Excerpt: Adobe's well-known video-effects powerhouse is now even better. Adobe After Effects 6.0 Professional ($999 direct) adds impressive text and vector paint tools, redesigned and simplified motion tracking, and improved integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro—not to mention enhanced...
Excerpt: Every time Adobe releases a new version of After Effects, there comes the inevitable question: “Should I upgrade?” Hmm, let’s see… The first thing that strikes you when you open After Effects 7 (AE 7) is that it no longer looks like After Effects!
Summary: After Effects is pretty much unmatched as a single tool that brings you 2D and 3D compositing, animation and visual effects. Version 6 continues to build on previous versions by increasing the integration with other Adobe applications, delivering new functionality like the text and paint engines and...
Pros: Fantastic levels of sophistication and flexibility;, Tight integration with other Adobe applications;, New text and paint features offer high quality results and extensibility through animation and effects.
Cons: Steep learning curve;, Rendering can take quite a long time.
Excerpt: The Good Fast, Fast...(did I mention FAST?), New tools bring enhanced workflow without changing familiar interface The Bad No backwards compatibility in projects, Occasional ambiguous error messages I first started using After Effects with version 5.5.
Pros: Fast, Fast...(did I mention FAST?), New tools bring enhanced workflow without changing familiar interface
Cons: No backwards compatibility in projects, Occasional ambiguous error messages