Adobe Creative Cloud

September 6, 2016 /

What’s Coming Next for After Effects CC

This week, we’re revealing what’s coming soon in the next major update to After Effects CC. We’ve added lots of ways to make day-to-day work, sharing, and staying organized better, faster and easier.

Team Projects

Built on proven Adobe Anywhere technology, Team Projects is a new hosted collaboration service that allows editors and motion graphics artists to work simultaneously in shared projects within the Adobe Creative Cloud™ video applications. Team Projects enables deep collaboration features, like version control and smart conflict resolution within Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Adobe Prelude CC. Team project data is securely hosted in the cloud. Media files referenced by Team Projects can be locally stored source files or shared lightweight proxies.


New 3D renderer

Quickly and easily create 3D text and logos without leaving After Effects. Bend planes and extrude 3D text and shapes directly inside the timeline, backed by the power of Cinema 4D’s standard renderer. If you’re new to 3D, we’ve made it easy to jump in: control quality and render settings with a single slider, and work with the same camera, lighting and text animation tools you know and love.


Faster performance

We’ve heard again and again that performance is the most important feature in After Effects. As some of you know, we’ve been working on a multi-year effort to transform and modernize the architecture foundation. For this coming release, that means more — and smarter — processing on the GPU, and some under-the-hood features that are going to make things faster all round. Most video footage can now play back in real-time before effects are applied, without waiting for it to cache.

New GPU-accelerated effects

The performance improvements include continuing to GPU-accelerate our most popular effects. Some of the new ones we’ve added for this release include Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, Mosaic and Find Edges.

Improved Live Text Templates

Until now, sharing a live text template with a Premiere Pro user meant having to provide a collected project with relevant assets. Now you can pack that comp and its assets into a single, easy-to-share file with everything your editor needs. There’s also one thing they won’t need: a licensed copy of After Effects to use the template.

TypeKit sync

If you use TypeKit fonts in your compositions and share a project with collaborators, any fonts they don’t have installed will sync automatically when they open the file.

New project from template

Create a template with project settings like color management and folder structure, and use it as a foundation for every new project you create. If you’re collaborating with other users, or bringing freelancers into your studio, you can keep everyone on the same page by sharing a template file in a synced Creative Cloud folder.

And more…

We make time to talk to artists about the little workflow enhancements that help every day. For this upcoming release, we’ve added a few new tools to save you time, like a quick command to freeze the last frame of a layer, and the ability to drag the duration of a marker.

Tune in to our interactive YouTube Live Event on September 7th at 8 a.m. PST. Our video guru, Jason Levine, will demo all that’s coming to Adobe Creative Cloud pro video and audio tools. And join us at IBC Show 2016 – Hall 7, Stand 7.G27 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center — September 9th – 13th to see demonstrations of these features in action.

Because this is a sneak peek, you won’t have access to these new features quite yet. Become a Creative Cloud member now to be sure you can get them as soon as they’re available. For more information about Creative Cloud, see this overview video and the Creative Cloud FAQ list.

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