Adobe just released its latest Creative Cloud updates, which includes After Effects CC 2015. Let’s take an in-depth look at these updates.

As we recently wrote, Adobe has released its latest update for the Creative Cloud. That update included the release of After Effects CC 2015. Now, AE CC 2015 isn’t just some run of the mill update. Not in the least! There are some truly significant updates to the software.

Let’s explore some of these updates in a little more detail.  To start things off, let’s jump back to NAB 2015 and watch a great twenty minute introduction to After Effects CC 2015 from  Karl Soule, Adobe’s Business Development Manager.

As we talked about in the previous article, Adobe really enhanced users’ ability to Preview changes made in comps by allowing real-time preview versus having to issue the changes and then render the scene. Here’s the video that was added in the pervious article with Jason Levine, as well as another short but in-depth view of the new previews update.

Next up, let’s look at the new face tracker feature. With this new feature, you can easily track faces in your comps and then add effects and color correction to the selected face. What’s amazing about this is that users can create a simple mask around the face, then After Effects goes to work and tracks the face on its own. You can also set the tracker to Detailed Features Mode, which allows you to track specific points on the face. This information can then be used in animation.

One last (but really interesting) feature that’s been added is the accessibility of the Creative Cloud Libraries within After Effects CC 2015. This will come in extremely handy for motion graphic designers, because the Creative Cloud Libraries allow you to store and share assets. So by having your assets centrally located, you can easily access them within the After Effects interface without having to search your hard drive in order to import them. By utilizing this feature, you should be able to cut down your turnaround time on any given project.

So that’s a more in-depth look at After Effects CC 2015. We’re pretty excited about these new features, specifically the face tracking feature and the new and improved preview. Both should help in making our workflow more streamlined.

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What are your thoughts on the recent After Effects updates? Are you satisfied? Were you wanting something more? What features would you like to see added in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.