To get new features you must update your software. Simple as that.
I'm assuming you mean Mask tracking because there is no such thing as Matt tracking because Matt is a guy, Matte is a thing that is used to add transparency and mask is something you draw with the pen or shape tools.
thank you for answering. But I already have the CS6 version of AR, and have updated using the latest available download from the Adobe site. I still do not have the latest features. They are available in the "Cloud" versions, but not for us hard copy users. Am I missing something here?
Meant to type AE not AR!
If you have a working, bought-and-plaid-for copy of AE CS6, you aren't going to get any of the latest features in AE CC. Ain't gonna happen. So you shouldn't be using Creative Cloud training materials. Give this link a shot instead:
Plenty of useful stuff there!
thank you for answering. But I already have the CS6 version of AE, and have updated using the latest available download from the Adobe site. I still do not have the latest features. They are available in the "Cloud" versions, but not for us hard copy users. Am I missing something here?
There is no more hard copy.
The "Cloud" versions are an upgrade from CS6.
After Effects CS6 is version 11.0
After Effects CC is version 12.0 (although updates brought it to 12.2.1.x)
After Effects CC 2014 is version 13.0 (updates brought it to 13.2)
After Effects CC 2015 is version 13.5 (well, it's actually up to 13.7.1)
So, you are four versions behind with CS6.
Think of getting a subscription to Creative Cloud like buying a hard copy of a new and upgraded version. The difference is that, instead of paying lots of money in one fell swoop to upgrade, you just pay a little every month and you have access to all of the versions I just listed. You also get a bunch of really useful fonts and graphic assets, some neat mobile apps (I particularly enjoy Capture), some free online storage, and all the software that was in the entire Master Suite collection in the past (like Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Flash (now called Animate), Dreamweaver, Audition, Photoshop, Lightroom, SpeedGrade, etc.) PLUS some new ones (like Fuse and the extremely fun Character Animator).
Creative Cloud software works just like CS6 and previous versions did in that you install it on your machine and work with files on your local system. The only difference is how you pay for it (and that you download it instead of using a disc, but you don't really get discs with any software anymore subscription or otherwise. I haven't had to use a CD or DVD to install any software in a very long time...)
Some people don't like the subscription payment system, which is a fair concern and I understand it completely. However, I have found I'm getting a lot more bang for the buck since the move to CC. Even if you avoid the new architecture in AE CC 2015, there are a TON of useful workflow changes since CS6. You can read a bit more about some of the CC features I particularly like in my post here.
Just to be perfectly clear CS six does not support mask tracking. Never will.
Thanks for the response. Looks like a good site. I have used some of these tutorials in previous versions. Looks like adobe has abandoned us hard copy users and is forcing us into the cc world.
Are there similar sites for the other major CS6 apps such as Premiere, Audition, Encore?