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Adobe After Effects CS6

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An Exceptional Software That Delivers Sophisticated Motion Graphics And Animations

By Reinalei Jamir

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The release of After Effects CS6 was proof that Adobe listens to their customers. The company remains current with the needs of today’s image editors and motion graphics artists. With this version, it has a remarkable list of features that are very much needed and with better performance.

As I explore this program, I notice an enormous boost of Global Performance Cache that makes After Effects CS6 perform much better. Possibly the most unusual feature of this version is the Ray-traced 3D. It allows me to design quickly fully ray-traced, shape layers and geometric text in 3Dspace. We all know that 3D have been released before, but this new ray-traced render is more precise and more powerful.

Adobe After Effects CS6 brings more stylish motion graphics and cinematic visual effect than the previous versions. If you are a promising motion graphic artist or filmmaker, this program is the perfect choice to enhance your talent. It may be quite expensive, but for me it is an excellent value for money.

Pros

  • It has a better performance
  • Ray-tracing is now more accurate

Cons

  • Photoshop video layers not supported
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A Software for Creating Sophisticated Motion Graphics and Cinematic Visual Effects

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 6, 2014

Adobe After Effects software is the market leader in creating special effects for graphics and moving images. It's like Photoshop for video. It has tools that are similar to popular image editor from Adobe, just adapted to video.For those familiar with the last versions of it, you will find that not much has changed. If you are working in film and broadcast or delivering work online and to mobile device, this software enables you to create blockbuster visual effects and groundbreaking motion graphics.

For those new to this software, it might seem intimidating at first. The basics of the program are moderately easy to pick up, while absolute mastery of the software could take a lot of time. I have been using it for 5 years or more, and I still end up watching online tutorials almost every other day to study new tricks. If you want to make your video more interesting and look better, then this software is right for you.

Pros

  • The graphic design ended up pretty well
  • This software is very easy to install

Cons

  • Every time I tried to add an effect or anything, it crashes
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An Essential Tool for Motion Graphics Artist and Animators Out There

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After Effects by Adobe is one of the best motion graphics and animation software today, and it has a large user base. I would say it is like the Photoshop for videos. For those who are newbie to After Effects CS6, the fundamentals are quite easy to understand. Its interface is quite a mix of Premiere and Photoshop. The layout in this program is somewhat unchanged; of course you can still modify your workspace whatever you would like. So I think experienced users of the prior versions will not have a steep learning curve.

What I also like about After Effects CS6 is that, it added Extrude that makes 3D extruded text much easier. Extrude also gets rid of the requirement for separate plug-in and also save you from crashing. In addition, Track Camera is a splendid new feature. When it is employed to your handheld footage, Track Camera produces key-frames around the camera’s movement.

Overall, After Effects CS6 is a must have for anyone who wishes to do motion graphics. The price maybe expensive to others but it is an excellent value for your money and it will benefit you in the long run.

Pros

  • It has excellent new features
  • It has a better performance

Cons

  • The price is a bit high
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • iam going to make a horror short film with this software.my friend said it is an amazing app for editing videos and it will look real for the people who watch

  • editing my trampoline videos that iw ill be using fore my newly started insgtagram acount that has been ging teally well but i need some extra spice

  • personal use to have a look at and see how this program works maybe use it for an intro to a video if i can get my head around it somehow it looks quite good

  • I am going to use this program to make videos and upload it on Youtube and facebook. also instagram. thank you very much for this free trial

  • I choose Adobe After Effects because I know it will help me to create the best logo animation for my school project. This software can helps me a lot.

What similar programs have you used?
  • i need this software for the following reasons, which is motsly for academic purposes and for growing my editing skills to be a better media

  • I had used adobe Premiere Pro cc which is found was very helpful and advanced. However i would like to experiment more on video editing and come up with a wonderful hands on effort on these area of technology.

  • What similar programs have you used You are about to download Adobe After Effects CS6 from our server Advantages Your download is always oad

  • i havet used any kind of program like tis so basically i just want to try ae cause i heard its really great video editor and i hav multifandom instagram acc so i wanna edit smthn.

  • After Effects CC 2014, Photoshop, IMovie and a lot of other such as MovieMaker Audacity for Recordings and last but not least the Graphic design

What do you like most about this program?
  • Well known in the internet. I found many comments and posts about after effect when i google the video graphic. Then I need to try this program

  • everything in this program is i like the most because of all its feature are all usefull in making a movie or a video for everyone who will watch

  • the application is well known and its by adobe. i also want to create me new superhero series so theres that and there is no need for this question

  • I can be creative and bring my life to my designs. I enjoy designing, it also comes in handy for personalizing family memorabilia on special occasions.

  • i like to make interesting videos that i can sell to news organizations and the nsa surveillance program isnt chocked enough with useless inf

Review

Adobe After Effects CS6 is the latest version of this classic software focused on animations and effects for videos. This version has significantly improved the motion graphics and cinematic effects. There have been huge enhancements made, such as the opportunity to keep one open project loaded on the cache whilst you are working on a second project.

The integration with other programs from the Adobe Suite has been improved, not only for Adobe Premiere, also for Illustrator. Now, you will have a dedicated command for creating shapes on vector layers. But the greatest improvement of this version is the new Ray-traced 3D rendering engine. This new engine will allow you to make designs in 3D easily and quickly. It also offers several new effects to apply such as a refraction index, transparency or reflection.

How to use this software

Once you download and launch Adobe After Effects CS6, you will see a window asking you whether you want to create a new project or open an existing file. For example, due to the integration with other programs the Adobe Suite, you will be able to edit and apply filters and templates to Photoshop images. You can deactivate this window and go directly back to the interface the next time you run it.

The interface is divided into different parts. On the left part of the screen you will find the project window. There, you will view your imported files and creations. In order to organize them, you can create as many folders as you want. The timeline is located at the bottom of the screen, and it displays your composition contents, duration, properties, etc. The preview window is in the center of the interface and will allow you to see how your project looks. Finally, on the right side of the screen, moving from the upper part to the lower one, you will find the tool panels you can configure at your will, the playback controls and the ‘Effects & Presets’ palette with a wide range of templates, filters and effects to apply to your composition.

Adobe After Effects CS6 Features

The unique features of Adobe After Effects CS6 are the following:

  • With 3D Camera Tracker you will be able to monitor elements and control their shadows, reflections, etc.
  • The ‘Global Performance Cache’ saves your previews and keeps you from waiting for frame updates
  • You can remove and repair rolling shutter artefacts without affecting stabilization with ‘Rolling Shutter Repair’
  • Adobe After Effects CS6 integrates Adobe Illustrator to allow you to convert vector graphics and shape layers
  • Around 90 new or enhanced built-in effects and templates, such as the 32-bit CycoreFX HD suite
  • Possibility of extruding ray-traced texts and shapes
  • Mask feather width can be varied
  • GPU acceleration has been improved regarding previews and final-quality rendering
  • Enhanced integration with mocha AE
  • Possibility of importing other application's projects like Final Cut Pro thanks to ‘Pro Import After Effects’ tool

To explore more functionalities and options of this software before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site .

System Requirements

Below you can find the minimum system requirements for the free download and setup of this program:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (32bit) or later
  • Processor: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ or Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 2GB of memory
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB of free space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 256MB / Radeon X1950 XTX or higher compatible with DirectX 9

You can find more information about the tech specs here .