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Territory Studio & The Martian: The Creative Process with Adobe After Effects CC

Having worked together with Director Ridley Scott and Production Designer Arthur Max on Prometheus, Territory, a design studio that works on a range of motion projects including feature films, brand work, and popular video games, was asked to create the screen graphics for The Martian, recently nominated for an Oscar® for Best Achievement in Visual […]

what’s new and changed in the After Effects CC 2015 (13.7) update

The After Effects CC 2015 (13.7) update is now available. For details of the updates for all Adobe professional video and audio applications and services, see this page. Also, in January 2016 Adobe Stock added over 100,000 4K high-quality video assets, which you can search for, download, and license in the Libraries panel in After Effects and […]

After Effects CC 2015 (13.6.1) bug-fix update available: fixes stale image cache and more

The After Effects CC 2015 (13.6.1) bug-fix update is now available. This update fixes multiple bugs, including a bug that caused After Effects to not update the preview image in the Composition panel, which happened most commonly after using Undo. You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for […]

Toddler Fun Learning brings 2D characters to life with Adobe Character Animator

Experts in animation and illustration create more fun and engaging 2D characters for growing YouTube channel When Christian Hughes couldn’t find educational video content on YouTube for his toddlers that appealed to him, he decided to create it himself. As the Founder and CEO of a successful video production company, he used his background in […]

Avoid crashes. If you use After Effects on Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite), update to Mac OS X v10.10.5.

If you use After Effects on Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite), update to Mac OS X v10.10.5. We can see in our crash reporter data that a lot of folks are experiencing crashes when using After Effects on Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite). These crashes are nearly all occurring on old versions of Mac OS […]

After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) and Character Animator (Preview 3) updates now available

After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) is now available. For details about what’s new and changed in After Effects CC 2015 (13.6), see this page. That also means that Character Animator (Preview 3) is available. This update brings many advances to After Effects, including performance and user interface improvements for previews, multi-touch gestures, optimizations for small […]

Welcome Victoria Nece to her new role.

I am quite pleased—thrilled, actually—to announce that Victoria Nece has accepted a job at Adobe as “Product Manager for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics”. This job includes the primary responsibility of being product manager for After Effects and Character Animator. As a veteran professional user of After Effects, both as an animator and as a […]

Jayse Hansen helps movie audiences suspend reality

Fictional UI designer and animator adds stunning details to fantasy worlds in major motion pictures using Adobe Creative Cloud Jayse Hansen is a sought-after fictional UI designer and animator who learned his trade not in school, but through books and from other great designers. After working in print and web design, he taught himself Adobe […]

Cantina Creative, setting the scene

Leading design and effects house anticipates 10x improvement in RAM preview times with latest release of Adobe Creative Cloud For the talented team at Cantina Creative, hanging out with superheroes or spending time immersed in future worlds is just a typical day at the office. The studio produces monitor replacements, matte paintings, heads-up displays, set […]

Back to the Future: Creating Your Own Hoverboard Effect

This month marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future. The trilogy certainly brings fond memories of my childhood and really made me believe in the power of movies to change your potential reality. Robert Zemeckis was allowed to have his way with movies and spared no expense. However, when you look at all […]