After Effects 2021

September 18, 2021 - Software
After Effects 2021

Make a big scene bigger. Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects CC, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.

What’s New in After Effects CC 2021:

Advanced puppet tools for mesh sculpting
New Advanced and Bend pins let you precisely twist, bend, curve, and scale animations.

Native 3D Depth passes
Generate a depth pass with the After Effects Classic 3D or INEMA 4D renderer. Composite objects quickly and easily in 3D space. Apply depth effects such as Depth of Field, Fog 3D, and Depth Matte so elements look natural or use depth data to simulate 3D looks.

Easier and faster expressions
A new javascript expression engine supercharges your animation workflow and processes expressions up to 6 times faster. Write expressions with a new editor that makes creating expressions more accessible.

Responsive Design — Time
Create motion graphics that can adapt to changes in length while preserving the integrity of protected keyframes. Export your designs as Motion Graphics templates for increased editorial flexibility.

Selective color grading with Lumetri Color
Take the guesswork out of curve adjustments with innovative new Lumetri Color tools for selective color correction. Each curve has two axes with paired values, making it easy to fine-tune colors accurately.

Display color management
Get accurate color representations and maintain color fidelity across your workflow, from After Effects to Premiere Pro and on rec709, rec202, and P3 displays.
Improved Motion Graphics templates file exchange with Premiere Pro

Access, modify, or replace CSV and TSV spreadsheet data in Premiere Pro to create dynamic, data-driven templates. Group controls so it’s easy to find editable properties in your Motion Graphics templates. Unlock font settings to let editors change fonts.

Native Mocha AE plug-in for After Effects
Get fast, accurate, precision planar tracking with the GPU-accelerated Mocha AE plug-in. It’s updated with a simplified interface, includes retina/high DPI support, and works natively inside After Effects.

Create in VR 180, preview in headset
Jump into immersive video with support for 180 VR. Add VR effects and work with 180 and 360 material interchangeably. Publish finished videos in the Google VR 180 format on YouTube or other platforms. A new Theater Mode option allows you to preview rectilinear content in a head-mounted display (HMD).

Performance and GPU optimizations
New GPU- and performance-optimizing effects include Fill, Curves, Exposure, Noise, Tritone, Set Matte and Color Balance. The Wave Warp effect is now multithreaded and renders 2-3x faster by using multiple CPU cores. Experience faster H.264 and HEVC decoding on the latest macOS.

Master Properties refinements
Master Properties now enable more advanced workflows with support for Collapse Transformations, Time Remap, audio effects, motion blur, mask and shape path expressions, 3D cameras and lights.

Learn Panel
After Effects beginner? The new Learn panel introduces you to the Timeline and controls via interactive tutorials to start you creating your composition quickly.

Tighter integration with Animate and XD
Import Animate .fla files as layered compositions directly into After Effects. Send your XD designs to After Effects with high fidelity to add advanced animation or build them into your motion graphics projects.

Group invites for Team Projects
Invite groups and team members from your enterprise address book — without typing in addresses — for more efficient communications.

Format support improvements
Get better performance from Panasonic, RED, and Sony camera formats with the latest support.

Creative Cloud Library improvements
Drag and drop assets such as Illustrator or Photoshop files into your CC Libraries panel to quickly access your After Effects compositions. Share your Libraries and assets with team members or export and store them with your project.

And so much more
Also includes easier ways to find GPU-accelerated effects, install scripts, and quickly enable or disable expressions.


More Info


Special thanks to @vposy release.


17 September 2021 – Update macOS version


(Preactivated Installer) x64


Adobe After Effects 2021 v18.4.1.4 x64 (macOS)


14 thoughts on “After Effects 2021


When I run the set-up exe, and it “downloads” but the software is no where to be seen. idk what im doing wrong.


    it’s your computer issue


      hi,man,i want a stable PR2021 AE2021 and AU2021~~ i need u help ~ could u give me a download website link? thanks very much~


      PS:the download is not a website for software AE2021 but another~


Hey! Need a little help here°-° on macOS Big Sur version 11.6, I just (downloaded + installed + restarted my computer) * several times, after unzipping 7z file, after double-clicking install, the error message pop up “The installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer file again..”, please check it out when you have some time, many thanks!!!

Hey! 求助°-° macOS Big Sur 版本11.6, 我(下载+安装+重启了)*好几次,解压后,双击install后,一直都显示这个错误消息“The installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer file again.”, 拜托大神查看一下下!万分感谢!!!


    i don’t have mac. i just forward sharing vposy release
    my end downloaded with baidu software it should be proper downloaded… :/


      THANK YOU so much for your lighting-speed reply 🙂 Yeah I just checked his Weibo page, but didn’t find its Baidu download link yet…


        mac have x64 arm and m1 version…. i just up the x64 only .. i really know nothing about macOS


          it’s the x64 version, not M1.
          it’s ok don’t worry 🙂


          Hello again, great new!! I tried several other unzip softwares, and now with help of Winzip, this “install” can be open perfectly!
          Thank you again 🙂


          glad to hear that… i am using high compression…. thanks feedback…


          Hi, can you explain me how tu unzip 7z file and open after effects?


    Hi, pls can someone explain me how to unzip 7z file?

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