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Adobe After Effects CS6

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A Well Enhanced Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Creation Tool

By Daren Garius

On Friday, June 20, 2014

In my opinion, Adobe After Effects CS6 is a significant release that has something for every After Effect user. This version has an impressive list of new features and performance enhancement. If you are new to this software, you will notice that the basics of AE CS6 are quite easy to understand. Its interface is quite a combination of Photoshop and Premiere.

I like the major update to Global Performance Cache, it can now store on a scratch disk each layer’s render files, so changes are applied quickly, and playback will be instant. You can also set how much storage will consume for the Global Performance Cache in your preferences.

After Effects CS6 is a vital tool for anyone who wants to do motion graphics, especially for filmmakers who are integrating any graphic management in their work. Though, the price could be expensive but I am positive it will be a good run for your money.

Pros

  • No longer need to re-render cached items
  • It has a list of new features

Cons

  • Needs additional 3D shapes library
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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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PERFORM YOUR BASIC FUNCTIONS FROM ANY ADOBE FILES BECAUSE YOU CAN IMPORT FILES FROM ANY ADOBE VERSION

By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015

REVIEW

This is a software that is very closely related to the adobe Photoshop software and it is basically used for editing images and also photographs. This is like furthering what you been able to do in the other versions of adobe Photoshop cs5 or also adobe Photoshop version cs6 and that is why it is being called after effects and here you can be able to apply filters to the images that you have been able to create and also you can be able to edit them and make them to your desired choice. You can also be able to import the files that you had made in the previous versions of the adobe Photoshop software and I mean this is great because you do not get to lose any information from your previous works.

FEATURES

The following are the features for this software

You can import files from other versions of adobe because it has been integrated from it

Be able to edit and also apply filters and also edit your images

CONCLUSION

It is good because it imports your previous files from adobe

Pros

  • It is very easy to use
  • You can import files from other adobe versions

Cons

  • the interface is a bit outdated
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for video editing,as i heard this software is one of the best video editor to make some cinematic videos.that why i want to try and learn how to use it

  • School project that requires video editing and showing. Adobe after effects is for me the best program to edit my videos because it has a lot of amazing stuffs.

  • I just want to learn how to make video on after effect that the reason why i am downloading this software. i don't have any other purpose to download it.

  • will be using affer effect to learn in class, the compulsory to have so i can learn how to use after effects as a student who has passion for motion graphic. thanks

  • majida nahlahh i'm a graphic designer i want to training and know about after effects after that i will buy this application and download it

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have been using video editor as my programme for editting videos which i find not too adequate for some features that is why i need adobe to

  • I have used VideoPad Video Editor but found it has limited animations and text effect. So, i hope that this adobe after effects will give me greater opportunity of editing the movie at home.

  • nothing like that i always use after effect as one of the best option and i love it so please let me download it or else i will be very sad hi

  • i use adobe lightroom 5.0 and adobe photoshop in order to create a best advertising features on editing from a raw files to very perfect result

  • 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?
  • you can create your own digitized intervention materials to help other people you can share and explore different effects for a better presentations of projects

  • 3d animation and effects made me download this adobe after affects software i hope it works good for the first time i am downloading it to pc

  • creativity expansion and adventuring new editing ideas, basically i want to improve my visual effects through using this software and try it

  • i like to use special effects for movie making. Using this software i can make some extraordinary video clip and show my creativity and so on

  • transparency is the best methob by this program. there are so many other fatue thats makes your video beautiful and give them professional look

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 .