Archive for September, 2008

Dear After Effects…answered

Some call it gripes, but we on the After Effects team prefer the term ‘feedback’.

That’s what’s going on over at A gripe is just something that goes into thin air, unheard by the real target of the criticism. But we’re listening, even when we’re too busy to pick up the phone and call.

I downloaded the top 25 After Effects gripes and the considerate folks at have published my response to each one. Many suggestions were already in the shipping version of After Effects, or soon to be addressed in After Effects CS4. Of course, there were also some great feature requests in there. You have to know we want to do these as much as you need them. You can check out the official After Effects comments on their blog.

Of course, the more direct route for your feedback would be to comment here, or simply use the Adobe feature request and bug submission form. This form goes directly to After Effects team members, so don’t worry about your feedback going into thin air, and don’t let those good ideas and questions turn into gripes!

After Effects CS4 Announced Today!

It’s official! CS4 is announced today!

The Adobe website has been updated with all the info about the release. I’ll have more to say here shortly, but I wanted to make a quick post to point you all towards the After Effects CS4 info. A new After Effects is very exciting by itself, but be sure to also check out the whole Production Premium suite — there’s some unbelievably cool features throughout the suite that will save you time and expand your creative possibilites! More to come later…