What is After Effects?
Create motion graphics and visual effects with the industry standard
Whether you're working in broadcast and film or delivering work online and to mobile devices, Adobe® After Effects® CS5 software enables you to create groundbreaking motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects. Graphics and Design ; Adobe; download Adobe After Effects CS5 x64.
PUT YOUR IDEAS IN MOTION
Bring together footage of virtually any size and format, photographs, and 3D renders with text, vector artwork, and music — and make it all come alive. Handle complex compositing projects with new efficiency thanks to native 64-bit operating system support.
Use Adobe Photoshop® Extended and Adobe Illustrator® to prepare your photos and vector graphics for animation and compositing; use Photoshop to create and paint on 3D objects plus do matte painting, rig removal, and other image prep tasks.
CREATE POLISHED PRODUCTIONS
Get higher production values. Polish your productions with professional effects, hundreds of animation presets, precise tracking and keying controls, professional color support, and much more.
Use the power of After Effects to uplevel production values when editing video in Adobe Premiere® Pro. Tight integration enables you to work back and forth between applications.
ADD ANIMATION AND INTERACTIVITY
Craft sophisticated, professional animations that can be rendered as FLV files for your website. Or import your entire composition into Adobe Flash® Professional, where you can add interactivity.
Enhance the interactive experience using Flash Professional with After Effects. Create a cool animation or cartoon in Flash, and then use After Effects to prepare it for broadcast, film, or other viewing screens.
After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects
Get unlimited creative options for motion graphics thanks to the combination of innovative 2D and 3D compositing and animation tools, plus a robust selection of third-party plug-ins. Adobe® After Effects® CS5 also features unmatched integration with other industry-standard Adobe software as well as third-party 3D programs and editing software. New support for 64-bit operating systems offers breakthrough performance for HD and higher resolution projects.
Responsive 64-bit performance NEW
Work more easily with complex, high-resolution projects and see longer RAM previews thanks to native 64-bit operating system support. Enhanced disk caching allows you to spend less time waiting and more time creating.
Innovative compositing and animation tools
Create high-impact communications by combining moving and still imagery, graphics, and text in 2D or 3D space. Animate virtually any aspect of each element, and add sound for further impact.
Unlimited creative options ENHANCED
Manipulate moving and still images using hundreds of effects such as stylize, distort, and shatter. Create grids, radio waves, particles, and more. Combine effects for Hollywood-caliber results. Graphics and Design ; Adobe; download Adobe After Effects CS5 x64.
Comprehensive masking and keying tools, including new Roto Brush ENHANCED
Control which portions of a layer are visible by drawing and animating masks. The revolutionary new Roto Brush tool isolates moving foreground elements from backgrounds in a fraction of the time. Remove bluescreen and greenscreen backgrounds with the Academy Award–winning Keylight.
Powerful motion controls ENHANCED
Apply realistic motion blur. Use Timewarp to slow down and speed up footage. Remove unwanted movement with the Motion Stabilizer, or precisely match the motion of source footage with mocha for After Effects v2.
High-fidelity color ENHANCED
Get precise, predictable color in After Effects with support for high dynamic range (32-bit-per-channel floating point) color, including ProEXR files, ICC-based color management tools, and now color lookup tables (LUTs).
Expressions and scripting ENHANCED
Use expressions to link individual parameters, effects, and layers in a variety of ways — even across compositions. Additionally, add custom capabilities to After Effects and automate repetitive tasks with robust scripting support.
Unmatched integration with industry-standard Adobe applications ENHANCED
Enjoy a streamlined workflow with support for importing Photoshop images and layer effects. Move easily between After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Import Adobe Illustrator® files, and then animate each layer.
Text and vector graphics creation and animation ENHANCED
Create text and vector graphics in After Effects using familiar Adobe tools, and then animate these elements to create visually innovative motion graphics.
Timesaving presets and learning tools
Get a jump start animating text, creating synthetic backgrounds, and more with animation presets. Use Brainstorm to experiment and refine designs. Learn fast with help, tool tips, and training resources on the web.
Professional results for any media type
Deliver your work virtually anywhere. Compatibility with an extensive list of output formats lets you produce animated content for media ranging from film and broadcast to the web and mobile devices.
Rich ecosystem of third party plug-in developers
Add even more capability to After Effects with plug-ins from third-party developers. Find solutions for everything from creative effects to particles, 3D objects, and specialized workflow tools. Many 64-bit plug-ins are available today; view an up-to-date list. Graphics and Design ; Adobe; download Adobe After Effects CS5 x64.
Adobe After Effects CS5 requires a 64-bit operating system.
- Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); 64-bit support required
- 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
- 2GB of RAM
- 3GB of available hard-disk space plus 2GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
- 1280x1024 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
- DVD-ROM drive
- QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features