Version History

Revision Date



5 May 2023

Jason Bartell

Update Color Settings suite to AEGP_ColorSettingsSuite5 with new OCIO calls, and added URL property to the PiPL. See AEGP_ColorSettingsSuite5 and PiPL Resources respectively for more details.

18 October 2022

Field Kuang

Update layer suite to AEGP_LayerSuite9 with 3 new Track Matte methods. See AEGP_LayerSuite9 for more details

26 October 2021

Sean Jenkin

After Effects 2022 (22.0) release. Updates the maxiumum threads for PF_Iterate.

31 March 2021

Sean Jenkin

Updated Multi-Frame Rendering documentation for sequence_data changes and Compute Cache system. Added information for supporting Universal Mac binaries for Apple Silicon effect plugins.

1 June 2020

Field Kuang

Multi-Frame Rendering is now supported in AE Beta builds. See Multi-Frame Rendering in AE for more details.

1 November 2018

Bruce Bullis

16.0 release

10 November 2017

Zac Lam

15.0 release

12 May 2017

Zac Lam

CC 2017.1 (14.2) release

2 November 2016

Zac Lam

CC 2017 (14.0) release.

21 July 2015

Zac Lam

CC 2015 (13.5) release.

12 June 2014

Zac Lam

CC 2014 (13.0) release. Corrections for accuracy. Removed old version references.

15 July 2013

Zac Lam

CC (12.0) release. API version changes, misc small clarifications, more details in AEIOs.

26 April 2012

Zac Lam

CS6 (11.0) release. Big reorganization of the AEGPs and Artisans. Many additions throughout.

2 May 2011

Zac Lam

CS5.5 (10.5) release.

28 April 2010

Zac Lam

CS5 (10.0) release. 64-bit porting info. Drawbot.

4 May 2009

Zac Lam

CS4 (9.0) release. Complete reorganization of first three chapters. Fleshed out documentation on Premiere Pro.

1 July 2007

Bruce Bullis

CS3 (8.0) release.

4 April 2006

Bruce Bullis

Updated to reference new development system requirements and Xcode-specific issues. Some editing.

1 December 2005

Bruce Bullis

Updated for 7.0. Added SmartFX documentation. Noted current suite version numbers throughout. Numerous editorial changes. Documented many new AEGP suite functions.

4 April 2004

Bruce Bullis

Updated for 6.5. Expanded and corrected all documentation. Added documentation of all new AEGP functions.

20 July 2003

Bruce Bullis

Major overhauls for After Effects 6.0. Added documentation for all new (and some old) suites, and many supporting details for effects.

4 March 2002

Bruce Bullis

Updated Mac OS X details, expanded AEIO and AEGP documentation.

1 December 2001

Bruce Bullis

5.5 release. Added information on new outflags, PiPL changes, and additions and changes to the AEGP API. Numerous clarifications and edits.

2 February 2001

Bruce Bullis

5.0 release. Entire document edited and reformatted. Sections on 16 bit-per-channel color and parameter supervision, as well as the entire AEGP chapter, have all substantially expanded.

9 September 1999

Bruce Bullis

Revised for 4.1; added General plug-ins and AEGP information. Added information on new selectors, resize handle.

1 January 1999

Bruce Bullis

Version 4.0 SDK Release 1 - Added information on new global flags, custom data types, utilization of PICA suites, CustomUI messaging and parameter supervision, new callbacks. many editorial changes.

1 May 1998

Bruce Bullis

Version 3.1 SDK Release 6 - Editorial changes only

17 April 1997

Brian Andrews

Version 3.1 SDK Release 3 – First public release (really a pre-release) of the SDK for Windows development.

13 Nov. 1996

Brian Andrews

Version 3.1 SDK Release 2 – Minor updates.

21 June 1996

Brian Andrews

Version 3.1 – Final 3.x release.

5 March 1996

Brian Andrews

Version 3.0 – Preliminary release for the After Effects developer kitchen.

August 1994

Dave Herbstman Dan Wilk

Version 2.0.1 – Added support for PowerPC.

January 1994

Dan Wilk

Version 2.0 – Updates.

January 1993

Russell Belfer

Version 1.0 – Initial SDK release.