The April 2018 releases of After Effects roll out exciting new features for visual effects artists, graphic editors, and animators. Read on for a quick introduction to the list of new features and enhancements.
For a summary of features introduced in earlier releases of After Effects CC, see Feature summary | Earlier releases.
After Effects CC April 2018 (version 15.1.1) release
This release of After Effects includes fixes for multiple bugs in After Effects. For a list of issues fixed in this release, see Bugs fixed in April 2018 releases of After Effects.
After Effects CC April 2018 (version 15.1) release
New in the April 2018 release
Master Properties allow you to access and edit layer and effect properties such as text, color, and opacity of a composition when it is nested in another composition. You can use master properties to reduce project complexity and save time while you build complex animations across multiple compositions. When you add properties like position, scale or color to the Essential Graphics panel, these properties appear as editable Master Properties in the timeline. You no longer have to open the nested compositions separately to view or change the layer properties.