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Nvidia CUDA driver update fixes crashes for After Effects and other applications

We are seeing reports that the Nvidia CUDA 5.5.47 update released today addresses crashing problems introduced by the CUDA 5.5.43 update. So, if you have an Nvidia GPU, please update your drivers to use the most recent version of the CUDA driver. IMPORTANT: DO NOT install CUDA drivers on computer systems that do not have […]

After Effects CC (12.2.1) bug-fix update

The After Effects CC (12.2.1) 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, and […]

known issues and workarounds for After Effects CC (12.2)

[UPDATE: These issues are addressed in the After Effects CC (12.2.1) bug-fix update. ] Since we released After Effects CC (12.2), we have found some bugs. We are working on fixing these bugs, of course, and we’ll be releasing a bug-fix update soon (within a couple of weeks if all goes well) that addresses many […]

opening After Effects projects from previous versions and saving back to previous versions

opening and importing projects from previous versions of After Effects Each version of After Effects can open and import projects made with that version and several other versions, but only going back a limited number of versions: After Effects CC 2014 (13) can open projects from After Effects 7 through After Effects CC 2014 (13). […]

preventing crash in After Effects when using Illustrator files

The new version of Adobe Illustrator (17.1) creates files (.ai, .eps, .pdf files) that contain XMP metadata in a format that causes After Effects to crash when reading that metadata. The crash occurs when you add a footage item from Illustrator to a composition. We have released a bug-fix update for After Effects CC (12) […]

avoiding crashes and other problems with Red Giant software and After Effects

The folks at Red Giant have recently been releasing updates that help with crashes and other problems. We strongly recommend that any users of Red Giant software go to this page and download and install the most recent versions of their software. While you’re at it, this would be a good time to check for […]

Happy New Year! ~ and a question…

First off – Happy New Year to all! 2013 was a fantastic year in the world of After Effects, and I’m stoked about what could be done in 2014. With that – I wanted to share a new years resolution of mine. My blog has been really ‘announcy’, which although not even a word – […]

top After Effects feature requests of 2013, plus a peek at what we’re thinking about for the near future

I want to thank everyone who submitted a feature request (or bug report) this year. We put a lot of stock in the feedback that comes in through this channel. I think that a lot of you have gotten that message, since the number of feature requests and the amount of specific detail in the […]

5 new and changed features in After Effects CC (12.2) that resulted from visiting users in Vancouver, BC

As often as possible, the After Effects team visits artists at their work site. Talking face-to-face not only gains us direct feedback and criticism about After Effects but also allows us to observe how they work in a way not possible from our offices. One such recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia resulted in 5 […]

December 2013 updates: After Effects CC (12.2) and After Effects CS6 (11.04)

I think you are starting to notice a trend It is with great pleasure I get to announce a new feature-bearing update to After Effects CC (12.2) that we released today.¬†Todd Kopriva has put together a detailed list of what’s new and changed in After Effects CC (12.2).¬†Along with the update to After Effects CC, […]