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Adobe After Effects CS6 - Top New Features

Adobe After Effects CS6 – Top New Features

Adobe After Effects CS6 software lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with new Global Performance Cache. Extend your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options, and the fast, easy-to-use 3D Camera Tracker. Make your film’s post-production a snap when you buy Adobe After Effects CS6. Find out more about Adobe After Effects CS6 top new features below.


Work Faster

Work more quickly using Adobe After Effects CS6 software, optimized to help you create more in less time. Take full advantage of the power of your computer’s 64-bit hardware with Global Performance Cache, preserving previews whenever possible for a fast, robust and responsive workflow.


Responsive 64-bit performance

Work effectively on high-resolution projects — even at 32-bit-per-channel color in HD, 2K and 4K compositions. See longer previews using all system RAM. Spend less time waiting and more time creating with smart disk caching.

Real-time, high-fidelity OpenGL support

Work with speed and precision using OpenGL, which enhances the display of blending modes, motion blur, anti-aliasing, track mattes, high-quality shadows & transparency and accelerates the rendering of common effects.

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.


Fluidly Key, Mask, Rotoscope, and Paint Composites

Work efficiently with an unlimited number of masks, imported or created in After Effects. Animate masks and their parameters over time. Take advantage of Academy Award–winning Keylight from The Foundry, Roto Brush and other compositing tools.


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.

Unlimited masks

Control which parts of a 2D or 3D layer are visible by adding and animating a virtually unlimited number of masks on any layer. You can individually control their transparency.


Animate and Composite Flexibly in 2D and 3D

Solve visual problems quickly and efficiently by drawing on a comprehensive set of tools designed to help you meet any creative or technical challenge. Place and track 3D elements on 2D footage with the new 3D camera tracker, and extend your creativity with built-in ray-traced text and shape extrusion.


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.


Paint and Clone with Nondestructive Vector Brushes

Explore creative possibilities with customizable nondestructive vector brushes. Use the advanced Clone tool to remove unwanted distractions or to replicate multiple specific elements.


Animated paint strokes

Animate individual paint strokes over time to change their size, position or shape and to create write-on and write-off effects.

Advanced Clone tool

Remove unwanted distractions like dust and scratches or replicate elements for a desired effect, such as filling a stadium with people. The Clone tool offers multiple presets.


Gain Professional Results for Every Media Type

Deliver your completed projects to the widest range of formats, from large-format feature films and high-definition television to websites and mobile devices.


Raw digital cinema workflow

Use high-definition source formats instantly. RED Rocket card and RMD metadata dramatically improve the performance and look of RED footage. Import footage in the open CinemaDNG format.

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.


Save Time with Efficient Tools and a Customizable Interface

Keep your work focused and efficient with project management tools, customizable workspaces, a targetable Layer panel, searchable timelines and projects, and the ability to quickly align layers.


Source timecode support

See timecode data in QuickTime, AVI, Broadcast WAV (BWF), DPX, and some variations of MXF, and use the Timecode effect to display both source timecode and composition frames.

User-modifiable interface

Easily rearrange workspace panels and customize user interface brightness to suit the task at hand and your work environment. Tinted panel tabs make it easy to track project elements.

Easy search and navigation

Use QuickSearch to instantly locate any element or all used or missing footage. Navigate quickly between nested comps using the Composition Navigator and Mini-Flowchart.

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