After Effects CC 16.1 and Character Animator CC 2.1 Available

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Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC 16.1

After Effects CC 16.1 has plenty of great new features, but the biggest news in this release is the new Content-Aware Fill. Until now, this tool was only available in Photoshop. To explain, it removes unwanted objects from a video, using Adobe Sensei technology. In other words, you can remove gear, people, cars, and more with this tool, without rotoscoping or painting.

Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud

Expressions Editor in After Effects April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud| Adobe Creative Cloud

Remove objects from your video with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC 16.1

Using Mask Tracking and Reference Frames with Content-Aware Fill

New features in After Effects CC 16.1

Since we have yet to update and try it for ourselves, here it is, straight from Adobe:

Content-Aware Fill for video

Easily and cleanly remove unwanted objects, including boom mics, signs, and even people, from your clip. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content-Aware Fill automatically fills the space throughout your clip, saving you hours of painstaking erasing or replacing objects frame by frame.

Expressions Editor

A new Expressions Editor makes writing expressions easier with line numbers, matching brace highlighting, and code folding. Customize your coding environment with syntax highlighting themes. Identify and fix problems quickly with in-line error messages.

Performance improvements

More GPU-accelerated effects include Roughen Edges and Change Color. Both now support 16- and 32-bpc color. Work faster than ever in Team Projects when using multiple assets between team members.

Save guides to share with Premiere Pro editors

Load and save guide setups to reuse in new projects and share with Premiere Pro editors to set parameters for their sequence.

Automatic font syncing

As you move from machine to machine or project to project, any missing fonts will automatically sync from Adobe Fonts, if available.

Expanded format support

RED debayering is now functional for Mercury GPU Acceleration (Metal) on macOS. Now you can import Sony VENICE X-OCN footage.

And more

Automatically enable frame blending and motion blur, and easily update legacy expressions to the new JavaScript expressions engine with a new script.

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Adobe releases After Effects CC 16.1 – from CG Channel

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What’s new in Character Animator CC 2.1

Better Puppet Rigging in Adobe Character Animator April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud

Better puppet rigging

Apply behaviors, handles, and mesh independence to single layers. Find behaviors fast with a new search filter. Apply tags in context, switch left and right tags, and cut and paste handles from one layer to another.

New jaw movements

Now a character’s jaw can move with lip-synched, editable mouth visemes. Nutcracker Jaw is also improved.

New example puppets

Two new in-app puppets can be used as-is or as a foundation for your own designs. New puppets are released regularly here: https://www.adobe.com/go/chexamples

Character Trigger extension for Twitch

Set up actions for live-streamed characters that Twitch viewers can trigger, such as a costume change, dance, or high-five. Get the extension here

Improved lip sync

Thanks to Adobe Sensei, lip-sync quality is better than ever, reducing the impact of audio noise. See Setting up Mouth Shapes Using Auto Lip-Sync

Improvements to Characterizer

Faster UI, three new styles, and better-looking results.

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