try and impoet it. Read the help files.
As Rick says, you apply an animation preset, not import it.
Since you're new to After Effects, I recommend starting here and working your way through the basic learning materials. Doing so will prevent much frustration.
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