After Effects 6 ready for summer 2003? – Macitynet.it
ThinkSecret has released the first details on After Effects 6, the new version of the Adobe package that should be released by August next year. The new version (codename: "Food Fite"), will be compatible in a way native for Mac OS X and will bring various improvements regarding 3D compositing. Text layers will be supported as well as various improvements will be on the OpenGL side. It will be possible to customize the keyboard abbreviations, to have a folder for the management of solids. Another utility will be represented by the possibility of having a sub-menu history that will probably offer the possibility to retrace your steps. After Effects 6 will finally include a menu "Scripting ". However, the exact nature of the scripting mechanism is not yet known. Similarly to what can be done with Photoshop, the Character and Paragraph palettes with which to set various functions relating to the wrapping of the text will be available in After Effects too. A palette called "Tracker" should then allow tracking to be managed in a way. faster and more accurate. Among the new filters, we recommend: "Scriblle" and "Liquify". The RAM preview will be much faster under Mac OS X and should allow real-time playback.Always according to the ThinkSecret website, the After Effects plug-in system will be updated and will be able to support the 16 bits as well as multiprocessor machines. The current "Plug-In Power-Pack" package, which currently must be purchased separately, is an integral part of the new version of the package.