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  1. Expose Paragraph Text Box Width/Height for Expressions

    It's currently impossible within expressions to set the width or height of a Paragraph Text box.

    This would be a massively helpful feature for text-based templates and animations.

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  2. ALT+CTRL drag on selected keyframes re-times from centre of key's

    The option to Alt+Ctrl drag keyframes and have them retime from the centre rather than the start or end.

    Often, you have an animation happening at a certain time, maybe text in and text out. And it would be MUCH more convenient to retime keyframes from the centre, not the start or end.
    Having a modifier for this, so ALT does normal behaviour, ALT + CTRL re-times keyframes from the centre - almost like it does when holding CTRL while scaling a mask or path selection.

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  3. Time delay in Shape layer Repeater Properties

    As rotation, postion and opacity... time (in frame) should be a variable that we should be able to work with.

    Should also be affected by the Offset

    9 votes

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  4. Please Include Blend Modes as supported properties within Essential Graphics

    I was surprised to find that there is no way to include blend modes in your essential graphics both when building in AE and building in PR. The only property is opacity which does not tick all the boxes blend modes can. I even tried workarounds to find channel effects with blend modes as options and could not find one. I think this would be a simple addition that would have a large positive impact.

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  5. Use a Shape Path as input for Position of a Layer

    I would like to use a Path (Created Shape from Ai object) as input for the Position of a Layer by referring to it, not pasting it as keyframes

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  6. Expressions for text layers

    Knowing the number of lines in a block of text
    Be able to know the position of each line

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  7. Trimming a layer (rather than time stretching) by holding opt/alt with "Responsive Design — Time" enabled appears to be broken

    I am using the "Responsive Design - Time" functionality for the first time in After Effects and unless I'm misunderstanding the functionality, trimming, rather than time stretching, appears to be broken right now.

    I have a composition that contains a video clip that is replaceable via the essential graphics panel. The composition has a protected intro and outro. In the nested composition, I need to be able to extend the composition length via trimming, rather than stretching, in order to preserve the speed of the replaceable video clip contained within it.

    According to the help page for the responsive design…

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  8. Fix

    Not respond when i import .psd to ae to animate please fix this

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  9. Separate Dimensions for Camera Point of Interest and Scale

    I really don't know why this feature is not in After Effects after all these years, but it would be so helpful to be able to separate dimensions for Camera Point of Interest and Scale. It is sometimes really hard to animate the camera when you can only separate the position dimensions but not the Point of Interest.

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  10. Speed graph - animating unlinked scale X and Y improvements (toggle X and Y priority)

    It is common to animate the scale of an object along one axis (imagine a bar graph animating upward). Of course you do this by unlinking the X and Y scale proportions and increase the Y scale over time. And if you want the animation to be more dynamic you will use the graph editor. This is easily done with the Value graph. However, trying to do this with the Speed graph is very difficult. This is because the X influence is overtop the Y influence - and when you graph the handles of the keyframe in the Speed graph…

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  11. puppet tool breaking

    Puppet tool breaking my layer imported from illustrator and when I change expansion It gives me the "cached preview" error. I close and reopen the project and the entirety of the puppet tool is greyed out and not functioning. I pay way too much money a month for such a simple yet absolutely infruriating problem to exist.

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  12. swf into After effect losses motion from movie Clip Symbol

    Pirana opens the mouth as it swins left to right.
    Swf generated with LATEST (oct2021) ANIMATE, works fine if you douuble click it.

    If you import that sfw into AFTER EFFECTS. The mouth DOES NOT MOVE anymore.. but the pirana does swin left to right.

    WHY?

    if the swf is already generated and it works this does not make sense BUT IT HAPPENS.

    FYI: mouth or jaw movement is made on a movie clip made into a symbol, placed on the main timeline where the swim motion is tweened....

    1 vote

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  13. Pan behind tool is very hard to use with 3d layers.

    It takes multiple tries to grab it. Sudden frustrating problem after today's update.

    3 votes

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  14. make it usable

    I am doing a course on Adobe After Effects and I'm following the instructor exactly... somehow since the release of the course Adobe has found a way to break their program I guess. I am importing a .ai file and somehow the composition is allowing one 1 frame instances of the items. I cannot, as the instructor does, simply drag the layer's objects to have a longer duration. So I am not able to animate the things. After Effects, you have one job right now, which is to be able to take the images and make them have durations longer…

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  15. Is there any way to parent individual keyframes? Imagine 2 keyframes, the first being the start position and the second the end position. I

    Is there any way to parent individual keyframes?

    Imagine 2 keyframes, the first being the start position and the second the end position. Is it possible to link them to two different sliders?

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  17. Motion Sketch doesn't play audio

    Motion sketch would be much more useful if one could hear the audio playing as you're performing. At present I'm doing my animation with this functionality in Blender and transferring it back to After Effects with .jsx files, but it would be much more convenient if I could do it all in AE.

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  18. Creating an Graphic Design Preset

    Make it an option to save your motion graphics that you create as a preset. Which I already thought was already an option but was told it's

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  19. I want a comebackRe-traced 3d

    I want to reuse my old projects and awesome templates that I have bought and rely on Re-traced 3d

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  20. After effects update

    In last update After Effects, cant copy text to Ilustrator, why :(

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