Optics and PSD's

Every time I try to use a PSD in the Optics stand alone, it crashes. Am I only supposed to use PSD’s within Photoshop? Also, once I have successfully done work within Photoshop using Optics, I can’t export the image into particle illusion.

For some reason it only takes the work I have done in Optics but not the image. (I am using an iMac.

Thanks

The Optics standalone does not support PSD files. The following file formats are supported: JPG, PNG RAW, TIFF.

In Particle Illusion, change the Preview Background pop-up to Composite over Source Video


and you will see both the image and effects from Optics if you had the Optics Preview Resolution set to Full or just the image if you had the Optics Preview Resolution set to anything but Full.

Thanks Marco. I will try that