I recently did a fresh install of Windows 11, After Effects, and Sapphire plugins.
While using S_distort, After Effects crashes. Upon re-opening the project, the viewport won’t render or remains as a black screen. If I try to make changes, the program becomes unresponsive and requires a force-quit through the task manager.
This makes most of my project files ruined and unusable, bringing all of my jobs to a hault. Meaning I can no longer make money as a professional VFX artist.
I tried reinstalling everything. The problem persists.
An Adobe agent helped me by reinstalling all Adobe software, then installing a fresh instance of After Effects (without any plugins installed), and everything is good as new.
If I install Sapphire, it starts crashing again.
Is this a bug with the current release of Sapphire?
I cannot believe that I’m paying $55 per month for Adobe, and $59 per month for Sapphire, and this doesn’t even work properly.