When will After Effects CS6 get a retina update?
It's - *marketingdrumroll* - tentatively called CS7. Everything else is beside the point.
ugh.. The most annoying part about this is that there are a lot of people out there that don't even recognize it as an issue, so you hear a lot of "oh mine works fine". It boggles my mind how they haven't fixed this by now and not enough people care about the issue.
I hate to throw water on your fire but AE is accurately displaying what would be seen for it's interpolated screen resolution with a retina display even with custom views, Photoshop, on the other hand, is showing you Actual Pixels so the image seems to be 1/2 the size as it would be displayed on a Retina display. I'd rather they fix Photoshop because it's way too hard to make pixel critical judgements in Photoshop at 100% scale than it is in AE on a Retina display.
I'd rather see how it would look on the display than the actual pixels because the pixel density is so high on a retina display that it's nearly impossible, without a magnifying glass, to see if you have artifacts in the edges. The image size of an element in your Comp on a retina display will be the same size as it is on a non retina display computer with the same apparent resolution. IOW a HD comp at 50% on a 15" Dell laptop will be the same size as a HD comp at 50% on a 15" MacBook Pro R.
This is why some web graphics look soft on a Retina display, They are scaled up approximately 200% when the website is not properly styled for high resolution displays.
The same things goes for movies played on a Retina displaya. You're not seeing actual pixels, you're seeing a denser pixel pattern which does give you a slightly better image. That's all I'm going to say about it.
I understand that it's displaying interpolated resolution and how pixel density works. It's fine that you like it that way, but it's certainly not for everyone. When Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and Speedgrade all show actual resolution / clear lines and pixels, it becomes immensely frusterating switching to After Effects (for me. I understand that some people can get over the stretched images / fuzzy lines).
Thanks for the link Todd. I'm glad Adobe has addressed that After Effects needs work, but what concerns me is not the fuzziness of the icons, it's the accuracy of the canvas. I find it a little disconcerting that people are more concerned about the interface than the canvas. I just hope that Adobe makes the canvas consistent with all of their other retina apps and it's not a design decision to leave After Effects to use Mac's interpolated resolution.
Thanks for your response though.