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17.0.6

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Adobe After Effects17.0.6

15 April 2020

Create professional motion graphics and visual effects.

Overview

After Effects is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for $52.99/month (or $20.99/month for a single app license).

The new, more connected After Effects can make the impossible possible. Get powerful new features like a Live 3D Pipeline that brings CINEMA 4D scenes in as layers - without intermediate rendering. Share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.

After Effects is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.

What's new in Adobe After Effects

Version 17.0.6:
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.
  • An issue that causes an importer error when importing H.264 Mac OS Mojave screen recording clip.
  • 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.
  • An issue with modified data files (JSON, CSV, TSV) not being used when compositions are exported via Adobe Media Encoder.
  • An issue specific to XDCAM HD 422 file that causes artifacts when exporting as MPEG2 CBR50.
  • An issue specific to H.264 120 fps files that show red frame at the end of the file.
  • 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.
Improved:
  • Performance for importing H.264 files created by Open Broadcaster Software (OBS – Screen Recording).
Added:
  • Support for accurate half-NTSC frame rate (14.985 fps).

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How would you rate Adobe After Effects app?

14 Reviews of Adobe After Effects

1.5
Shooters
17 February 2014
Version: 12.2.1

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I have yet to find one users not hating the new license scheme. After Effects is not bad at all but I just refuse to register because of the awful license money cow. Guess Adobe is only aiming at pro consumers now.
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1.5
Shooters
17 February 2014
Version: 12.2.1
I have yet to find one users not hating the new license scheme. After Effects is not bad at all but I just refuse to register because of the awful license money cow. Guess Adobe is only aiming at pro consumers now.
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Cowicide
18 June 2013
Version: 12.0
As with most longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model. This petition against has over 30,000 sigs so far... https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model It's time to boycott Adobe products until Adobe comes to its senses, fires the CEO and brings back perpetual licenses.
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4.5
Islandmacman
13 November 2006
Version: 7.0
This is a difficult to master program and not the kind you can jump in and learn in 2 minutes, so tough. Read some online tutorials, buy a book... Even with some of the interface changes, it's still a great app. It's gotten faster than 6.5, and openGL works better.
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4
Anonymous
26 June 2005
Version: 6.5.1
(+) Impressive software. Works fine in Tiger. (-) Not easy to master. BTW don't judge it because you don't know how to use it ;-)
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4.25
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 6.5.1
I experienced the same problem with AfterEffects 6.5.1, running on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) with german localization with austrian keyboard layout. When i'm turning to the german keyboard layout it works fine.
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Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 6.5.1
Its right that you can achieve good results in AE (if you use this app for years), but like many other users here already said, there are many disappointments. Hybrid (Mac PC) Network Rendering is terrible. The need to translate your whole footage into TGAs, only to achieve accurate results (for the same colour and brightness), thats really terrible. Not so optimized to dual machines. Absolutelly not user-friendly (its ok for those who worked ten years with AE or so). In other words, if you plan to do a big job, dont do it in AE. Adobe is losing my faith and sooner or later, I only will use Photoshop from Adobe.
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4.5
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 6.5.1
No motiondesigner can do without AE. Apple have a lot of work to do before Motion can compete. If you just do production of very basic stuff Motion will do, but advanced animation, forget it.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 6.5.1
While Motion is a nice app it´s no where NEAR After effects in feauters. And I pretty sure won´t replace After effects in many years. Things that in my opinion makes afx superior to motion : 3d space. (a total must have) Painting options. Script controll. Integration to Photoshop and Illustrator. Network rendering. Quality of the renders. To say that After effects is a product that´s over, is as stupid as saying that Photoshop is over.. The only thing I can see that motion have an advantage in is the speed necessary for very quick broadcast graphics.
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Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 6.5
I wonder how I could have worked all the last years with AAE. So much wasted time it's absolutely incredible. Anway. What's wrong about AAE? Well, the QuickTime engine isn't used to it's full extend. No automated workflow supported (on the Mac and PC as well). You have to wait till it's ready to kick out the next job. One week with Motion means I get timely home after 6 - 8 hours. One week with AAE means I have to wait till the rendered file is exported and only now I can start the next job. A boring and time wasting approach. When I was working on Adobe After Effects I had to work 12 - 16 peer day, because a job goes only out the customer when it's done. Need I say more? And since Encore DVD 1.5 is a crashing piece of software it was easy to give up the Adobe Video Collection and switch completely to the Mac with Mac OS X 10.3 and PowerMac G5s. And the PCs were double CPU machines with many Gigs of RAM, too and the fastest available graphic cards. It's time for Adobe to rethink their Video Collection. Release 0.75 beta would be a better description. One thing is clear, after worrying years about After Effects on the Mac (and the PC), the direction is so clear, goodbye PC and goodbye AAE and Adobe Video Collection. We have switched just 50% of all workplaces with new G5s and Apple's Production Suite. And if even diehard win xp users didn't worry about using Motion and Apple's Production Suite, so it couldn't be any clearer!! The time of Adobe's Video Collection and After Effects is over that's sure!!!
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 6.5
I have used AE since version 1.0 and aside from the creative things hat can be accomplished it has been nothing but a headache... Let me explain... How many users out there can relate. Time is money right? How many projects have you been under the gun (especially television production) and with the evolving level of production quality and creativity that goes into a project the process shouldn't be hampered by the slow redraw response (:10 to 1:00+ a frame (HD)) and lengthly render times especially on duel motherboards and 64 bit processors. For instance, last month I completed a job in a week. You might say wow what's this moron complaining about? Well in the world of After Effects a job that takes a week isn't a week in normal job hours. A one week project could (and has many times) consisted of 120+ hours to get a graphic and effects intense product to full completion. I personally am sick of it and now have switched to Motion. Motion is heads above the headaches and painstaking snail development os AE. Even with it's numerous bugs and being version 1.0 I can save 80 hours on a one week project. The lousy response by Adobe in upgrading their programming and (NO) integration with Apple / PC 64 bit / duel processors (which have been out for how long?) and enormous RAM hog architecture is pitiful by the so called standard program for motion design. Let me give you an example... I timed a HD :22 second long HD project I did between 3 different computers and here are the render times... Del Xeon duel 2.8 with 2 GIGs of RAM 3 hours 31 mins (home built CPU) Intel P4 3.0 with single 2 GIGs of RAM 4 hours 10 mins here's the kicker.... Apple Duel 2.0 with 4 Gigs of RAM 3 hours 47 mins Now I haven't tried motion on an HD project (yet) but I have used it quite extensively and what used to take me hours in AE is done in minutes with Motion. Need I say more... Goodbye Adobe.... And by the way if you can send me the hair I lost the past ten or so years from the stress caused by your poor product I'd appreciate it.
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1.25
Anonymous
25 August 2004
Version: 6.5
After Effects has done a tremendous job over the years. But Adobe After Effects is a product that time is clearly over. I could do more keying with Motion 1.0 (it arrived last monday, so just only three days) than with After Effects 6.5 in three weeks. Basically I think actions speak louder than words. Motion is years ahead of After Effects. So make no mistake and don't stick to legacies like After Effects. Motion - at least on a ATI Radeon 9800 PM SE or any G5 - is THE WAY TO GO. I'm thrilled to see when and with what Adobe with try to strike back. Could be very difficult to accomplish a new way for Adobe. Anything they have done 100% new has taken them two to three years, so it's better to jump ship instead of waiting for them to awake.
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3.75
Anonymous
01 May 2004
Version: 6.5
Very good software. I hope Adobe will keep Mac version on the run. Too bad Premiere is just for Windows >:-(
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Anonymous
19 April 2004
Version: 6.5
More to the point: pressure from Apple's competing products keeps Adobe on the ball. Motion looks to be an amazing piece of software in its own right.... for $300. The better it gets, the better products like AE get. In the absence of competition, the more products like AE stagnate and longer time there is between upgrades.
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3.75
29 August 2000
Version:
Pretty incredible software! It is not really easy to use, as the learning curve can be pretty steep, but the results you can get from After Effects are what keep Adobe in the lead.
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