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What is After Effects CC?


Create moving images as unlimited as your imagination.

After Effects CC is the industry-leading animation and creative compositing software used by a wide variety of motion graphics and visual effects artists. Get powerful timesaving features like a Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D software and new Mask Tracker, which lets you apply a mask and effect that travels frame by frame throughout your composite. Share work from within the application, sync your settings across machines, and get access to new features as soon as they’re released. After Effects CC offers superior control, a wealth of creative options, and integration with other post-production applications — and it's available only in Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud for teams is a platform for creativity that connects users, their content, apps, services, hardware, learning content, and community. It gives small to midsized business customers the creative tools and services they need to collaborate and create their best work, while making software management fast, easy, and flexible.

Key features


Warp Stabilizer VFX lets you choose which objects in a scene get stabilized.





Face Tracker—Track faces with exceptional accuracy by managing the level of detail you track. Quickly apply effects only to a face, such as selective color correction or blurring. Track specific points on the face such as pupils, mouth, and nose. Change colors of the eyes or exaggerate mouth movements without frame-by-frame adjustments. And export detailed tracking data to Adobe Character Animator for performance-based character animation.

Optimized and accelerated—Inspiration doesn’t like to wait. Crunch pixels using multiple processors and support for NVIDIA GPUs, including OptiX 3.0 for the ray-traced 3D renderer. As a 64-bit application, After Effects CC uses all the RAM your system allows to cache and render multiple frames simultaneously.

Global Performance Cache—Create more in less time, even in high-resolution projects. With Global Performance Cache, your previews are saved and ready when you are, even if you close a project and open it later. Duplicate compositions and undo edits without waiting for After Effects to catch up.

Live 3D Pipeline—Objects and scenes from popular 3D modeling and animation software CINEMA 4D can be used directly as footage inside After Effects CC without rendering first. This eases roundtripping between the programs and opens up numerous creative possibilities.

Text and shape layers—A powerful typesetting and text animation engine lets you craft titles from classic to manic, in either 2D or ray-traced extruded 3D. Define, draw, and animate vector shapes to create almost anything from a lower-third bar to animated characters.

Tools to mask, key, and rotoscope—There’s more than one way to cut an alpha channel. That’s why After Effects includes a variety of mask tracking, color keyer, rotoscoping, and edge refining tools. You also get masks with variable-width feathering, and more.

Hundreds of effects—If you can imagine an effect, After Effects can help you create it. Hundreds of plug-ins let you add blurs, shadows, distortions, particles, colorizations, transitions, and much more. Effect presets help you get the results you’re looking for, fast.

Warp Stabilizer VFX—A major upgrade to the much-loved Warp Stabilizer, VFX lets you choose which objects in a scene get stabilized, reverse a stabilization, and preserve a scene’s original scale to fix tricky shots, like aerial fly-throughs. And now, it’s 80% faster than before.

Adobe Anywhere integration—Collaborate on composites and animations with team members. Use the new Media Browser in After Effects to browse and open shared productions on the Anywhere server. Easily share compositions and media, and manage historical versions of shared work.*

Rich developer communityAfter Effects is a brilliant media creation and processing platform – and you can extend it easily with hundreds of third-party effects and file format plug-ins. Download and install scripts created by fellow users to automate tasks and supercharge your workflow.

* Adobe Anywhere for video requires a separate purchase and implementation.    
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