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

Applicable for:

October 2018 (16.0) release

System requirements for earlier releases:

 The latest version of Creative Cloud apps do not support some older versions of Windows and Mac. Learn more.

Minimum system requirements for After Effects CC

Windows

  Minimum requirement
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1703 (Creators Update) and later
RAM 8 GB minimum (16 GB recommended)
Hard disk space

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)

Monitor resolution 1280x1080 or greater display resolution
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

macOS

  Minimum requirements
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system

macOS versions 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave)

RAM

8GB RAM minimum (16GB recommended)

Hard disk space

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)

Monitor resolution

1440x900 or greater display resolution

Internet

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

*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.

VR system requirements

Head Mounted Display (HMD) Operating system
Oculus Rift Windows 10
Windows Mixed Reality Windows 10
HTC Vive
  • Windows 10
  • 27” iMac with Radeon Pro graphics
  • iMac Pro with Radeon Vega graphics
  • Mac OS 10.13.3 or later

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.

Note:

NVIDIA has publicly released windows ODE drivers that support the CUDA 9.2 SDK used in the latest release of After Effects. This is not the Microsoft default driver, but you can download this driver directly from NVIDIA, Version 411.63 (of the 410 series drivers).

Language versions available for After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects CC is available in the following languages:

Deutsch
English
Español
Français
Italiano

Português (Brasil)
Русский
日本語
한국어


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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