Learn about new features and enhancements in the May 2020 release of After Effects (version 17.1)
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.
The Offset Paths shape effect has two new parameters:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create multiple versions of projects and collaborate on shared progress when working remotely.