User Preset Bug - 3rd Party Effect not saving settings unless paired with another effect
When trying to save a preset for the Video Copilot 3rd party plugin "Saber" (yes, I know, I'm basic), I can save easily using the "Create new animation preset" under the effects & presets box, but when I do, none of my settings are actually saved.
HOWEVER, I found a workaround. If I also have another effect, say "Levels" to make my animation preset include two effects, not just the one 3rd party effect, then it DOES save the actual parameters for both effects.
And yes, trying to save just "Levels" by itself also saves the parameters.
David Murakami commented
Also, here are the presets: The only difference is that on the second one, I also included a "Levels" effect, which seems to have forced AE to actually save the data from the Saber plugin.