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  1. FIX After Effects 2022 V22.0.1

    After Effects 2022 v22.0.1 DOES NOT EXPORT TO MEDIA ENCODER on Windows. This problem was reported for Mac, but it was directly stated that others have the same problem on Windows. Exact same symptoms, exact same behaviour. You try to export a video from After Effects using the Media Encoder Queue, and nothing happens. Media Encoder opens and just sits there doing absolutely nothing.

    115 votes

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  2. ACTUALLY LET US MAKE A DIRECT COMPLAINT

    How about instead of making us VOTE for features we want you to repair. You take the money we give you every month and fix the problems. No broken feature should require a popularity contest to get fixed. It's pathetic.

    135 votes

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  3. Please migrate the stuff we install properly

    Revolutionary idea: Migrate all my scripts and presets to the updated version. It should not break every major update. All content gets left behind when the previous version is deleted, so why not migrate the scripts that I have installed automatically? It does so for all settings, but I keep having to reinstall my scripts and custom UI panels. Other way would be to have a folder somewhere that contains user scripts? Like in Documents/Adobe where there is already a folder?

    54 votes

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  4. Lock Workspace

    I think it would be useful to borrow the Lock Workspace feature from Photoshop for After Effects, esp with the wide use of so many scripts and CEP panels in many workflows. I accidentally pull off tabs or slide them around in my day-to-day use of AE, esp since I’m using a Wacom pen most of the time.

    I’m sure there’s some wrinkles to consider, esp when switching Workspaces while locked - do you prompt with a pop-up or automatically switch it?

    89 votes

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  5. Bug Report: Immersive Environment Projection Options

    In Version 18, they removed the "VR Goggles" from the Composition Window which is where we would change the projection for the Adobe Immersive Enviroment so that the footage would be properly displayed inside of a VR Headset. You didn't give us another place to change this settings so any versions of AE past 17.7.0 are unusable for 360 VR workflows. Can we get our button back? #AdobeUXQC_Fail

    21 votes

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  6. New Shape Layer 'Expression Repeater'

    How about a new type of Repeater for shape groups that looks pretty much the same as the existing one, except that values in it's Transform properties are not applied cumulatively, but rather have their expressions evaluated individually for every copy of the shape?

    So if I add a random expression to the repeater's Position property, I get a bunch of randomly positioned copies. Ideally we'd get expression access to something like repeaterIndex (like textIndex in text layer expression selectors) but even without any new syntax it would be amazing. I can already imagine making a growing vine which automatically…

    34 votes

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  7. Support 5.1 Audio Directly from After Effects

    Being able to take an interleaved 5.1 audio WAV file and render it onto a final MOV as true multi-track (as opposed to current flattening to stereo) would be revolutionary for our Graphics department. This would alleviate the need to re-render out of Premiere to incorporate 5.1 audio onto final graphics files.

    14 votes

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  8. Bugreport: wrong colors with PNG import since AfterEffects 17.7.0

    Since AfterEffects 17.7.0 the colors of PNG files will be shown not correctly. It seems the the PNGImporter ignores the colormanagement of the files or does something else wrong.
    Attached you can find screenshots with wrong and correct result.
    I also wanted to upload a sample scene so that you can test it on your site, but an upload of zip or aep is not possible.

    17 votes

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  9. Stop adding new features till the program works at an appropriate speed.

    I'm tracking footage as I write this. the entire file is just a single 4k video with two trackers. my cache is on an ssd, and I run a 1070 and 6700k intel chip. not the best, I know...
    bit it worked fine on 6k anamorphic video in 2016 when I made it. so now I get to say:
    what the hell adobe. how did you mess this up so much, the moment you went subscription?

    it's simple. after effects has become like 3DS max: buggy, cobbled together, filled with half-functional plugins, all with messy code and badly integrated, with…

    21 votes

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  10. 18.4 is eating through my memory and then crashing during previews and renders

    After Effects is eating through memory when previewing and rendering. It goes through my 128 gig in about a hundred frames and then crashes.

    After effects is getting worse not better

    9 votes

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  11. Problems using Anchor Point tool on 3D layers with the new Gizmos.

    You used to be able to snap the anchor point to layers when using the Anchor Point tool (y) and pressing Shift or activating the snapping checkbox, now it doesn't work with the new gizmos.

    Also... it's pretty useless defaulting to the same type of gizmo used for the SELECTION TOOL and not having any way to change it when you CAN'T rotate or scale an anchor point. Now you have to go to the select tool, select the POSITION gizmo and then come back to the Anchor Point tool again if you want to move an anchor point in…

    8 votes

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  12. Improve "inline" styling of text via Expressions

    It would be great to not only be able to use the "getStyleAt()" method, but also implement something like "setStyleAt()" in order to style portions of the text separately.

    It would also help to be able to chain different styles together. Right now, it's impossible to do proper text styling with different style types programmatically. It would be incredibly helpful, especially for Templates / MOGRTs.

    31 votes

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  13. Bug: After Effects 22.0 Freezing On Splash Screen AND Causes Other Apps Not to Start

    Since installing 22.0, it hangs on splash screen. Not only Afx, but also C4D now, and several apps won't start. I had to uinstall afx and delete all the Adobe folders in AppData/Roaming... My other apps returned to normal. Once I reinstalled Afx it all started again.

    Sometimes splash screen hangs on "Cleaning Up, Anywhere," sometimes it's "Mocah." Sometimes I see "Adobe DVA 2022" in the task manager (sometimes not). When I "analyze the wait chain" for AfterFX.exe it says it's waiting to finish network I/O

    2 votes

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  14. an indicator to show which expression engine is in use

    Currently there is no way to tell what expression engine is in use, without opening up the prefs to check. Using the legacy expressions engine causes annoying expressions errors, that can be hard to debug if you don't realise that the legacy expressions engine is running.
    An indicator (or switch) in the UI, maybe as part of the expressions editor would be helpful.

    23 votes

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  15. Default Output folder and Output Module per Project

    Most of the time, I am working on multiple projects per day, switching several time. Each time I have to set the Output Folder and the Output Module for each.
    Why not store those in the Project Settings? (accessible from the Render Queue for user convenience :-)

    4 votes

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  16. Interface is Slow and Laggy

    Dear Adobe,

    Me again.

    Please stop everything that you're doing with the development of new bells and whistles and doodads and put all your resources and firepower into resolving the years-old issue of the Slow and Laggy Interface in After Effects. Seriously. It's been YEARS. I kept thinking, "ah, they'll fix it soon.." and hope for the best and I end up feeling like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football every time a new update for After Effects comes out. "Maybe they fixed it!" And it's still not fixed.

    When I contact Support I'm told, "the issue that you…

    221 votes

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  17. Import illustrator Artboards as compositions or sequences

    As per title.
    Now to import a multi artboart illustrator file into AE you need to save out every artboard as a separate file. Importing multiple artboards as compositions should be standard. I mean it can be done from XD, why not from Illustrator?

    5 votes

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  18. install older versions of after effects

    I can't seem to install older versions of the software up? is this a bug or have they stopped allowing older installs?

    3 votes

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  19. Bug Report AE 22.1.1: Menu Bar and all right click drop-downs not working

    Menu bar and all right click dropdowns are not working in AE 2022. You click an item in the menu bar and nothing appears, you click again and it shows up for a moment but disappears when you move your mouse over to click on a drop down item.

    When you click for the first time, you can click on drop down items by guessing the approximate location of where they are but they are invisible so it's a guessing game.

    This makes AE completely unusable. Fixes when you delete your preferences file but it is not feasible to delete…

    3 votes

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  20. RAM Preview not real time on MacBook Pro M1 Max

    I'm currently having to use After Effects 2021 instead of 2022 because 2022 will not RAM preview in real time. I'm running a brand spankin' new 16" MacBook Pro M1 Max with 64GB Unified Memory & 4TB of space. The system is screaming fast so this AE issue is evidently a bug. Please fix as soon as possible Adobe because AE 2022 looks amazing and I'm dying to dive in.

    2 votes

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