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Jeff Foster has written and contributed to several books and magazines, and has been producing motion graphics, photography and creative design for major corporations, television and film for more than 20 years. See his full bio and content at

After Effects CC review: Adobe hits a home run

New features in After Effects CC such as a live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D Lite, now included with Creative Cloud, give motion-graphics artists and compositors much-needed integration with true 3D object animation.

Review: CrazyTalk7 arrives on the Mac with advanced, easy-to-use interface and features

CrazyTalk7 Pro is a powerful character animation tool that's both fun to use and has practical application for professional producers seeking a creative animation option.

Adobe Prelude CS6 streamlines tapeless video handling

Adobe's replacement for its OnLocation software adds media handling capabilities, but removes much of that program's original functionality.

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 provides powerful, advanced video color grading

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 is a powerful color grading and filmic effects creation tool with 3D stereographic finishing capabilities, but it may not be for every video editor or project.

After Effects CS6 showcases rebuilt, enhanced compositing and motion graphics tools

After Effects CS6 offers a new 3D rendering engine and Global Performance Cache to boost performance and ease workflow.

ZBrush 4 is the closest software comes to sculpting with virtual clay

ZBrush 4 is the closest software comes to sculpting with virtual clay. There are numerous additions to this version that enhance user experience and productivity.

Adobe After Effects CS5.5 mid-cycle update rivals full-scale release

While some might be tempted to dismiss After Effects CS5.5 as a mere dot upgrade, videographer Jeff Foster explains why that would be a big mistake.

After Effects CS5

After Effects CS5 is a much-needed upgrade for speed and productivity in a 64-bit workflow, and the new Roto Brush tools lets you easily differentiate between foreground and background. Check out our complete review.

GroBoto 2.3

At first glance, GroBoto 2.3.3 looks like it might be just another 3-D modeler—until you launch it. Then you discover an entirely different process for creating 3-D models and scenes that actually forces you to think creatively and organically.

Review: After Effects CS4

After Effects CS4 represents one of the most significant and useful upgrades to Adobe's flagship motion graphics software in recent history. The new version’s interface now integrates more seamlessly than ever into the rest of the CS4 suite.

First Look: After Effects CS4

The latest version of Adobe’s visual effects and motion graphics application is full of useful UI enhancements and integrated with other CS4 updates. Jeff Foster takes a tour of the just-announced After Effects CS4.

After Effects CS3 Professional

After Effects CS3 Professional is not just another update, but a major advancement, and unquestionably worth the price of the upgrade.