After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2d and 3d space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax and user-adjustable angle of observation.
The latest version, CS4 (9.0.2), is the eighteenth generation in the product line.
• Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
• Searchable timelines and projects
• Independent keyframing of x, y, z values
• 3D compositing
• Cartoon effect
A&H use case 1 description:
The Virtual Reconstruction of Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico project used After Effects for video production during the life of the project.
Company of Science and Art (v1-2), Adobe Systems Incorporated (v3+)