- Basic program functions
- QuickTime Support (with QuickTime 7.5.5)
- All effects
- Adding presets
- Installing Plugins
- Layer transformation and 3d Layers
- Motion tweening, key-frame's and animation.
- Importing Video for Windows (.avi) (supported codecs)
- Importing QuickTime files (.mov .mp4)
- Importing of Windows Media Video (.wmv)
- Importing of image files and image sequence files (.jpeg, .png, .tif)
- Audio Import for audio muxed or converted to QuickTime (.mov .mp4)
- Audio Import for Windows Media Audio (.wma)
- Saving .aep project files
- Loading .aep project files
- Open GL (with supported graphics card)
- Ram Preview
- Rendering movies to an output file (.mov)
- Rendering movies to an output file (.avi) (limited support)
What does not
- Importing .mp3 or .wav crashes After Effects.
- When set on repeat, ram preview with audio enabled freezes After Effects.
What was not tested
-Import/export of file types not listed above.
Installer boots right up, then after selecting an installation language, it disappears, and takes about two minutes to load, after it loads, it reappears and installation goes fast. For QuickTime Support you'll need to install QuickTime 7.5.5 or earlier. Avi import seems limited to Uncompressed RGB. AE doesn't crash when trying to import unsupported .avi files, it'll just display an unsupported codec message. Ram preview of audio freezes up on repeat. This seems to be the only issue not related to file support. Disabling repeat during ram preview remedies this issue. Import of .mp3 and .wav muxed with video don't seem to have any issues. After some research it would seem mp3/wav issues in After Effects are common across platforms. Both Mac, and PC users have reported similar audio issues in versions of After Effects as recent as CS3. Here's some links to similar issues and workarounds (http://objectmix.com/adobe-after-effects/216792-after-effects-crashes-when-importing-mp3s.html) (http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-140631.html) It would seem for standalone audio, converting mp3/wav to a .mov, .mp4 or .wma is your best bet. With a few quick fixes After Effects 6.5 is fully functional with a few common file support issues. Rinse, wash, repeat, results may vary.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 9 "Isadora"||Dec 20 2010||1.3.9||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 26 2012||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 28 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Gold||Madspyman|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 25 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||Madspyman|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 17 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|