News & Updates


After Effects 18.0 & New Beta

After Effects 18.0 was release yesterday along with a new public beta for 18.1. These releases bring some great new features to your workflow and a BIG new feature to test. After Effects 18.0 The latest release brings us up…


March 2021 Prompt: Secret

Shhhhhhh. This month, our prompt is secret. No really, the prompt word itself is “Secret.” To be included in the meetup, please post by 11:59PM (CDT) Wednesday March 24th. You can post to social media using the hashtag #mnae, but the…

Meetup Recaps

February 2021 Digital Meetup

This month special guest Caitlin Cadieux joined us to go over her cel animation workflow from Procreate to Photoshop to compositing in After Effects. It was a great free flowing demo on concerting, techniques, tools, and finishing. Caitlin covered material…


Give Adobe Feedback on Two New Beta Features

If you’ve been digging into the After Effects public beta builds, you know it’s a great way to test out some upcoming features. In the latest beta, the After Effects team introduced two big new features for testing — a redesigned…


February Prompt: Warmth

We’re now past the coldest month of the year, but nowhere near rounding the corner into Spring. So we’re trying to stay warm and looking forward to getting warm. So it seemed fitting. To be included in the meetup, please…


Media Replacement in Motion Graphic Templates

Media replacement is coming to Motion Graphics Templates in AE and Premiere! This is something anyone who’s used Final Cut Pro X (I know, I know…) has been wanting since MOGRTs were first introduced! Under the hood a replaceable media…


New in After Effects v17.5!

After Effects 17.5 is being introduced today! Two huge features are making it out of Beta and into the public release: A new 3D design space and tools Rotobrush 2 For more on each of these features, there’s a detailed…

Meetup Recaps

November 2017 Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting this month with Victoria Nece and Tim Kurkowski joining us remotely from the Adobe AE offices in Seattle. We went through a slew of links and several people sharing some of their work as well….


After Effects 14.0 (CC2017) Available Now!

Adobe has just released the latest update to After Effects, version 14.0 (CC2017), as well as the rest of the Creative Cloud applications. For an exhaustive list of what’s new, take a look at the official announcement on Adobe’s After…