FX Console V1.0.1 New Enhancements and Fixes!

Our new workflow enhancement plug-in has been updated with many bug fixes and a few new enhancements!

In V1, you could:

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • + MORE!

In V1.0.1 we added even more!

  • Custom Shortcut Key
  • Import + Export Settings file
  • Tab to Presets in search results
  • Over a dozen bug fixes!

After Effects Requirements:
Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014 Sorry no CS6)

DOWNLOAD FX Console V1.0.1 PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

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255 Comments

5 months ago
Trying to get it to read save a fractal noise preset to have a new default. It is not recognizing any new presets created. Only shows what Aftereffects Animation Presets not the user generated ones. Is there a setting I am missing?
5 months ago
This is my favorite Plug-in unfortunately if often changes focus to project window, or render queue when i use multiple screens and will not apply effects
5 months ago
Thanks for to awesome plugin. That was exactly what i was looking for.
Unfortunately the installer crashes walways.
Does anyone has the same issues?
7 months ago
I wish this was also a plugin for Premiere, it would be very nice for me since I apply also some effects in Premiere.
Asif
7 months ago
Thank you for the cool plugin.
khalil
8 months ago
very nice plugin thank you Video copilot team for your efforts
but there is a small bug, its stop working unless you restart Aftereffect,but you cant restart aftereffect each time
instead of saving time you will waste time
please fix this bug and thank you again
8 months ago
Something that I was waiting for a year.
8 months ago
This is amazing! I know it is a long shot, but I would love if this would work in Premiere too! I probably spend about 50% of my time in each program and it would be a HUGE time saver
Håvard
9 months ago
What about a short cut for applying the recently used effect. That would be awesome
Kevin Vo
9 months ago
is there a way to link expressions with example a slider, to a property of a layer then save the entire thing as a preset?
Greg
9 months ago
Hey guys I wanted to report a bug that we seem to have confirmed here. FX Console works fine until you lock your PC. After unlocking, the shortcut no longer works no matter what we do. The console will not appear. We've confirmed this on multiple Windows 7 machines running Adobe CC.
    Adam
    9 months ago
    We're having that same issue. Is there a workaround for this, other than restarting AE?
    saltorio
    8 months ago
    I've noticed the same issue. Took me quite a while to determine what specifically it was that was causing it to stop working, but it indeed does appear to be locking the PC.

    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Greg
    7 months ago
    Seems to be confirmed- after updating to Windows 10, this issue goes away for a coworker. Would love to see a fix for Windows 7 though as the rest of us are on that OS. This would be such a time saver!
Oskari
9 months ago
Hello. First of all, I would like to thank you for the plugin. It is a small improvement, but an improvement that has become a part of my workflow wit AE.

The only problem is that with AE CC 2017, I am expreriencing the same problem that many others seem to be experiencing: user presets don't show up in the search bar. I am not complaining, since a free plugin is always a free plugin, but fixing this would make this small improvement, slightly bigger.

Thanks Again.
Oskari
Will
9 months ago
This plugin is fantastic. Especially for free? Amazing. THANK YOU!

Not sure the best place to file bug reports, but I've noticed that the shortcut activates even when typing - e.g., renaming a comp, layer, or typing expressions. So if your shortcut is set to something like shift+space or shift+c (what I have to mimic the C4D commands shortcut), and you try to name a folder "_Comps", FX console will open and exit the typing. Afterwards (in CC2017 at least) you can't use your arrow keys to move around when typing expressions or renaming comps/layers.

Probably not an issue for anyone using other shortcuts, but if there's an easy way to update this that would be amazing.

All that said, still love the shit out of the plugin. Thank you!
Rares
9 months ago
Hey Andrew,

This plugin is amazing and have incorporated it into my workflow so THANK YOU!

I do have a problem though. In the latest release of CC the User Animation Presets don't work. They just don't come up in the search so I can't use that feature! They show up in the effects presets section of the AE interface but not in the plugin.

Anything you can suggest that would help fix this problem?
    MK7
    9 months ago
    Hi Rares,
    I have almost the same problem.
    I have two versions of AE installed 2015.3 and 2017.
    In 2017 I noticed that I see the presets from the 2015.3 in FX CONSOLE search.
    I don't know why, but it seems it goes wrong on looking for them.
    My plugin is installed in common mediacore plugins, but even moving it to specific version plugin folder doesn't resolve the problem.
    Loso
    9 months ago
    FOR THE 2017 UPDATE I would recommend saving your preset in the AE Preset folder, and not in the user preset folder. It solved my problem.

    I created a folder in the AE preset folder where the default ones are and put my preset in there. FXC will find it then. Maybe save a copy somewhere else in case the folder gets deleted on the next AE update.
    Mohamed Ali Ben Thaier
    8 months ago
    Same Problem but I did the same as "Loso" and it worked, just copy the the "Users Presets" folder (That should be in Documents/Adobe/After Effects CC2017) and paste it in the folder : Applications/After Effects CC2017/Presets
9 months ago
great plugin, but to me it seems that the help tab(on the mac) is still more powerful. Since it can access everything.
Ken G.
9 months ago
I need to manually install this on my machine. I have a mac - I can open the contents of the app installer, but does anyone know where to place those files? Thanks in advance!
    Ken G.
    9 months ago
    I should point out that I've placed the plugin file in the AE plugins folder, and I've placed the "scripts.vcpack" in the AE Scripts folder. As for the other files, I'm not sure where they need to live.
INTERCEPT ! INTERCEPT ! INTERCEPT !
.....schalalalala
thanks
Tommy
9 months ago
INCREDIBLE!!! Alone the quick search is so awesome! THX VCs!
Joe
10 months ago
Hey Andrew,

LOVE FX Console. It's the plug-in I never knew I wanted, but absolutely needed.

The one "bug" (not sure if this is a bug or not) that I've noticed is that it can take some time to launch or even several attempts before the floating window pops up. At first I thought it was just an issue with my keyboard so I changed the shortcut a few times, but it's still lagging quite a bit. Have you or anyone else encountered this?

Thanks!
10 months ago
Hey guys, I have the plugin working on my Mac but I can't see any of my presets in the console. Anyone have this issue? Any fixes for it? 2 re-installs does nothing. Thanks!
10 months ago
Feckin fantastic!!!!!!! :)
10 months ago
shut up and take my money !! Oh wait it´s free lol Many thanks and funny presentation <3
10 months ago
oh yes
is a big plugin ...
Manzaneda
10 months ago
Thank you from the deepest of my heart for this plugin!
Steffen
10 months ago
Thanks to the Team Videocopilot and I wish you a Merry Christmas and nice Holidays:-)
Max
10 months ago
Hello !
Just a little feedback.
I'm using it for several weeks now, it really became part of my workflow. It became really time-saving when i started to build my own favorites and custom default presets.

TY very very much, long live VC!!!
syl20
10 months ago
why 3d element do not work.... invalid filter ???
10 months ago
I adore this plug in. I'm curious to know as Adobe products are "starting" to cross over, has it crossed your minds to make plug ins like this or future plugins supported in Premiere Pro? I could use this in PP 15 times a day 6 days a week! lol and as you also use Premiere.... You Must have thought about it?

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/194198303
Hi @all ... Take a look at our new animated 3D Model using Element 3D
Watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGw17HA22QY
John
10 months ago
INTERCEPT ! INTERCEPT ! INTERCEPT !
.....schalalalala
10 months ago
video copilot sempre melhorando nossas vidas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtxw--hT9GU
Kirill
10 months ago
Andrew, add please ability to use custom script folder with subfolders. Thank you. Nice.
Fatmir
10 months ago
Show Reel 2016
Hope you like it :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRemt1EBIFA
Kimo
10 months ago
This is awesome. Now, I only want one thing.... INTERCEPT!!!!!
10 months ago
Thanks a ton sir.
Sean
10 months ago
This is a wonderful tool! Please work on custom keyboard hotkeys next!
10 months ago
This is ridiculous! Free and completely changed the way I work already, I wouldn't be surprised to see Adobe buy this out and incorporate it into the next release, I think it's that essential. If you're reading this and haven't installed it yet- take ten minutes to watch the guide and install it. It'll start paying you back time immediately. Thanks so much to all the team at VCP- another amazing product. Also absolutely loving Element 2 which finally got round to buying during sale- an absolute game changer of a plug-in. I enjoyed Element but the new version feels like a completely new program with about a decades worth of improvements. Keep up the good work! Cheers!
Phill
10 months ago
I'm using CS6 and CC 2017 on my computer, this product only detect CC 2017. How can I install both of them?
    Der Michel
    10 months ago
    Phill, your question was answered many times. Just read the posts here. Even Andrew himself mentioned what AE Version is working...
    Phill
    10 months ago
    Sorry, thanks for noticing.
GB
10 months ago
Andrew,

Thanks so much for this! One request: Is there a possibility to be able to paste items INTO the gallery. Would be great to just copy a layer from PS and paste it into AE without having to save first.

Thanks!
Cedric
11 months ago
For some reason when i tried to copy setting the default fractal noise setting it wouldn't do it for me.
Franklin Nin
11 months ago
That was one of the feature requests I made for Premiere Pro and also a couple of the most common Transition listed when I click between clips. In this case could be the most commonly used FXs.
Adel
11 months ago
Thanks you very much Andrew ! You the best !!!
Yuki.
11 months ago
wait, i cant type-in Japanese...
is there solution?
Andres
11 months ago
Hi Andrew, I would like to know if you recommend me to buy this laptop for VFX and graphic work.

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT72VR-Dominator-Pro-015-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IO9Y35G/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480779183&sr=1-1&keywords=MSI+gt72VR+6RE+DOMINATOR+PRO.

I'm trying to find out what the best under $2000 laptop is and I found this one. What would you say? Will Maya or Element 3D properly work with this GTX 1070 with 8Gb of GPU Dedicated RAM? Thanks for the advise!
    Not Andrew Kramer
    10 months ago
    Hey what's up (not) Andrew Kramer here.... You can get a better and cheaper set up on a PC. Plus you can always go full LEGO on it and change pieces at will. (as long as they're compatible)
    So yeah, the Laptop may just be a waste of money long term seeing how the only thing you can upgrade on a Laptop is the RAM
Steve
11 months ago
Dang..... no CS6 support..... Was really looking forward to this..
11 months ago
Hey! Great plugin!

One glitch that I found so far :
screenshot a comp that has a silhouette luma mode on a layer doesn't render properly. That's it!
Enrique
11 months ago
Please, make the fx console ignore the space, sometimes the shortcut make a space in the search and really kills my workflow
pablo
11 months ago
cyber Monday please!!!!
David Vizurant
11 months ago
I guess the FX Console is a 3D Model (Element?)
Keith Bradley
11 months ago
=: ) GIVE US SOMETHING FOR XMAS PLEAASSEEE!! Gummy Alien tut... Element 3D update.. Action essentials 4k?? C'mon Santa!!
Chris
11 months ago
Just another normal day on here...maybe a cyber Monday sale... Yeah right...
Lj
11 months ago
no Black Friday sale ?
    TomG
    11 months ago
    Tool Farm is having a lot of sales, including a 25% off VideoCopilot items. www.toolfarm.com
Simon Thorley
11 months ago
Shame he can't leave someone else running it while he goes off and does films etc.. I wish him well too -thanks for the memories dude!
11 months ago
Wow I've been following Andrew Cramer since the beginning . And it's never been so quiet. He must be busy. Thanks for the Memories and all that you have done for the industry. Might be time to give up Video copilot . Cheers
    Chris
    11 months ago
    I noticed a big change here also, I only do this as a hobby so I jump back and forth with after effects to recording music. So usually when I'm bored with doing music i come back here and Andrew has something new..but things have definitely changed around here.
    Lj
    11 months ago
    Same I remember old days what make me wondering what happen with Teno ( tutorial when he shot his head off )
Tomi
11 months ago
Hi Every one :D im a long time follower of Andrew and learned a lot from him. Im far from good but i try to push my vfx in every video. You guys might like my channel: https://youtu.be/b9U0bU4N20w
Camilo Díez
11 months ago
Hi! First off, what a great handy plugin!! The pop-up utility itself is priceless.

I have encountered one issue: I can't seem to save nor preview any screenshots. I tried changing the location of the folder where they are stored but I still get no files saved anywhere in my machine. Has anybody else experienced this problem. Thanks in advance!
Lukas
11 months ago
is it possible to access FX console without the shortcut?
I accidental changed it to alt+tab but it is conflicting with the default windows shortcut which switches programs.

Unfortunately I couldn´t open fx console since I changed it to reset it. Tried to uninstall/reinstall but didn´t work.
    Alex
    11 months ago
    Sure thing, it's easy. Go to Window > FX Console.jsx (you will find it towards the bottom of the screen) and a floating panel with the interface will appear (5 buttons - snapshot, gallery, save frame to disc, settings, and videocopilot website). Just click on the forth button there to access the settings.
    Keith
    11 months ago
    Under the main After Effects menu click on "Window\" and then there should be an option at the bottom called "FX Console.jsx". Click on that and then it should open up the panel for FX Console from which you can click on the setttings tab.
    Lukas
    11 months ago
    Thanks Alex! That was what I was looking for!
    Alex
    11 months ago
    Hi, you're welcome, glad I could help. Also I see some spelling mistakes (disk - not disc, fourth - not forth), remind me not to post stuff at 3AM after I've been working all day (yeah, not a native English speaker)
Simon Thorley
11 months ago
Hope Andrews flight got back from Japan, that's a long-haul over the big pond!
    Chris
    11 months ago
    I think he's back, I think he's going to have a surprise for us on black Friday..or some good deals. Action essentials 4k? Hmmm just my guess..
Ma
11 months ago
No meu canal tenho varios videos com efeitos especiais
Patrick
11 months ago
11 months ago
Thanks andrew for this freacking awesome plugin.
MasterKoala
11 months ago
Thanks Andrew have given us many plug in lately and it would be really unfair to ask you to develop other, truly, it would be nice to go back a bit in the old days when we used to teach at creating scenes with special effects that gave us inspiration for our productions ..... .YOU ARE THE LARGEST!!!
pink top
11 months ago
i was thinking about a great plugin you probably can develop. so i was looking at some footage that is very sharp and have no shallow dof or any dof, so i was thinking is there a plugin to fake a camera inside of after effects, track every point it can track and create a detectable surface for the camera to blur it out according to the track points? a really detailed fake dof..can it? or canned it? theres manual ways to do this? already have that kind of plugin? it just suddenly cross my mind..no?...well..time to dress as batman on the streets again..
    pink top
    11 months ago
    just giving up free i-deas. not iphones.
jordan smith
11 months ago
Why is it when I drag and drop a picture in 3DS MAX 2017's material editor it exports as silver but when i use a default material it comes out right?
tom dooley
11 months ago
Yes! :)
MasterKoala
11 months ago
Now it's all over?
11 months ago
Now you can search effects in other languages not just English,greatest tool ever for me in After Effects,i
james
11 months ago
Hello, there is a big problem with the Element 3D plugin and the NVIDIA 1070 GTX graphics card for the Ambient Occlusion Ray-Traced option, the object becomes all black. Is there an alternative ?.
Thank you ..
    rg
    11 months ago
    Yes, even I have the same problem. If there is any alternative please mail me.
    Col Davison
    11 months ago
    Same here, my projects which contain any element 3D layers/fx crash out (project fails to load correctly and E3D throws up a lot of errors) since updating this plugin to 1.1. I have tried to re-install E3D & the FX Console but I still get the same problem.
    cloclo
    11 months ago
    try installing an older graphics driver? not one, but a few versions back? worked on my gtx980ti ...
Thor
11 months ago
This is amazing, thank you!

One suggestion is to allow the access of search and applying of presets if no layer is selected. There are a lot of cool custom shape and text presets that would benefit from this. This way it will mimic the AE function and create a new layer with the preset if nothing is selected etc, saving another few milliseconds!!
11 months ago
BUMP, anyone else on Mac not being able to use CMD+A in the searchbar? The shortcut is defaulted from Windows and it's CTRL+A. Can we fix this so on Mac the systemwide CMD+A works?
Dr_Stef
11 months ago
Hi Andrew, I just did a clean install of AE CC 2017, however the animation presets I made previously and even new ones I make are not showing up in the overrides section. I checked the roaming folder, and they were saved as per normal in the user preset location. Tried copying them into any of the other preset folders but they still don't show up in the console.
Could this be a bug or am I not doing something right?
    Dr_Stef
    11 months ago
    Never mind, seems like the issue fixed itself after I restarted a few times, typed in a preset and they were there all of a sudden.
rg
11 months ago
AE CS6 Please...
11 months ago
NO CS6 ...WTF :(
    chris
    11 months ago
    Gotta love this creative cloud BS..lets pay 20 bucks a month instead of $2000.00 for the it. screw after effects!
    10 months ago
    Never understood the hate for CC. It works around 600 a year for everything. All Adobe products. If you use After Effects and don't use Premiere/Photoshop/Illustrator I'm genuinely shocked. So to get all of those plus all the rest for 600 a year which is far less than what these programs used to cost individually - with all upgrades available instantly, it's just a better system. That said I do think Adobe should offer buyouts for the people who don't want to subscribe. But it just feels to me like why would you want to pay thousands of pounds or dollars once every few of years for the new program when you can pay less and have the latest versions of everything? By the rational of people who want to buy the program outright, to not spend as much as Creative cloud you'd have to buy the program outright then not upgrade for about five years. I don't know anyone who works with tech that out of date making a living with the Adobe suite. Even by your rational Chris- you're saying it's worse to pay $20 a month rather than $2000 up front. What that mean is you'd only benefit from that arrangement financially in the 101st month, when you would have a program that you own, but by now is 8 years and 5 months old. Are you still using any other programs that old? So then you'd have to buy the latest version again. Oh and inbetween you'd be missing every upgrade. Sorry but I just don't get it mate.
Minko0505
11 months ago
Very useful plug-in, thank you!
Imaya
11 months ago
Dear,sir i am in india.
I have buy a new laptop in few weeks useing for vfx
Can you give me a best dell or hp and best configuration laptop under rs90000 thousand.
Pls give me a best...
    Hackerton
    11 months ago
    SPAM

    This isn't a Photoshop site, also the composition is terrible.
wooooooow, Thanks for export JPG format, it's great, i'm very glad.
Pablo
11 months ago
why dont work on cs6? i tried in 2 different pc and cant use it :(
    Alex
    11 months ago
    The real question is: can you read???

    After Effects Requirements:
    Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014 Sorry no CS6)

    Sorry no CS6

    Sorry no CS6

    Sorry no CS6

    Sorry no CS6
    George
    11 months ago
    it isn't designed to work in CS6 or lower, After Effects CC only
11 months ago
Could the snapshot function also duplicate the current comp into a project sub-folder. That way, as you and/or your client are looking through the snapshot images, you can easily jump back to the comp version from that snapshot? A quick solution to duplicating, organizing and re-naming the comp otherwise.

Great plug-in, thank you again!
    Alex
    11 months ago
    That is a nice idea but it's quite complicated to make a general thing work. Imagine in that composition you might have another composition where you make further changes, and those changes would affect your "snapshot" as well. In order for that to work as intended you would need to duplicate the composition and all its sub-comps, and that might make your project really big really fast. Also, there are scripts that would help you in a scenario like this: True Comp Duplicator allows you to duplicate a comp with all the nested elements beneath it, while qp Version Snapshot creates snapshots of the whole project and lets you make notes about them and revert to the desired state. Both these scripts are available at aescript, unfortunately, none of these save a preview image.
    Eric Anderle
    11 months ago
    Thanks for the reply Alex, I'll look into those scripts. I suppose the current version of "FX Console" is a pleasant balance of efficiency and project size, since you can drag and drop elements/use color picker from the snapshot gallery already.
11 months ago
Great new tool! Thank you!

Today a music video, I animated, was released:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYe9jGHvwho

I used a lot of Action Essentials for this one as you can see.
Chillywinter
11 months ago
Can the "Add to render Queue" menu item get a default such as OUTPUT MODULE = QUICKTIME & AUDIO OUTPUT = ON. These are two setting I always need to change (from the default AVI) every time I want to render a composition.
    Alex
    11 months ago
    That is an AE thing. Add something to your queue (Ctrl-M) - anything really, it doesn't matter. Click the arrow next to Lossless, then click Make Template. A window will open where you can change your "Movie default" at the top of the screen from Lossless to whatever preset you wish. If you want to have audio output always on just create a template using these steps, then make this template the Movie Default.
11 months ago
Video Copilot é o melhor!!! USANDO AQUI NO BRASIL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENAmT3MevE
    muckyman
    11 months ago
    Stop spamming your stupid youtube channel 4 or 5 times in every blog post please.
    This section is for worthwhile comments.
sundaylee
11 months ago
the biggest improvement hasnt mentioned above--- Now you can search effects in other languages not just English,greatest tool ever for me in After Effects,it is so good that Adobe should add this feature in all their future products by default.
Eugene Afanasiev
11 months ago
I'm loving the ability to enter anything I want any association with an effect I could have so I end up naming effects each time differently and by that adding and adding new shortcut names this is too cool to have such a freedom thanks again guys, you make things for humans!
Meanwhile I'd love to share my custom settings(I continue to modify them almost everyday), maybe this could be interesting or useful to someone..
I just had this situation that moved me to think to create shortcut and assosiation map with multiple shortcuts for single effect: my superviser come over me and ask to and edge detect or edge blur and in Ae we have find edges and roughen edges instead so I called them which the superviser is confortable with and which I am comfortable with so we do not have misunderstanding! Also I couldn't resist to set "Bay" and JJ for Optical Flares this is just for fun!
So here are my setting for FX Console
    Eugene
    11 months ago
    Http://adobe.ly/2fjkwCk
11 months ago
Hey guys this is an amazing plugin I have to say! I only noticed a small issue with the shortcuts. On Mac once you type something in the search field to then select all you typed and delete instead of CMD+A I have to press CTRL+A (like in Windows). It'd be great if we oculd use CMD+A instead which is the systemwide command for selecting All
Benjamin
11 months ago
Unfortunately PNG snapshot with alpha channel does not work properly :/ everytime I snap something it adds this strange spill: https://i.imgsafe.org/785aa1fd1e.png
    Benjamin
    11 months ago
    Maybe it has to do something with the brushes - AE applies them as "effect"
    Spencer Tweed
    11 months ago
    That's no bug, it's just called an "unpremultiplied" alpha channel. Check out "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing" for a great reference on this! It's too much to explain in a comment reply...
prathamesh barde
11 months ago
hye AK sir please upload more vfx tutorial plzzzz
Creatif Sanju
11 months ago
i used tab key to much. and my system got shut it down. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGKPDL5jHgw
Spencer Tweed
11 months ago
Hey guys, this script inspired me to make a somewhat similar "script console" version for AE CS6. It allows you to run scripts with a similar search feature (and the scripts don't need to be "installed", they can be anywhere on your system or network). You can get it for free here:

http://aenhancers.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3049

It's not by any means a replacement, or nearly as cool. But at least it works on CS6 and runs scripts until Videocopilot can add that feature!

- Spencer
    11 months ago
    thank you!
duncan elms
11 months ago
shift space or ctrl space don't bring up the search bar for me? mac with cc 2015
11 months ago
Can we please get a tutorial on the gummy demon or at least a more i depth explanation on how to use subsurface scattering to get the results you display? i've seen the element 2 demonstration video where you briefly talk about it, but i cant seem to get my results to look like yours. the gummy demon is amazing!
Inan Berbatov
11 months ago
Great tool, as an avid user of Alfred, this plug-in made my day! Thanks.

I have two feature requests:
1. It would be great to apply the effect to multiple layers. Now, when I select more than one layer, it says "No layer is selected".
2. And it would be wonderful to get the command history by pressing up arrow, like Alfred or Terminal, it is a good convention.

But it still works great!
kana
11 months ago
hello, very thanks for this plugin.
it doens't seem to refresh preset if some are deleted or renamed.
pink top
11 months ago
i heard trump won in japan.
Sinan
11 months ago
Does anyone have this flickering issue? http://g.recordit.co/U7nW7o0FKC.gif

It is happening both version of fx_console. My graphic card's driver is not up to date due to some problems but this isn't creating any problem for other plugins, scripts etc.

If anyone has a suggestion I would be appreciated.

AE CC 2014
GTX 765M
i7-4700MQ
win8 (not 8.1)
Danny the dog
11 months ago
Hi! Andrew, i was thinking about one feature in E3D :) It is obvious that in E3D rotating, moving and dealing with objects is MUCH MORE easier than in After Effects itself. But sometimes you got the perfect camera shot (in E3D) then you're moving to the AE and you need to find that particular shot (and you tweaking and tweaking....and tweaking the camera to get that perfect angle from E3D). You think that it is possible to add a feature that could make a snapshot in E3D and adjust the camera position in AE according to the position left in E3D ?
Guido
11 months ago
Just found this and like it a LOT!

On thing I've found is that in AE2017 the favorites-override does not work, I think it's because it is looking at the AE2015.3 path instead of the custom path I used during install. It sees my presets in the 2015.3 folder but not in my 2017 folder.

But rely liking this console!
12 months ago
Thanks for enhancements and fixes!

Good luck ;)

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
Stef
12 months ago
Excuse me, but what is the shortcut to make the console appears?...
Ravikumar
12 months ago
FX Console V1.0.1 Plugin not working with the New AE CC 2017. Plz fix this Andrew.
    Eugene Afanasiev
    12 months ago
    Works on my system well.
    As well as all other VC plugins.

    Alienware 17 r3
    i7 2860
    GTX 980M
    windows 10 enterprise insider preview
Ken
12 months ago
Yeah my e3d isn't working with AE 2017....Not good. SO much to do...

i7 5820k
32gb ram
980 gtx
windows 10 Pro
    Alexander
    11 months ago
    Have you tried upgrading/downgradig your graphics drivers.
Bad Drone
12 months ago
I am trying to download and install but it isn't seeing my After Effect can u advise? CC 2017
Luke Montgomery
12 months ago
Hi Andrew,
You mentioned in a recent video that you have more free plugins than paid ones.
The problem, however, is that only the two most recent ones work for cc 2015. Could you please update them to work for the newest version? I really want to use color vibrance and sure target, but I can't get them. HELP US AND THE DISTRAUGHT COMMUNITY! :)
mickeditor
12 months ago
Does it work with the new AE CC 2017 ?
    hans123
    12 months ago
    see post's below
Jeremiah
12 months ago
Correction: It doesn't save the settings in AE CC 2014. Seems to save in 2015.3. We are pretty bound to 14 still. Would love for a fix to that. thx
Jeremiah
12 months ago
Update is great and solves the window focus issues. However it is still not saving any settings sadly. Favorites and shortcuts will stay only for the current session. After AE is restarted all settings are gone. Any ideas?
Steffen
12 months ago
Element 3D v2.2.2147 not compatible with After Effects CC 2017 there are crashes
Please VCP we need a new update for Element3D
    hans123
    12 months ago
    Hello,
    for me it work's with Aftereffects CC2017, maybe you should ask Videocopilots Support directly: support@videocopilot.net
    and don't forget to send them your System Specs.
    LWAddict
    12 months ago
    Really? It's been working here just fine with AFX 2017
    TomG
    12 months ago
    Sorry you're having troubles. It's working fine here, too. Have you updated video drivers? You should uninstall the previous ones and install the latest drivers. Sometimes updating may cause problems. If you still have trouble, contact VideoCopilot support directly at support@videocopilot.net. They are GREAT.
    Stan
    11 months ago
    A video driver update to NVidia 375.70 worked for me. No more Error 126.
TAEHO
12 months ago
Search box does not appear
    Greg
    11 months ago
    Same here- can't get the search bar to appear no matter what shortcut I set it to. AE CC2015.3
12 months ago
Thanks a lot, super useful tool!!

Tip for next version, script launcher!
Pablo
12 months ago
Hey Andrew.

I think I found somewhat of a "bug". Not a bug really, but if the mouse is in the lower part of the monitor (in a specific location, not very close to the bottom of the screen, not far away from it either) when you launch FX Console it's very likely it will end up "selecting" an FX you didn't want in the first place, because it's over another effect or preset.

For example, just writing "Tint" gives me 4 options, from which I probably want the first one (one of the Favorites), but the mouse ends up being over one of the presets, so pushing Enter gives me the preset instead of the first FX.
Rafi
12 months ago
need a complete tutorial on this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIEdhlS-zYA
Ali
12 months ago
Thank u Andrew

everybody in Iran loves u
CCS
12 months ago
Awesome guys! thanks for all
12 months ago
I just noticed you still had Page Turn in there on the Instagram video for VCP Console update. Cue Spit Take.
12 months ago
it would be very nice if snapshot images contain the applied effect name and change values! :)
12 months ago
Sorry for so many comments but repeated reference
https://postimg.org/gallery/nhyt8ioe/
12 months ago
Could you add to "fx console" opportunity to work with folders and footages,
because you advise to use more footages and sell their.
They can be anywhere on the disk and looking for them takes long time.
It would be very cool if we could just find them in "fx console".
https://s22.postimg.org/mkg0uejgx/footage.png
https://s22.postimg.org/mkg0uejgx/footage.png

And work in project folder in fx console would be nice.
https://s22.postimg.org/mkg0uejgx/footage.png
https://s22.postimg.org/mkg0uejgx/footage.png

It would be convenient to use the button "create a preset in the console".
https://s22.postimg.org/mkg0uejgx/footage.png
Exp
12 months ago
Please Andrew, do this on CS6
Mike H
12 months ago
Great tool thanks!

However, I think it might have some issues when used with a Wacom pen. If I try to control-click to get the pop-up menu on an effect to blacklist it for example - instead of getting the pop-up menu it just applies the effect. MacOS 10.10, current Wacom drivers. Anyone else have this working?
Andy
12 months ago
I lost it in the cc 2017 update. any idea how to get it back? this has happened with some other plugins i downloaded where i install them, but they dont show up
Chad
12 months ago
I won't be surprised when, one day, Video Copilot releases it's own effects suite.
Any chance to get something similar for Premiere Pro?
bbtlhc
12 months ago
Hello Andrew! You are awesome.

Add please cartoon shader and edge, lights (etc) in element 3d. if it possible.
CODY SORGENFREY
12 months ago
V 1.0.1 in AE CC 2017 keyboard short cuts never work.
12 months ago
Everytime I start the plugin AE crashes. Is is just me who gets the following error message: https://postimg.org/image/p6daqrder/
LWAddict
12 months ago
Everything's working well with the Adobe updates...
thank you again for all that you do Andrew and team!
I feel the need to give back... can we buy something? Hats, shirts, upgrades?
Creatif Sanju
12 months ago
    Hackerton
    12 months ago
    SPAM

    This sucks, sell your computer to pay for graphic design classes.
Peter H
12 months ago
It is unfortunate that this is not CS6 compatible. There are still many of us in the community who use that release because it is the last version that did not require a subscription. As such, we will continue to use that release as long as possible.

Peter
Yahya
12 months ago
Terimakasih. Plugin yang keren..!!
kit
12 months ago
F*#!ing awesome plugin!!!
but can't save preferences on AE CC 2015(Mac)
I changed the shortcut and added favorites items but it will lost anything when i relaunch AE.......
Alejandro
12 months ago
:( AE send me a error and block itself when i try to use the plugin, my version is AE CC 2015... Help me!
CK
12 months ago
ITS FOR FREEEEEEE??????? wow u guys killin it. LOVE U DAD!
owais
12 months ago
dear need element 3d for AE CC 2017
Martin Hatfield
12 months ago
The first version worked on CS6, why not this one?
12 months ago
Sweet. I love the new features.

Per the Gummy Demo post, will there be a more in-depth tutorial coming on how to create it. That would be a blast.
12 months ago
Felix Roman ? Nice Ui work! Oh and great workflow plugin. Photoshop 2017 just got something like this amazing you came out with this for AE kinda wondering why its not built in already. Thank you!
Paul Whitehead
12 months ago
Andrew.. Can you add visual previews of what each effect does? This is something I've been begging for adobe to do, but they haven't done it yet...
12 months ago
Hey, Andrew, the plugin still shut down my After Effects when I try to use it!
Joachim Ljunggren
12 months ago
Still crashes for me. Did so in 2015.3 and also 2017. Same type of crash.
A snippet from the crash log, I can send more if you want but this is the part I found having FXconsole in the text:

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d3a73ff vcsdk::ui::bitmap::is_loaded() const + 7
1 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d3bb521 vcsdk::ui::drawer::draw_image(vcsdk::math::_vec2 const&, vcsdk::ui::bitmap const&) + 27
2 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d35c092 EffectsPopupWindow::Draw() + 572
3 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d3abe60 vcsdk::ui::event_manager::fire_event(vcsdk::ui::event_object*, vcsdk::ui::event_type, unsigned long long) const + 124
4 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d3b16c3 vcsdk::ui::window::process_draw(vcsdk::ui::widget*, vcsdk::math::ivec4 const&) + 197
5 net.videocopilot.FXConsole 0x000000014d3b5ccf 0x14d351000 + 412879
CFS
12 months ago
tested this morning, FXconsole is working well with 2017 :)
for Element3d V2 to work correctly, you have to check the "raytracer_supported_cards.txt" in AE directory.
(newer GTX (780 above) / Quardro (K6000 above) cards are not in the list yet. u just need to add in the name of the graphic card to that list save and restart AE)
Kevin
12 months ago
Thanks for the plug-in. But now I want to know, are you gonna show us how to do the gummi demon?
12 months ago
Muito legal, Video Copilot é o melhor!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENAmT3MevE
12 months ago
Great package !!!

Thanks to VCP team ;)

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
Steffen
12 months ago
Adobe After Effects CC 2017 has been Released
We ask for a new update for Element 3D.
    Chris
    12 months ago
    Hey before I download Adobe After Effects CC 2017..does element v2.2 work on it?
    Alex
    12 months ago
    As far as I have tried it out, it does. I still keep good ol' CC2015 installed too tho, just in case something fishy would happen. To my experience up to this point, everything works, including Element, Particular, FXConsole, etc.
saeid
12 months ago
Hi Andrew, FX consol still doesn't work on my AE 2015 windows OS V 13..7 ... :(
yann
12 months ago
Hi Andrew,

Really great plugin, thank you!
I will use it everyday!


A nice feature would be the ability to recover the Comp parameters of an old screenshot ...

For example, when we are doing researchs in AE, we do many tests in many directions, testing different parameters...
Then, we look at the succession of screenshots, and we realize we had the best looking image 20 minutes before.
But impossible to recover the exactly right composition setup...

It would be great if selecting a screenshot, by clicking on a "Create new comp from state" button, it could create a new comp with all related settings. It would avoid thousands of tests comps duplications, and Save As ...

A great workflow improvement!



And one little thing:
When no layer is activated, typing "Null" or "Camera" or "Solid" in the FX Console could create new layers...
Best, typing "Element" Could create a new solid with Element...


Thanks!
felipe
12 months ago
ok. now i can
Creatif Sanju
12 months ago
its working very quick way in my AE

Thank you Andrew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGKPDL5jHgw
    Hackerton
    12 months ago
    Again... You spam your crap on every post, This however is 8 minutes of new crap NOT RELATED TO AE.

    If you're seeking attention I will give you some.

    This is possible the worst PS demonstration I have seen. You destroyed an image that need no post work. The image was so incredibly blown out, it hurt my face. Then, not only did you ruin it in PS, you proceed to ruin it further by loading presets onto it... In the end, you have something looks like it was on the floor of a paint factory explosion.

    If you took that picture, bravo.. If not, I urge you to download PS training videos instead of download other people work, then destroying it....
    Dan H.
    12 months ago
    I go with Hackerton on this. That crap does not belong here. I will give it a thumb down. If you "Creative Sanju", produce such awful work in PS, what are you doing here??
SmartKer
12 months ago
Hi Andrew,
FX consol still doesn't work on my AE 2015.3 on mac ("Could not load plugin Fx Console").
Any suggestion ?
Thanks.
    12 months ago
    Are you using CS6? Because of certain limitations we could only support AE CC and above.
    12 months ago
    I can't make it work in my CC2014 version for mac.. could be a iOS problem?
Andrés
12 months ago
So.. i can't still make it work for CC2014 on my Mac.. anybody had luck with that?. Thanks Andrew!!
Gabriel Vörösmarty
12 months ago
Great job and pretty useful workflow plugin, but
will it in a later update also be for cs6?
12 months ago
Great plug-in, thank you so much!

Having a bit of trouble with applying custom presets. Getting the error message: Unable to execute script at line 1. After Effects error: Unable to call "applyPreset" because of parameter 1. Path is not valid. Path: "/Volumes/Users/USERNAME/Documents/Adobe/After Effects cc2015/User Presets/PRESET.FFX"

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Dan H.
12 months ago
And again, thank you Andrew and team for this amazing piece of work!!
Whynot
12 months ago
Thanks a lot! You are awesome!! We love you, man!!
12 months ago
Hi Andrew..
New Problem for Me: _both (1.0 and 1.0.1) in all aftereffects version (CC, 2014, 2015)
See:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/i8rc53k47r6qdbn/Bug+Console.mov
12 months ago
Hey Andrew, amazing plugin! v1.01 works great! Infinite thanks!

Just want to report 1 minor issue:
The alias function doesn't work. When I favorite a preset and add an Alias, the alias doesn't show up in the search results. (Macbook Pro / Latest AE CC).
Maciej
12 months ago
Thanks for export JPG format! :) Bless you Andrew! :)
    darius
    12 months ago
    how do this works?
    my exports are always in png format :-0
    Alex
    12 months ago
    If you export from the Library, you can also do it as a JPG. So click the camera on your desired image, then open the gallery, then select your desired snapshot, then click the export button on the top left of the gallery window. You will be prompted where to save your file and you can select either PNG or JPG from the dropdown menu at the bottom.
    When you export from the down arrow icon you can only do it as a PNG.
Simon Thorley
12 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
    darius
    12 months ago
    you have to save the setting by yourself :-)
    12 months ago
    Those were his personal saved settings. He was showing you can import/export settings. Just create your own shortcuts
darius
12 months ago
wow, this was quick,THANK YOU Mr. Cramer
there is jutz one little think:
the screenshots are in format png and this ist diffrent to my original colors.
just take a screenshot from maybe Red RGB 255, 0 ,0 and import ist into the comp: its diffrent color

it will be great to set the file format to jpg or tif.
Rich
12 months ago
Hi
I've come across a (minor) issue with a conflict between the shortcuts and any effect whose name begins with a number. For example, say I have Sabre in my #4 shortcut but I want to use a 4 color gradient, as soon as I hit 4 it loads Saber (as it should). A workaround is to search 'gradient' instead and it appears third in the list. Not really a problem as aren't too many effects that start numerically. Cheers for the good work!
Vera
12 months ago
Thank you so much for this! :)
Nowa
12 months ago
Awesome sauce.

Though I still have trouble saving a picture to the gallery. It just doesn't show up in there.
It worked the first couple of days but then it just stopped saving to the gallery. That was my favorite feature :(

This new update didn't seem to fix it on my system. Anyone else having trouble with the gallery?

OS X 10.9.5
AE 2015.1 (13.6.1.6)
Damian
12 months ago
Greater than greater ! Better than best ! Thank you so much Andrew !!!
Christian Kunwald
12 months ago
Very nice tool. But is it necessary to select a layer first? I do have some Shape Layer Presets which I can't select because they also generate the shape layer. If I elect the layer first it only applies the effects from the preset.
Simon Thorley
12 months ago
Thanks Andrew, you are an inspiration! this is some fine piece of kit.
As always, we all look forward to your next move - whatever it is.
Can I offer some suggestions? (pay for stuff, obviously)

Would love some kind of
*Environment/terrain for E3D - land, water, sky,
is this even possible? templates, tuts for creating natural scenes.
gondi
12 months ago
i have installed the plug-in, clicking cntrl + space and nothing happened.
am i missing something here?
bigxixi
12 months ago
Hi Andrew!
Its a very useful plugin, but there are some issue on the snapshot function when I try to capture some particles effects:
http://bigxixi.com/test/fxc.png

I am on Mac OS 10.12
my AE is cc 2015
my gpu is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 MB
Thank you!
--------by the way---------
I wrote a small script to capture png for AE, and it works for me fine.hope that can help.
http://bigxixi.com/test/fxc.png
Joan
12 months ago
Thank you so much.
andy
12 months ago
bravo!
12 months ago
Thanks very much!
Spencer Tweed
12 months ago
How about scripts ?!?!?!?!?!?!? I'd love access to scripts as well!

- Spencer
pink top
12 months ago
i'll just replace this with the westworld theme song when opening cs6 then..
hi vc
thank you for bug fixes
Franz
12 months ago
Very sad that it does not work on cs 6. So I won't be able to make use of this very helpful plug in ?!
    Julian
    12 months ago
    Yep, looks like we have to work without it.
12 months ago
Amazing plugin Andrew! Thanks!

Another annoying little bug, if i assign the shortcut key to a letter key E.g. Shift + C, the C will enter in as the first letter when searching for a plugin etc. Even Shift+Space will enter a space automatically first.
Space isnt such an issue, but i was hoping to use Shift + C like in C4D

(Mac OS 10.11.3, AE CC 2014)
12 months ago
Works like a charm now in German. Love it so much!

If you ever need translations, give me a shout. The least i can offer for such freaking cool free stuff!
DJ
12 months ago
First off, you're awesome Andrew! Huge thanks to you and the whole VC team for all you guys do!

Having a bit of a problem though. I installed V1.0.1 but After Effects gives me this error when opened, and the plugin won't work:

"After Effects error: unagle to open resource file "FXConsole.plugin" . ( 3 :: 54 )"

I didn't install the first version of the Console. Not sure if that matters or not. And I have the latest version of AE CC.

Is there something I can do on my end to fix this?

Thanks!
    DJ
    12 months ago
    Forgot to mention: running on a Mac with OSX 10.10.5.
12 months ago
Still I have 3 read for the future
1) FX Console to Premiere Pro
2) scripts search from window/file menus
3) maybe gallery could render ref movies in the background..(this is real life experience from today. My supervisor passed by me and saw the gallery from FX console full of samples maximized on the second monitor and he wanted me to show him some rendered takes and I had to disappoint him telling him this only for my internal prep and those are only stills!)
12 months ago
Thank you very much!! Though I haven't experienced any of the bugs but you know you've covered the amount of fixes in less than a week the big companies usually provide in a couple of months (not adobe of course - they're bug free comparing to others;) )
I really appreciate what you are doing!
mike
12 months ago
Nice ! It doesnt crash anymore, I can use it now, thanks guys !
Alexander
12 months ago
When I have fx console installed after effects cc 2015 crashes just right after startup. When I change the compatibility mode to Windows 7 after affects does't crash. I'm on Windows 10.
Philippe
12 months ago
Hi Andrew,
The plugin is awesome, but I am asking myself a question.
It is on purpose that it isn't possible to launch custom scripts from it?
It would be awesome to be able to do that!
Andrew grier
12 months ago
Thanks for this plug-in Andrew,.,. and all your great work.
slightly disappointed there's no CS6.
as I stopped there.
Shawn Altorio
12 months ago
Would it be possible to get a non-installer version of the plugin?

I can't run installers on my work PC without getting IT to come down and do it, and it's a pain in the butt for all involved. I do have write access to the After Effects folder, so I can drop .jsx, .jsxbin, etc files where they need to go with ease.
    Spencer Tweed
    12 months ago
    Haha, same problem for me. Would be nice to have the option! I'm sure he made it an executable because it needs to access preferences files and whatnot.
    Jesse
    12 months ago
    You should suggest to your IT department that they set up a screen-sharing arrangement over your network...that's what my studio does. That way, whenever I need a password, I just send an email, and when they get it, they just log into my machine remotely and plug the password in... no fuss!
    Spencer Tweed
    12 months ago
    Hm, not a bad idea!
Marko
12 months ago
Awesome! Thank you for the fixes.
Alex
12 months ago
Great to see all the bug fixes, I was just hoping I could use TAB as a shortcut (without a modifier key). It would have made so much sense for me since it's the same in both nuke and houdini .... and no one uses the TAB key in AE anyways (I sure don't). That being said, it might be a "technical requirement" to have a modifier key in front of a global shortcut - I have no idea ...

Cheers!
    12 months ago
    Right. It is possible... but it's actually one of the most useful AE shortcuts to navigate comps and we didn't want it to conflict with normal operations. I suppose we could allow it but the user may have to edit the AE shortcut file to avoid conflicts.
    12 months ago
    I use the tab key probably a thousand times a day :)
    Spencer Tweed
    12 months ago
    I use tab more than RAM preview...
    Spencer Tweed
    12 months ago
    I use tab more than RAM preview...
    shift + tab is probbaly a better shortcut for FX console
    Alex
    12 months ago
    wow ... I had no idea people use it that much. It would still be nice for guys who want to "override" a default shortcut to be able to do it. Editing the AE file is not an issue - as you said Andrew, this plug-in is dedicated to die-hard AE users rather than beginners.

    To add to this, if you use Tab for navigating comps you can set FXConsole to something else, it's not like I'm asking for that to be the default key anyways.
    Dude
    12 months ago
    *has learned the tab key thanks to this conversation, previously somehow had no idea*