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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 (13.5-13.7), including Character Animator (Preview 3, Preview 2) After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) After Effects CC (12.2.1) After Effects CS6 (11.0.4) After Effects CC 2015 (13.5-13.7) has an […]

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 Though he started his professional career touring Europe as a musician, today Patrik Forsberg is the Creative Director at Stiller Studios, a Swedish creative agency that focuses on intricate motion control work. The path […]

what’s new and changed in the After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) update

The After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) update is now available. For an overview of what’s new in all of the Adobe professional video and audio applications and services, see this page. For details of the updates for all Adobe professional video and audio applications and services, see this page. If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, […]

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 […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: property links

We have talked for a long time on the After Effects team about adding a feature for “instancing” of effects, meaning that you would be able to drive multiple instances of an effect from one master controller. The more we talked about this, the more we realized that the right thing to do for maximum […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: expression error handling

One of my favorite changes to After Effects recently isn’t a flashy feature at all, but it’s a change that has already saved me thousands of clicks when dealing with expression errors. Beginning in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5), there are two major changes in what occurs when an expression fails to evaluate: Expression errors […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: command for moving anchor point to center of content

Every once in a while, we have a “JDI” (“Just Do It”) day on the After Effects team. During these days, members of the After Effects team compete to see who can make the best change to the application within a single day, where “best” is defined by greatest benefit to the population of After […]

favorite features in CC versions of After Effects: Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor effects

In After Effects CC 2014 (13.0), we added a couple of new effects for cleaning up mattes created with color keying effects: The Key Cleaner effect recovers detail from a scene keyed by a typical keying effect, including recovering detail from a keyed scene with compression artifacts. The Advanced Spill Suppressor effect removes color spill […]