After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) and Character Animator (Preview 3) updates now available
After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) is now available. For details about what’s new and changed in After Effects CC 2015 (13.6), see this page. That also means that Character Animator (Preview 3) is available.
This update brings many advances to After Effects, including performance and user interface improvements for previews, multi-touch gestures, optimizations for small and high-resolution screens, improved color fidelity, new importers, scripting additions, the ability to search and license stock video from within After Effects, and streamlined Creative Cloud Libraries workflows. For details, see this page.
The Character Animator (Preview 3) update adds “sticks” to control rigidity of the puppet mesh, multi-touch gestures to control character limbs, the ability to share rigged puppets, increased recording flexibility, performance improvements, and much more. For details, see this page.
For an overview of what’s new in all of the Adobe professional video and audio applications and services, see this page. For details of the updates for all 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 Creative Cloud subscription, see this page about plans and this page with current promotional offers. For more information about Creative Cloud, see this overview video and the Creative Cloud FAQ list.
IMPORTANT: The After Effects CC 2015 (13.6) update will update and replace After Effects CC 2015 (13.5). This updater will not modify instances of After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) and earlier; however, before installing the new version of After Effects, please read this page about the default behavior of the Creative Cloud installation system, which is to remove all previous versions of applications, and this page about why you might not want to do that.