Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video Removed features and suggestions for new workflows, part of After Effects CS6 New Features Overview.
In this video, we'll talk about some features that have been removed from After Effects CS6, and in some cases give suggestions for alternative workflows. One feature that has been removed is the File Import Capture in Adobe Premier Pro command. Now, if you need to capture Adobe Premier Pro, simply open Premiere Pro itself and capture from there. You just no longer have the ability to initiate the capture from within After Effects. Another command that has been removed is Edit in Sound Booth.
Sound Booth has been replaced by Audition, so now instead, you can go to Edit > Edit and Audition. Another command that has been removed is Make Movie, instead of Make Movie, you should use Add to Render Queue. Make Movie was always the inferior command between Add to Render Queue and Make Movie, but because Make Movie had the easy to remember keyboard shortcut, many people used it. So, use the Add to Render Queue command instead. In previous versions of After Effects, you could directly send items to Encore from After Effects. But those commands have been removed.
If you need to work with Encore, simply directly import the items into Encore from the Encore interface. After Effects CS6 does not include the Live Photoshop 3D effect. Which means that After Effects cannot use live 3D objects in PSD files from Photoshop. After Effects can still import these PSD files, but they'll import as footage and be treated as flat images not as live 3D models. Similarly, After Effects CS6 does not treat video layers in PSD files as video.
If you need to use video from Photoshop in After Effects, render the video out of Photoshop as a Quicktime or AVI file and bring that movie into After Effects. After Effects CS6 does not use Pixel Bender Plug-In as effects. If you need to use a Pixel Bender Plug-In, you need to use it in a previous version of After Effects, render out the result, and bring the result into After Effects CS6. Plugins for After Effects CS6 should be written using the C++ SDK, instead of the Pixel Bendor SDK. The vast majority of plugins for After Effects are already written using the C++ SDK.
After Effects CS6 does not include the File, Browse, Template Projects command. This command would open Adobe Bridge and allow you to directly browse template projects in Adobe Bridge. You can still open Adobe Bridge by itself, and you can still download template projects from places such as the Adobe Exchange, and use them in After Effects. The only thing that has been removed is the direct opening of Bridge from After Effects for this purpose.
- 3D animation
- User interface changes and removed features