In January 2014 Steve Forde asked a question in a blog post that said "What if we did NOTHING else in After Effects during 2014 other than make it faster? I mean MUCH faster."
So my first question is: What happen to this and is this something that you are working on?
Second question: What is the future of ray-tracing, is it being improved or will it be replaced?
Third Question: When will you improve the 3D environment? I have heard talk around the internet that HitFilm has a much better 3D environment, AE should be at least as good as them if not better.
Thanks and looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Further development of ray-traced rendering accelerated by the Nvidia CUDA architecture, as announced by Adobe, has been discontinued. Better integration with Cinema 4D is the replacement that has been announced and discussed on this forum many times.
Any further answers to your questions will have to come from the Adobe staff.
We currently have the large majority of the After Effects team working on nothing but interactive performance. You'll see the first fruits of this effort in a release currently targeted for this spring.
The ray-traced 3D renderer is being replaced.
You should see some 3D improvements later this year.
Thanks and looking forward to it :-)