Puppet pin crashing on CC 2018
I've tried several times to place a pin on a shape layer, but it crashes every time. My shape layer has 2 groups, each group has multiple groups within it. Each time, I select the shape layer, then select the puppet pin tool, then when I click to place the first pin, the error dialog comes up and AE crashes with this message: "After Effects error: crash occurred while invoking plug-in "Puppet". I've used the puppet pin tool successfully several times before on this computer, this is the first time it has failed.
After Effects CC v15.1.2 (just updated today)
Mac OS High Sierra v10.13.6
Macbook Pro 2014
16 GB RAM (13 GB allocated to AE)
2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 cores
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Disk cache is on a separate external hard drive, 500GB max disk cache size
The shape layer has a few nested groups, the hierarchy goes like this: Group 1>Group 1, 2>[8-10 groups each]
I imported the shape layer from AI using the Overlord plug-in; in AI, the shapes are grouped, and I set the Overlord settings to put all the shapes within one shape layer.
Having the same issue, with nearly the same specs. Initially thought that I was screwing up my vector continual rasterization. However, I am still having this issue after turning off that option.