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RameezKhan | Adobe Employee , Nov 17, 2020
After Effects 17.5.1 is now available!

After Effects 17.5.1 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud desktop application. This update provides fix to crashing bugs and improvement to general quality. 

 

What's fixed?

  • Fixed an issue that prevented using the Option/Alt key as a tool modifier key on 2D layers in 3D compositions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the keyboard shortcut Alt/Option to not engage wireframes interactions in 2D compositions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused After Effects to crash when creating a new layer viewer while the Paint tool is selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused After Effects to freeze when moving the cursor over the Footage panel with the Pen tool selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused black frames when exporting a composition to QuickTime with the Avid DNxHR 444 codec with an alpha channel.
  • Fixed an issue that caused import to fail for QuickTime ProRes files.
  • Fixed an issue that caused garbage pixels when exporting a composition to QuickTime DNxHR 444 with uncompressed alpha.
  • Fixed an issue with the Essential Graphics Panel that caused a crash when closing the Edit Properties dialog.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the render to fail when running aerender from the command prompt.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AERenderCore to not terminate when quitting the app in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AMD integrated GPUs to not be used for effect rendering in higher resolution compositions.

 

Check out the Fixed Issues page for details on other bug-fixes.

 

How do I update After Effects?

Open the Creative Cloud desktop application and click the Updates tab on the top-left. Find After Effects in the list and click Update.

 

AE 17.5.1.png

 

What should I do if I don't see the update in my Creative Cloud desktop application?
Click Help > Check for Updates from the Creative Cloud desktop application to refresh it.

RameezKhan | Adobe Employee , Oct 20, 2020
Adobe MAX 2020 and Adobe After Effects (17.5)!

maxlogo-animate.gif

Welcome to Adobe MAX 2020!
October 20-22

Register Here. It's free!

MAX Info: Find out more. See what you can learn. 
MAX Sessions: Pick from a huge variety of digital video & audio courses.


Adobe Digital Video & Audio Team Blog: Innovating to help modern creators meet the growing demand for content

 

What's new in After Effects 17.5?

 

Roto Brush 2:

Roto Brush 2 is a faster and more accurate rotoscoping tool that separates a foreground object from its background. Powered by Sensei, Roto Brush 2 selects and tracks the object, frame by frame, isolating the subject automatically. You can identify the subject by drawing a rough stroke around it. After Effects automatically highlights the selection around the edges and tracks the object. To know more about Rotobrush 2, check out these resources:

 

 

3D Design Space:

After Effects 17.5 has a new mode to help you design and composite 3D content natively in After Effects. You don't have to constantly jump back and forth between 3D applications just to animate a single scene. This mode helps you make working in 3D faster and more approachable. For more details, see 3D Design Space.

3D Gizmo.gif

 

3D Transform Gizmos:

The 3D Transform Gizmos allow you to rotate, scale, and position a camera. Similar to Adobe Dimension, the 3D Transform Gizmo gives you the power to see how far you have repositioned the camera, the amount of rotation you have applied, and how small or large you have scaled. The camera can also be controlled using the new keyboard shortcuts, which make it easier to switch between them. For more information, see 3D Transform Gizmos.

3d-gizmo-sample.gif

 

Improved camera tools for navigating 3D:

After Effects 17.5 introduces improved camera tools for navigating 3D space that give you more flexibility and control over the objects in your scene. Unlike earlier versions where you can only orbit around the center of your screen, you can now select a focal point and orbit, pan, and dolly around a scene layer, viewing it from every angle. For more details, see Improved camera tools to navigate in 3D.

 

Beta Features: Adobe After Effects Beta

  • Real-time 3D Draft Preview (public Beta) will empower artists to explore ideas easily and make creative decisions faster, providing real-time feedback as they work.
  • 3D Ground Plane for better spatial relationships (public Beta) will provide a horizon line and vanishing point to aid After Effects artists designing in 3D. Users can toggle a grid on and off for accurate orientation and use snapping to align objects in space or in relation to each other.

 

How to download beta apps and provide feedback?

 

What's fixed?

  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when changing a drop-down list value in the Essential Graphics panel.
  • Fixed an issue where After Effects would frequently crash during playback or while idle in the background.
  • Fixed an issue where After Effects could hang when reading from the disk cache while in low memory situations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when trying to use hotkeys and shortcuts before creating a composition.
  • Fixed an issue with motion graphic texts that caused incorrect rendering for South Asian Languages.

For more information on fixed issues, visit the Fixed Issues page.

 

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caroline_edits | Adobe Employee , Jul 09, 2020
Keep the cameras rolling on Twitter @AdobeVideo

We used to have our video content spread out across a few different Twitter handles, but we've restructured with you in mind! By the end of this month, all Twitter conversations will be happening @AdobeVideo.

 

Join us there to stay up-to-date with changes to the application and opportunities to connect with other artists like you! We hold contests, share tutorials, and collect feedback for future improvements. By consolidating the Twitter handles, we're hoping creators of all types will share their work – we can all learn from each other!

 

Check it out, see if it suits you!

 

RameezKhan | Adobe Employee , Apr 21, 2020
Resources for working remotely and learning After Effects

In order to make it easier for our community to work at home, we're taking several measures to minimize disruptions and make connecting with colleagues and clients easier during this time. We're very pleased to announce that all Creative Cloud Individual members can enjoy the benefits of our Team Projects service for Premiere Pro and After Effects at no additional cost.

 

How does Team Projects benefit me?

Team Projects allows motion graphics artists and editors to collaborate on the same Premiere Pro and After Effects projects while working from home. For detailed information and FAQ, read this blog post: https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-offers-team-projects-to-premiere-pro-and-after-effects-users-with-a-creative-cloud-individual-license/

 

This work at home period also provides us with an opportunity to upskill ourselves. We can utilize this time to learn After Effects and other tools. For new and existing users, this can be a very productive time to go through the After Effects user guide and video tutorials.

After Effects user guide: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/user-guide.html

After Effects video tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/tutorials.html

 

RameezKhan_0-1588171033273.png

 

More resources for collaboration and security:

Adobe Pilots Certification Program for Video and Audio System Integrators

Working Remotely? Adobe Can Help

Adobe Video Partners Support Collaboration for Teams Working Remotely

The Premiere Pro Workflow for Quibi

Productions in Premiere Pro

Hardware advice from a noted hardware expert, Bob Zelin

Improve security for remote use

 

If you know other tools or resources for motion graphics artists that have been made available at a discounted price or for free, share them in the comments below.

 

Thanks,
Rameez

shivangg | Adobe Employee , Apr 07, 2020
Avoid Phishing: 3 Easy Ways to Identify Adobe Staff

We have received several reports where some individuals in the community are posing as Adobe Employees. These individuals are falsely representing who they are to gain your trust, and possibly access to your computer or personal information by offering to help troubleshoot issues.

 

Here are 3 Easy ways you can identify Adobe Staff:

➊ All Adobe Staff have a RED ADOBE BADGE below their profile picture and an Adobe logo after their username. This staff badge is visible on Adobe Staff profile pages, original posts and reply threads. 

 

➋ Genuine Adobe emails are always __________@adobe.com

 

➌ Adobe Staff will never ask you to share your passwords or sensitive information in the Adobe Community. Adobe employees will always direct you to communicate through an official Adobe channel to set up support sessions.

 

Report abuse or suspicious behavior to: phishing@adobe.com

 

Phishing Infographic_Easy ways to identify Adobe Staff.jpg

RameezKhan | Adobe Employee , Mar 20, 2020
FAQ: How to fix "Display Acceleration Disabled" in After Effects

If you're running into a problem where After Effects displays a message on the Composition panel that says Display Acceleration Disabled, follow the suggestions given in this post to fix the problem.

 

macOS:
• Make sure your MacBook is connected to the power source
• Go to Preferences > Display and toggle Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels
• Go to Preferences > Video Preview and toggle Enable Mercury Transmit

 

Windows:
• Update the on-board and dedicated graphics drivers of the computer. If this happens after updating the graphics driver, reinstall the previous version of the driver

NOTE: Nvidia driver version 442.92 seems to cause this problem on many systems. If you have installed this driver, please reinstall the previous version

• If your computer has Nvidia graphics, make sure to update the GeForce Experience software as well
• Go to Preferences > Display and toggle Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels
• Go to Preferences > Video Preview and toggle Enable Mercury Transmit


If none of the steps given above help, obtain the System Information file (.NFO) and After Effects logs from your system and share them with us. Here is how you can do that:

Log files:

  • Launch After Effects and go to Help > Enable Logging.
  • Work in After Effects for a few minutes.
  • Then go to Help > Reveal Logging File.

 

System Info:

macOS:
Follow the steps given in this article: https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT203001


Windows:
1. Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run window
2. Type msinfo32 and click OK
3. From the System Information window, go to File > Save
4. Save the file as .NFO

 

After collecting both the files, upload them to Adobe Creative Cloud Files by following the steps given in this article (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html) and share the URL in the comments section below.

 

Adobe Employee , Nov 17, 2020
After Effects 17.5.1 is now available!

After Effects 17.5.1 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud desktop application. This update provides fix to crashing bugs and improvement to general quality. 

 

What's fixed?

  • Fixed an issue that prevented using the Option/Alt key as a tool modifier key on 2D layers in 3D compositions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the keyboard shortcut Alt/Option to not engage wireframes interactions in 2D compositions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused After Effects to crash when creating a new layer viewer while the Paint tool is selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused After Effects to freeze when moving the cursor over the Footage panel with the Pen tool selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused black frames when exporting a composition to QuickTime with the Avid DNxHR 444 codec with an alpha channel.
  • Fixed an issue that caused import to fail for QuickTime ProRes files.
  • Fixed an issue that caused garbage pixels when exporting a composition to QuickTime DNxHR 444 with uncompressed alpha.
  • Fixed an issue with the Essential Graphics Panel that caused a crash when closing the Edit Properties dialog.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the render to fail when running aerender from the command prompt.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AERenderCore to not terminate when quitting the app in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AMD integrated GPUs to not be used for effect rendering in higher resolution compositions.

 

Check out the Fixed Issues page for details on other bug-fixes.

 

How do I update After Effects?

Open the Creative Cloud desktop application and click the Updates tab on the top-left. Find After Effects in the list and click Update.

 

AE 17.5.1.png

 

What should I do if I don't see the update in my Creative Cloud desktop application?
Click Help > Check for Updates from the Creative Cloud desktop application to refresh it.

Adobe Employee , Oct 20, 2020
Adobe MAX 2020 and Adobe After Effects (17.5)!

maxlogo-animate.gif

Welcome to Adobe MAX 2020!
October 20-22

Register Here. It's free!

MAX Info: Find out more. See what you can learn. 
MAX Sessions: Pick from a huge variety of digital video & audio courses.


Adobe Digital Video & Audio Team Blog: Innovating to help modern creators meet the growing demand for content

 

What's new in After Effects 17.5?

 

Roto Brush 2:

Roto Brush 2 is a faster and more accurate rotoscoping tool that separates a foreground object from its background. Powered by Sensei, Roto Brush 2 selects and tracks the object, frame by frame, isolating the subject automatically. You can identify the subject by drawing a rough stroke around it. After Effects automatically highlights the selection around the edges and tracks the object. To know more about Rotobrush 2, check out these resources:

 

 

3D Design Space:

After Effects 17.5 has a new mode to help you design and composite 3D content natively in After Effects. You don't have to constantly jump back and forth between 3D applications just to animate a single scene. This mode helps you make working in 3D faster and more approachable. For more details, see 3D Design Space.

3D Gizmo.gif

 

3D Transform Gizmos:

The 3D Transform Gizmos allow you to rotate, scale, and position a camera. Similar to Adobe Dimension, the 3D Transform Gizmo gives you the power to see how far you have repositioned the camera, the amount of rotation you have applied, and how small or large you have scaled. The camera can also be controlled using the new keyboard shortcuts, which make it easier to switch between them. For more information, see 3D Transform Gizmos.

3d-gizmo-sample.gif

 

Improved camera tools for navigating 3D:

After Effects 17.5 introduces improved camera tools for navigating 3D space that give you more flexibility and control over the objects in your scene. Unlike earlier versions where you can only orbit around the center of your screen, you can now select a focal point and orbit, pan, and dolly around a scene layer, viewing it from every angle. For more details, see Improved camera tools to navigate in 3D.

 

Beta Features: Adobe After Effects Beta

  • Real-time 3D Draft Preview (public Beta) will empower artists to explore ideas easily and make creative decisions faster, providing real-time feedback as they work.
  • 3D Ground Plane for better spatial relationships (public Beta) will provide a horizon line and vanishing point to aid After Effects artists designing in 3D. Users can toggle a grid on and off for accurate orientation and use snapping to align objects in space or in relation to each other.

 

How to download beta apps and provide feedback?

 

What's fixed?

  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when changing a drop-down list value in the Essential Graphics panel.
  • Fixed an issue where After Effects would frequently crash during playback or while idle in the background.
  • Fixed an issue where After Effects could hang when reading from the disk cache while in low memory situations.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when trying to use hotkeys and shortcuts before creating a composition.
  • Fixed an issue with motion graphic texts that caused incorrect rendering for South Asian Languages.

For more information on fixed issues, visit the Fixed Issues page.

 

Artboard 1.png

Top How To Tips for Adobe After Effects 2020

Quickly fix faulty green screen footage

Add Visual Effects to a video

Add 3D Text (or other objects) to a video

 

 

Artboard 1 copy.pngTroubleshooting Tips for Adobe After Effects 2020

FAQ: What is System Compatibility Report in After Effects and Premiere Pro

After Effects Can't Connect to Media Encoder

Why don't I see anything in the Comp panel?


Adobe MAX 2020

Adobe Employee , Jul 09, 2020
Keep the cameras rolling on Twitter @AdobeVideo

We used to have our video content spread out across a few different Twitter handles, but we've restructured with you in mind! By the end of this month, all Twitter conversations will be happening @AdobeVideo.

 

Join us there to stay up-to-date with changes to the application and opportunities to connect with other artists like you! We hold contests, share tutorials, and collect feedback for future improvements. By consolidating the Twitter handles, we're hoping creators of all types will share their work – we can all learn from each other!

 

Check it out, see if it suits you!

 

Adobe Employee , Apr 21, 2020
Resources for working remotely and learning After Effects

In order to make it easier for our community to work at home, we're taking several measures to minimize disruptions and make connecting with colleagues and clients easier during this time. We're very pleased to announce that all Creative Cloud Individual members can enjoy the benefits of our Team Projects service for Premiere Pro and After Effects at no additional cost.

 

How does Team Projects benefit me?

Team Projects allows motion graphics artists and editors to collaborate on the same Premiere Pro and After Effects projects while working from home. For detailed information and FAQ, read this blog post: https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-offers-team-projects-to-premiere-pro-and-after-effects-users-with-a-creative-cloud-individual-license/

 

This work at home period also provides us with an opportunity to upskill ourselves. We can utilize this time to learn After Effects and other tools. For new and existing users, this can be a very productive time to go through the After Effects user guide and video tutorials.

After Effects user guide: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/user-guide.html

After Effects video tutorials: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/tutorials.html

 

RameezKhan_0-1588171033273.png

 

More resources for collaboration and security:

Adobe Pilots Certification Program for Video and Audio System Integrators

Working Remotely? Adobe Can Help

Adobe Video Partners Support Collaboration for Teams Working Remotely

The Premiere Pro Workflow for Quibi

Productions in Premiere Pro

Hardware advice from a noted hardware expert, Bob Zelin

Improve security for remote use

 

If you know other tools or resources for motion graphics artists that have been made available at a discounted price or for free, share them in the comments below.

 

Thanks,
Rameez

Adobe Employee , Apr 07, 2020
Avoid Phishing: 3 Easy Ways to Identify Adobe Staff

We have received several reports where some individuals in the community are posing as Adobe Employees. These individuals are falsely representing who they are to gain your trust, and possibly access to your computer or personal information by offering to help troubleshoot issues.

 

Here are 3 Easy ways you can identify Adobe Staff:

➊ All Adobe Staff have a RED ADOBE BADGE below their profile picture and an Adobe logo after their username. This staff badge is visible on Adobe Staff profile pages, original posts and reply threads. 

 

➋ Genuine Adobe emails are always __________@adobe.com

 

➌ Adobe Staff will never ask you to share your passwords or sensitive information in the Adobe Community. Adobe employees will always direct you to communicate through an official Adobe channel to set up support sessions.

 

Report abuse or suspicious behavior to: phishing@adobe.com

 

Phishing Infographic_Easy ways to identify Adobe Staff.jpg

Adobe Employee , Mar 20, 2020
FAQ: How to fix "Display Acceleration Disabled" in After Effects

If you're running into a problem where After Effects displays a message on the Composition panel that says Display Acceleration Disabled, follow the suggestions given in this post to fix the problem.

 

macOS:
• Make sure your MacBook is connected to the power source
• Go to Preferences > Display and toggle Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels
• Go to Preferences > Video Preview and toggle Enable Mercury Transmit

 

Windows:
• Update the on-board and dedicated graphics drivers of the computer. If this happens after updating the graphics driver, reinstall the previous version of the driver

NOTE: Nvidia driver version 442.92 seems to cause this problem on many systems. If you have installed this driver, please reinstall the previous version

• If your computer has Nvidia graphics, make sure to update the GeForce Experience software as well
• Go to Preferences > Display and toggle Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, and Footage Panels
• Go to Preferences > Video Preview and toggle Enable Mercury Transmit


If none of the steps given above help, obtain the System Information file (.NFO) and After Effects logs from your system and share them with us. Here is how you can do that:

Log files:

  • Launch After Effects and go to Help > Enable Logging.
  • Work in After Effects for a few minutes.
  • Then go to Help > Reveal Logging File.

 

System Info:

macOS:
Follow the steps given in this article: https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT203001


Windows:
1. Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run window
2. Type msinfo32 and click OK
3. From the System Information window, go to File > Save
4. Save the file as .NFO

 

After collecting both the files, upload them to Adobe Creative Cloud Files by following the steps given in this article (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html) and share the URL in the comments section below.

 

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