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Adobe After Effects CS6

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ADOBE AGAIN WITH THIS HIGH END PRODUCT THAT WORKS MAGIC ON VIDEO AND FILM ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Large installer and slow installation
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Adobe After Effects CS6: Professional motion graphics and animation software

By Gfx Syne

On Thursday, April 9, 2015

Adobe After Effects CS6 is a powerful motion graphics and animation software that can be used to create unique animations, and add visual effects to videos. The biggest plus point of this software is that it is easy to learn and use. The software can be used to create amazing visualizers and spectrums synced with music and other visual elements such as particles. Many people use it for creating a visually appealing video layout, including intros and outros for their videos on YouTube. Because of its numerous creative options, Adobe After Effects CS6 is a favorite not only among professionals but also among beginners. Its ease of use is the most attractive feature of the software as it enables high quality output with its built-in options.

Overall, the software allows a great deal of creative liberty to the user in adding visual effects. However based on the added visual elements, it can take a significant amount of time to render out animations and/or videos.

Pros

  • Easy to learn and use
  • Easy to learn and use

Cons

  • Lags a little at times
  • Can take a lot of time to render
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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

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  • Photoshop video layers not supported
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • academic purposes a student in the university of Botswana.The programme is goin to be used to creating motion graphic ,aminations videos for school project

  • It will be used by my students in tv broadcasting as they are my campus journalists who will be joining the schools division press conference.

  • for learnig after effects and i love to use this software.this is really awesome. i am also vedio editor of bangladeshi films. i like be an animator.

  • i used to try make new animations enhanance my skills .i have a lot of intrest in 3d max ans compositions.i am going to set my future in such field

  • Personal usage. Just to get a view in this software for testing so that I can decide wether or not it is worth purchasing it at a later moment.

What similar programs have you used?
  • adobe photoshop and then aurora animation maker then some other else i was used in my computer i need for the adobe after effect software now

  • Becasuse iam a triner. just first lorn and doing after finish the work i will do the little bit small programs. no bady help to me. so if you help any one send to spokevijtl@gmail.com

  • NO I CAN`T NEVER DO LIKE A PARTICULAR PROGRAM SO WE CAN PERMISSION ME AND PROCEED TO DOWNLOAD THIS SOFTWARE AND HELP ME TO CREATING SOME NEW

  • not use any one yet. and i would like to use this one because it has many good features rather then other video software and so let see what

  • well i already use photoshop cs6 and i need after effect for my self because i want to work on it so m downloading this softwer can i download

What do you like most about this program?
  • it provides easy editing for my videos and I believe it is the best on the market and I need to use adobe as per university procedures. Thank you

  • I've seen some sample videos about this program and It has cool transition. I think it is a very nice tool for making slideshow presentation.

  • I can create Music Visualizations and edit photos that are hard to look at along with videos that could use some professional/ameteur editing

  • the effect are awsome and i like this software for the animatonal effacts. we can also make awsome nice videos hare. an nothing to sy anithing

  • Father is very is utili serves to fix videos in a more easy way and super fatherthe truth if I would recommend demaciado It has many new things

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 .