Feature Summary | After Effects (May 2020 release)
Learn about new features and enhancements in the May 2020 release of After Effects (version 17.1)
Tapered shape strokes
When you create a shape layer stroke, you can use the new parameters - Taper and Wave to create wavy, pointy, or rounded strokes. You can vary the thickness of the shape strokes, modify the intensity of the tapering, and also animate the appearance of the strokes to create unique graphic elements, and create more expressive shape animations.
For more information, see How to taper shape strokes.
Concentric shape repeater
The Offset Paths shape effect has two new parameters:
- Copies Offset
Create geometric patterns, and concentric duplicates of shapes using these new parameters. You can use these to create designs with a retro vibe, and mandala patterns.
For more information, see Use Offset Paths shape effect to alter shapes.
ProRes RAW import support
After Effects now offers the ability to import and edit Apple ProRes RAW media on properly configured systems.
For more information, see ProRes RAW Support in Adobe Video Applications.
Automatically update audio devices (macOS only)
Set Audio Hardware preferences to System Default on macOS to switch changes in the OS audio device settings, such as when connecting headphones or AirPods, or plugging in a USB microphone. You can configure this separately for input and output devices, providing control and flexibility for different editing environments.
Copy media to shared location
When using Team Projects, you can copy project media to a shared location such as network attached storage, Adobe Creative Cloud, or a Dropbox folder for multi-user access.
For more information, see Add and manage media in Team Projects.
Enable collaboration on cloud documents
Create multiple versions of projects and collaborate on shared progress when working remotely.
- Minimax effect now supports GPU acceleration for faster processing and rendering. For more GPU accelerated effects, see GPU accelerated effects.
- The Set Channels effect now has 32-bpc color support.