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Adobe After Effects CS6

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By Dann Kamau

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Adobe After Effects CS6

Broadcasters, film makers, video makers, lovers of films and videos etc have a lot to benefit from this latest update of the Adobe After Effects suite. It provides you with upto date professional tools for creating special video and film effects plus making complex video and film editing. The area of motion graphics and blockbusters visual and sound effects goes one step ahead. It has all the features of previous update CS5, but in it huge enhancements have been made such as:

• Ability to keep one project loaded on the cache as you work on a second one

• Integration factor with other Adobe programs like Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop has been improved greatly

• The new Ray Traced 3D rendering engine allowing you to make images in 3D easily

• Several new effects to apply such as refraction, index, transparency, reflection etc.

The interface has been improved greatly with each of the main functions sitting on different parts of the screen such as the Project window, Timeline, Preview and Tool Panes. Once you apply the magic of this utility you will end up with very high end products in terms of graphics, visual and sound effects.


  • Ability to keep one project on the cache as you work on another
  • An easy to use and clear interface


  • Large installer and slow installation
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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.


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


  • Photoshop video layers not supported
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ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS6 is a good application to use

By Finch-McAce Hans

On Monday, September 7, 2015

Once you download this application you will realise that it is user friendly because te application is easy to use although it is important to note that for the first time users of this application it can be quite tricky using this application for the first few days but with time it will be easy.

The interface of this application is god and makes the application more likable as it is divided into different parts. The performance of this application is highly recommendable because it is good.

It has a wide range of the tools panel in which you can work with and they are very efficient and good to work with


Ability to repair and remove rolling shutter artefacts affecting the stabilisation with rolling shutter repair

Saves your previews and keeps you from waiting for the frame updates

3D camera tracker that helps you to be able to monitor element and have control over their reflections shadows etc.


Easy to use

User friendly


  • it is a user friendly application
  • it is an easy application to use


  • it is hard to uise for the first users
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • I need this program to learn something new with Graphic Design, I want to know how to making a trailer movie with the animation and advertise

  • For my music. To get some nice effects from those soundwaves like those i saw on youtube lately. i also like all the things you can do with this program in general

  • 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 for editing videos and posting it on youtube for people around the world to enjoy my content with joy and happiness

  • personal use and non commercial... making evaluation of this version see if it could contribute my personal projects. would be next choice before purchasing

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have also used Sony Vegas Pro 12 but I think Adobe After Effects must be better so I just want to try it out. I hope its going to be good in editing.

  • adobe photoshop cs6 what is good to work finally get lucky to mannage this one tnx for the perfect solution that seems pretty cool to edit by


  • pinnacal studio i used but for the gud result , thank u editor adobe is best program software i choices ,so im trying it to get easy program f

  • I also use software from sony vegas pro 11 and I wanted to try out new software that adobe after -effect learningand want to explore the science of editing video

What do you like most about this program?
  • user friendly and it is tthe best software for editing stuff you can be an animator without having much knowledge and you could do lots of thing with that

  • it is so cool and need to accept me having me to download this adobe after effect or else, there would be no others loving this program too.

  • professional editing tools available for videos. perfect fro green screen video editions and easy to use once we understand how to use the software.

  • i liked this software because there's a lots of effects to create a better videos for my presentations and project. the good things with this is to enhance my ability.

  • This program provides the best features for video editing needs.Therefore is such an efficient software for video editors of all skill levels


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 .