After Effects and Leopard

If you’re a Mac user, you may have noticed that Apple released Mac OS X Leopard last week. It’s a feature-packed release with some cool new features and I’m looking forward to installing it on my MacBook Pro very soon.

As outlined in Adobe FAQ (PDF) on Leopard support, After Effects CS3 is not fully compatible with Leopard. But I’m happy to say that we expect to release a free update in early December that will address key issues with After Effects on Leopard. If you decide to run with Leopard before this release, you may experience problems with various After Effects features such as the File > Import dialog and OpenGL hardware acceleration.

Until then, I’ll be creating backgrounds in After Effects to use as backdrops in my iChat sessions….