Last week we visited the Adobe offices in San Jose, California for a preview of what Adobe has in store for its next round of updates to the Adobe Suite.
“Adobe gives me a toolset that I can use every day to design and execute VFX, prepare second unit and VFX deliverables for Martin Scorsese’s cutting room, and previs composites on set, at the highest level of quality. New and enhanced features in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects let me do more hands-on creative experimenting that leads to a better end result.” — Rob Legato, two-time Oscar winner
Among all this is also a look at Adobe’s very recent partnership with Maxon, a partnership that helps the Adobe Suite officially fill in a hole in their workflow, 3D animation.
There are quite a few updates coming across the board to all of Adobe’s products. However, we’ll be focusing on the aspects related to video production, including changes to:
As you can see, there’s a new Adobe product joining the family: Adobe Anywhere. Keeping in line with Adobe’s cloud based user experience, the Creative Cloud, Anywhere takes it a step further and allows for a project created in Anywhere to be hosted and edited on the cloud by any users authorized to do so. More on that later.
With Adobe’s partnership with Maxon, a massive addition has been made to After Effects in the form of Cinema 4D lite. This allows the creation of full 3D rendered objects that can be easily place into any production.
The new Adobe Anywhere is “…a modern, collaborative workflow platform…” that will allow entire teams to work together toward a common vision. Taking full advantage of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Anywhere stores all project files on the cloud, and works on even the busiest of internet connections.
As Adobe’s Creative Suite continues to grow, I continue to be amazed at their receptiveness to customer criticisms and desires. A big part of what we heard at this meeting was dedication to us, the consumer, and making sure that they are doing the best they possibly can to put out a product that we want to use.
It’s this dedication to collaborating with their customers that has help make Adobe what they are today, and it still seems like this is just the beginning. To think of what s yet to come leaves me both hopeful and excited.
You can find more info at www.Adobe.com