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After Effects for Apple Silicon
- After Effects User Guide
- Beta releases
- Getting started
- Projects and compositions
- Importing footage
- Text and Graphics
- Motion Graphics
- Work with Motion Graphics templates in After Effects
- Use expressions to create drop-down lists in Motion Graphics templates
- Work with Essential Properties to create Motion Graphics templates
- Replace images and videos in Motion Graphics templates and Essential Properties
- Animate faster and easier using the Properties panel
- Drawing, Painting, and Paths
- Overview of shape layers, paths, and vector graphics
- Paint tools: Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser
- Taper shape strokes
- Shape attributes, paint operations, and path operations for shape layers
- Use Offset Paths shape effect to alter shapes
- Creating shapes
- Create masks
- Remove objects from your videos with the Content-Aware Fill panel
- Roto Brush and Refine Matte
- Layers, Markers, and Camera
- Animation, Keyframes, Motion Tracking, and Keying
- Motion tracking
- Transparency and Compositing
- Adjusting color
- Effects and Animation Presets
- Effects and animation presets overview
- Effect list
- Effect Manager
- Simulation effects
- Stylize effects
- Audio effects
- Distort effects
- Perspective effects
- Channel effects
- Generate effects
- Transition effects
- The Rolling Shutter Repair effect
- Blur and Sharpen effects
- 3D Channel effects
- Utility effects
- Matte effects
- Noise and Grain effects
- Detail-preserving Upscale effect
- Obsolete effects
- Expressions and Automation
- Expression basics
- Understanding the expression language
- Using expression controls
- Editing expressions
- Expression errors
- Using the Expressions editor
- Use expressions to edit and access text properties
- Expression language reference
- Expression examples
- Immersive video, VR, and 3D
- Construct VR environments in After Effects
- Apply immersive video effects
- Compositing tools for VR/360 videos
- Tracking 3D camera movement
- Work in 3D Design Space
- 3D Transform Gizmos
- Do more with 3D animation
- Preview changes to 3D designs real time with the Mercury 3D engine
- Add responsive design to your graphics
- Views and Previews
- Rendering and Exporting
- Basics of rendering and exporting
- H.264 Encoding in After Effects
- Export an After Effects project as an Adobe Premiere Pro project
- Converting movies
- Multi-frame rendering
- Automated rendering and network rendering
- Rendering and exporting still images and still-image sequences
- Using the GoPro CineForm codec in After Effects
- Working with other applications
- Collaboration: Frame.io, and Team Projects
- Memory, storage, performance
- Knowledge Base
Run After Effects faster with native support for Apple silicon devices.
After Effects 22.3 allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies, including new Apple silicon machines. Experience faster launches, rendering, and Adobe Sensei features optimized for M1-based hardware.
Known differences and limitations
There are some differences in functionality and some features are not available with After Effects on Apple silicon:
- If there are third-party plug-ins installed that are not ported for Apple silicon, those plug-ins are unavailable when After Effects runs natively.
- A warning dialog displays at launch listing any installed third-party plug-ins that aren't compatible with Apple silicon.
- Import and export of the GoPro Cineform codec is not supported.
For a list of unsupported file formats, see Premiere Pro for Apple silicon.
Are legacy versions compatible?
Previous versions of After Effects are compatible with Apple silicon when run under Rosetta 2 emulation. We recommend updating to the latest version of After Effects for the best experience.
Running under Rosetta emulation
After Effects 22.3 for macOS is Universal and able to run natively on Apple Silicon devices. You can also run After Effects under Intel emulation (Rosetta) to continue using third-party plug-ins or formats that are not compatible with Apple silicon.
Use the Open (Intel) option in the Creative Cloud app to run After Effects under Rosetta one time. Or, enable Open using Rosetta in the macOS Finder's Get Info dialog for Adobe After Effects 2022.app.
Running After Effects 22.3 or later under Rosetta is fully supported when the following applications are also updated to version 22.3 or later:
- Premiere Pro
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Character Animator
Updating these applications ensures that when you launch After Effects, or any background After Effects rendering process, via Dynamic Link, the preference for running After Effects under Rosetta is honored.
Run After Effects under Rosetta to continue using non-ported third-party plug-ins and formats like Cineform, but it impacts After Effects performance.
This warning message displays by an After Effects background process that is launched under an incorrect architecture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I also need to set Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder to run under Rosetta in order to render After Effects comps under Rosetta?
Answer: No, running Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder under Rosetta has no effect on whether headless After Effects processes are run under Rosetta. Dynamic Link determines the correct launch architecture regardless of the host application's currently running architecture.
- When you switch After Effects between Apple and Intel architectures, close and relaunch any open Adobe apps to ensure that the change to After Effects' architecture is honored by any instances of Dynamic Link. This ensures that all Adobe apps use the correct architecture when launching After Effects or After Effects' render processes.
- If you are running Adobe applications with a version of 22.2 or earlier along with After Effects 22.3, those apps only launch After Effects 22.3 and it's background processes in the native Apple architecture. This prevents the loading of any incompatible After Effects third-party plug-ins and formats, causing unexpected rendering results or failures. To avoid this issue, update all Adobe apps to version 22.3 or later when you run After Effects 22.3 on Apple silicon.