Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of new and changed features in After Effects CS6, part of After Effects CS6 New Features Overview.
In this video training course, you'll learn all about the new and changed features in After Effects CS6. You'll learn about the new Ray-Traced 3D Renderer, and how it allows you to extrude text and shapes. You'll learn about the new Global Performance Cache, which makes everything in After Effects just so much faster. You learn how to use the new 3D Camera Tracker, to composite elements into scenes with camera movement. You'll see how easy it is to use the Pro Import After Effects command, to import AAF, OMF, and XML files from other applications and After Effects.
You'll see how to convert Vector graphics from Illustrator into Shape Layers and After Effects. And then, how to use those converted Shape Layers with the new extruded 3D features. You'll see how to use Variable with Mask Feathering for more precise compositing. You'll learn about the new Cycore Effects, included with After Effects, and the dozens of effects that have been upgraded to 16 bit per channel, or 32 bit per channel color. You'll see how to use the Rolling Shutter Repair effect, with which you can remove artifacts that are common with footage shot by DSLR and mobile phone cameras. And in addition to all of these major features you'll learn about several small changes that make your work faster and more convenient. You'll even learn about a few features that have been removed and how you can use alternative work flows to accomplish the same or better work. If you are familiar with After Effects CS5.5, then this training course is exactly what you need to see whats new in After Effects CS6. If you're new to After Effects in general, then by beginning with this training series you'll see what's changed so that you can make use of training materials created for After Effects CS5 and CS5.5.
- 3D animation
- User interface changes and removed features