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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.5
Roto Brush 2:
- Use Roto Brush 2 to separate a foreground object from its background faster and more accurately. Powered by Sensei, it uses machine learning to propagate selections over time, saving hours of laboriously rotoscoping frame by frame.

3D Design Space:
- Use the new mode to design and navigate content in 3D space better and faster in After Effects. This release introduces the following tools:

3D Transform Gizmos
- Camera tools for improved navigation in 3D

3D Transform Gizmos:
- Use the new 3D Transform Gizmo to rotate, scale and position a camera. Use the Dimensional guides to view how far a camera has moved or how many degrees it has been rotated. Quickly switch between gizmo modes to focus on a single task.

Improved camera tools for navigating 3D:
- Quickly move around 3D space right after turning a 2D layer into a 3D layer. Add multiple cameras to a scene based on various viewpoints. Intuitively orbit, pan, and dolly around a scene using customizable keyboard shortcuts.

Fixed bugs:
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when changing a drop-down list value in the Essential Graphics panel
- Fixed in 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 that caused a crash when switching between layer and comp viewer while ‘Content Aware Fill’ was generating Fill Layer
- Fixed an issue with motion graphic texts that caused incorrect rendering for South Asian Languages
- Fixed an issue that caused Adobe Media Encoder to hang when trying to render comps from After Effects
- Fixed several caching related issues that caused cache markings to not update or even purge in some situations
- The tool tip no longer flickers when you hold the cursor over the time ruler in the Timeline panel
- Using an expression control as a master property again displays the control’s customized name correctly


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.4
- The Create Shapes from Vector Layer command is now disabled for Illustrator layers if the source file is missing
- Bug fixes for the Median effect when rendering transparent pixels: alpha channel edges render correctly in 32-bpc color, and layers that are completely transparent no longer return an error message, “Photoshop Library operation failed”
- Fixed an issue where using shape stroke taper was generating a spike at start and end points
- Fixed an issue with Master Properties that was causing the push and pull buttons to be grayed out after keyframe interpolation changes
- Fixed an issue where adding dropdown menu items to existing Motion Graphics templates and replacing in Premiere was resetting previous selections
- Fixed an issue in Echo effect, where it could produce garbage pixels in output


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.3
Bugs fixed:
- Improved EXR performance: Multi-part and multi-channel EXR files preview up to 3x faster
- Fixed a crash that could occur when creating a composition using a CSV file containing Chinese characters
- Fixed an issue where the status info along the bottom of the Render Queue Panel was not appearing at non-100% display scale


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.2
- Fixed a bug where previews could not be stopped during playback.
- Fixed an issue where Markers could not be referenced by name in the JavaScript Expressions Engine.
- Fixed an issue with Roto Brush where Refine Edge strokes failed to morph and adapt to changes in footage over time.
- Fixed a crash that could occur if a script attempts to display a dialog box when you switch workspaces.
- Fixed an issue so that clicking on a property’s “Include in graph editor” button no longer causes a “Could not convert to Unicode” error when After Effects is run in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
- Fixed crashes related to using South East Asian languages in a composition.
- Fixed an import issue where Illustrator REC709 files were incorrectly interpreted as sRGB.


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.1
- Fixed an issue that was causing custom preview thumbnails created in the Essential Graphics Panel to appear black when duplicating the composition
- Fixed an issue where tapered strokes were generating the wrong start and end edge for ellipse shapes when using modified trim path values
- Fixed an issue with tapered strokes where the inner corners were torn or pinched incorrectly
- Fixed an issue on Apple hardware where the composition panel could fail to display correctly when the GPU driver failed to initialize
- Fixed an issue that was preventing After Effects compositions being used with Dynamic Link, such as Adobe Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, when certain plugins were used in the composition
- Fixed an issue where the wrong version of an After Effects composition would be rendered by Adobe Media Encoder when the composition was edited after being added to Adobe Media Encoder


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1
Tapered shape strokes:
- Create round, wavy, and pointy shape strokes with the new parameters - Taper and Wave, and animate the strokes to create unique graphics

Concentric shape repeaters:
- New parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect allow you to make copies of a path that radiate outward or inward enabling you to create unique background that have a retro vibe.

ProRes RAW import support:
- You can now import and edit ProRes RAW files in After Effects

Automatically update audio devices (macOS only):
- Set the Audio Hardware preferences on macOS to System Default to automatically switch to changes in the OS audio device settings, such as when connecting to USB

Copy media to shared location:
In Team Projects, you can now copy the project media to a shared location for multi-user access

Enable collaboration on cloud documents:
- Collaborate on shared projects while working remotely

Fixed issues:
- Fixed an issue to allow negative values for the CompItem.displayStartTime and CompItem.displayStartFrame scripting attributes so we match the valid range allowed when setting the Start Timecode in the Composition Settings Dialog (-3:00:00:00 to 23:59:00:00).
- Fixed an issue with the Time Navigator Bar to work as expected when working with time-reversed layers
- Fixed ability to sync settings in menus and through Home Screen
- Fixed an issue to make sure that the composition preview remains in position while resizing comp panel during playback
- Fixed an issue for the mask tracker text misalignment
- Fixed an issue with VR Rendering on Metal
- Fixed an issue with Expression editor to auto-complete ‘timeToFrames’ function
- Fixed an issue with Tint Effect to show correct values in 8-bit or 16-bit when swapping colors
- Fixed an issue where when you rename a layered file used by your project, such as PSD file imported as a comp, re-linking one layer now automatically relinks all layers of the file.
- Fixed a crash on Mac hardware that does not support Metal. OpenGL is no longer used to display on these systems
- Fixed an issue to ensure that all Premiere Pro keyframes are imported into After Effects correctly, including those on clips that were shifted forward in time
- Fixed a crash on Mac that could occur when a text field is in edit mode and the cursor hovers over other UI elements


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.6
Bugs fixed:
- Fixed an issue where After Effects does not startup when a folder that After Effects needs to read is readable only by the root user on Mac. This bug was impacting the use of software such as Faronics Deep Freeze.
- Fixed an issue that causes an importer error when importing H.264 Mac OS Mojave screen recording clip
- Fixed an issue for Windows that causes CIDFont, CMap and Font subfolders to appear in the same folder as the After Effects Project when double-clicking an .aep project file to launch the app and open a project.
- Fixed an issue with modified data files (JSON, CSV, TSV) not being used when compositions are exported via Adobe Media Encoder
- Fixed an issue specific to XDCAM HD 422 file that causes artifacts when exporting as MPEG2 CBR50
- Fixed an issue specific to H.264 120 fps files that show red frame at the end of the file
- Improved performance for importing H.264 files created by Open Broadcaster Software (OBS – Screen Recording)
- Fixed an issue where a time stretched composition could cause After Effects to show an error, overflow converting ratio denominators (17::19) when queueing the comp to Adobe Media Encoder.
- Resolve out of bounds read security issue. See security update bulletin ID ASPB20-21
- Add support for accurate half-NTSC frame rate (14.985 fps)


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.5
- Fixed an issue where pressing the Escape key while editing text in the Dropdown Menu dialog crashes After Effects
- Fixed an issue where ProRes HDR footage that is graded and/or mastered in P3 was not using the correct color management workspace
- Fixed an issue where the Link Focus to Layer command produced an expression that did not work with the JavaScript expression engine
- Shift Channels effect can now utilize the GPU for processing


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.4
- Projects saved in After Effects 17.0.4 containing rotoscope data open in After Effects 17.0.1 without causing a missing data error
- Fixed a crash that could occur when using scripting or, drag and drop of a file into a project
- Fixed an error, “After Effects Error: zero denominator in ratio multiply. ( 17 :: 17 )” that may show after opening the Render Queue window
- Fixed an issue where a comp may display twice in the preview window when no dedicated GPU is available or detected
- Removed the Automatic Duck Pro Import After Effects plug-in on MacOS. For more information, see Pro Import plug-in is missing on macOS
- Fixed the Dropdown Menu Control Effect where new items are not added when in active text edit mode
- Enabled 32-bpc support for Minimax effect
- Additional fixes for corrupted rendering on 16” MacBook Pro
- Installing or Uninstalling After Effects no longer removes or overwrites newer Cinema 4D versions installed independently of After Effects


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.3
- Projects saved in After Effects 17.0.3 containing rotoscope data open in After Effects 17.0.1 without causing a missing data error
- Fixed a crash that could occur when using scripting or, drag and drop of a file into a project
- Fixed an error, “After Effects Error: zero denominator in ratio multiply. ( 17 :: 17 )” that may show after opening the Render Queue window
- Fixed an issue where a comp may display twice in the preview window when no dedicated GPU is available or detected
- Removed the Automatic Duck Pro Import After Effects plug-in on MacOS. For more information, see Pro Import plug-in is missing on macOS
- Fixed the Dropdown Menu Control Effect where new items are not added when in active text edit mode
- Enabled 32-bpc support for Minimax effect
- Additional fixes for corrupted rendering on 16” MacBook Pro
- Installing or Uninstalling After Effects no longer removes or overwrites newer Cinema 4D versions installed independently of After Effects


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0
Preview and playback performance improvements:
- Preview playback is rock-solid with threading improvements and a new GPU-accelerated display system core. Get an accurate view of your designs without breaking your creative flow

Enhanced EXR workflows:
- Get up to 12x faster performance when working with multi-channel EXR files. Import layered EXR files as compositions and get started compositing faster

Faster shapes:
- Create and edit shapes quickly with improved performance. Stay organized with more accessible grouping controls

Graphics and text enhancements:
- Take advantage of new dropdown menu expression controls and text style expressions to adjust many settings at once and design templates that are easier for your clients to update in Premiere Pro

Expression improvements:
- For expressions that don’t change over time, After Effects will apply them to all frames at once with up to 40% faster processing. Expressions applied to master properties are significantly faster as well

Expanded format and better playback support:
- Format support includes Canon XF-HEVC plus import for two legacy formats: Animation with delta frames and MJPEG. Get improved performance for 10-bit H.265 HD/UHD, HEVC HD/UHD, and ProRes files

Other enhancements:
- Also includes better notifications for system compatibility

Cinema 4D Lite R21:
- Get the latest release of C4D Lite with new features including caps and bevel tools for creating extruded text and splines. A new high-performance denoising filter improves visual quality and reduces rendering times

Content-Aware Fill for video improvements:
- Remove unwanted objects faster with enhanced Content-Aware Fill, now twice as fast and uses half as much memory


Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1.3
- After Effects 16.1.3 fixes a critical issue with import of variable frame rate video clips created on the Nintendo Switch using the built-in video capture functionality. You may also face import issues with some versions of Elgato capture software such as, Game Capture HD. This issue only occurs in version 16.1.2 of After Effects


Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1.2
- The 16.1.2 update for After Effects provides fix for a host of issues, including general stability, expressions, and crash issues


Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1
Repair videos when you remove unwanted objects from your video with the Content-aware fill tool:
- Remove unwanted objects from footage, such as boom mics, distracting signs, and people. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content Aware Fill for video - makes it easier to cleanly remove unwanted elements, saving hours that used to be spent erasing or replacing objects, sometimes frame by frame.

Expression Editor Improvements:
- The expression editor field in the Timeline panel now provides a full code editor interface. Navigate expressions visually with line numbers, matching brace highlighting and code folding. Customize your coding environment with syntax highlighting themes. Identify and fix problems with - in-line error messages and matching brace highlighting.

Performance improvements:
- Preview your work quickly with hardware-accelerated previews using Metal, OpenCL and CUDA. Experience faster rendering times when applying GPU - effects such as Roughen Edges. When working with Team Projects, work faster when using multiple assets between team members.

Save Guides to share with editors:
- You can now load and save guide setups for reuse in new projects and share with Premiere Pro editors who need it to set parameters for their - sequence.

Adobe fonts automatic sync:
- When you open a project in After Effects that contains a missing font, if the font is available from Adobe Fonts as part of your Creative Cloud - subscription, Creative Cloud will automatically sync the font.

Video and audio import support enhancements:
- After Effects introduces RED and Sony camera raw format support improvements, and Hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding improvement for improved - video and audio performance.

Preferences changes:
- After Effects introduces new Home screen and Home button preferences. The existing preferences related to scripting and expressions have been - moved from the General preferences pane to the new Scripting & Expressions panel.

Update Legacy Expressions script:
- A new script Update Legacy Expressions.jsx is installed with After Effects that analyzes all the legacy syntax in expressions and updates them to - be compatible with the new JavaScript expressions engine.

Frame Blending and Motion Blur composition switches automatically enable and disable:
- When you enable or disable frame blending or motion blur for a layer, After Effects automatically enables or disables them in the Timeline panel.

Scripting Changes:
- After Effects has added multiple scripting capabilities to the following features:
- Essential Graphics panel item names and count
- Guides and Rulers

Team Projects improvements:
- With better search navigation, and parity in Team Projects UI in After Effects and Premiere Pro, you can save time and get streamlined workflows - in Team Projects.

More features:
- Find information about other enhancements in this release such as the Edit Original command has been added to the Open sub-menu of the layer - context menu.


Adobe After Effects CC 2018 16.0.1
Apple ProRes export on Windows:
- Streamline video production and simplify output with new export presets for Apple ProRes, including ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 formats, available on macOS and Windows 10.


Adobe After Effects CC 2018 16.0
Advanced puppet tools for mesh sculpting:
- New Advanced and Bend pins let you precisely twist, bend, curve, and scale animations.

Native 3D Depth passes:
- Generate a depth pass with the After Effects Classic 3D or INEMA 4D renderer. Composite objects quickly and easily in 3D space. Apply depth effects such as Depth of Field, Fog 3D, and Depth Matte so elements look natural or use depth data to simulate 3D looks.

Easier and faster expressions:
- A new JavaScript expression engine supercharges your animation workflow and processes expressions up to 6 times faster. Write expressions with a new editor that makes creating expressions more accessible.

Responsive Design — Time:
- Create motion graphics that can adapt to changes in length while preserving the integrity of protected keyframes. Export your designs as Motion Graphics templates for increased editorial flexibility.

Selective color grading with Lumetri Color:
- Take the guesswork out of curve adjustments with innovative new Lumetri Color tools for selective color correction. Each curve has two axes with paired values, making it easy to fine-tune colors accurately.

Display color management:
- Get accurate color representations and maintain color fidelity across your workflow, from After Effects to Premiere Pro and on rec709, rec202, and P3 displays.

Improved Motion Graphics templates file exchange with Premiere Pro:
- Access, modify, or replace CSV and TSV spreadsheet data in Premiere Pro to create dynamic, data-driven templates. Group controls so it’s easy to find editable properties in your Motion Graphics templates. Unlock font settings to let editors change fonts.

Native Mocha AE plug-in for After Effects:
- Get fast, accurate, precision planar tracking with the GPU-accelerated Mocha AE plug-in. It’s updated with a simplified interface, includes retina/high DPI support, and works natively inside After Effects.

Create in VR 180, preview in headset:
- Jump into immersive video with support for 180 VR. Add VR effects and work with 180 and 360 material interchangeably. Publish finished videos in the Google VR 180 format on YouTube or other platforms. A new Theater Mode option allows you to preview rectilinear content in a head-mounted display (HMD).

Performance and GPU optimizations:
- New GPU and performance-optimizing effects include Fill, Curves, Exposure, Noise, Tritone, Set Matte and Color Balance. The Wave Warp effect is now multithreaded and renders 2-3x faster by using multiple CPU cores. Experience faster H.264 and HEVC decoding on the latest macOS.

Master Properties refinements:
- Master Properties now enable more advanced workflows with support for Collapse Transformations, Time Remap, audio effects, motion blur, mask and shape path expressions, 3D cameras and lights.

Learn Panel:
- After Effects beginner? The new Learn panel introduces you to the Timeline and controls via interactive tutorials to start you creating your composition quickly.

Tighter integration with Animate and XD:
- Import Animate .fla files as layered compositions directly into After Effects. Send your XD designs to After Effects with high fidelity to add advanced animation or build them into your motion graphics projects.

Group invites for Team Projects:
- Invite groups and team members from your enterprise address book — without typing in addresses — for more efficient communications.

Format support improvements:
- Get better performance from Panasonic, RED, and Sony camera formats with the latest support.

Creative Cloud Library improvements:
- Drag and drop assets such as Illustrator or Photoshop files into your CC Libraries panel to quickly access your After Effects compositions. Share your Libraries and assets with team members or export and store them with your project.

And so much more:
- Also includes easier ways to find GPU-accelerated effects, install scripts, and quickly enable or disable expressions.


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