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Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.4.1
- Fixed an issue that prevented pasting into text layers from other applications


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.4
Fixed:
- an issue that caused certain EXR footage to import incorrectly cropped
- an issue with 3D Fast Draft that caused the buffer to not clear in certain cases when the next frame was drawn
- an issue that caused the overlays for Shapes/Masks to be offset by a pixel or two when zoomed in above 800%
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that prevented using it with Track Matte layer
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused Gizmo and POI to be incorrectly positioned after setting negative scale for a camera or light parent
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented assigning a keyboard shortcut for View > Look at all Layers
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented comp tool bar from honoring Cmd/Ctrl to share view options
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented n-up view layout setting for 3D comp to be retained when opening a saved project
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented comp tool bar Ground Plane switch to not honor Shared View Options settings
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented right click in non active n-up view to switch activation for bringing up the corresponding context sensitive menu
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that prevented non-uniformly scaled layer to uniformly scale
- an issue causing some JPEG images to fail to load from older projects


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.2.1
- Updates to project loading to better handle corrupted files


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.2
- Support for DirectX12 technology on Windows: DirectX12 now replaces OpenGL as the default display rendering technology for After Effects and Premiere Pro on Windows, providing a more modern codebase with improved stability and performance
- Fixed an issue that caused After Effects 2021 to create and utilize “After Effects 2020” folder for User Presets, User Libraries, and User Videos
- Fixed an issue with Real-Time 3D Draft Preview that caused the state to not be preserved when opening a saved project
- Fixed an issue with Real-Time 3D Draft Preview that caused compositions to render incorrectly when multiple compositions were opened in individual viewers with Draft 3D enabled
- Fixed an issue that caused panning using space bar shortcut to not work in the render queue
- Fixed an issue that caused using the custom keyboard shortcuts from After Effects 18.0 in After Effects 18.1 to break the “V” hotkey for Selection tool


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.1
Fixed:
- an issue that could cause After Effects to crash when copying layers using Linear Color key
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that caused spring loaded “C” AND “V” keys to not work correctly
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that caused “Shift+C” and “Shift+V” to not cycle through the camera tool options and gizmo modes respectively
- an issue with 3D Scene Navigation that caused camera tools to not activate when all 3D layer’s visibility switches were toggled on/off
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused light gizmo and wireframes rotation to not respond to expression
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused it to draw with incorrect proportion when changing composition pixel aspect ratio
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused layer to incorrectly rotate in World and View Axis mode when rotating in X, Y or Z by gizmo in rotation mode
- an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused gizmo and camera or light axis to jump when adding a parent with rotation or negative scale
- an issue with Draft 3D preview that caused the viewport to not refresh on Windows if the project is set to Mercury Software and the composition has a transparent background
- an issue where the right-most column of pixels in a composition preview could display incorrectly
- an issue where links in the After Effects Help menu did not point to the correct locatio
- an issue that could cause a matted layer to be hidden when a GPU-enabled effect was used on a lower layer
- an issue that caused a color shift when converting some illustrator files to shapes
- an issue that where pressing Escape would not revert the original expression after replacing an expression using the pick whip in the Graph Editor
- an issue that caused a pick-whipped expression reference to be inserted at the start of the expression when using the pick whip to replace an expression that is visible in the Graph Editor expression field
- an issue when importing TIFF files that contain pixels with zero alpha
- an issue that caused Render Queue log files to be created while exporting a single item when logging level was set to Errors Only


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.0.1
- Fixed a crash when closing a Timeline panel when After Effects is running on an external monitor with multiple timeline windows open


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 18.0
Fixed:
- an issue with the Levels and Shift Channels Effect that caused rendering differences between Mercury Software and Mercury GPU modes
- an issue where ScriptUI embedded panels would cause AE to crash when selecting ‘Use Legacy UI’ option
- an issue where mask and shape paths may result in low resolution Bezier splines
- an issue with Roto Brush where the propagation of the mask may occur multiple times
- an issue with the Expression Editor that caused mismatched parentheses when pick-whipping or pasting between closed parentheses
- an issue where the Dropdown Effect Control could only be applied once per layer
- various issues with Roto Brush when propagating mask changes in multiple clips in a single composition at the same time
- an issue that caused AE to crash when using Auto-trace with Camera or Light layers
- an issue that caused the color picker or eye dropper to fail to pick color on Windows when using secondary monitor
- an issue that caused CEP panels to not draw properly on Windows if changing display scale while the app was running
- an issue that caused ‘New Composition’ and ‘ New Composition From Footage’ text in an empty composition and layer window to scale correctly
- an issue that caused alternate toolbar options to display incorrectly on Windows when using secondary monitor
- an issue with the Graph Editor that caused all text in the Expression Editor to be highlighted when reverting changes using Escape key
- an issue with Graph Editor that caused ‘(No selected properties have expressions)’ message to show up in the expression editor when committing a change the expression
- an issue where Create Shapes from Vector Layer could cause color shifts when project working space was different from source working space
- an issue that caused Radiance.8BI footage to fail to import on Windows
- an issue that caused AE to become unresponsive when importing footage while concurrently previewing a composition on Windows
- an issue that caused UI drawn into the Effect Parameter Title area to not be displayed
- an issue where an error would be shown unexpectedly when using output path templates (“The directory originally specified in the selected output module no longer exists”)
- Overall improvements to After Effects when using a Hi-DPI monitor


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 17.7
- 3D Reference Axis colors now match the 3D gizmo
- 3D Reference Axes are now on by default. To disable them, click on the Grid and Guide Options button at the bottom of the Composition panel
- Fixed an issue with 3D Transform Gizmo that caused gizmo components to render overlapped when using negative scale
- Fixed an issue that prevented dragging to reorder more than one effect at a time in the Effect Controls panel
- Fixed an issue that caused tools at the bottom of Lumetri Scopes panel to be clipped on a HiDPI Windows system
- Fixed an issue with Content Aware Fill that caused a color shift in generated fill layers when switching Project Working Space from ProPhoto RGB to Rec.709 Gamma 2.4
- Fixed an issue in the Content Aware Fill options where the lighting correction checkbox would show as checked when a Fill Method that didn’t support lighting correction was selected
- Fixed an issue with Content Aware Fill when using 16bpc projects
- Fixed an issue where CMYK files may shift colors unexpectedly when the Project Working Space is linearized, or using a non-display-style color profile
- Fixed an issue where an Alpha channel dialog may display incorrectly when importing a CMYK Photoshop file
- Fixed an issue where expression edits made in the Graph Editor were not applied consistently


Adobe After Effects CC 2021 17.6.0.46
3D Scene Navigation:
- Fixed an issue that caused the mouse cursor to change to the camera tool instead of zoom out when holding the option key with zoom tool is selected
- Fixed an issue that caused incorrect camera manipulation point for overlapping layers in Z-axis
- Fixed an issue that caused an error when panning in the same position as POI

3D Transform Gizmo:
- Fixed an issue that prevented using gizmo with scale zero
- Fixed an issue that caused the scale readout UI to overlap when scaling down
- Fixed an issue that caused a layer to tilt in the wrong plane if pressing shift while dragging rotation handle on reoriented layer
- Fixed an issue that caused light and camera gizmo components to render overlapped

Other bug fixes:
- Fixed an issue with Color Management that caused ‘Use Display Color Management’ to not be enabled by default when setting project working space
- Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when using Key Cleaner with HDR footage
- Fixed an issue that could cause an expression to be replaced instead of appending when using expression or property pick-whip
- Fixed an issue with Roto Brush that caused incorrect propagation cached markings to show up when switching layers in the Layer panel
- Fixed an issue that caused longer load times for projects with compositions that have more than a hundred layers
- Fixed an issue that caused the Roto Brush modified span bar duration to reset when adding a stroke
- Fixed an issue that caused drag operations such as moving panels within a workspace or repositioning guide lines to not work properly on Mac, after changing the display resolution in System Preferences
- Fixed an issue with Essential properties that caused an error when duplicating a master property group in the timeline
- Fixed an issue with Essential properties that caused a master property name to increment when duplicating it
- Fixed an issue that caused the app window to open larger than the monitors screen size if the ‘ModifiedWorkspaces’ folder was deleted
- Fixed an issue that caused a panel to not show at the correct height when undocking it from a stacked panel group
- Fixed an issue that caused a panels snap points to be incorrect when display scale was greater than 100%
- Fixed an issue that caused the bounding box handles for selected shape groups, paragraph text, and motion tracker points to not draw at the correct size when the monitor resolution is scaled
- Fixed an issue that caused snapping to be not accurate when using the graph editor
- Fixed an issue that caused adjacent Bezier keyframes with zero velocity and same values to not cache properly
- Fixed an issue that caused the app to crash when using Boris Reactor plugin with a no audio footage
- Fixed an issue that caused scripting of Render Queue crop attributes to swap right and bottom values
- Fixed an issue that caused dragging the current-time indicator (CTI) to leave black trails at certain display scales


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.5.1.47
3D Transform Gizmo:
- Fixed an issue that caused the camera and light wireframes and position paths to draw incorrectly for some view angles
- Fixed an issue that caused the 3D Transform Gizmo to disappear when using the rotate tool
- Fixed an issue that caused an error when using large layer scale value with Rotation Gizmo
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when setting X-scale to zero
- Fixed an issue that caused the UI element of Rotate Gizmo to draw when layer is out of view
- Fixed an issue that caused drawing problems in comp panel when using a Custom View
- Fixed an issue that caused the Gizmo size to be relatively large or small depending on the size of the comp
- Fixed an issue where the wrong rotation values could be shown when using View Axis modes
- Fixed an issue that caused the Z-scale to not work when using the transform gizmo in some cases
- Fixed an issue that caused the UI showing how far you have moved an element to overlap with other UI elements unexpectedly

3D Scene Navigation:
- Fixed an issue that caused all the camera keyframes to be removed when resetting camera
- Fixed an issue that caused an error when dollying camera in same position as POI
- Fixed an issue that prevented using Option/Alt key as tool modifier key on 2D layer in a 3D comp
- Fixed an issue that prevented keyboard shortcut Alt/Option to not engage wireframes interactions in 2D comps

Other bug fixes:
- Fixed an issue that caused AE to crash when creating a new layer viewer while paint tool is selected
- Fixed an issue that caused AE to freeze when moving the cursor over a footage panel with pen tool selected
- Fixed an issue that caused the Linear color key controls to disappear when using the effects own color picker in the comp panel
- Fixed an issue that caused a black dialog window to pop up in case of a mismatch between Operating Systems locale and CCD installer app language
- Fixed an issue that caused QuickTime DNxHR files generated via Avid Media Composer's Universal Media Engine to import as audio-only
- Fixed an issue that caused all-black frames when exporting a comp to QuickTime with the Avid DNxHR 444 codec with an alpha channel
- Fixed an issue that caused import to fail for Quick Time ProRes files
- Fixed an issue that caused garbage pixels when exporting a comp to QuickTime DNxHR 444 with uncompressed alpha
- Fixed an issue that caused Content Aware Fill PNG export files to be large
- Fixed an issue with Essential Graphics Panel that caused a crash when closing the Edit Properties dialog
- Fixed an issue that caused the render to fail when running aerender from CMD
- Fixed an issue that caused AERenderCore to not terminate when quitting the app in some cases
- Fixed an issue that caused memory error when rendering AI files in “More Accurate” mode
- Fixed an issue that caused AMD integrated GPUs to not be used for effect rendering in higher resolution comps


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.5.0.40
- Fixed an issue where After Effects would frequently crash during playback or while idle in the background
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when changing a drop-down list value in the Essential Graphics panel
- Fixed an issue where After Effects could hang when reading from the disk cache while in low memory situations
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when trying to use hotkeys and shortcuts before creating a composition
- Fixed an issue that caused a crash when switching between layer and comp viewer while ‘Content Aware Fill’ was generating Fill Layer
- Fixed an issue with motion graphic texts that caused incorrect rendering for South Asian Languages
- Fixed an issue that caused Adobe Media Encoder to hang when trying to render comps from After Effects
- Fixed several caching related issues that caused cache markings to not update or even purge in some situations
- The tool tip no longer flickers when you hold the cursor over the time ruler in the Timeline panel
- Master Properties again retain their custom names when viewed in the Timeline


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.4.37
- The Create Shapes from Vector Layer command is now disabled for Illustrator layers if the source file is missing
- Bug fixes for the Median effect when rendering transparent pixels: alpha channel edges render correctly in 32-bpc color, and layers that are completely transparent no longer return an error message, “Photoshop Library operation failed”
- Fixed an issue where using shape stroke taper was generating a spike at start and end points
- Fixed an issue with Master Properties that was causing the push and pull buttons to be grayed out after keyframe interpolation changes
- Fixed an issue where adding dropdown menu items to existing Motion Graphics templates and replacing in Premiere was resetting previous selections
- Fixed an issue in Echo effect, where it could produce garbage pixels in output


Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.3.41
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.3.40
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.2.37
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.1.34
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.1.0.72
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.6.35
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.5.16
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.2.26
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.0.557
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Adobe After Effects CC 2020 17.0.0.555
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Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1.3
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Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1.2
- The 16.1.2 update for After Effects provides fix for a host of issues, including general stability, expressions, and crash issues


Adobe After Effects CC 2019 16.1
Repair videos when you remove unwanted objects from your video with the Content-aware fill tool:
- Remove unwanted objects from footage, such as boom mics, distracting signs, and people. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content Aware Fill for video - makes it easier to cleanly remove unwanted elements, saving hours that used to be spent erasing or replacing objects, sometimes frame by frame.

Expression Editor Improvements:
- The expression editor field in the Timeline panel now provides a full code editor interface. Navigate expressions visually with line numbers, matching brace highlighting and code folding. Customize your coding environment with syntax highlighting themes. Identify and fix problems with - in-line error messages and matching brace highlighting.

Performance improvements:
- Preview your work quickly with hardware-accelerated previews using Metal, OpenCL and CUDA. Experience faster rendering times when applying GPU - effects such as Roughen Edges. When working with Team Projects, work faster when using multiple assets between team members.

Save Guides to share with editors:
- You can now load and save guide setups for reuse in new projects and share with Premiere Pro editors who need it to set parameters for their - sequence.

Adobe fonts automatic sync:
- When you open a project in After Effects that contains a missing font, if the font is available from Adobe Fonts as part of your Creative Cloud - subscription, Creative Cloud will automatically sync the font.

Video and audio import support enhancements:
- After Effects introduces RED and Sony camera raw format support improvements, and Hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding improvement for improved - video and audio performance.

Preferences changes:
- After Effects introduces new Home screen and Home button preferences. The existing preferences related to scripting and expressions have been - moved from the General preferences pane to the new Scripting & Expressions panel.

Update Legacy Expressions script:
- A new script Update Legacy Expressions.jsx is installed with After Effects that analyzes all the legacy syntax in expressions and updates them to - be compatible with the new JavaScript expressions engine.

Frame Blending and Motion Blur composition switches automatically enable and disable:
- When you enable or disable frame blending or motion blur for a layer, After Effects automatically enables or disables them in the Timeline panel.

Scripting Changes:
- After Effects has added multiple scripting capabilities to the following features:
- Essential Graphics panel item names and count
- Guides and Rulers

Team Projects improvements:
- With better search navigation, and parity in Team Projects UI in After Effects and Premiere Pro, you can save time and get streamlined workflows - in Team Projects.

More features:
- Find information about other enhancements in this release such as the Edit Original command has been added to the Open sub-menu of the layer - context menu.


Adobe After Effects CC 2018 16.0.1
Apple ProRes export on Windows:
- Streamline video production and simplify output with new export presets for Apple ProRes, including ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 formats, available on macOS and Windows 10.


Adobe After Effects CC 2018 16.0
Advanced puppet tools for mesh sculpting:
- New Advanced and Bend pins let you precisely twist, bend, curve, and scale animations.

Native 3D Depth passes:
- Generate a depth pass with the After Effects Classic 3D or INEMA 4D renderer. Composite objects quickly and easily in 3D space. Apply depth effects such as Depth of Field, Fog 3D, and Depth Matte so elements look natural or use depth data to simulate 3D looks.

Easier and faster expressions:
- A new JavaScript expression engine supercharges your animation workflow and processes expressions up to 6 times faster. Write expressions with a new editor that makes creating expressions more accessible.

Responsive Design — Time:
- Create motion graphics that can adapt to changes in length while preserving the integrity of protected keyframes. Export your designs as Motion Graphics templates for increased editorial flexibility.

Selective color grading with Lumetri Color:
- Take the guesswork out of curve adjustments with innovative new Lumetri Color tools for selective color correction. Each curve has two axes with paired values, making it easy to fine-tune colors accurately.

Display color management:
- Get accurate color representations and maintain color fidelity across your workflow, from After Effects to Premiere Pro and on rec709, rec202, and P3 displays.

Improved Motion Graphics templates file exchange with Premiere Pro:
- Access, modify, or replace CSV and TSV spreadsheet data in Premiere Pro to create dynamic, data-driven templates. Group controls so it’s easy to find editable properties in your Motion Graphics templates. Unlock font settings to let editors change fonts.

Native Mocha AE plug-in for After Effects:
- Get fast, accurate, precision planar tracking with the GPU-accelerated Mocha AE plug-in. It’s updated with a simplified interface, includes retina/high DPI support, and works natively inside After Effects.

Create in VR 180, preview in headset:
- Jump into immersive video with support for 180 VR. Add VR effects and work with 180 and 360 material interchangeably. Publish finished videos in the Google VR 180 format on YouTube or other platforms. A new Theater Mode option allows you to preview rectilinear content in a head-mounted display (HMD).

Performance and GPU optimizations:
- New GPU and performance-optimizing effects include Fill, Curves, Exposure, Noise, Tritone, Set Matte and Color Balance. The Wave Warp effect is now multithreaded and renders 2-3x faster by using multiple CPU cores. Experience faster H.264 and HEVC decoding on the latest macOS.

Master Properties refinements:
- Master Properties now enable more advanced workflows with support for Collapse Transformations, Time Remap, audio effects, motion blur, mask and shape path expressions, 3D cameras and lights.

Learn Panel:
- After Effects beginner? The new Learn panel introduces you to the Timeline and controls via interactive tutorials to start you creating your composition quickly.

Tighter integration with Animate and XD:
- Import Animate .fla files as layered compositions directly into After Effects. Send your XD designs to After Effects with high fidelity to add advanced animation or build them into your motion graphics projects.

Group invites for Team Projects:
- Invite groups and team members from your enterprise address book — without typing in addresses — for more efficient communications.

Format support improvements:
- Get better performance from Panasonic, RED, and Sony camera formats with the latest support.

Creative Cloud Library improvements:
- Drag and drop assets such as Illustrator or Photoshop files into your CC Libraries panel to quickly access your After Effects compositions. Share your Libraries and assets with team members or export and store them with your project.

And so much more:
- Also includes easier ways to find GPU-accelerated effects, install scripts, and quickly enable or disable expressions.

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