I'm taking an after effects class at college and decided I'd like to work on my ae projects at home as well. So, I bought a new laptop with windows 64 bit, downloaded a free trial of after effects 5.5, and transferred the projects I created on the campus's computer to my new laptop via external hard drive. The projects opened, but a few things were missing. For one, the effects I used on the project when created on the campus's computer did not register with my trial version of ae 5.5. I got a message stating that I needed to install those missing effects (cc starburst, starglow, and so on). How do I do this?
Some of the effects are not included in the trials. It's a licensing issue. You can download demos of the CC Effects but they are different than the ones included with the paid version.
How do I do this?
You buy them. Starglow is a commercial third-party effect that won't magically appear regardless whether or not you run in trial mode or the full version. You can of course download demo versions of these effects but will have to live with watermarks.