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what’s new and changed in the 2014 update to Adobe Media Encoder CC

As David Wadhwani has just announced, today we have released the next major update to Creative Cloud applications, including Adobe Media Encoder (AME) CC. The Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 update (version 8.0) is available to all Adobe Creative Cloud members. Just go to the Creative Cloud download center or open the Creative Cloud desktop […]

scripting changes in After Effects CC (12.0-12.2)

This article describes the changes to the After Effects scripting interface implemented in After Effects CC (12.0). You can use this article together with the most recent full version of the After Effects scripting guide (for After Effects CS6), which you can find on the After Effects Developer Center page. There were no significant changes […]

Maxon Cinema 4D importer plug-in updated, fixes “Unexpected FunctionBlock5 flags” error

Maxon has fixed a bug in their plug-in for exchange of data with After Effects CC that caused some errors when the plug-in was loaded. To get the new plug-in, go to this page on the Maxon website and click the “Download” link next to the “Plugins for After Effects CC CINEMA 4D R14/R15 connection” […]

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 – […]