Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Adobe releases After Effects 24.3

Adobe has released After Effects 24.3, the latest version of the compositing software, adding support for per-character styling in text layers.

Use scripting to vary the size, color and style of text on a per-character basis
After Effects 24.3 sees per-character styling, introduced in beta builds of the software last year, move into the stable release.

Users can now vary the font, size, color and styling of text layers on a per-character basis, via scripting, using the TextDocument DOM’s new CharacterRange and ParagraphRange objects.

You can find more details, plus a link to an example script, in the original beta announcement.

Other changes include a new paragraphCount attribute, which returns the number of paragraphs in a TextDocument.

Outside of text styling, there are no other new features in the release, although there are a number of bugfixes

Price and system requirements
After Effects 24.3 is available for Windows 10+ and macOS 12.0+ on a rental-only basis. Single-app After Effects subscriptions cost $34.49/month or $263.88/year.

In the online documentation, the update is also referred to as the March 2024 release or After Effects 2024.3.

Read more about the new features in After Effects 24.3 in the online release notes

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