NAB 2013: Adobe After Effects CC
HDVideoPro by Clint Milby
Prior to NAB 2013, we had the chance to visit Adobe Headquarters in San Jose and get an overview of the new Creative Cloud, including After Effects CC. At NAB, we were treated to a private meeting with Steve Forde, Sr. Product Manager for After Effects CC, who gave us an up close and personal look at what we can expect in the latest version.
Refine Edge – Next Level RotoScoping
Forde breaks down just how easy it is to cut out complicated backgrounds at blazing speed.
It’s clear the team at Adobe has put in some serious time developing Refine Edge, as the once painfully long and arduous task of rotoscoping is reduced to a few seconds. Check out the video to watch him change a mountainous background to wooded plains without affecting the foreground action at all.
Maxon’s Cinema 4D Lite
Just like the Cycore plug-ins such as CC Light Sweep (which comes standard with After Effects), the new Maxon Cineware is a fully functional, limited version of Cinema 4D. This allows you to animate 3D objects using Maxon’s technology without ever leaving After Effects. Check out the video for a full demo of just how well this seamless integration works.
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