Adobe now has a limited edition print of Rebirth of Gaea on display in their conference room at their headquarters in Seattle. They recently reached out to artist Jesse Michael Newman, curious about his use of their program After Effects to create his extraordinarily high resolution image, Rebirth of Gaea. At 30,000 x 10,000 pixels, the piece has roughly 150 times the resolution of an HDTV. After Effects is primarily used for film and video and Newman's use for a print piece intrigued Adobe.
Asked why he chose After Effects, Newman gets technical. "Working in After Effects is completely non-destructive, equivalent to working in oils instead of acrylics. The canvas remains "wet" so I can continue enhancing it indefinitely, allowing for a free-flowing process. Additionally, project file sizes are infinitely smaller and the workflow faster."