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Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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How can I add my effects (which I download myself) to After Effects CS4?
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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021
Any effects supplied usually come with a readme file from the creator explaining how to install them.  I've noticed most these days include an installer, but CS4 is an older version of the product, so I'm assuming that these are older effects. As Mylenium says, you either have a plugin, which the extension is .AEX or a preset, which is a .FFX file. On your computer, navigate to: C:\Programs\Adobe After Effects CS4\Support Files And place the AEX file in the plug-ins folder or the FFX file in the...

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"Effects" are plug-ins that need to be installed or copied to the respective sub-folder in the AE install folder. Similarly, animation presets need to be placed in the "Presets" folder.

 

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Any effects supplied usually come with a readme file from the creator explaining how to install them.  I've noticed most these days include an installer, but CS4 is an older version of the product, so I'm assuming that these are older effects.

As Mylenium says, you either have a plugin, which the extension is .AEX or a preset, which is a .FFX file.

On your computer, navigate to:

C:\Programs\Adobe After Effects CS4\Support Files

And place the AEX file in the plug-ins folder or the FFX file in the presets folder.

Then start After Effects.  If the effect appears in your comp with a red cross or other distortion, then it will require you to register it.

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