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  1. Cel Animation Workflow

    Animate and Photoshop are great tools for cel animation but both lack the usability for modern motion design workflows that After Effects would provide. Adding support for photoshop-style raster animation in After Effects would bring this powerful technique into the right environment, and add features useful for unrelated workflows.

    To solve this, I propose the addition of a new Frame Paint Effect, which would would enable a fast, non-parametric way to paint into an effect. It would work like this:

    Photoshop brush engine
    - Painting pixels not strokes.
    - Focus on speed, quality and tablet pressure/tilt support, NOT editability.
    -…

    138 votes
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  2. Insert or remove time at Current Time Indicator

    Back in the Flash days, you've had put the current time indicator of a certain place in the timeline and hit F5 and it would insert frames and push everything after the current time indicator back in time. Hold shift F5 and it would insert 10 frames at a time, pushing everything back in time after the current time indicator. To me it's unbelievable that after effects has no support for inserting or removing time within a timeline. Many times I've had clients want to insert or remove something in a long complicated timeline, and it takes me the whole…

    9 votes
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  3. Shape Layer Repeaters with Selectors (the kind in text animators)

    Shape layers could really use some love. I propose that the same way we add selectors and properties to Text Layer animations, should be used for Shape Layer Repeaters.

    Draw a square, repeat it 10 times, now add a range selector with position and scale. think of the cool mograph type effects you could create with that system, The best part, is that Shape Layers and Text Animators are practically cousins, so I don't think it would be to hard to implement.

    Bonus would be to also have the same path options that Text layers have as well, imagined if…

    138 votes
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  4. Expression not always work

    Error with this expression: fadeDur = .5; ease(time,outPoint,outPoint-fadeDur,100,0), not always work, trying to fade out a layer by applying it to the opacity parameter and it does not work.

    1 vote
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  5. Disable different axises for 3d rotation / rotate one axis only

    For animation comps with cameras obviously my layers need to be 3d, which makes rotation in the composition window annoying. When I'm animating a character in 2d it's quick and easy to press W and rotate in the comp view, but if the layer is 3d it's tricky to get the right point to rotate in 3d space. In fact, I NEVER do transformations on 3d layers in the comp window because it's an unusable mess - I always dial in the numerical numbers, which is much slower.

    I would love to be able to easily rotate just one axis…

    1 vote
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  6. Set Legacy Puppet Engine to Default

    Advanced puppet engine is rubbery and starch is ineffective. Puppet meshes often break when switching from Advanced to Legacy engine.

    I'd love the ability to set the Legacy engine as default, and see continued support for the legacy puppet engine in releases down the road.

    2 votes
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  7. Keyframes in the curve editor do not have smooth curves

    When animating assets in AE, anytime there are close keyframes together in the timeline, the curves never allow you to set the correct path (screen shot attached). I have 4 assets I'm animating in the same position, but are growing in size. Each of the assets wobble out of place, instead of giving me a stagnant position. I've never dealt with this in any other animation program (Maya, Cinema 4D, Apple's Motion, etc...).

     The only way around this, is to separate the values in order to animate them properly, which I find to be a huge hassle. I do several
    1 vote
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  8. Unclamp linear

    The linear expression in After Effects currently clamps t between tMin and tMax like so:

    linear(0,1,2,100,200) = 100

    While animating, it is useful to have the ability to overshoot and undershoot values, which linear does not have the ability to do with its current setup. Clamping t gives far different results to a traditional lerp function:

    lerp(0,1,2,100,200) = 0

    I am wondering why linear is clamped? Is this a bug or a feature? If this is intended behaviour, would it be possible to unclamp linear, or introduce a lerp function which does not clamp t?

    I have attempted to recreate…

    1 vote
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  9. Bug: Editing Path and Pasting into Position Value, Doesn't Create Keyframes

    When creating a path, if you copy the path and paste it into the position value, it creates key frames along that path. However, if you decide you want to edit the shape of the path using the selection tool, before copying and pasting it into the position value, it doesn't create key frames anymore, it just duplicates the path.

    1 vote
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  10. Adding more anchor points to one object

    The possibility to add more anchor points to one layer/object. So you can animate a car or bicycle driving above a hill without using expressions.

    1 vote
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  11. Gradient Along a Stroke of a Shape Layer

    Would love to be able to make the stroke of a Shape Layer a gradient. Even if it was just a two-color gradient from one end to the other, that would be great. If it could be RGB and Alpha, even better! The gradient could be oriented from one end of the spline to another, or along the width of the stroke.

    16 votes
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  12. Did the motion sketch feature actually disappear in CC 2019?

    Re Enabling the motion sketch feature in AE 2019 16.1.1

    3 votes
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  13. Separate Position Dimensions for Every Property

    Allow the separation of the x, y, and/or z values of the position property wherever it is found because currently it only works under the Transform properties.

    4 votes
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  14. Add a "flip" checkbox to Auto-orient along path.

    Simple enough. Saves me from having to do it manually.

    1 vote
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  15. Frame Picker for After effect?

    What do you think about bring Animate CC's Frame Picker or Keyframe Caddy to After effect?

    1 vote
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  16. Sequence Layers skips Reversed Layers

    When sequencing trimmed layers, a reversed Layer is not sequenced.

    1 vote
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  17. automatic quantizing of keyframes

    Switching from 24 to 23.976 is crushing me. I would love a preference to automatically quantize keyframes perhaps project-wide.

    1 vote
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  18. Animate separate parts of single source text with normal transform key frames.

    I want to edit one text layer to only animate parts of the text. For example, to fade in certain parts of a paragraph or to bring parts in from out of frame. Instead of having to copy the same text layer and take more time to re-align all the text as if it was never multiple layers. Just by adding more options that can be keyframed underneath the source text option or by making separate masks in the source text options to control the separate text elements.

    1 vote
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  19. un engaño impresionante visto en todos los productos de prueba

    no encuentro element en efectos. Todos los productos de Vds. me han causado problemas cuando quiero probarlos. Es una tortura, uno no puede aprender nada. No lo entiendo como pueden complicar las cosa así

    1 vote
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  20. Text animator selector based on Paragraphs

    Currently text animators can select based on characters, words and lines. The ability to select by paragraph would be extremely useful for things like slideshow bullet points.

    The current workaround involves manually splitting up paragraphs, positioning them, and key-framing them independently. This is quite time consuming.

    4 votes
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