After Effects CC (2015) system requirements

Windows

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • 1280x1080 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X versions 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 6GB 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 (10GB recommended)
  • 1440x900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*
  • We have tested versions of After Effects on Mac OS X v10.11 and found them to work with this operating system with some exceptions. Please visit this After Effects blog page for details.

*NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy (see http://www.adobe.com/legal.html). Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

After Effects CC (2014) system requirements and language versions

Windows

  • Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom II processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 5 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10 GB recommended)
  • 1280 x 1080 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9 or v10.10
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 5 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)
  • 1440 x 900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Supported GPUs for ray-traced 3D renderer

Windows CUDA

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GTX 470
  • GeForce GTX 570
  • GeForce GTX 580
  • GeForce GTX 590
  • GeForce GTX 670
  • GeForce GTX 675MX
  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GTX 680MX
  • GeForce GTX 690
  • GeForce GTX 760
  • GeForce GTX 770
  • GeForce GTX 780
  • GeForce GTX TITAN
  • GeForce GT 650M
  • Quadro CX
  • Quadro FX 3700M
  • Quadro FX 3800
  • Quadro FX 3800M
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro FX 5800
  • Quadro 2000
  • Quadro 2000D
  • Quadro 2000M
  • Quadro 3000M
  • Quadro 4000
  • Quadro 4000M
  • Quadro 5000
  • Quadro 5000M
  • Quadro 5010M
  • Quadro 6000
  • Quadro K2000
  • Quadro K2100M
  • Quadro K3000M
  • Quadro K3100M
  • Quadro K4000
  • Quadro K4000M
  • Quadro K4100M
  • Quadro K5000
  • Quadro K5000M
  • Quadro K5100M
  • Quadro K6000
  • Tesla C2075

 

Mac OS

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GTX 675MX
  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GTX 680MX
  • GeForce GT 650M
  • Quadro CX
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro 4000
  • Quadro K5000

* NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions

Adobe After Effects CC is available in the following languages:

Deutsch
English
Español
Français
Italiano

Português (Brasil)
Русский
日本語
한국어


After Effects CC system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 5 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)
  • 1280 x 900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Graphics card from list below with at least 1 GB VRAM for GPU acceleration of ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.7.4, v10.8, or Mac OS X v10.9
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 5 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 (10GB recommended)
  • 1440 x 900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Graphics card from list below with at least 1 GB VRAM and CUDA 5.0 for GPU acceleration of ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.*

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe online services, including the Adobe® Creative Cloud™ service, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy. The applications and online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

After Effects CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install 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 does 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.

* Learn more about Windows support.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9**
  • 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)
  • 1280x900 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 does 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.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mavericks support.

NVIDIA GPUs Supported in Adobe After Effects CS6

Mac OS:

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GT 650M*
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro 4000

Windows:

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GTX 470
  • GeForce GTX 570
  • GeForce GTX 580
  • GeForce GTX 670*
  • GeForce GTX 680*
  • GeForce GTX 690*
  • Quadro CX
  • Quadro FX 3700M
  • Quadro FX 3800
  • Quadro FX 3800M
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro FX 5800
  • Quadro 2000
  • Quadro 2000D
  • Quadro 2000M
  • Quadro 3000M
  • Quadro 4000
  • Quadro 4000M
  • Quadro 5000
  • Quadro 5000M
  • Quadro 5010M
  • Quadro 6000
  • Tesla C2075 (Windows)/Maximus configuration

* Adobe® After Effects® CS6 renders ray-traced 3D images using your computer’s CPU, employing all of its physical cores. Additionally, it could also take advantage of NVIDIA OptiX™ for highly accelerated rendering (requires a supported NVIDIA GPU and with 1024+ MB of texture memory). For more information, visit this After Effects blog post. Download the After Effects CS6 (11.0.2) update to take advantage of these Kepler-class GPUs.

 This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

After Effects CS5.5 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™ i3, i5, or i7 or AMD Phenom® II recommended); 64-bit support required
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

* Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy (available at www.adobe.com/go/terms). Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

After Effects CS5 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); 64-bit support required
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 1024 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

*This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The online services, and some features thereof, aren't available in all countries, languages, or currencies and can be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the online services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Adobe Online Privacy Policy. Access to these services sometimes requires user registration. Some online services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees. For more details and to review the terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

After Effects CS4 system requirements

Windows

  • 1.5-GHz or faster processor*
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 1.3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation, plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services†

Windows 7 compatibility

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 2.9 GB of available hard-disk space for installation, plus 2 GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services†

Snow Leopard compatibility

* SSE2-enabled processor required for AMD systems

† This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The online services, and some features thereof, aren't available in all countries, languages, or currencies and can be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the online services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Adobe Online Privacy Policy. Access to these services sometimes requires user registration. Some online services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees. For more details and to review the terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

  • Intel Pentium 4, Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon, or Intel Core Duo (or compatible) processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
  • 1 GB of RAM for DV; 2 GB of RAM for HDV and HD
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space plus 2 GB of space for optional content (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution with 32-bit video card; Adobe recommended graphics adapter for GPU-accelerated playback
  • For OpenGL support: Adobe After Effects-supported OpenGL 2.0 card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.1.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services
  • For recommended video cards and compatibility lists, see the OpenGL page.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License  Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons.

Legal Notices   |   Online Privacy Policy