Adobe After Effects CS6 for Mac is a full-featured, professional 2D & 3D digital effects and motion graphics program. This version of the venerable, highly regarded software introduces a 3D camera tracker and employs a global performance cache, which takes advantage of your computer's 64-bit architecture in order to super-charge the program's performance.
In terms of digital animation and compositing, there's little you can't do with After Effects CS6, and with OpenGL acceleration you can do it all with alacrity. Create title sequences & special effects for videos, and composite objects into scenes realistically. Track & rotoscope with mocha, the 2.5D planar-tracking program that now launches directly from within After Effects CS6. With 90 new or enhanced effects, After Effects CS6 continues to eliminate the need for many individual plug-ins, and even other standalone programs. Now integrated into After Effects, for instance, is the CycoreFX HD suite.
Other new features include variable mask feathering, plus the ability to convert Adobe Illustrator vector art into shape layers and to import Avid AAF and Final Cut Pro 7 files by using Pro Import AE. There's also a repair function that fixes the rolling-shutter artifacts that many CMOS imagers tend to introduce into footage. For the CS6 version, Adobe has both expanded After Effects and strengthened its performance with native support for 64-bit operating systems that allows the program to address all the RAM that your OS allows.
|Minimum System Requirements||
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
Additional disk space for disk cache; 10 GB recommended
1280 x 900 display
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.