After Effects system requirements

Your computer must meet the minimum technical specifications outlined below to run and use After Effects.

Applicable for:

After Effects 22.6 (August 2022), After Effects 22.5 (June 2022), After Effects 22.4 (May 2022), After Effects 22.3 (April 2022) release, After Effects 22.2.1 (March 2022) release, After Effects 22.2 (February 2022) release, After Effects 22.1.1 (December 2021) release, After Effects 22.0 (October 2021) release. See previous System Requirements here.

System requirements for After Effects

Windows

Minimum specifications

Recommended specifications

Processor

 Intel or AMD Quad-Core Processor

(8-Core or above for Multi-Frame Rendering recommended)

Operating system    

Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1909 and later.

Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1909 and later

RAM

16 GB of RAM

32 GB recommended

GPU

2 GB of GPU VRAM

Adobe strongly recommends updating to NVIDIA driver 472.12 or later when using After Effects. Drivers prior to this have a known issue which can lead to a crash.

 

Note: If you use a Windows 11 machine with NVIDIA GPUs, you must upgrade to version 472.12 to work.

4GB or more of GPU VRAM recommended

Hard disk space

15GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)

Additional disk space for disk cache (64GB+ recommended)

Monitor resolution    

1920 x 1080

1920x1080 or greater display resolution

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Bemærk:

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. 

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. Extra fees or membership charges may apply.

macOS

Minimum specifications

Recommended specifications

Processor

Intel, Native Apple Silicon, Rosetta2 Supported Quad-Core Processor

8-Core or above for Multi-Frame Rendering

Operating system

 macOS versions 10.15 or macOS Big Sur (11.*), macOS Monterey (12.*).

macOS v10.15 (Catalina) or later

RAM

16 GB of RAM

32 GB

GPU

2 GB of GPU VRAM

(Draft 3D requires discrete GPUs that are compatible with Apple Metal 2)

4 GB of GPU VRAM

Hard disk space

15GB 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 64GB+

Monitor resolution    

1440x900

1440x900 or greater display resolution

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Bemærk:

After Effects version 17.5.1 supports macOS Big Sur on Intel but Apple Silicon is not fully supported at this time. If you want to know about Adobe apps working on Apple computers that use the Apple Silicon's M1 chip, see Do Adobe apps work on Apple computers that use the M1 chip?

VR system requirements

Bemærk:

Requirements vary between VR systems. The requirements listed here are the base requirements only.

Head Mounted display

Operating system

Other requirements

Oculus Rift

Windows 10

  • GPU (video adapter):
    • HDMI 1.3 video output (directly on your video adapter)
    • Current public GPU driver—a recent driver is required (For more information, see Update Your Graphics Card Driver)
  • CPU (processor): Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • RAM (memory): 8 GB+ RAM
  • USB: At least two (2x) USB 3.0 ports—three (3x) total available USB ports
  • HD (disk space): 4 GB+ free space

HTC Vive

  • Windows 10
  • 27” iMac with Radeon Pro graphics
  • iMac Pro with Radeon Vega graphics
  • Mac OS 10.13.3 or later

On Windows:

  • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

Windows Mixed Reality

Windows 10

On Windows:

  • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM

For detailed requirements for the different types of head-sets, and for information on setting up an immersive environment for After Effects, see Adobe Immersive Environment in After Effects.

Language versions available for After Effects

After Effects is available in the following languages:

  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Русский
  • 日本語
  • 한국어
  • 简体中文

After Effects supports text composition in Middle Eastern as well as Indic scripts using the “South Asian and Middle Eastern” text engine.

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