FX Console Updated to V1.0.3

Good news everybody! Our sweet workflow plug-in, FX Console, has been updated with a BUNCH of bug fixes and a few new enhancements! If you are not using FX Console, check it out! It’s free!

Fixes and Enhancements for V1.0.3:

  • Added option to save images as JPG from menu & Gallery
  • Preferences files are now saved in a user path instead of a common path, meaning different preferences for different users.
  • Fixed user presets path for AE 2017 and 2018.
  • Fixed issues of preset and effects not being applied if a floating panel had the focus.
  • Fixed screenshot image resolution not being correct in OSX.
  • Fixed crash when rending via command line.
  • Fixed color profile issue when taking a screenshot (mismatch colors).


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

DOWNLOAD FX Console V1.0.3 PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

FX Console V1 Features:

  • 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 these features:

  • Custom Shortcut Key
  • Import + Export Settings file
  • Tab to Presets in search results
  • Over a dozen bug fixes!
POSTED:
3 months ago
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118 Comments

Cristian
2 days ago
Hi Videocopioot team, where can I downoad version 1 of the plugin? All the old links point to the latest version, but I have CS6 sooooo... 😁
    MuckyMann
    1 day ago
    Pretty sure it has never had a working CS6 version...sorry.
    Cristian
    5 hours ago
    @MuckyMann Ah ok... I thought to remember that version 1 was compatible...
Kurt
5 days ago
So Stardust now comes with physical simulation, very cool. What about Element 3D?
http://youtu.be/nNlKQ8K18nI
    Chris
    4 days ago
    I sure hope Element 3D v3 comes out soon and blows the crap out of this!
SMG
5 days ago
It all started from andrew's tutorials. So thanks to VCP.

My matchmove/rotoAnim reel 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8vQHOEoQw
Chris
6 days ago
Since we are all waiting on Andrew and some new updates and hopefully Element 3D v3
Has anyone one on here checked out Action vfx stock footage? And compare the fire/ explosions they have to Action essentials 2?
    LWAddict
    6 days ago
    I have.
    But then, ActionVFX is offering 4k footage so it's not fair to compare.
    You can do so much more with 4k than 1080p due, even if you're only editing in 1080p. Cropping, distorting, etc is just easier when you start out with really high res stock.
    Wait... did I mention how much I love ActionVFX yet? Yeah, LOVE em!
    SPARTACUS
    5 days ago
    Yes I have, and the pricing....eeeeeek!!! Come on Andrew, don't miss a trick here. :-)
6 days ago
Thanks a lot, Andrew Kramer, for all versions. That's a great plug-in.

- Vide Course Center
6 days ago
can't you just Auto update for your blugins ?? iam still using 2015 after effects
Redlin
2 weeks ago
Here's a funny one: I have purchased everything that Video Copilot sells - for one reason, to help them since they have helped me so much. But this whole entire time, up until now, I thought FX Console was a program written for a piece of hardware that had to be purchased. So I never looked into the tutorials about it. Now don't I feel silly :)
Kevin
3 weeks ago
    sean
    2 weeks ago
    I Love Film Riot and AK of course, but I really had a hard time watching this till the end...
    NinjaSM
    2 weeks ago
    https://youtu.be/Cm-K8uQchMQ?t=355
    I'm pretty sure in that explosion shot, His upcoming 4K action essentials pack and this depth techniques are in use (https://youtu.be/Cm-K8uQchMQ?t=355 It looks awesome!
    2 weeks ago
    NinjaSM : nope, this was shot with a Phantom cam, and no VFX, you see it in the BTS ;)
    NinjaSM
    2 weeks ago
    O_o wow! these guys are amazing!
    Kevin
    2 weeks ago
    Sean: I agree. Hollow spectacle.
nepkak
3 weeks ago
Element 3D world best 3D software AE plugins
nepkak
3 weeks ago
i love you ANDREW KRAMER i like you all day any time old your video best
TW
3 weeks ago
the shortcut ctrl+space bar is not working for me. Can anyone help?
mike
4 weeks ago
Any news on Action Essentials 3? It was teased last year. How about another tease!!!! Makes time go slower while waiting. Hope all is well.
    chris
    3 weeks ago
    Nope! Better luck Next year.
    PayingAttention
    6 days ago
    Chris, I thought you were leaving to Nuke or some other training?
Jason
4 weeks ago
Anybody else having problems with the FX Console not working on a Mac? I had it set to Ctrl+Space and it didn't work. Then I tried Ctrl+Tab and that didn't work either... I didn't have a problem with it before the update.
Tucan Toto
4 weeks ago
Really really wish that the FX Console could also execute scripts in the scripts menu and not just presets and fx. Such a must. All the cool kids are doing it.
nepkak
1 month ago
thank you AK & VC Team update for Element 3D v2.2.2.2160 Support AE CC 2018
mike
1 month ago
Hey, I just want to say, Andrew whatever you are doing, hope you are happy and spending a lot of time with your family; because they are most important. Ill take 3 post a year over nothing. If people need you this much I would raise your prices LOL.... Please don't! pray all is well!
1 month ago
Some of these recent comments are really baffling. Videocopilot has over a hundred tutorials, solid products that open up what you can do in AE, and good free resources. Whether the wait is worth it or not for any new products or tutorials down the line, this site and the folks who run it are not obligated to provide you anything. On top of wanting to have a family, do personal projects, and work on blockbuster projects, Andrew is also expected to re-invent the wheel for AE.

If you are unhappy with the work you are getting out of AE, try working in a different program or renderer until Adobe or VC come out with a feature that you want to explore. You could also look into some old effects that have always been looked over in AE, because as Andrew has clearly proven, there's a lot more to be explored there.

Learn new workflows, try new things, and stop expecting someone on the internet to do all the footwork for you in being a good artist. Videocopilot is so well known and resourced that using it alone as a resource doesn't put you ahead of the curve, VC basically raises the bar for everyone when they release content. Look at it as an incentive to stay competitive and be a better artist.
    Redlin
    2 weeks ago
    Here is my "like" for this comment :)
Colin
1 month ago
In Andrews latest interview he talked about how he and the team at Videocopilot had worked very hard to make sure this wouldn't happen again. To be honest, I don't believe you can have your heart in two places at the same time. You have done an amazing job with Videocopilot over the years Andrew, and I have been around since 2005. But I think at some point now you have to choose what is more important to you. Videocopilot or Bad Robot. Becuase let's be real, you are the face of Videocopilot, and if you ain't there, then Videocopilot will keep suffering and eventually die.
    Simon
    3 weeks ago
    The 'pilot' has ejected mid-flight and we're all in the back waiting for the crash, as AK sits in the THE NATIONAL TYPEWRITER COMPANY building in Santa Monica - one love - and it ain't this.
Simon
1 month ago
Just when you think things were back on track - lol.
3 posts a year is being optimistic...
    chris
    1 month ago
    Everyone Just Face it. Video copilot is DEAD! Andrew Said new website.yeah its what you see right here...Nothing! Screw this crap with Andrew and After Effects..I'm going to Fusion or even Nuke. I'll take my Training somewhere Else since Andrew you are a lier and you let the people that support you down. IT'S NOT THAT HARD TO POST SOMETHING AND LET US KNOW WHATS UP!
Daluz
1 month ago
"Andrew finger, Andrew finger, where are you?" :)
mike
1 month ago
NOOO, This post is so old! What movie dose JJ have you working on?
Next time you see JJ tell him Star Blazers The big old WWII Japanese Battleship that is refitted for space travel. Maybe Robotech, How about Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K0SzFIf4A Wow I'm old..
1 month ago
hi thanks this is best for me.
nepkak
2 months ago
Element 3D V2 not support After Effects CC 2018 Version ?
IMDB says he's working on a short film called BALLiSTIC; Ryan Conolly's follow-up to SENTiNEL. All good, but is it too much to ask for a little info on the next version of E3D?
2 months ago
Thank you for update
Chandrachur
2 months ago
The Screenshot or snapshot button is not working in After Effects CC 2018 ver 15.1.1 (Build 12). Please suggest
Jimmy Two
2 months ago
Fantastic! it works with the french version! Thanks a lot Maaaaaaaaster!
Extraordinary ingenuity as always, VC! Any chance we'll see the ability to distress bevels such as this in Element 3D 3.0?
Fatmir
2 months ago
    Djain
    2 months ago
    It is a very interesting plugin.
sean
2 months ago
you guys do know that AK will not be seen here for another year or so, don't you?
    Chris
    2 months ago
    I believe it. The guy makes great tutorials but shit he sucks at keeping us inform of whats going on and I hate to say this but pretty much lies to us. TRUTH BE TOLD.
    simon
    2 months ago
    mmm...
    Chris
    2 months ago
    Sorry I guess I came off too harsh. Well hopefully with this waiting will make it worth it with some new products.
Matt McGowin
2 months ago
Hey Andrew or anyone who has the answer,
I have been wanting to follow the Audio to Animation video, and have downloaded the Saber plug-in and gotten pretty far, but either its been updated or changed because the positions of the particular are all combined, and I would just like to know to work around, I'm sure its easy but I cant seem to get there. All help would be great Thanks
Simon
2 months ago
Great tutorials last month, but, would be better to see the 'main event' an update to E3D, weave been teased and promised this - obviously we all would PAY for a new update, so i thought it would be in Andrews interest - and we need a way of communicating with him
2 months ago
Andrew can we get a Element 3D tutorial soon? please please?
Fern
2 months ago
Thank you for this update. The last version was extremely buggy for me.
Yaroslav K.
2 months ago
Tnx for upgate. Great tool, awesome Andrew.
But there is still some little bug, while export png.
Stillframe looks a bit whitened, if compare to exported .jpg (with fx console) or regular .png (exported with render queue)
2 months ago
Hi thank Is there an update for the fantastic vc Reflect? The mac 64 version is not working with After Effects CC 2018. It won't render.
2 months ago
And all this greatness for FREE! Thank you Andrew.
Chip
2 months ago
Any way to resize the UI? when installed it is micro small.... thanks!
    chip
    2 months ago
    on a mac cc2018 fyi.
Ernesto
2 months ago
Hello, install fxconsole in cc2017 and I can not get it to work and in cc2014 there is no solution or only works in cc2018?
    Ernesto
    2 months ago
    I forget to comment that I use mac
IvanSantiago
2 months ago
Thank you so much!!!!
Derek
2 months ago
This is such a time saver!!!! Love the save to PNG function. Anyone else seem to lose the shortcut function launching FX Console. it will work just fine then all of a sudden the shortcut no longer works. Trying to troubleshoot and find out what im doing before the glitch. But, awesome program!! Thanks Andrew!
Artur
2 months ago
Thanks a lot
Thank you so much for this update FX Console
Goldorach
2 months ago
Holly thank's Mister Kramer.
When can we expect the console plug-in for CS5
Ninel’
2 months ago
:((( Bug... The console always blinks: black/white or black/blue. :-/ (Windows 8, AE CC17)
mike
2 months ago
your the best! Besides my wife and maybe my kids. but other than that..... wait, there is my brother, and I can't leave my sister out. she is pretty cool, except for that one time.... MOM! she is the best! well your up there..
2 months ago
Thank you . very good for me.
2 months ago
Thank you! The recent productivity surge is much appreciated. I would gladly contribute to a Patreon account for these free plugins to keep coming.
    Brad Loflin
    2 months ago
    I'm sure you already have everything but those that don't, better than Patreon, be a patron on VC with all his great products!
Dan H.
2 months ago
Thank you so much for this update.
Daluz
2 months ago
Thanks. Wating for something new TO BUY!
2 months ago
Hi! Is there an update for the fantastic vc Reflect? The mac 64 version is not working with After Effects CC 2018. It won't render.
    LWAddict
    2 months ago
    Try the 32 bit version... it's working fine.
    2 months ago
    Thank you LWAddict, I'll give it another try with that one!
Kevin
2 months ago
OK, one feature req please. Could you make a version of FX Console for Premiere? I bounce between Premiere and AE occasionally and get really flummoxed when I can't use FX Console.
Kevin
2 months ago
Woot! Thanks, Andrew! This plugin has been a lifesaver.
Wade Smith
3 months ago
When can we expect the console plug-in for CS6
3 months ago
I've had the same bug for this version and the previous one, where if you're editing a layer name and you activate FX console with the hotkey, then close it— the directional arrow keys no longer function.
- Then if you activate fx console again with the hotkey and close it, then they work again.
karwan
3 months ago
Thank
Chris
3 months ago
Any chance I can get a physical FX Console to put on my desk, plug it in and tell my clients it actually does all my VFX work for me? ...it would make a great scapegoat too. "sorry the FX Console says it can't be done in time"
Jason
3 months ago
This is been my favorite tool for a while, super useful, thanks!!
3 months ago
FX Console rocks!! Thanks for the update and the amazing free plugin!
Sneydimo
3 months ago
Great update!
Sure Target 2 next? It still mostly works, just requires saving and restarting after you first apply the effect... should be an easy fix. :D
Renato
3 months ago
Hi Andrew- Speed it the rendering process of After Effect?
Marcus
3 months ago
Andrew
This Plug in is awsome
love your work.....
Björn Richter
3 months ago
Awesome.
thx 4
Ctrl+space
& videoCOpilot
& awesome tutorials

Grazie mille e cordiali saluti da Bré, Ticino, Svizzeria.
3 months ago
Great & useful! Thanks Andrew!
Is it possible to fix the sure target plugin-bug with AfterEffects 2018? plz! I love this plugin.
Cheiser
3 months ago
Awesome, Andrew! Fixed crash when using Console, JPG option, color fix, awesome!
kissaev
3 months ago
There is some bug in AE 2018.1.1 and FX Console 1.03 https://i.imgur.com/yeBFYma.png
    Alex
    2 months ago
    got the same over here in AE 15.0.1 (Build 73)
David Patterson
3 months ago
Gracias! I used Console a LOT and it saves me a lot of time and keeps me focused on my workflow.
Matthias Schnabel
3 months ago
Thanks a lot, Andrew Kramer, for all versions. That's just a great little plug-in.
Simohn
3 months ago
plz a download without *.exe, I can't copy the files it seems i don^t have admin rights
    simohn
    3 months ago
    oh, you have also to close Encoder :-)
    love: save to PNG!
3 months ago
Awesome! Thanks for the update.
Rustan
3 months ago
Hello
Great plugin! But can you fix next moment. I use combination shift+c(as in c4d), and when i type text and want write any word that starts "C" (in text mode) i press shift+c, this call fx consol. Can you fix this moment. Ie when I type text and if I use shift+(any letter) it should not cause the console

Thank you!
Jump
3 months ago
1.03 Can't be dragged into comp!!!??
    LWAddict
    2 months ago
    Staggering right? :P
fx
3 months ago
Great new update thank you so much
3 months ago
any chance to see an Element 3D update soon?
Amitkumar P
3 months ago
Great new update and their fixed problem
Amitkumar P
3 months ago
Where is INTERCEPT
Waiting, waiting
Mike
3 months ago
not to scare anyone, but is anyone getting a trojan virus warning for their antivirus about this file? i'm sure it isn't, but it's obviously disconcerting. i'm using 360 total security for my antivirus
    3 months ago
    It's a custom installer but no funny business! It just copies the plug-in files to the directories to simplify installation.
    3 months ago
    I scanned the file with Symantec Enterprise Edition and Windows Defender and both came back clean.
    Noel
    3 months ago
    Had the same experience. Just downloaded and Windows 10 flagged it as containing a virus and deleted it automatically.
    Here's the message in case that helps troubleshoot the issue: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoDBQID462Axwr5zp1revtVd6VNVtg
Greg
3 months ago
Oh man was so hopeful it would fix the windows 7 bug. :(
On Windows 7, run FX Console, hooray!
Lock computer, unlock computer, no more FX Console. Booo... 100% repeatable.
    3 months ago
    Email our support with more info! Thanks!
Joshua
3 months ago
FX Console helped me through my last huge project with so much speed!! Thanks for the awesome tool!!
daisuke
3 months ago
How to use in Japanese?
input only English?
3 months ago
I would love the ability to see a list of "recent effects" used along with "presets" in search box.

It also be rad if you had 3D pre-compose, Sure Target, VC Reflect etc.. Built in to FX Console

Thanks boss!
MickA
3 months ago
Thanks AK !
Waou, you work on sunday, and more particularly on may 1st !!!
Crazy !
Kavindu
3 months ago
Free stuff are always appreciated! 😉
3 months ago
Thanks! Greatly appreciated....
Rakesh Dey
3 months ago
any plan to release 10 key shortcut version? may be at 60,000$ ? 😄😄😄
Momcilo Stojkovic
3 months ago
Great update!

Got a question for VC Color Vibrance. When using aerender it crashes the instance of AE. Every single time, can you maybe look into it? Thanks