The October 2022 (23.0) release presents new features and user-requested workflow improvements that enable you to work more efficiently in After Effects and design even the finest details without compromising your creative vision.
The release includes Selectable Track Matte Layers, encoding H.264 in the Render Queue, refreshed presets for composition settings, new animation presets, and enhanced keyframe navigation. Also, installing Cinema 4D by Maxon is now optional.
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 for multiple other layers making compositions simpler and more flexible to create.
Export your projects quickly with hardware accelerated output and direct rendering of H.264 files from within the Render Queue, giving you the flexibility of choice to natively import out of After Effects or with Adobe Media Encoder.
Find the most commonly used presets quickly in the Composition Settings with the revamped Composition Presets list. Plus, the composition presets now include sizes for a variety of social platforms.
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 can create quick animations and don't have to start from scratch.
Choose when to download Cinema 4D with the new Add-ons option during After Effects installation. Install it using the Creative Cloud application when required, or skip it altogether.
The October 2022 (23.0) release also includes 3D Model Import (Beta), Properties Panel for Shape layers, Text layers, and Essential Properties (Beta), and OpenColorIO and ACES color management (Beta).
You can now use After Effects to create motion graphics that include 3D models. Import 3D models into your composition without additional plugins and composite them in the same 3D space as other After Effects 3D layers.
Use the Properties Panel to quickly access important properties of selected Shapes and Text layers and Essential Properties in the timeline without the need to twirl open multiple layer hierarchies or a different panel.