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After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2): what’s new and changed in this update

After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) is available. If you have a Creative Cloud membership, you always have access to the latest version of After Effects. Ideally, you should install the updates automatically through the Creative Cloud desktop application or by choosing Help > Updates, but you can also directly download the update packages from the […]

using the Enter key with the eyedropper tool to sample colors outside of After Effects

Here’s a tip that may save you a couple of clicks while working in After Effects: when you use the eyedropper tool in After Effects and you want to sample a color that is outside of the After Effects user interface, press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard instead of clicking the mouse […]

error (21::31) when you start After Effects on Mac OS 10.9 and later after editing the keyboard shortcut file

If you use TextEdit on Mac OS 10.9 or later to edit the After Effects keyboard shortcuts file, you may receive an error similar the following the next time you start After Effects: After Effects error: preferences file “Adobe After Effects 13.1 Mac en_US Shortcuts.txt” contains an unexpected value on line 142, ” “Twirl” = […]

tip: writing to the disk cache during renders through the render queue

One thing that makes After Effects work much faster is the persistent disk cache, which makes it so that After Effects can retrieve rendered items from disk rather than re-rendering items each time they are needed. (For details about the RAM cache and persistent disk cache, see this video by me on Lynda.com.) One thing […]

GoPro CineForm codec settings in After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1

The CC 2014.1 releases of After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Media Encoder can natively decode and encode QuickTime (.mov) files using the GoPro CineForm codecs on Mac OS and Windows, meaning that you do not need to install additional codecs to use and create such files. When encoding GoPro CineForm movies, two different pixel formats […]

After Effects good to go with Mac OSX v10.10 (Yosemite)

We have tested the following versions of After Effects on Mac OSX v10.10 (Yosemite) and found that they function normally on this operating system, with only a few known issues as noted below: After Effects CC 2014 (13.0, 13.1, 13.1.1) After Effects CC (12.2.1) After Effects CS6 (11.0.4) As long as you’re updating your operating […]

All Good things….

It is with a huge fond-farewell that I am moving on from the After Effects team here at Adobe. After Effects has been near and dear to my heart for over 12 years when I first started designing software (plugins) for it. I still love it, and most importantly love what you create with it. That being […]

After Effects CC 2014.1.1 (13.1.1) bug-fix update

The After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1.1) bug-fix update is now available. You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for new updates from within any Adobe application by choosing Help > Updates. One way to check for updates is by closing all Adobe applications other than Adobe Bridge, […]

We’ve created an Animal

Project Animal was shown in our sneak peek at MAX. If you missed it or want to see it again, check it out here. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, the Advanced Product Development team who work closely with the After Effects team has been working on a character animation product code-named […]

Now Shipping: After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1)

The After Effects CC 2014.1 update (version 13.1) is now available to all Adobe Creative Cloud members. Just go to the Creative Cloud download center or open the Creative Cloud desktop application to download the new updates for After Effects and many other applications. For information about purchasing a Creative Cloud subscription, go here. For more information about Creative Cloud, […]