Adobe After Effects

Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.

Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move. And it's available only in Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud is a platform for creativity that connects users, their content, apps, services, hardware, learning content, and community. It gives business customers the creative tools and services they need to collaborate and create their best work, while making software management fast, easy, and flexible.

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Key features

  • Fast and easy object removal—Remove unwanted objects from footage, such as boom mics, distracting signs, and people. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content Aware Fill for video makes it easier to cleanly remove unwanted elements, saving hours that used to be spent erasing or replacing objects, sometimes frame by frame.
  • Immersive effects—Add virtual reality effects to your 360/VR videos without creating unwanted distortions at the poles or artifacts along the back seamline. Effects include Gaussian blur, color gradients, chromatic aberration, de-noise, digital glitch, glow, fractal noise, and sharpen.
  • Advanced puppet tools for mesh sculpting—New Advanced and Bend pins let you precisely twist, bend, curve, and scale animations.

 

 

  • 3D rendering engine—Improve rendering performance on your CPU and create elements such as extruded text and shape layers directly inside After Effects with the new 3D rendering engine from Cinema 4D.
  • Preview playback you can count on—Improved threading and a new GPU-accelerated display system offer reliable playback for a quicker and more accurate view of your designs.
  • Native 3D depth passes—Generate a depth pass with the After Effects Classic 3D or INEMA 4D renderer. Composite objects quickly and easily in 3D space. Apply depth effects such as Depth of Field, Fog 3D, and Depth Matte so elements look natural or use depth data to simulate 3D looks.

 

 

System requirements

Windows

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) version 1703 Creators Update or later
  • 16GB of RAM (32GB recommended); 2GB of GPU VRAM (NVIDIA driver 430.86 or later recommended) 
  • 5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • 1280x1080 display or greater display resolution
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*

 

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14
  • 16GB of RAM (32GB recommended)
  • 6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • 1440x900 display or greater display resolution
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*

 

 

FAQ

What is After Effects and who is it for?

After Effects is the industry-leading animation and creative compositing software used by a wide variety of motion graphics and visual effects artists. It offers superior control, a wealth of creative options, and integration with other post-production applications — and it's available only in Creative Cloud.


Does After Effects still support 32-bit operating systems?

No. The performance benefits of native 64-bit support make it the best choice for the demanding technical requirements of working with video, particularly HD and higher resolution content. Offering only 64-bit support enables Adobe to optimize performance even further.

 

I use a Mac. How does the lack of 32-bit support affect me?

The lack of 32-bit support does not affect the majority of Mac computers that use Intel processors. The only Mac users affected by the lack of 32-bit support are those using Intel based Mac computers with Intel Core Duo (single-core) processors. Refer to the After Effects system requirements to make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements.


Will my existing plug-ins work with After Effects?

Any 64-bit plug-ins designed for After Effects will work in After Effects. Any 32-bit plug-ins for After Effects will need new versions designed for 64-bit computing. For more information, contact the plug-in manufacturers.

 

 

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