Midweek Motivation: 25 Years of After Effects

Midweek Motivation: 25 Years of After Effects
Inspirations Apr 11, 2018 at 09:55 AM

Digital Arts interviews Dave Simons, one of the original developers of After Effects, who is still at Adobe, on its 25th anniversary. Learn how AE has remained so successful after all these years.

The Story of After Effects

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Adobe has launched its latest version of After Effects to coincide with this week's NAB trade show in Las Vegas, an update to the CC 2018 version of the ‘motion design’ software that’s used for everything from 2D animation to 3D motion graphics to feature-film visual effects.

The latest release approximately coincides with the 25th anniversary of the application artists and animators call just ‘AE’, so we caught up with one of the tool’s original developers, Dave Simons, to find out how it’s remained innovative and successful over two-and-a-half decades – when rivals such as Autodesk’s Combustion and Apple Shake have come and gone.

Dave is currently an Adobe Fellow, working on the live-animation-capture software Character Animator. But in 1992 he was working at an independent developer, The Company of Science and Art (CoSA), based in Providence, Rhode Island...

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