I would like to open an after effect file I created in 2018. I am currently using ae 2023 an in my creative cloud app the oldest verion that appears to be available to me is 2022, with which I get the warning:
"effect control conversion required in effect "Keylight (1.2)". Some effect controls will be reset. To avoid silently resetting these same effect controls on all subsequently loaded projects, save this project and then quit and re-launch After Effects."
and then it crashes. I have also opted to open the project in 2023 safemode with out plug in but it still crashes.
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Unless you have a version of AE old enough to use the Keylight settings before they were changed by the Effect creators, you will have to open the project and redo the Keylight Settings to generate a good key. The bad news is that it will take you a little time. The good news is that Keylight has improved considerably in the last five years, and you should be able to pull a much better key.
Thanks for getting back to me. It does seem to be the Keylight(1.2) stopping me from opening the project. I get a warning asking me to save the project in order to avoid resetting these effects. The problem is the project crashes before I can save it. I have been advised by Adobe support The oldest version of AE I can get from them is 2021 and that has the same issue. Is there a way of disabling the Keylight Effect? I cant believe an Adobe developer would want to make their products obsolete.
Did you try importing the old project into a new project instead of opening it directly?