[Updated] New Workflow Plug-in: FX CONSOLE is now available!

UPDATED
FX Console updated to Version 1.0.1

The console war continues on but this time, everybody wins! Our new After Effects workflow plug-in is now available for free! Speed up After Effects by making it work your way! Manage design progress with the new Snapshot tool and find the effects you need instantly!

With a single shortcut key you can access FX Console!

There are a lot of ways to learn After Effects but I wanted to help make it fun and encourage people to really USE it! It’s so easy to learn about new things but to really master something you have to use it everyday!

Workflow plug-ins can be cool too!

So what does it do? 
Watch Tutorial Video

Main Features:

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Customize FX Search
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Access Multiple Snapshots
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • Sample colors from Gallery
  • Re-import directly from Gallery
  • Dockable Panel & More!

After Effects Requirements:
Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014)

DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

INCOMING PATCH V1.0.1
We’ve identified a few interesting bugs that causes the menu to show up incorrectly for some users. So… we’re fixing it.  No refunds!! Update coming ASAP! We are also going to get it to work with any AE Language!

FX Console v1.0.1. Tons of bug fixes and new options! Soon!

A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on

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6 months ago
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549 Comments

Jason
2 weeks ago
You and your team are amazing! Thank you so much for this amazing piece of work.
gklhawking
2 weeks ago
override not working. Doesn't show the presets I'm saving :(
Rares
4 weeks ago
The override feature doesn't work for me either. It doesn't detect any presets i make. Could you please advise?
feliciano
4 weeks ago
salut Andrew Kramer c'est quoi le raccourci clavier
Cene
1 month ago
The override feature doesnt work. It doesn't detect any presets i make
2 months ago
tank you.
goooooooood.
Dan
2 months ago
Shortcut stopped working recently. Kind of defeats the whole purpose if that key function doesn't work.

Great plugin! Hopefully this will be fixed soon.
khalil
2 months ago
I have problem with lunching the console,
it lunch only at the first time and then it stop to lunch,sometimes it dose't lunch at all
2 months ago
What 3D object tracker did you use to motion match the CG drone, 3rd party?
2 months ago
Really great plugin. Awesome
Dan
3 months ago
I love this Plug-In!!! But for some reason every time I restart After Effects "Reduce Noise v4" is removed from my favorites and shortcuts.
3 months ago
For some reason FX Console stopped working in my AE. The settings, screenshots etc work fine, but the shortcut is pressed, the quick search menu doesn't open. What could be the problem?
Clifford Li
4 months ago
Hi, I am using After Effect CC 2017.0 and I am trying to use FX Console.

But after I saved my presets for override my favorites, it seems can't search my "User presets" folder.
Just like I never save any presets.

Is it just a bug or because of the after effect version?
    4 months ago
    Same here. Works fine in 2015.3 but in 2017 FX Console doesn't see any user presets. That is frustrating.
    PAU
    3 months ago
    The same way to me, in MacOs Sierra and AE 2017 can't see any user preset in FX Console.
Jose
4 months ago
Really useful plug-in but if we lock a session on windows (because I'm taking a break of my computer) and unlock it afterward, FX Console doesnt show anymore (but I can still type things out of the blue, hit enter and have the effect chosen applied). Must be a display bug.

This also happenned to a colleague of mine.

Could this be fixed please ?
kingkong
4 months ago
hi video copilot
Plz provide 3d models of vehicles
why AE2017 not recognizing element 3d ......i has to manually copy paste in AE2017 folder.....but it is giving some error.....but it is working fine after that error
    Talitha
    4 months ago
    Mine is crashing :((((
sinead
5 months ago
CS6 would be WONDERFUL !! Thanks
S Yes! EditZ
5 months ago
hi. andrew
videocopilot is best in the world.
What next come.....?
Keith
5 months ago
If this thing could run scripts it would be hands-down the most useful tool to hit my workflow in decades. I still haven't found a good, clean, fast way to execute scripts I use constantly.
    Mike
    5 months ago
    Hi Keith, I just stumbled upon a script called The Commander by Dave Jacobson that looks pretty solid: http://www.davejacobson.com/

    Cheers :)
    Eugene
    5 months ago
    There are ways to execute them. They are two scripts on aescripts.com: Quick Menu and Tiny Tools. But of course it would be great to have this power inside FX Console(with it's favorites and shortcuts and tabbing to show scripts only - I'm imagining...)
5 months ago
Great plugin. Makes life faster and easier.
Would love to be able to apply effects to multiple selected layers.
Thank you.

-Toliy
Trevor
5 months ago
Once i pop up the shortcut menu, i cant right click the effects.. the window just goes away. So within the shortcut menu i cant set favorites or blacklist effects. I am on a mac using the apple wireless mouse using "control click."

OsX 10.11.2
Ae CC 2017 and 2015.3
Antonio
5 months ago
Can you do the same with expressions, like a list of expressions for animations?
Roy Altman
5 months ago
Awesome plugin! This makes using AE 10 times faster! Perfection!
I also want to ask that maybe you can also add the option to run scripts from a custom script folder.
And also making it work with multiple selected layers.
Other than that - Perfection! :)
Thanks a lot.
Roy
M Warren
5 months ago
Life saver! You're my hero.
Yusuf
5 months ago
The panel opens up on a Mac with CS6 but it does not work!
    Edzel
    5 months ago
    I remember reading somewhere that it does not support CS6. Only CC and the later versions.
Yusuf
5 months ago
Thank you for the awesome free plugin!
Ravikumar
5 months ago
Hi Andrew! Just downloaded and Installed, Great plugin. Thanks! Unfortunately don't works in Aftereffects 2017 .
Pl z help how to install the plugin for AE 2017. Thank you! :-)
Tadej
5 months ago
Most awesome plugin! Whole new level to workflow!

Feedback: ctrl+a to select text you entered (its quick to correct when typo)
Kieran Gee-Finch
5 months ago
Thanks so much!
5 months ago
Interesting.
6 months ago
LOVE the Plug in and it works mostly on some next level Narcotics trip but I do have some feedback. When you select multiple layers and want do an effect on them. The console doesn't recognize that you have selected multiple layers and claims you did not select any layers. This slows things down somewhat BUT DO NOT GET IT twisted. This console is my shit! :___ ) Thank you!!!!
6 months ago
Thank you VC !!! This is the best plugin I've seen in a while. It saves me sooooo much time. Thank you!
6 months ago
Andrew, your site has helped me so tremendously, and the cost-effectiveness of your offerings is simply second-to-none. And now you've got another phenomenal workflow plugin that will speed up my process even more.

I was forced to teach myself After Effects 7 years ago when I was working in advertising, just by watching some of your videos. Here I am 7 years later, running my own freelance motion design business with great success. I've purchased nearly all of your plugins and packages, and I can say without a doubt they've paid for themselves 10-fold by now.

Anyone who is even on the fence about supporting VCP, I urge you to dive in and buy a plugin. They're the best of the best, and you can't beat the prices!
Eddee Horsey
6 months ago
Just downloaded but I can't seem to find the dockable window on my MAC
Peter
6 months ago
Can it execute javascript files? It would be a real game changer :)
jom
6 months ago
Excellent thank you so much for this such great work !!!
I'm only so sad not seeing it working on CS6.
Praying for it !
Dan
6 months ago
If anyone's ever used Rhino for Mac, every single contextual menu item and shortcut icon in the toolbar is linked to a command. By default, any command can be typed in at any time, where it shows up in a search bar. I love that this plugin adds a similar functionality to AE. I would love to see Adobe and many other programs use a similar functionality. Even better would be a default OS-level feature but one can dream ☺️.
Den
6 months ago
Great plugin. Thanks! Unfortunatelly don't works for multiply selected layers.
David
6 months ago
Im trying to install this on the new After Effects cc 2017, how do i do so? what folder should I put it in to?
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,

I just installed in 2017 cc and did not work with the shortcut Ctrl + Space, also the installer did not install plugins in the custom folder and I had to move by hand the plugin and script from CC 2015.3 folders.

To make it work I have done the following:

- I moved the script from "Scripts UI Panels" to to "Scripts" folder
-Edited the .jsx to put the correct path of the plugin folder since I have changed the original location of the script
(remove .parent)
-Renamed the script adding the numbers 00 forward so that was the first in alphabetical order

This does not have to happens through what I understand it is a mistake of my system, some software, another plugin or script installed, download error the installer or go to know.

I'll just mention this to you to know that you can perhaps be useful user experiences for possible conflicts, updates or whatever. In any case it is not right to say that your work is exceptional because it would not have words to thank all you have done for the community and for myself.

I'm ACI After Effects and speak of you to each and every one of my students, you are the best, always follow with that attitude, you changed things and you keep on doing it, always improving, keep pushing!
Kai
6 months ago
The screenshot feature and color sampling is priceless. Thanks!
James
6 months ago
Andrew,
I love FX Console... but I found 1 bug. If you are working your project project with the color settings set to Linearize Working Space... the screenshot function will take a very dark screenshot that does not match the preview window. I am on OSX using CC 2017.
Greg
6 months ago
Hey guys, I've been having a really inconsistent time getting the shortcut key (ctrl+space) to bring up the menu. It worked when I first installed it but now can't get it to appear. Coworker is having the same issue on his system. I'm on cc2015.3 and he's on cc2014. Docking it in a window allows me to access the rest of the settings but the shortcut doesn't seem to be working.
DannyTheDog
6 months ago
Hey Andrew, great job! How about including in one of your plugins a following feature ( i mean for the whole After effects). Let's say that you want to tweak a value of something. Your holding on this value LMB then you're moving your hand left or right (doesn't matter), you almost got what you needed, but the border of the screen stops you. How about including feature that when your mouse pointer (during tweaking) will hit the screen border it will automatically appear on the other side of the screen, and so on, and so on...
I know we can tweak values holding mouse and having shift pressed, but still we will be hold by the screen border.
Naveen
6 months ago
Hey Andrew why don't make fx console to import videos like action essentials and shockwaves etc
Try to update it
Danny
6 months ago
Great plugin Andrew !!!. Please tell me Andrew is there a place where i can report bugs or share ideas with you?
Nimrod Kyd
6 months ago
Wow! You guys are my biggest time savers....I salute VIDEO COPILOT for their awesomeest plugins,
Wonder if would work within element 3d
CK
6 months ago
I'd love the ability to add shortcut icons as well. like how c4d works. You can place shortcut icons on the ui bars. Imagine if Optical Flares was a button. I use OF so much in certain projects that this would be amazing. Keep up the GREAT work!
Jason
6 months ago
Using CS6 as I wasn't a fan of the rental scheme. Anyway to get this incredibly useful tool for AE CS6 users? I'd pay for it in a heart beat too.
Nicolas
6 months ago
It's a great plugin. I've used it to make a VFX breakdown because it's easy and fast for take bunch of screenshots while hiding every layer.
Dan blincoe
6 months ago
Awesomeness! One feature that would be cool is if the gallery kept a history of the effects applied to create the image and those settings could be applied to the timeline by right clicking on the gallery image.
Amazing plugin!!!
matthew
6 months ago
CC 2014- I cant drag snapshots from the gallery onto my comp or timeline. It gives me a circle with a line through it.

I can drag images directly into my project window but not any other window. 2015 is working as intended.
Creatif Sanju
6 months ago
King
6 months ago
Thank you very much for this!
I have a problem with the snapshot function thought. All my snapshots turns out to be very very dark and contrast. I have tried reinstalling but still couldn't be fixed.
    King
    6 months ago
    Hi, I have solved my problem. It's a problem when change my workspace to sRGB and channel setting is set to 'Use display color management'.
Jim
6 months ago
Nope, won't work on CC 2017 Windows. Get the error "Couldn't load plugin FXConsole.aex". I have tried locating the .aex both in the After Effects plugin folder and the Common Media Core folder to no avail. Any ideas?
    Jim
    6 months ago
    My mistake! I read through the script to find the corerct folder location which is:Program Files > Adobe >After Effects CC 2017 > Support Files > Plug-ins > VideoCopilot

    Thanks Andrew!
6 months ago
Thanks for yet another great ressource Andrew..
However, I have some issues on my system - the plugin is called properly with the shortcut, but clicking on a name doesn't load the effect..
I'm on OSX 10.10.5, CC2014.. Had to do a custom install since the installer didn't see my copy of AE.. And if I do see the plugin added, no new script in the assigned folder :-/
Julie
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, I know this is free, but I need some legal wording for my lawyers to allow me to use this. Do you have anything I can run past my legal team?
Adriano
6 months ago
This is amazing. Thanks Andrew! But it doesn´t seem to work on CC 2017, correct?
    6 months ago
    Actually it works great! You can move the plug-in and SciptUI or Just use a custom install until we update the installer!
    Adriano
    6 months ago
    Oops. Just had to point the installer to the folders.

    Works like a charm!
    Adriano
    6 months ago
    Ive been waiting for something like this for years. Its like ftToolbar on steroids.
Simon Thorley
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, this is great but the file - fxconsole_settings.fxs - hasn't been included?
so gutted, as this is the greatest bit of kit.
The plug-in and the script are definately there, but, not the settings - has anyone else had them?
I did a search and find and the file isn't there on my mac.
I'm on CC latest - I don't want to be a pain bud, appreciate all you do.
Harold
6 months ago
Not sure if the new update has this feature.

Currently v1.0 doesn't let me select multiple layer. If V1.0.1 has addressed this issue, I'll tell our IT dept to install the new update :)

Thanks!
Jacob
6 months ago
This was the funniest tutorial I have ever seen. Couldn't stop myself from laughing at some parts. Anyways, great plugin.
christian
6 months ago
Thats awesome!! Need this for CS6
Sean
6 months ago
Crap....Really cool plug-in...wish I had not bought FT Toolbar from Aescrips.com. This is FAR superior to that. Good Job AK !!! you Rock !!! XOXO
John
6 months ago
Stellar response from the man himself. Where else would we get such incredible support for something so free? Thanks Andrew.
Olmo
6 months ago
Thanks for the plugin. I think it's great to speed work up in AE!

Perhaps there's one thing I miss: An A/B comparison with some slider in gallery window.

Great job! Thanks!
KC
6 months ago
Does this work with Mac OS El Capitan? Or is there a way to activate it in after effects? I can't seem to locate FXConsole in After Effects (latest version)
    ben
    6 months ago
    i have the same problem..did you found a solution?
    KC
    6 months ago
    Did not find a solution. Is there any assistance out there?
    KC
    6 months ago
    Actually it works. You have to go to your "window\" and chose the UI from the list and dock it.
MasterKoala
6 months ago
Sorry for my bad english....and for my bad google translate!!!!!
I HOPE THAT WITH THE PATCH YOU CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM
MasterKoala
6 months ago
I'm sorry on my pc with windows 10 sends crash almost immediately after effect cc 2015 v13.7 ...... I sincerely hope that with the patch you can not solve the problem.
However in spite of everything you are great ...... from me a big THANK YOU as the world for your generosity!
FXguru
6 months ago
It's just a stolen idea from a script called Quick Menu
Bas
6 months ago
You're truly amazing. Thanks Andrew!
Zoone
6 months ago
No CS6?
pink top
6 months ago
this so not my day..i've been installing this plugin over and over again and im still in version 6 of after effects..
    Sanjaya Madanayaka
    6 months ago
    first u have to install Os win 10 and then install ae cc update version
    after u can do..... its Awesome
Sanjaya Madanayaka
6 months ago
You can build new after effect software in your way.... i think it will the best software in the world.. I hope you can do...
Your the my best teacher......yes...

this is my Photoshop work space... I created ...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5194769/STUDIO%20SITHTHAM%20my%20Photoshop-Create%20by%20Sanjayaya%20Madanayaka.jpg
6 months ago
thank for share Andrew you are the best.
Tyler Paul
6 months ago
Very cool. I have a fewsuggested features that I think you might like.

1) When you export a captured image, the gallery should remember where you saved it and import from that location when you drag a captured image to the project.

2) If you drag a captured image into your project and export it after the fact, it should replace the imported image from the temp capture folder, with the image from your saved location.

3) And the grand-daddy of features. I'd love to be able to paste images from the clipboard into the gallery and export to my my project.

So, when I'm pulling images from the web to composite a scene, I could simply copy and paste every element that I might use directly in to After Effects. And then remove any images I didn't use and export the ones I did.
Chris
6 months ago
Fx console Beta!!!! Jk
Kevin
6 months ago
Andrew! You had me at screen capture.
6 months ago
After all these years you've never fail to deliver Andrew, even the jokes get better.
Oli
6 months ago
Dear VC Crew,

Awesome work...there is so much potential in this new plugin. Thanks for that !!

I was just waiting for the moment when you say: "A...and with every snapshot there´s not only a image saved but also a snapshot of the project itself so every thumbnail is linked to an indiviual version of the project file". Similar to lightroom where you can revert all your actions to a specified point in time....
Brian
6 months ago
WOW! You are seriously awesome! Thank you for sharing!
Max
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,
For an unknown reason, the plug-in stopped working : the shortkeys don't call it anymore.
I tryed to change them, no effect.

Am I the only one to experience that ? (and yes, I made sure to have a Layer selected, and the comp panel highlighted)
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Your trial has expired ....
    Now you have to go pay the $60,000 for the full version.

    On a serious note, you should probably wait for v1.0.1 - I figure there will be a lot of bug fixes with it, plus the possibility of fully customizing your shortcut key (I hope they can make it override some useless AE shortcut like TAB - which no one uses anyways).
Lenard
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, I am so excited to try this. I installed this on my AE CS6 but then when I open the program, it stops when it's about to load the interface. I tried to remove the plugin in the program file but same thing happens. Is there a way to uninstall it first? I'm still definitely going to try this once the patch is out. It's still solid and awesome. :)
    6 months ago
    Only cc 2014 2015
    Andrew
    6 months ago
    Don't know why but is not working on CC14.. maybe fix on the patch?
Robert K
6 months ago
I'd love to know how that beautiful purple background was made!
Eurekam
6 months ago
Very great idea, but my AE crashes as soon as I type some text in the box...
FYI: AE CC 2015.3 french, PC W10-64.
By using "ae_force-english.txt", it works perfectly!
Could you do something for our little country?
Many thanks.
6 months ago
Thank for this great plugin.
I had an issue, the effects weren't applied to the layer. Apparently something in my custom workspace caused this. Resetting my workspace to 'Saved Layout' fixed this problem.
Lucien
6 months ago
I downloaded the plug-in because I was like OMG I need it! Started up AE and..........
AAAAARGh nuts! crash :-(
Hmmmmm wat can it be? Lets read again......Oh darn it's for CC and above!
Are you going to make it for CS6 to or is this only possible on CC? After watching the tutorial I got excited haha. Maybe you should keep this in mind for your next tutorial: WARNING the following tutorial is for CC users only. CS users should stop watching now you can ;-) just joking ;-)
Jay
6 months ago
Just curious, will this be adaptable to the new MacBook Pro with Touch bar? Touch bar capability for this plug in would be awesome.
6 months ago
CS6 please+++
Sohel
6 months ago
I like it. it save my time and easy to use thank you so much.
LAWA
6 months ago
Thanks for this awesome plugin!

But it's strange that my setting in Fx console can't save the setting. Each time I close the panel my settings are gone.
It's really frustrating.
    Alex We
    6 months ago
    same here
6 months ago
wish u a very happy diwali andrew
Moritz Holzinger
6 months ago
Why isn't there something like that for Premiere? :D
6 months ago
while watching the intro i saw the tracking E3d part where the plane rotates its Awesome and i said oh that's nice and easy effect and i will try it.than i shot a footage I used every single tracking tool from point tracker to mocha tracking but no chance than i said OHHH that's like the head tutorial from cc cloud presentation where u explained that terminator bullet effect IT MUST BE the 3d camera tracker and when i used it was unable to capture enough data from the plate though i have put markers So am like this is the most impossible difficult effect hahaha.
Would you please just tell me how did u manage to capture the 3d data for the plane plate how to get a null with the xyz info pleasseeee :D
And i would like to say it is an awesome plugin :D hahaha
Thank you Andrew you are really inspiring .
    Tom
    6 months ago
    +one for this request! :) It was awesome with the plane.. at first glimpse I was thinking its a real world model.
    alwadhani
    6 months ago
    if you cant track it with mocha then there must be something wrong in your footage, make sure there is enough light in the shot also the tracking points are different color "more contrast" or the track will fail. there so many tutorials especially on Mocha site for slimier tracking situation, also the part when he throw the plate that is hand tracked "i think"
Omar
6 months ago
Loving the new Plug-in :)
6 months ago
good that! / buena esa!
    Samuel Mancebo
    6 months ago
    So bad you are trying to get subscribers that way!
    Hostil
    6 months ago
    Pathetic !
    Hackerton
    6 months ago
    Stop spamming this across every post... If people liked it, THEY would cross post it...
Valentyn
6 months ago
Mega cool! Thanks.
Aske
6 months ago
The search function disapeared after an hour. I tried to delete it in the plug in folder and the script folder and install it again. Still no search bar when i install it? How do i get it back i liked it :D
6 months ago
This plugin is great. Total time saver! Thanks yet again!
vivek
6 months ago
Please Tell me How could Make my own customize plugins Which Software is used ? Plz I just wanna know which software is used to made software like exe extension
6 months ago
Great work! Thanks for useful plugin! :)
Vince
6 months ago
Thanks,Andrew!
Mike
6 months ago
Awesome - thank you! Looking forward to adding this to my workflow.
Hi Andrew.
This is Cool .
Thank You
Simon Thorley
6 months ago
Got it, sorted. Thanks this looks like a massive time-saver!
Riccardo Constant
6 months ago
Unfortunately, it crashes overtime i try to load it in after effects cs6 😖 please help
    Alex
    6 months ago
    After Effects Requirements:
    Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014)
Simon Thorley
6 months ago
Looks a great plug-in, the problem I'm having is real basic, I just need to assign a shortcut key to it - can anyone help please, (ommand + space bar) like Andrew did would be fine - my heads in melt down here, looked forever on youtube?
Jeremiah
6 months ago
For some reason on the two Windows 10 workstations I have installed this on so far...both don't save any settings, shortcuts, or favorites. If you restart After Effects all of those settings are gone and back to square one. Any idea of a fix? Seems like a read/write permission or saving thing?
    Jim
    6 months ago
    I am experiencing this too on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Sounds like this will be fixed in the update...
    Jim
    6 months ago
    I have the same issue on Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Looks like there is a fix soon.
    Cody
    6 months ago
    I'm experiencing this too Mac OSX 10.11.6
inUse
6 months ago
Great plugin! It's currently not working on both screens of my dual-screen setup.

I've got all my AE UI panels on one screen but my comp viewer on the other. The search box only appears on the screen with my UI panels. Is this a bug? Or can a feature be added with version 1.0.1?

Thanks
    6 months ago
    Fix soon!
    Jim
    6 months ago
    I noticed this too. I found that if my timeline is on screen 1 and my comp viewer on screen 2...if I click the layer in the timeline fx console doesn't show up. If I click the same layer but in the viewer it works fine. If I bring my timeline onto the same screen as my viewer and click the layer in the timeline that also works.


    Glad there is a fix!
    Dalibor
    6 months ago
    Same issue here, it is not working when i work on dual monitors, it is working only when everything is on just one screen. It is not working both cc2014 and cc2015, same issue, i am on win7 64bit
6 months ago
Alas the first Video Copilot Plug in I cant get.......CS6 here :( I guess this will now happen more and more
Christian Michael
6 months ago
My previous message sat waiting to be moderated for almost 24 hours, now it's completely gone...... I've been outcasted!!!!!
R-CANE
6 months ago
With all this awesomeness going on here I just thought of something really simple that I think will come in handy when talking about speeding up the workflow..
A notepad (plugin) integrated in AE that I can use for notes (wishes of my clients for animations, changes (to be) made) and several expressions that I can copy paste. This would be saved with the AE file itself and/or have notepads per comp! What ya think?!
    6 months ago
    Yep, this ought to be an essential ingredient of every creative app, whether graphics, music, whatever - just a place to jot notes down right there in the app. Might have to have a look into programming AE stuff...
    R-CANE
    6 months ago
    Let me know when you do Howie. I work with Cubase and it has always been a part of every file you open. Keeps your notes with what you're working on.
6 months ago
PLEASE ... for the none-Adobe-pay-by-month slaves ... could you guys make it work in CS6!
still some professionals running it at this is such a great helper to speed up any workflow!
but not great enough to switch to CC ; )
Stefan
6 months ago
I'm getting error message on AE CS5.5
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Only works on CC
Charly
6 months ago
ooops - I´ve got a non working plugin from Andrew! Should try to sell it for it´s somewhat rare - isn´t it?

On german 2015.3 it crashes AE on each and every action.

Sometimes script console hangs up here:
var consoleLib = new ExternalObject("lib:" + pluginPath + libFilename);
var value = consoleLib.execute(cmd);
consoleLib.unload();

Sometimes Windows error windows kindly tell that there´s a chance to save befor AE turns down...
    TomA
    6 months ago
    Same problem on French version CC 2015.3 ;)
    6 months ago
    We have an upcoming patch that should fix a lot of strange bugs. Stay tuned!
Harumi
6 months ago
Thank you Andrew!
from Tokyo
Max
6 months ago
Hi !
Thank you very much for this new bite of awesomeness.
Just a little bug report here : the selected effect doesn't apply when I hit "enter".
I'm using the latest version of AE CC (2015.3), with forced english language, if that helps.
darius
6 months ago
hi Andrew,
thanks for the grat plugin,
so in the german version console fx do not find any plugins wiht ü,ö,ä é, etz.
ist there a solution to ad plugins like "maske füllen" into the favorites?
Maciej
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,
why export format for snapshot is only PNG? I always take snapshot to JPG, because for client smaller size is better. What do You think about it?
And of course thanks for this script! It's a great for my work!
    Nic
    5 months ago
    I do agree
6 months ago
Perfect!!!
HI
Thank You
This A Wrench For After Effects User
Angus McNicholl
6 months ago
I'm on a Mac using After Effects CS6 (standard install, worked with a load of your other plugins), when I try to install I get a Code Error 120
    Marc
    6 months ago
    Unfortunately it only works with CC and up
mougada
6 months ago
you are the best Andrew and you r the father of AE
Lukas Winkelhausen
6 months ago
Crashes on Win 10, AFX CC 2015.3 when searching for effects. Neither on Laptop or on PC. Update would be nice!
Ilan
6 months ago
Hello Andrew,

In the snapshot gallery why do we have to push Ctrl + click on mac to add snaps to selection ? We used to choose Cmd to do that in macintosh environment.

That was just a detail :)
Thank you for those wonderful tools !!! I'm so happy with it :)
Danny
6 months ago
Thank You very much!!!
6 months ago
Great stuff, although you need to be able to load & save the favorites/shortcuts/blacklist settings. This is essential for freelancers using many different computers.
Paul Pratt
6 months ago
Thank you, Andrew!
Awesome tool! VERY GENEROUSE to the pixel’s planet.
Will FX Console be working in the future for Element 3d OBJs and materials? And thank you a hell of a lot to you and VCP crew...
6 months ago
POTENTIAL BUG
Thanks for this amazing plugin :) Already saves time. I've got a potential bug problem here. Using the Snapshot/gallery viewer with Transparency, and a glow effect. Im getting some odd colorization in the gallery, which ends up in the final exported image. If I export through the render queue, I Don't have that problem.

Im on a MacPro, running a nVidia GTX 780
OS 10.10.5

Take a look.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1mDhKvTnlVVRV9BdXZ4NUVrRzQ/view?usp=sharing
6 months ago
I LOVE the subtle use of element with the helicopter. I had to watch it twice before I realized it wasn't a REAL model lol. Fabulous plug in my friend this will seriously come in handy, Andy.

So two off topic questions.... kinda. First off, you used a Couple of snippets from ads, movies etc. Can you get away with that as it's only a few seconds and it's for training? The reason I ask is I actually do this every now and again too as you will see in the link below. Not a lot..... just enough to give the opening a little punch. The rest is all my footage.

Secondly for the first time EVER I bottomed out on the mask imports in Element yesterday. Can you believe it I used all 15 with text, shapes etc!!! Is there a way to increase the import layer count? I know you can add a second E3D effect to the same layer and link.... I was hoping to not do that and keep it a little more structured and less all over the hockey! Thanks in advance.

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/183340380
Brad
6 months ago
Fantastic tool! Have an issue with multiple monitors (3). FX Console window only shows up in center monitor, but I have my timeline on my right monitor. If I'm dealing with a comp that has several layers, a problem arises. Since I can only select the layer in my comp viewer and not my timeline, I can only select the top most layer. If I select the layer I want in the timeline, and then move my mouse to the center window, FX Console will not pop up.
hugotomasi
6 months ago
I really love this plugin, really helpful and timesaver.
I only have one problem, it doesn't save my settings when closing after effects, any solution ? (i'm running adobe cc 2015)
Stephen OHearn
6 months ago
This is simply brilliant ! Thank you Andrew.
6 months ago
Thanks for the great addendum to the ever growing set of useful tools! Works perfect! Thanks again Andrew
That Guy
6 months ago
Not usable on the Mac, add mode shortcuts pleeeeeeeeeaseeeeee
Shift+Tab and Ctrl+Tab don't work for some reason
Ctrl+Space is macOS Spotlight Search
Shift+Space just starts playback.
    Aaron
    6 months ago
    Command+Space is spotlight.
    Control+Space brings up FX Console Search.
    hugotomasi
    6 months ago
    yeah please !
    David
    6 months ago
    No cmd+space is the spotlight search, Ctrl+Space works great on mac
    That Guy
    6 months ago
    Nope, on my system Cmd+Space is set to language switching, Ctrl+Space is spotlight.
    Alexander
    6 months ago
    Try to Fn+Control+Space if you have a MacBook Pro. It works very well for me.

    By the way, thank Andrew! As always super nice product!

    Greetings from Ukraine!
Jeremiah
6 months ago
Great tool. Look forward to using it more. My main gotcha issue however is I use two monitors and keep my timeline undocked and full screen on one screen and the Composition and main window on the other. If I select a layer in my timeline window the Command Console does not come up as the shortcut only functions on the main window. So I have to click the main window and viewer to get it to come up. Would love for this to work from any window and if the timeline window is undocked.
Jonathan
6 months ago
Great plug-in! Just wanted to mention I'm having some issues copying Behavior presets; seems to only apply some of the effects involved in the preset. As an example when I select the wiggle-position preset it only applies the wiggle position controls not the transform effect. I'm using AE2015.3 on Windows 10 64-bit. Otherwise I love it, already customizing a bunch of effects!
Logan
6 months ago
Are you going to add features for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar? Because that would actually make me want to get a MacBook.
6 months ago
Hi Andrew thank you so much.
Jared
6 months ago
YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!! You've enabled us to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!! (Oh, and very good work!)
6 months ago
Everyone has forearms, Andrew...
Yak007
6 months ago
Thank you, Andrew! My dream has come true!
Chris
6 months ago
I finally got it working on my Mac! Thanks Andrew! Freaking awesome! I think you should work for Adobe and redesign After effects, I could only imagine how bad ass that would be lol
6 months ago
You are awesome dude, and again this is great stuff . thank you so much :)
Erns
6 months ago
Any solution for this ?
The installation of FX Console for after effect CC2015 Failed
Could not create the script files ( Error code: 120 )
Please contact support if you continue to have trouble

Bless for solution guys.
    Brandon
    6 months ago
    Also experiencing this issue. Would love to know if theres a fix on the way.
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Have you tried "Run as Administrator"? Not sure what the problem would be, but just maybe it's a permission problem.
    ae_64bits
    6 months ago
    Same issue as Erns on multiple mac pros running 10.11.6

    The error message pops up immediately after enter admin creds.
    almostdarkslide
    6 months ago
    Do custom install and select plugging and script foulder manually.
James
6 months ago
Fantastic. Thank you Andrew and VCP. (Love the Mega Man sfx mixed in.)
Mark
6 months ago
Hey Andrew! The backgrounds in the tutorial video are simply marvelous. Any chance you could explain how you made the gradient colors in the backgrounds? Thank you!
Maxim Lavrov
6 months ago
Guys!!
The plug-in is greate and very usefull.
Thanks for that!!

But there is one thing that you must to add in your files viever:
shot comparition with a "linear wipe".
I think, you know what I'm talking about.
When you compare screenshots using slider/wipe. This is probably the most popular solution to compare different stages of your work or different styles of your disign.
I think, this thing was in any 3D program, even in Davinci Resolve we have similar tool.

Best regards!! You are awesome!
larsenic
6 months ago
Oh noooooo !
Waiting for this plugs so many night, and finally, needs AE CC or above ... Damn ! So, with my CS6 version, i'm out ..
But thx for all you made for this communauty at all !!!
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,
I have an issue on pc - Win7 pro 64 - where, when I start the console it works fine but After Effects (CC 2015.3 13.8.1.38 German) crashes instantly when I type the first letter! It seems as if it would search for a second but doesn't give me a list of effects - just crashes. No problems on mac though ;)
6 months ago
So cool - I love your blog posts!
Nathan Lyons
6 months ago
I downloaded the plugin last night and I have to say that after putting it through its paces the plugin really does stand out as a workflow timesaver! The time you can gain when searching for FX's or taking screenshots for thumbnails in videos, even changing the default presets, it really does play a big part when put to the test. I look forward to using this every time I use After Effects now (docked as a panel) and cant wait to see what else comes from Video Copilot in the future.
Frank Feijen
6 months ago
Great tool, it adds but won't replace quickmenu in my toolbox yet.
Since that one can also add layers, search scripts, etc. But it hasn't got your fantactic favorites-system and you have to type the wanted tool correct.

But I'm certainly hoping you guys can add some of it's functionallity.
Guillaume Cassuto
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,

Sorry to insist, but the ability to read presets that are in aliased folders would be great :)
Thamer
6 months ago
does anyone know what is the shortcut for it cuz i couldn't find it?

Thanks
    Jellyrunner
    6 months ago
    Ctrl+Space
jossi
6 months ago
The toolbar shows up with no search feature... just the snapshot and other icons. So If I type anything it just vanishes.
mtt
6 months ago
Am I the only one troubled by not knowing what shortcut I need to hit to make it appear? I feel very stupid in this moment. Help me.
Tricky
6 months ago
Genius.
Lukas
6 months ago
unfortunately it immediatly crashes the whole programm when setting up shortcuts :/. I'm on AFX CC2015.3..
Hakan YASAV
6 months ago
I can help with Turkish translation. Just drop me an email.
hezus
6 months ago
Great Idea!

One suggestion that I had in mind.
Maybe in the future you can create an option to automatically create solid for effects that generate on a solid (like element 3d)

:)
Anders Myrdahl
6 months ago
It's crashing on start in Sweden
Nicholas
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, the plugin is awesome and works (kind of), but for some reason when I favourite and/or blacklist an effect, it works until I press Control-Space, to close the panel. Can anyone help?
    Brendan
    6 months ago
    Yeah i have the same issue, although i am using a school MacBook air and I'm not sure whether or not the issue is caused by the blocking system used by the school, or is something related to the plug-in
YS
6 months ago
Hi, looks good and hoping to try it! But it won't install on my Mac Pro (trash can) on El Capitan 10.11.6.
Using AE CS6. Error message: Could not create script files (Error code: 120)
    Marc
    6 months ago
    Unfortunately it only works with CC and up
Teg
6 months ago
Hi,
looks pretty awesome, but it gives me a Crash each time I'm searching a plugin... I hope the upcoming patch will resolve that !
Jörg
6 months ago
In my German AE the plugin crashes complete After Effects with the 2nd search - at first search - all is OK
Sidney
6 months ago
It doesn't save my settings when I close After Effects. Send help.
    Tom
    6 months ago
    Close After Effects?! For what silly reason? ;)
    6 months ago
    @Tom: Because you've discovered the power of nodes ;)
6 months ago
Thanks man!
years and years making a better community. respect!
6 months ago
It is sooooo useful! Thank you.
6 months ago
Thank you for the contribution Andrew Kramer're a teacher of teachers.
6 months ago
Muchas gracias por el aporte Andrew Kramer eres un maestro de maestros.(Thank you for the contribution Andrew Kramer're a teacher of teachers.)
Tim
6 months ago
WOW!! Thanks AK and team!! downloaded and installed and was integrated into my work flow within (literally) 5 minutes! What an awesome tool! and FREE! AK does it again! but seriously thanks so much for this plugin... for someone who edits full time I can easily see the benefits and time saving effects that a simple plugin like this will make!!

PS: My boss LOVES the page peel effect!! GOOD CALL!!
Chris
6 months ago
Its not working..I want a refund! $60.000 sent back to my pay pal ASAP
vfxpro
6 months ago
I installed it..it's not showing up in the plugins in after effects...I have Mac os Sierra...am I missing something? Plz help..
kaushalya
6 months ago
Andrew, you are great.thank you very much sir
6 months ago
Thanks a lot Andrew. You've changed the way we work in AE, on behalf of all users. Thank you so much!
6 months ago
wait.. finally finished the video and I went from the most excited- to another level. Thank you again and again.
6 months ago
Thank you all so much.
vfxpro
6 months ago
I installed it..it's not showing up in the plugins in after effects...I have Mac os Sierra...am I missing something? Plz help..
6 months ago
This is seriously cool. It's like having a new toy on Christmas. Thank you VideoCopilot!
Edu Soler
6 months ago
Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, and many thanks and congratulations to all team of video copilot
6 months ago
Hi Andrew and VC Team, LOVE the new FX CONSOLE plugin!!! Found a possible bug using the screenshot feature when using Silhouette Luma mode on a layer (I'm using OSX 10.11.6). The screenshot colors were distorted from the original. I included a dropbox link to the photo in the "Website" Box on this post. Middle is the actual, left is the screen shot FXC render. If the link don't work let me know where to email it to.
Shawn
6 months ago
Thank you! This is the BEST plugin thus far.
Sinus
6 months ago
would be so cool if this was also available for CS6...
    Torsten
    6 months ago
    Can't complain, it's a free plugin - but would love to have it in CS6...
    Kevin
    6 months ago
    Or you could shell out $20 a month to enjoy the latest and greatest version of AE. I bet you spend more than that on coffee. For $50 a month, you can get every piece of software Adobe makes.
    Sinus
    6 months ago
    @Torsten yeah ur right.

    @Kevin it is not the money, it's the time after u unsubscribed from the cloud. I don't wanna lose something which is rly mine.
    Jens
    6 months ago
    My work pc is offline. CS6 is the last version I'll be using. I'm slowly learning nodes now...Renting software is good for many but not for all. Why did adobe discontinue sales?
    Torsten
    6 months ago
    Hehe, no joke, I don't drink coffee :-)
    Sinus
    6 months ago
    well its a marketing thing. Sooner or later the prices will rise and the customers are getting less and less.
Ian
6 months ago
What an amazing plugin. Not sure if it was mentioned already, but in 2015.3 on Mac El Capitan, the plugin comes up just fine, but when I hit "enter" to select the plugin, nothing happens, and it changes focus to the project window.
Mike
6 months ago
Thanks for all the work you put in for the community! However Workflow seems to be buggy with me. The default key command stops working at random. Sometimes it would come back and other times it doesn't work. I'm using AE CC 2015 on OSX El Capitan. Usually if i open the panel and close it again it resumes but then stops working after a few tries.
Duncan
6 months ago
Dude, this is awesome. Thank you to everybody at VC that put this together! :)
6 months ago
This is a fantastic, nifty UI tool. Thank you!
Diego
6 months ago
Sorry Andrew
When I open the plug-in with ctr+space,i get an error . It says there is an error loading the plugin,and it says to contact with the support.
You could tell me what is the problem?
PLS
rwalker
6 months ago
After installing FXConsole in AE CC 2015.3 (13.8.1.38) Mac OS10.9.5, launching AE spends a lot of time on "cleaning up" CEP and Scripting. AE does eventually launch but it takes a minute. Is this normal?

Otherwise, unbelievably useful.
Thank you.
omar
6 months ago
Great work Andrew, i am glad that i was born in your era. keep up the great work
6 months ago
Got Error 120 on install for CC2014, Had IT login in as Admin, CC2014 installed, but cc2015 error out 131. Mac 10.10.5
    Matt C.
    6 months ago
    V1.0 not working as excepted. Is not applying searched Effect to layer.
Andy Dominique Rak
6 months ago
Really amazing ! GG !, even sometimes, my AE freezes and closes automaticly while using the plug-in.

So now that you've got this guideline, please, would you like to add the "set 3D layer accept light to off by default" :D

Best,
6 months ago
This is AWESOME! Really handy tool for workflow!

I tried installing this on AE CC 2015.3 and I'm on Mac OSX 10.11.6 "El Capitan" and I'm having an issue with the popup window. When I hit "ctrl + space" the window pops up, but on my laptop screen (I'm running a Thunderbolt Display and Macbook Pro). Is this a current bug that's being fixed? Thanks again for all the great stuff throughout the years!
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,

I've been having some problems with the plugin, I can get the menu up on the sidebar, but can't click on any of the buttons and the shortcut just crashes me out of After Effects. It's not too much of an issue, but it would be great if I could use the plugin.

Thanks anyway and keep up the good work!

(After Effects cs6 / Mac)
Chris
6 months ago
I installed fxconsole on my Mac os Sierra. I see fxconsole in the Adobe after effects cc video copilot plugin folder along with the rest of my plugins like element and saber. But when opening up in after effects fxconsole is not showing up at all...????? Is this a fixed that you are working on Andrew?

Sorry for the misspelling I'm on my phone at work trying to ask this real fast lol.
6 months ago
As usual, another awesome plug-in.

I'd like to add one more vote for the next version supporting scripts as shortcuts. My favorite script (rd_precompose) is something I use dozens of times when I setup VFX projects for a bunch of shots. I was using ft-toolbar for this, but I'd rather use FX Console if I could.

I would potentially pay $60,000 for that feature. Thanks again Andrew and the VCP team.
    6 months ago
    ^ !!! -$60k +$50.00
Mikel
6 months ago
Again, you absolutely nailed it, VideoCopilot. This is going mark a before and an after in AE workflow. I wonder why Adobe doesn't make this type of logic improvements. Thank you so much for this, those milliseconds... GOLD.
6 months ago
Why is there doodoo smeared on your copy of Goldeneye?
6 months ago
No more clicking "Repeat Edge Pixels" on every blur effect ever? This is the best thing to ever happen. You guys are fantastic.
    6 months ago
    OMG I didn't even think of that. I can't wait to use this!
Dwane
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew!

Very much appreciated.
serg
6 months ago
Hey all, getting an error for AE CS6, when trying to install I get "could not create the script files (Error code: 120)
it asks me if AE is closed (it is), if I have enough disk space (i do) and admin priv's (i do). my specs:

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
running macOS Sierra
    serg
    6 months ago
    disregard, just saw it doesn't support CS6...
krishna charan
6 months ago
Thanks for this wonderful plugin andrew kramer :)learnt,learning and will learn about VFX only because of you and your wonderful tutorials... ..Thank you so much...keep going with your good work..wishes from one of your fan/student...
rg
6 months ago
This plugin is not working in AE CS6. But it is working in AE CC 2015. Will you rectify this problem
    GFex
    6 months ago
    After Effects Requirements:
    Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014)
6 months ago
Hi there.

I'm really happy with this awesome improvement of AE workflow, guys, thank you very much. This was the only thing I missed from working with Eon Fusion in the past: the Control+Space shortcut for typing effects directly with the keyboard. Having this finally in AE is really really great.

I'm always using Curves, Tints and Fast Blurs for everything, but now going to Obsolete/Fast Blur each time was a nightmare... You guys are the best.

I'd like to add a suggestion for future versions, anyway: comparing renders one to one in the screen, side by side, is cool but is not as useful as having them in the same space with a slider bar.

In some 3D softwares you can compare a couple of renders just sliding a bar to the right or the left showing the previous and the new render exactly in the same position and scale. This is great in order to compare small details or aspects like noise, antialiasing, etc.

If you could add this feature to the render comparisons in future versions would be great.

Thanks a lot for releasing this for free, guys. Incredible work, incredible improvement in AE workflow. This is going to save me a loooot of working hours in the future.
6 months ago
This thing is awesome so much better. Always hated After Effects lack of a full keyboard shortcut system. You did it again Kramer..... but where is the explosion shortcut?
6 months ago
This is amazing—helping push me to use Photoshop less and After Effects more for still design work. Thanks for all the work you do to push the state of the art forward.
KC
6 months ago
Hmmm...Can't seem to activate the plug-in on Mac osSierra. Or maybe I'm doing it wrong.
Rovert
6 months ago
I love the plugin. One problem I hope you will fix. I use multiple screens and my timeline is on a separate window on a separate screen. Unless I have the main window selected, the window that my timeline is not on, the short-cut does not work. Thank you again.
Erel Herzog
6 months ago
This is amazing!
Some ideas for next versions:
1. Ability to pin screenshots to the top of the panel. Would be great for things like saving colors I use frequently. It would be annoying to have to scroll down a lot every time.
2. Ability to add folders in the screenshot panel. Maybe a button to move all screenshots for the current project to a folder inside the ConsoleFX folder with the project's name. Would be useful for the color presets too.
3. Import panel! What I mean is a panel where I can import favorite files easily (ie. stock footage, logos I use a lot, things like that). I would mainly use it to quickly insert company logos and particle sprites I often use for Particular and the likes.
lovelysoul
6 months ago
Josh
6 months ago
Great Plugin!

Wanted to let you know of an install issue on Mac with cc 2105.3 I get a (120 error). Seem to write the plugin into the correct folder but the scripts fall to write.
    Josh
    6 months ago
    I unwrapped the installer and use the project file with in the content folder as an alias to open AE and all seems good now.
    YS
    6 months ago
    Hi Josh how did you get the script to load. Had the same errors.
6 months ago
We need a BTS on the couple effects you did for this video, ha ha. Specifically adding something from Element and comping it into the scene with motion tracking, lighting, and color correction.
_K
6 months ago
Thanks for this great plug-in !
Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. When I press a first letter in the plug-in searchbar After Effects crashes. Too bad, that seems very useful, i hope a patch will resolve that :)
LWAddict
6 months ago
Already spending extra seconds with my family.
Not sure if they appreciate the extra time, but I am grateful.
Thanks again Andrew (and team)!
Graham Hutchins
6 months ago
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I can't seem to invoke the console with any of the shortcuts. The panel is there, I can change the settings, but the core functionality doesn't seem to work. All the shortcut does is toggle in and out of focus whatever panel is currently in focus. :/

I'm on a nMacPro, OSX 10.10.5 and I've tried this in CC 2014 and 2015.3, although it does work as expected in CC 2015.
Koz
6 months ago
I've done something similar (although not as cool!) with my E3D template to speed up my workflow. Everything I use is set up the way I use it and is on a hidden, disabled layer & I just saved it all as a template that I pretty much always start from.

That screenshot/gallery is gonna be soooo handy!
Chris
6 months ago
the plugin is not showing up on my Mac os Sierra. Is this part of the fixed update?
Koz
6 months ago
This is awesome...!
Oliver
6 months ago
The screenshot function doesn't seem to play nice when after effects is in linear colour space.
Sidney
6 months ago
My FX Console settings don't save when I close After Effects. Anyone know how to fix this?
6 months ago
Very ACK-Citing! Thanks.
6 months ago
Andrew - you guys are awesome, this is fantastic! Thank you! Can't wait to save millions of milliseconds ;-)
Alec
6 months ago
I've got it working on 2015, but it won't install for 2014. Says it can't create the script files. Mac OS: El Capitan.
is it only meant for 2015?

Anyway great plugin. You've created a Launchy for after effects! Now if you added a button onto the console to create a preset, I could completely lose the effects & presets panel from my layout.
Koen
6 months ago
Hi guys,

Thanks for releasing this amazing plugin!
There is just one thing not working quite well for me. When i want to apply a new effect, it just doesn't.
it seems related to a 2 display setup. when i close my my second window and change to a single window desktop its working again.
6 months ago
This is a much needed addition to my workflow, thank you!
f1ash
6 months ago
Hey Andrew.
A brief report – just installed the Mac Version of the plugin using custom path.
The plugin was installed to /Applications/Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3/Plug-ins/VideoCopilot,
script installed to /Applications/Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels.
Trying to run the script from the Window menu and it says: FX Console: Could not load plugin FX Console.
Please advise.
    f1ash
    6 months ago
    Shortcut is working partialy, it brings the toolbar up but theres no search bar.
    oskar
    6 months ago
    Ok, I had this problem too, but it was just because you need to select a layer and then you can search for the effect:)
Washington
6 months ago
I clicked Video Copilot logo and it opened Video Copilot products page... nice plug in the plug in... Inception.
Oliver Heye
6 months ago
Wow Boys, great work. Very handy tool plus a stylish UI. Thanx a lot for sharing!
wim
6 months ago
Thank you so much!!!!
6 months ago
I can not imagine AE without the contributions Andrew K. and Videocopilot.net. There is so much you have added to effects, 3D, new workflows great tutorials. I guess what I'm trying to say is that what is AE without VC? You have improved AE a great deal, Adobe needs to be thanking you everyday. I am positive there are artist out there that choose AE just because of the tremendous contributions you have added to it over the past couple years. I started college a The Art Inst. of Las Vegas in 11' and by the time I graduated my work had improved tremendously. Not because of my teachers (not taking anything away from the devotion of my teachers) but because of E3D, Action Essentials, Pro shaders and so on. When I graduated in '15 my demo reel was made up of projects from AE and every project I used some element of a VC contribution to AE. So THANK YOU Andres K.
SkateStyle
6 months ago
When I typ in an effect after effects crashes and shows this error: http://prntscr.com/cz66yt

is there someone who can help me?
f1ash
6 months ago
Hello, Andrew.
Just wanted to thank you for all that stuff you've been doing for AE community.
This plugin looks awesome. And I cant even imagine After Effects without your products now.
It is now left to beat Trapcode somehow and you're the king. )
And one little question about the FX Console: is it possible to save and back up all your setting/favourites and move it between different AE versions? After installing the fresh copy of AE will I be able to load all my prefs?

PS. Love your sense of humor, Andrew!
    6 months ago
    Yep agreed being able to save/load the settings is an essential part which I'm surprised was not included.
Ryan Kozicki
6 months ago
We need it for Premiere! We need it for Premiere! We need it for Premiere! We need it for Premiere!

Thank you Andy. It's awesome.
6 months ago
Thanks so much Andrew, you always gives us this amazing tools that saves us time, which is something like a precious material in our gig, isnt it ? You know, the last feature, the one that allows to take png screenshots directly inisde After effects will be a HUGHE time saver for me ( and obviously for everybody ) because it is a really pain in the as* to select a certain frame in the timeline, going to render quewe, exporting that frame... now it will take a few seconds !
Thanks again for your effort and kindness !!!
    Koz
    6 months ago
    Agreed..that's gonna be a HUUGE time saver!
Atakan
6 months ago
Wow perfect! Thanks for everything! I LOVE YOU MAN :D <3
Seviliyorsun Reis. Teşekkürler /TR
Tom
6 months ago
“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
6 months ago
Hi VC team...

once again nice work. I think that it might become essential.

I have just one problem.
The screenshot function doesn't work at all.
When I click it, nothing happens, nor on my finder neither on the gallery. However, the "export as png" function wroks well?
any idea? I'm on a mac

Nice jobs guys.
Lj
6 months ago
WOW Andrew you respond 38 times. I think that this is your best personal record or just side effects of large amount of caffeine :)
Oren
6 months ago
Great work as always, Thanks!

minor thing i noticed:
I have both CC14 and CC15.
i marked both version and the the installer directed them both to the 2015 folders...
6 months ago
This is the answer! Thanks so much for this. This is going to help me at the job and on my personal projects!
6 months ago
SOOOOOO COOOL, you have to send the bill of this to Adobe, you make better features than the paid ones!
Tom
6 months ago
Holy Sh..! This is absolutely fantastic!
It WILL save milliseconds for the family for sure.
Thank you guys! Andrew, you are the best!
6 months ago
Thanks VC!
Dave
6 months ago
Andrew, can you add a feature that will connect the effects panel directly to the synapses of my brain? So I can just think of an effect and it will automatically add it to my comp. And if you could do this by EOD tomorrow that would be great.
pink top
6 months ago
this is amazing.. i'll try to use it often. its just bothers me that theres no refund..
    pink top
    6 months ago
    do i have to uninstall glass eyes plugin for this to work? cause it doesnt work with 6.0..i really thought i had the latest and newest AE installed. I even mentioned it years ago.
Kenneth Kristensen
6 months ago
Excellent plugin! Have been using it all the time today.
Only thing is that the Screenshot doesn´t work: Error: "After Effects warning: Unknown Exception."
6 months ago
Hej Andrew. Idea is GREAT but in my AE 5.5 did not work. Please do something :)
Thanx
    6 months ago
    So sorry, best we could support for this one is AE CC...
Daminous
6 months ago
Thanks guys for this amazing new tool.
Waiting for the V1.1 because of crashes too :P
Win10, AE CC 2015.3
6 months ago
OMG. this console saved me a lot of time TODAY!.JUST INSTALLED!. sent my clients png previews OF THE WORK VIA MAIL. SAVED A LOT OF TIME!!! iTS SO SMALL FEATURE BUT VERY HELPFUL WITHOUT CAPTURE WITH PHOTOSHOP OR RENDERING A FRAME!!!!!!!.
Now trying to create a favorites effects list.
THANKS GUYS YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!
Sean
6 months ago
Hay andrew can you respond to me i will feel so cool!!
Rovshen
6 months ago
WOOW Very Very Nice Thanks You
Ilan
6 months ago
Andrew Kramer just double the productivity by Nuke-ize After Effects :)
Thanks a loooot for those two majors features I've been dreamed for so long.
6 months ago
This is awesome! Really helpful. But I always get a runtime-error on my WIN7-PC with AE CC2015.3. What to do?
Barth Nicola
6 months ago
Amazing plug, thx Andrew
6 months ago
I have long dreamed of such a thing
it so much speed work
I would like that you constantly improve after effects, not just the plugins, and what would it be at the program level that he has become steeper nuke, I'd really like you to help
javier
6 months ago
This is a superb plugin.

One thing i notice in CC2014 if the Timeline is undocked and on my second monitor the plugin doesnt show up, if the Timeline and layers are in my main monitor it works. Weird
Steffen
6 months ago
After installing FX Console in AE 2014
I see it is not a plugin but it is a script and was installed under scripts and why one writes it as a plugin if it is not a plugin
    Guillaume Cassuto
    6 months ago
    Have you had a look in your plug-ins/VideoCopilot folder ?
    Something tells me you haven't.
    Alex
    6 months ago
    The script you are seeing there is nothing more than the dockable panel to have the gallery and the other buttons always on the interface. Something tells me you didn't even watch the youtube video, you just downloaded, installed, and saw there was nothing there to apply to your layers!
Sun
6 months ago
Dear andrew,I just can not watch this demo on youtube,because we have "great fire wall(search in wiki plz XD)",can you upload the demo to Vimeo so that i can learn how to use the plugin,im your huge fan~plz
Thank you very much!
    LWAddict
    6 months ago
    The firewall is in place to keep you working (just assuming there's a problem at your workplace, LOL)
    Have you tried using your phone? Or watching when you get home?
    Or going to your boss' office and watching it with them? (this last one works here)
Nicholas Lambourne
6 months ago
Pity I am still on CS6. Will have to do without...
6 months ago
Hello! My AE crashes, when i press Ctrl+Space, and if i just open this plugin in a "window" menu - it doesn't work. I can`t press any button((( I`m on Mac and i have AE CS6. Thank you for plugin, it`s super cool, but i can`t launch it (((
    6 months ago
    Oh, i`ve read all the comments and figured out that this plugin doesn`t work on CS6. OK, i guess i`ll try to install CC pack. Thank you!
6 months ago
I think we've solved another BIG bug that will make FX Console work with other languages too. Update on it's way!
    6 months ago
    AWESOME!!!!!!! I would hug you.. but... you know... digital and stuff.
    Dhyan
    6 months ago
    Yep, my AE CC 2015.3 with portuguese UI shut down when I type on plugin.
6 months ago
Hey,

short question. I am on a german version of After Effects, and everytime I start to type something in, AE crashes. Options, Screenshots etc. is working fine. Just the search crashes. I love the plug-in und was waiting for something like this for soo long. Any ideas how to fix it?

Keep it up.
Ksabella
6 months ago
Hello Andrew,

Congratulations on this fantastic plugin.

I have a small problem with the interface ... When I open the properties there are parts of the menu that appear and disappear as you can see in the picture ...
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img923/9861/SDvU42.png

Do you know why can this happen?

Thanks to you and all your team for the incredible work.

Excuse my bad English;)
6 months ago
This is awesome, thank you so much for this free plugin !
I wait the update, because when write a search, the plug crash AE ;-)
Good luck for next step !
Vadim
6 months ago
OK here's an issue: the console can only show up on main display (I work on Windows). Thanks for great tool tho, hope you will be making it even better!
Peter
6 months ago
This plugin CRASHES AE, the moment i type in an effects name. I am using win7 and cc2015.3 and some really hardware hardware.
Saini
6 months ago
thank you best AK
Mark
6 months ago
I downloaded it for mac and as soon as I click on the settings icon, AE crashes. Any suggestions?
Mark
6 months ago
Wow man thanks. Im a huge fan
Diaa VFX
6 months ago
Amazing stuff Thanks for all your hard work andrew
but when i clicked on setup and he finished from the setup process... i opened up (after effect cc 20115.3) and i select on effect / video copilot!! and booooom the plug-in he was not there in the list of effects.
what is the problem !?
Xavier
6 months ago
Thank you
Frank Busch
6 months ago
Great Plugin... I love to colorcorrect my Videostuff in Ae. So I do the Edit in PremPro. Export the final edit to Ae.Now I can do Snapshots of my colorcorrected Shots and quickly compare them if the grading is still OK in the whole film.

Superhandy Plugin. Thanx
    6 months ago
    Andrew, do you think it is possible to implement FX Console in Premiere Pro as well?))
Guillaume Cassuto
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,

Amazing work as always.

One thing it doesn't seem to be able to do at the moment is read presets that aren't in the default folder - (C:/adobe/ae/presets)

We work from a server and store our presets on it to share with our offsite contractors, and they're not showing up. I could of course record these presets in FXConsole, but we have 100s of them, and each time we have a new one that would mean adding a new shortcut to FXC...not ideal.

Let me know !
    Guillaume Cassuto
    6 months ago
    (I meant C:\Program Files\Adobe\AE...\Support Files\Presets of course)
    Simon
    4 months ago
    I hope they fix that. Or howe can I save it per default in the default folder? ...not the "user" folder?
6 months ago
Oh wow - workflow genius!
Tofcountry
6 months ago
@Andrew Kramer, your team and you are proper war machines... Thank you!
6 months ago
Thanks this useful plugin Andrew! Cheers!
Benjamin
6 months ago
Jeez this plugin is freaking super great! I´ve been waiting a lot for that toolbox! Thank you Andrew and the whole VC team. You are real time savers.
6 months ago
Hy, i'm a french fan ;)

Great Plugin but AE 2015.3 crash directly ! (Ihave a creative cloud license)

Bye
Alex We
6 months ago
First of all: nice Plugin, i hope and i am sure this will improve my workflow. Thanks Andrew and your Team!

Maybe i have some ideas to implement in future Versions:
- customizable Shortcut - as a mac user i don't use the ctrl button very often, so its difficult now
- texture gallery - i can use the snapshot gallery as a texture gallery but it mixes with the snapshots, maybe it should be possible to create folders inside the "save Location" (just like Adobe Bridge but with the enhanced VideoCopilot performance). it could be very useful for e.g. Action Essentials etc..

cheers
    6 months ago
    You can change the short cut to a few options, such as Shift+space, just open the panel via the Window panel and choose it at the bottom. easy peazy
    Alex We
    6 months ago
    Warren, i know but that are just options, not really customizable. its no criticism just a inspiration for the next update ;)
6 months ago
Thanks for all your hard work andrew! you are the best grtz from Belgium
Yann
6 months ago
Thank you so much, you're a genius.
GIGA
6 months ago
Genius, as always
6 months ago
Hi Andrew,

I've been having some problems with the plugin, I can get the menu up on the sidebar, but can't click on any of the buttons and the shortcut just crashes me out of After Effects. It's not too much of an issue, but it would be great if I could use the plugin.

Thanks anyway and keep up the good work!

(After Effects cs6 / Mac)
6 months ago
Thanks a heap Andrew & friends. Really appreciate you helping the rest of us VFX nerds! :)
oleg
6 months ago
thank you A. for your work!!!
6 months ago
Thanks for this great plugin!
Would like to buy one of those Video Copilot shirts!
Nico
6 months ago
Hey Andrew,

great plug-in! A huge THANK YOU to you and your team!

It seems that I can't open the FX console window on unddocked After Effects panels. I have a triple monitor setup and have seperate panels for my extra two monitors (one panel just for comp view and one panel for timeline view). Any chance this could be fixed?

Thanks again and keep it up!
    6 months ago
    Yep this is sorted, Patch soon! Thanks!!
    6 months ago
    This is exactly the drama I've been having. Temporary work around is to restore the size of your main AE program window and manually resize it to fit the full desktop area across all monitors, then place all your panels back into the program window, docking them where they were before so that you never take focus off the main window.
    When the patch is released, just swap back to your old workspace to put panels back where they were. :)
Meysam
6 months ago
Nic.tnx
6 months ago
Just one tiny thing : the shortcut to "select all" text in the plugin is CTRL+A. But I'm on a mac, and it should be CMD+A. Same goes for copy / paste shortcuts, etc. No big deal, but it would be great to have mac shortcuts on the mac version.

...and amazing job Andew, thank you so much!!
    bob
    6 months ago
    same with the search shortcut being control+space, it should be command space because control+space is for ram preview.
6 months ago
And how about a wipe feature to compare our pictures in the screenshot viewer? :)
It could be soooo nice !
RS
6 months ago
Hi there.
It doesn't seem to work with special/foreign characters, for example in French, it cannot find "Flou Accéléré" (Fast blur).
    6 months ago
    Comment embarrasing. Nous allons corriger!
    Yuki
    6 months ago
    not supported for Japanese either.
    Max
    6 months ago
    Hi ! That's what I forced AE to stay in english, for the effect searchbar.
6 months ago
This is an outstanding plugin. Thank you very much you always produce the most helpful and inspiring stuff!

To be honest I'be checked five times a day if the FX Console is released!

Could I make future req though?
Always in need to create stack of layers as a preset that each adjustment layer has its own applied FXes and the set of adjustment layer are applied to each other with different blending modes and in the bottom is a "replace" solid for footage... for now I've created several .aet projects with such presets and I import them and open their comp and copy the content from there which takes a lot of milliseconds to accomplish that could be spent fragging in upcoming COD :3
    Tadu
    6 months ago
    Would be awesome! In Nuke there is "tool set". If could have something similar in AE (FX console).
    Set of layers and comps for 3d pass composite from vray, mantra ... etc.
    That would speedup things a lot.
    And, thanks, Video Copilot for this gift!!!
6 months ago
Great Idea! Thanks for sharing this.

Now can you create a plug-in that will make the contents of Pre-Comps show up in a parent composition? I hate having to open up a pre-comp to tweak a keyframe then go back to the parent comp to preview the timing in relation to the other keyframed elements. I wish Adobe would make it so that Pre-comps had a little twirl down arrow so I can see the layers within, or at least the keyframes. Or maybe a way of making group folders like Photoshop. I'll pay for that one.
HalfEar
6 months ago
Hey thank you for releasing this awesome plugins! btw I'm using double monitor and I like to use after effects in my second (other from main) monitor, so it just stuck on my main monitor when I popped up the FX console's searching tab (it's ok on gallery or setting somethings). Also I can't drag or move FX console's searching tab to anyway. Does this plugin has solution for this problem? if it's not, could you pls add some feature for this thing?
Sam
6 months ago
Amazing work guys, really top notch stuff. One question though, is there any plan to have it search through scripts aswel? It would be very handy if we could open up our scripts/scripts panels just using the FX Console.
Mike
6 months ago
Amazing stuff, this is so handy.
A suggestion for future update: That snapshot window, would be amazing if it linked into the history/autosave files and you could reload the comp when you took that snapshot. So you could muck around with your colours and comp, and if you like the first one you snapped, just reload it back up so you don't have to recreate it or edit undo 50 times.
Also, Would be so handy as a double up for more animation presets, especially for text animations or keyframe/expression presets. So if you type "=" or some other symbol first it will load a list of custom animation presets, then you could type text, or bounce or whatever you decide to call your animation presets.. Just a thought,.
6 months ago
Hi!

It looks really great but a get an error everytime I start to type in the search field and then AE crash:
http://imageshack.com/a/img922/999/ip6Y8y.png

I have AE 13.8.1 in french on windows 10 professional.
Thanks a lot for all these free plugins!
Valentin
6 months ago
Hey Andrew,

Thank you so much for this new super useful plug-in ! But when I try to search an effect, After Effects crashes with this message :
"After Effects (error) : Crash in progress. Last message saved : C:\ProgramFiles\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014"

Do you have an issue to fix this problem ?

Thank you ! And cheers from France !
    6 months ago
    Update coming up with fixes to all this stuff!
    Moritz
    6 months ago
    Hey, same thing happening over here in Germany.. But amazing work as always! Danke, Andrew!
    Joe
    6 months ago
    Yeah, same here, but different error report.
    It's just the classic windows error msg "After effects is not responding"...
    Hope the hotfix will get rid of this.
    peter
    6 months ago
    same here :)
Mathis G
6 months ago
Love the PlugIn. The only Problem I have that the FX Panel wont show up on my second monitor, where my layers are. They are undocked Panels, so that may be the problem. When I click on my main monitor, i can use it without any problems so far.
Mike
6 months ago
OMG! I didn't even know Power Pin was a thing!
Bryson
6 months ago
This is amazing! Even just being able to grab a screenshot as easily as you can in premiere, without having to export a frame, is so incredibly helpful! Thanks, as always! You and your team are geniuses.
Harlem
6 months ago
This might be great to have the same options for using our scripts... if possible ^^
But i'm sure you have already thought about it :)
Or it's maybe voluntary because this could cause confusion with users...
Anyway, your stuff is already very helpful in the current version man !
We need more Andrews in the game !
6 months ago
Merci vous nous facilité la vie avec ce plugin just parfait Merci
alwadhani
6 months ago
i can see alot of guys having some issues, and Andrew is probably thinking
"i should have made a short funny video on Instagram and then waited for another week till this is perfected" ;)
but i think feed back is important. plus one more week i would have died *-*
    6 months ago
    Haha :) Yeah, sometimes the best way to get feedback is to get it to more uses. Since this is a Free plug-in we didn't have as wide of a beta testing for it but even with a great beta group there are so many configurations and small permission issues that will come up. Most the issues we have found are small and almost all fixed.
Marko
6 months ago
This is awesome!
Is there any way to export the plugin settings and then import them on my laptop that I use when out of the office. Would love to have the same shortcuts etc on there. Even better would be to have a custom location for the settings file that could automatically be synced through Google Drive or some other cloud.
    6 months ago
    We were a little late on this feature but we're going to add it in a patch!
Simon
6 months ago
Curious are you using python to create those interface? Or how are you writing these? Looks pretty sweet
Michal
6 months ago
I wish it had search for scripts. My script menu is much longer than the effects menu, a lot of scrolling.
    6 months ago
    Def great idea, we'll explore what is possible and how to best do it!
    6 months ago
    Yeah, me too, experiencing a lot of scrolling through the window menu looking for scripts. And there even had a script QuickMenu from aescripts that could search through all the menus and scripts and fx, it was very handy and would be too cool to implement all it's functionality to FX Console!
Harlem
6 months ago
Hi Andrew and thanx again for all these magical tools.
Is there any possibility to back up our settings?
Maybe in a next version?...
R-CANE
6 months ago
So I can add an instance of E3D WITH my preferred render settings now??!! WOW!!! just WOW!!!
    R-CANE
    6 months ago
    Love the plugin!! Only I can't seem to save the render settings with the instance of E3D. Is there a way to make that work?
    6 months ago
    This may be an E3D thing, we'll look at it!
Mar10
6 months ago
You always way ahead of everybody, 3d blender really can use your innovations!
korre
6 months ago
The search icon, nor the search bar are showing up, macOS sierra, imac 5k? Any advice?
    6 months ago
    Will check it out!
    korre
    6 months ago
    Thnx! Anyway, sweet job. Will speed things up a lot.
    bob
    6 months ago
    it is by default set to control+space even though it should be command+space. if that doesnt work try changing the shortcut to shift+space or something different
    korre
    6 months ago
    Figured it out myself. The layer needed to be selected before it shows, silly me...
David Vizurant
6 months ago
So many free products ... is there any page where we can see which products are available for free ? Thanks Andrew
    Alex
    6 months ago
    Sure, just check https://www.videocopilot.net/products/recent/

    There you can see all the VCP plugins, first the paid ones and then the free ones. You might also want to dive deeper into the blog for some other awesome free assets (like 3d models, textures, footage) Andrew gave for free in the past.
Saini
6 months ago
Wow
Damian
6 months ago
So cool but then so sad it crashes after effect cc2015.3 every single time I attemps to use it .... (I have a creative cloud accompt)
    6 months ago
    The team is working on a patch and we'll update asap! Thanks!
    Sylvain
    6 months ago
    Same thing. When i push a letter for write a name effect, AE crash.
    Can't wait for the update. Thx Andrew you are the best you and your team.
yoshi
6 months ago
I get an error that it AfterEffect cs6.
6 months ago
Amazing
alwadhani