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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 […]

After Effects and Character Animator ready for Mac OS X v10.11 (El Capitan)

We have tested the following versions of After Effects on Mac OS X v10.11 and found them to work with this operating system: After Effects CC 2015 (13.5.1), including Character Animator (Preview 2) After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) After Effects CC (12.2.1) After Effects CS6 (11.0.4) All versions of After Effects that use Mercury Transmit […]

Territory Studios applies VFX expertise to “Hitman: Agent 47”

Visual effects studio designs screens and graphics for blockbuster films using Adobe Creative Cloud Territory Studios enjoys its reputation for being able to handle nearly any project that comes its way. With expertise in branding, motion, and digital, the studio works on a range of projects including feature films, brand work, and popular video games. […]

Fix it in pre: A VFX artist’s guide to motion control

Visual effects studio enables filmmakers to achieve amazing motion control shots at a lower cost with help from Adobe Creative Cloud Patrik Forsberg will be presenting the session “A VFX Artist’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Motion Control” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Friday, Sept. 11th at 12:30 pm […]

What’s new and changed in the upcoming update to After Effects CC 2015

Today we’re revealing what’s new and changed in the upcoming updates to the CC 2015 professional video and audio applications, including After Effects, due for release later this year. If you have a Creative Cloud membership, you always have access to the latest version of After Effects, so you’ll have access to this update as […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: file name and location templates, plus automatic creation of folders for image sequences

In the After Effects CC (12.2) update, we extended the output file name templates feature to include output paths. As part of setting up an output module, you can specify a folder in which to place the output file(s), and this can be a folder that After Effects will automatically create at output time. This […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: expression access to dynamic layer bounds, including text layers

In the After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) update, we added several scripting and expression enhancements to make working with text easier. My favorite of these enhancements is the addition of an expression method with which you can read the rectangle bounds of a layer’s content, including the corrected bounds of a text layer, for any […]