Innovative compositing and animation tools
Create high-impact communications by combining moving imagery, still images and graphics, text, and sound in 2D or 3D space and then animating virtually any aspect of each element.
Unmatched Adobe integration
Enjoy a streamlined workflow with support for importing Adobe® Photoshop® images that include video layers as well as Adobe Illustrator® graphics that maintain image integrity. Move easily between After Effects and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3 or Encore® CS3 software, and share animations easily with Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional software.
Text and vector graphics creation and animation
Create text and vector graphics in After Effects using familiar Adobe tools, and then animate these elements to create visually innovative new motion graphics.
Extensive visual effects
Manipulate moving and still images using hundreds of effects such as stylize, distort, and shatter. Create grids, radio waves, 3D particles, film grain, fractal noise, and more.
Start projects quickly with animation presets and behaviors when creating common animation elements, such as animating text in and out, creating synthetic backgrounds, and more. Use new Brainstorm to quickly experiment and refine designs using parameters you define. Learn fast with Tool Tips and training resources in the box and on the web, and streamline your review process with Adobe Clip Notes to create and import comments.
Comprehensive masking and keying tools
Control which portions of a layer are visible by importing, manipulating, and animating masks. Flexible auto-tracing options and RotoBezier masks make it easy to get precise results. Key bluescreen and greenscreen mattes with the Academy Award-winning Keylight and a host of supporting tools.
Powerful motion controls
Animate graphics and text using the Puppet tool. Apply motion blur to produce more realistic animations, or use Timewarp to slow down and speed up footage. Precisely match the motion of source footage using Motion Tracker, and get the look of a locked-off shot using Motion Stabilizer.
Harness your computer’s processing power with new multicore and graphics acceleration plus disk caching so you can spend less time waiting and more time creating. Distribute rendering across your entire network to maximize output performance.
Professional results for every media type
Compatibility with an extensive list of output formats lets you produce animated content for virtually any media, from the web and mobile devices to film and broadcast. Plus, After Effects CS3 Professional introduces color management tools to help make the color-correction process more predictable and preserve color fidelity.
Use standard color management tools with enhancements for film and video workflows.