ü Global Performance Cacheü 3D Camera Trackerü ray-traced, extruded text and shapesü conversion of Illustrator vector graphics to shape layersü variable-width mask featherü new Cycore (CC) effects and upgrade of dozens of effects to 16-bpc and 32-bpc color depthü Pro Import After Effects functionality based on technology from Automatic Duck for importing projects from other applications, including Final Cut Pro and Avid softwareü improved integration with mocha-AEü new and greatly improved GPU acceleration features for previews and final-quality renderingü Rolling Shutter Repair effect
ü All new and changed features in After Effects CS6
ü Here is a virtually comprehensive list of changes, with detail beyond the summaries of the top items listed above. We’ll be posting a lot more detail over the coming weeks, and the outline below will be populated with links to in-depth articles and tutorials, so bookmark this page and check back.
ü importingü conversion of Illustrator vector graphics to shape layersü Pro Import After Effects functionality based on technology from Automatic Duck for importing projects from other applications, including Final Cut Pro and Avid softwareü ability to import ARRIRAW footage from ARRIFLEX D-21 or Alexa digital cameras
ü compositingü 3D Camera Trackerü variable-width mask featherü new preference: Pen Tool Shortcut Toggles Between Pen And Mask Feather Tools. If this preference setting is disabled, the G key cycles through all of the pen tools (including Add Vertex and Delete Vertex tools); if it is enabled, the G key toggles between the Pen tool and Mask Feather tool.ü improved integration with mocha-AE
ü extruded graphics and 3D animationü ray-traced, extruded text and shapesü bending 2D layers in 3Dü 3D environment mapsü new 3D material optionsü new layer bounding boxes and selection indicatorsü new draft preview modes
ü effects and colorü upgraded many effects to 16-bpc and 32-bpc color depth, including Drop Shadow, Spill Suppressor, Timewarp, Transform, Set Matte, Photo Filter, Fill, Linear Wipe, Iris Wipe, and Radial Wipe effects.ü new Cycore (CC) effects with inclusion of CycoreFX HD suite, all of which use 16-bpc or 32-bpc colorü Rolling Shutter Repair effect