I’m a little late on this one, but I don’t mind…
My team has spent a ton of time and sweat on this for the last year and some, helping the AE team (who are excellent folk to work with). There is still some stuff we’re working on to get it just right before it goes gold (yes, Mac OpenGL users, I mean you) but it feels great to get it out there into your hands.
The AE guys have done some amazing stuff in this release, Brainstorm and the Puppet tool are getting all the notice, but there is a lot of other stuff there too that should make your motion graphics work all the better: Multiprocessing, Shape Layers, better integration, better color management, clip notes, and a lot more.
Check it out.