This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

Adobe After Effects 4.0/4.1 (+ 3rd party plug-ins)

Your rating: None Average: 5 (4 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
ae4mac-classic.sit (32.00 MB)
MD5: e020b7c4ae5879ff854b2c76677a6016
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Adobe_After_Effects_4.0.toast_.sit (419.71 MB)
MD5: fe866878da0c2900b6c5fd06bab2fa70
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Adobe_After_Effects_4.1.toast_.sit (455.72 MB)
MD5: a97d245fcea1e39ee81e9c2b235691af
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: SheepShaver,

After Effects was originally created by the Company of Science and Art in Providence, RI, USA. Version 1.0 was released in January 1993. Version 2.1 introduced PowerPC acceleration in 1994. CoSA along with After Effects was then acquired by Aldus corporation in July 1993; this company was then acquired by Adobe in 1994, and with it PageMaker and After Effects. Adobe's first new release of After Effects was version 3.0.

Adobe After Effects is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax and user-adjustable angle of observation.

After Effects and some non-linear editing systems (NLEs) are layer-oriented, meaning that each individual media object (video clip, audio clip, still image, etc.) occupies its own track. In contrast, other NLEs use a system where individual media objects can occupy the same track as long as they do not overlap in time. This track-oriented system is more suited for editing and can keep project files much more concise. The layer-oriented system that After Effects adopts is suited for extensive effects work and keyframing. Although other compositing packages—especially ones that employ tree or node workflows, such as Apple Shake—are better suited to manage large volumes of objects within a composite, After Effects is able to somewhat counter the clutter by selectively hiding layers (using the Shy switch) or by grouping them into pre-compositions.

The main interface consists of several panels (windows in versions prior to After Effects 7.0 ). Three of the most commonly used panels are the Project panel, the Composition panel, and the Timeline panel. The Project panel acts as a bin to import stills, video, and audio footage items. Footage items in the Project panel are used in the Timeline panel, where layer order and timing can be adjusted. The items visible at the current time marker are displayed in the Composition panel.

After Effects integrates with other Adobe software titles such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore, Flash, and third-party 3D programs like Cinema 4D.


Download #1 This version 4.0 (in a folder) is very rudimentary, will work fine right out of the .sit package. It can even use Photoshop Plugins and effects (Ps 3.0-5).Wink

•Only one issue:
•You will have to reorder the plugins in their respective folders, don't worry, i also include a doc to tell you how.

I upload it as the manual.

Some plugins are expired and will not work. All you have to do is to change the date from the control panel and relaunch AE to get them to work.

Download #2 contains a disc image of the CD for v. 4.0

Download #3 contains a disc image of the CD for v. 4.1 (SN in 3rd pic)

See Also: CoSA After Effects 1.1, After Effects 2.0, After Effects 3.1, After Effects 5.5, After Effects CS3 Pro (8.0)

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 7.5 - 9.2.2
Works perfectly in the Classic environment of the X.


SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2014, November 18 - 3:45am

Thank you, MikeTomTom, works for me too Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, November 18 - 2:38am

Yes I did, but it's 404'ing on me too Puzzled

Maybe it doesn't like .txt in the Manual category, even tho' you can upload .txt files to it.

I'll convert the text to PDF and replace it again. Shouldn't take too long.

[Edit] Done - it appears to have worked.

SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2014, November 18 - 2:28am

Sorry that's what I meant. So did you reupload it then? Because I still get a 404.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, November 17 - 9:57pm

I had a copy of the "manual" so have re-upped it. It actually isn't a manual, its a text document giving a list of the archive's plug-ins in the order they should be in. - See up in Description:

You will have to reorder the plugins in their respective folders, don't worry, i also include a doc to tell you how.

I upload it as the manual.

SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2014, November 17 - 1:27pm

Manual gives a 404 error.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2012, September 19 - 9:11am

Excellent upload. Many thanks

Alexei's picture
by Alexei - 2012, September 18 - 12:03pm

Nuts, when I try to open it keeps saying "out of memory" or something similar

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, February 2 - 9:11am

And much appreciated by me, thank you. A rarity indeed.

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2012, February 2 - 8:35am

U have no idea how long i do have to dig in my back ups cds to find this file...