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features not available in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5)

[Before you install After Effects CC 2015 (13.5), read this article. For details of what’s new and changed, read this article.] In After Effects CC 2015 (13.5), some features that were available in previous versions of After Effects have been removed or disabled. All of these features are related to rendering or previewing frames. The interactive performance improvements […]

all about previews in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5)

[Before you install After Effects CC 2015 (13.5), read this article. For details of what’s new and changed, read this article.] How you preview compositions, layers, and footage has changed significantly in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5). Previews are now easier to start, interactive, and configurable. This article contains everything you need to know about what […]

Andrew Kramer helps grow and inspire the VFX and motion graphics industry

Andrew Kramer started creating Adobe After Effects tutorials for fun, with no idea that his hobby would lead to an enormously successful and rewarding career. After starting his Video Copilot website when he was just 20 years old, he has become a highly respected professional in the visual effects and motion graphics industry. In addition […]

what’s new and changed in After Effects CC 2015 (13.5)

After Effects CC 2015 (13.5) is now available. For information about what’s new in all of the Adobe professional video and audio applications and services, see this page. If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, you can download the new version by checking for updates through the Creative Cloud desktop application. For information about purchasing a […]

After Effects CC 2015 (13.5) revealed

For details about these changes, see this page. This week, we’re revealing what’s coming soon in the next major update to After Effects CC. Creative Cloud Libraries: The integration of the Creative Cloud Libraries panel gives you access within After Effects to shared assets such as graphics, color swatches, color Looks, and more from Photoshop, […]

Adobe Character Animator revealed

A few months ago, we showed a sneak-peek of a work in progress that we were referring to as Project Animal. We’re now revealing Adobe Character Animator, the newest addition to the Adobe Creative Cloud family of applications. Adobe Character Animator brings still image artwork from Photoshop or Illustrator to life by capturing your performance […]

updated Keylight plug-in available for After Effects CC and After Effects CC 2014

An updated version of the Keylight for After Effects plug-in is available from The Foundry. To get the plug-in, go to this Keylight download page on The Foundry’s web site. You will need to first sign in or create a free account with The Foundry. Keylight 1.2v16 fixes a bug that caused the Colour Balance Wheel to not appear […]

simple workarounds and fixes for two biggest causes of After Effects crashes

We have been monitoring crash rates for After Effects since we released After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) a few weeks ago, and we see that the two top causes of crashes have rather simple workarounds/fixes that you can do. See below for details. Thanks again to everyone who submits crash reports and gives as much […]

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 […]