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Industry-standard Adobe After Effects CS6 software helps you deliver cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics. Maximize 64-bit performance with Global Performance Cache, which preserves previews whenever possible for a faster, more responsive workflow. Extend your creativity with the 3D camera tracker, text and shape extrusion, photo-realistic light manipulation, superior masking, and innovations such as Roto Brush and Warp Stabilizer.
After Effects CS6 Highlights
- Work faster — with timesaving features. After Effects CS6 takes 64 bit to a new level with Global Performance Cache, which optimizes and keeps your previews so you can beat deadlines instead of waiting for frame updates.
- Create visual effects with enhanced precision and new creative options — Challenge creative bounds. Use the 3D camera tracker to smoothly integrate animated 3D objects with 2D video footage. Make visual effects look exactly as you intended using variable mask feathering and mocha for After Effects CS6 from Imagineer Systems Ltd.
- Work quickly and easily with realistic 3D — Create high-quality visual realism using a powerful new ray-traced 3D engine. Easily extrude text and shapes created in After Effects or vector graphics imported from Adobe Illustrator software. Place and track elements in 3D space with the new 3D Camera Tracker.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why don’t you support 32-bit operating systems anymore?
A: We’ve heard from our customers that performance is critical, and from a technology perspective, we know that only 64-bit operating systems can deliver the power video professionals require. By focusing on 64-bit operating systems and native 64-bit support for After Effects, we offer superior performance and large-project stability.
Q: Don’t I need a node-based compositing tool for high-end visual effects work?
A: After Effects already offers the flexibility of node-based tools—often at a fraction of the cost. You can precompose elements into their own composition module and use track mattes, stencil and silhouette alpha modes that apply to multiple layers, a vast number of plug-in effects, and a powerful Expressions language to create dynamic relationships between parameters.
Q: Can After Effects deliver the performance that professionals require?
A: After Effects offers native 64-bit operating system support for optimal performance and the ability to use all the RAM that your operating system allows. With Global Performance Cache, OpenGL acceleration, RAM and disk caching, and multiprocessor and multicore support—including the ability to render multiple frames in parallel—After Effects can deliver the performance you need.
After Effects CS6 New Features
Global Performance Cache—Create more in less time, even in high-resolution projects. This revolution “under the hood” makes After Effects fast and responsive by taking full advantage of the 64-bit power in your computer’s hardware.
3D camera tracker—Track 3D elements with complete control over depth of field, shadows, and reflections. Automatically analyze and place 3D track points onto 2D footage in the background while you work.
Ray-traced, extruded text and shapes—Extrude fully ray-traced text and shapes natively and take full advantage of reflections, environment maps, and more.
Variable mask feathering—Create a separate set of splines to precisely control mask feathering. Get the exact shape you want with the proper degree of softness at any point along the mask edge, resulting in a big boost to creative flexibility.
Integration with Adobe Illustrator—Instantly convert Illustrator vector art (AI and EPS format) into shape layers. Easily animate vector art in 2D or extrude to 3D.
Rolling shutter repair—Remove rolling shutter artifacts such as skew and wobble without forcing stabilization, using an improved version of technology originally introduced with Warp Stabilizer.
New and updated effects—Enhance your creativity with 90 new and updated built-in effects, including the complete 16- and 32-bit CycoreFX HD suite (English user interface only).
Avid AAF and FCP 7 XML file import with Pro Import AE—Import and work with files created in Apple Final Cut Pro 7 or earlier versions, as well as Avid Media Composer and Symphony, letting you integrate After Effects with professional production workflows. mocha for After Effects CS6—Launch mocha for After Effects CS6 (English user interface only) directly within After Effects CS6.