August 2022 release (version 22.6)
The August 2022 (22.6) release includes the Keyframe Color Label, Properties Panel (Beta), Selectable Track Matte Layers (Beta), Native H.264 Encoding (Beta), and refreshed Animation and Compositions presets (Beta). It also offers several stability and performance fixes in After Effects. For a complete list of fixed issues, see Fixed issues.
Now you can now assign colors to keyframes in your composition. This helps in smooth organization and makes it easy to find important parts of your animation by creating a visual separation of keyframes in the Timeline.
Create motion graphics quicker and with greater ease using the new Properties Panel. Cut down on your twirl-time by quickly accessing the properties you need the most. It makes working easier with Shape layers, plus basic layer transforms.
Choose any layer as a track matte using a new drop-down menu in the Modes column. Position the matte layer anywhere in the timeline stack and reuse it multiple times for multiple other layers.
Export your projects quickly with hardware accelerated output and direct rendering of H.264 files from within the Render Queue, eliminating the need to export exclusively with Adobe Media Encoder.
Get over 50 new animation presets created by our After Effects community. Designed for modern motion design workflows, these presets save you time on the techniques you use most, so you don’t have to start from scratch or can create quick animations. Plus, the composition presets now include sizes for social media output.