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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    3 votes
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  3. Ability to mute Keyframes

    In C4D you can 'mute' keyframes - essentially this acts like deleting the keyframe except that a dummy 'reference' key is left there, perhaps greyed out, that stores the value(s) and interpolations it had before it was muted. Keyframes to either side behave exactly as if it was not there, until it is un-muted.

    76 votes
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  4. Certify the Quadro RTX 4000 gpu

    Hola estimados.
    Tengo una gpu Quadro RTX 4000, como no está certificada no me permite hacer raytracing en after effects.
    Mi pedido es que se proceda a la certificación de dicha tarjeta, ya que es especialmente orientada hacia el raytracing.
    Cordiales saludos y gracias.

    1 vote
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  5. it would be awesome if AE didn't repeatedly lock up while doing simple tracking.

    I can't even begin to calculate how many times I've had to go into Task Manager to kill After Effects after it locks up doing a simple track.

    1 vote
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  6. Automatically make shape layers 3D if camera is present

    I'll often have an animated 3D camera, but when I create a shape layer it is by default a 2D layer. When I make it a 3D layer, the position moves relative to the camera. I don't know how many times I've done a bunch of work to arrange a shape layer, then realized it's not 3D, and then had to reposition it all over again.

    1 vote
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  7. 3D Text issue. Random triggers for TDL error (88::2)

    I am still pretty new to animating in after effects, but I have seen several people complaining about bugs similar to what I am dealing with.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1128877

    It is frustrating if the team can fix this that would be great.

    1 vote
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  8. Repeat frame values in After Effects like MMB in Maya

    It would be nice if there was a way to repeat values to another position in timeline in After Effects like we do in Autodesk Maya. I mean, you have a key at frame 1 and one at frame 30; you would like to have the values that you currently have at frame 10 to become the values for the key at frame 20.
    In Autodesk Maya, you would go to frame 10, MMB drag the timeline to frame 20 and set a key for the attributes you want keyed, because when you MMB drag in Maya the animation “freezes”…

    1 vote
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  9. Ranking feature such as Microsoft Excel

    Expression for dynamic ranking such as different number counter:

    Eg. Number counter_ A PARENT WITH ANY LAYER property such as position = 20

    Number counter_ B PARENT WITH property = 30

    Number counter_ C PARENT WITH property = 50

    New expression will rank the position of all layer per number counter output

    Such as

    Number counter 50 first,

    Number counter 30second

    Number counter 20 third position

    1 vote
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  10. Parent keyframes to markers

    A way to parent multiple keyframes to layer markers would be fantastic. For example, having several animations that use multiple properties with different start points across a number of layers, it becomes laborious to adjust all of the timings quickly. Moving a layer marker and adjusting all of the keyframes, while keeping the timing the same between them, would be very handy! The plugin Animation Composer from MrHorse has this functionality already, but you can only do it with the set animations within the plugin.

    6 votes
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  11. Modernize the "Numbers" effect

    The Number effect is now practically useless, considering it stops at 30.000. It would be nice to have a quick and easy way to make counters with separtors (like in "1,000,000,000", it's kind of annoying having to use an expression for this). Same problem goes with the "time" option : you're pretty much screwed if you need a 1 hour countdown for example.

    I know this can be done with expressions, but it would be nice to have an advanced Numbers effect built in !

    3 votes
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  12. Allow muting keyframes of a specific parameter

    Mute/deactivate the keyframes of a specific parameter, ie. the position parameter of a certain layer. The keyframes would still exist, and possibly still be visible in the timeline, but they don't affect the composition while muted.

    5 votes
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  13. After Effects error: internal verification failure, Sorry! {no current context}

    After Effects error: internal verification failure, Sorry! {no current context}

    After Roto Brush & Refine Edge propagation is frozen. Unfreeze to update.

    I could not open the project after it was updated!

    1 vote
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  14. 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…

    4 votes
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  15. Paste keyframes as offset

    Just like the loopOut("offset") expression, this command would offset all of the keyframes in a paste operation by the parameter's current value. (at the moment this can be done by selecting the newly pasted frames, and scrolling the value of the first frame to match the parameter's current value. It's not quick or particularly accurate)

    1 vote
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  16. Bug: Offset Paths used with Trim Paths. Can no longer reverse path direction.

    If you create an ellipse shape layer, then add an Offset Paths effect, adjust the offset amount, apply a Trim Paths effect, animate the end amount, then try to reverse the path direction, nothing happens. If you hide the Offset Paths effect, you can see the reverse path direction working fine. Seems like a bug?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qyesffmfhzowrir/Screen%20Cap%20Offset%20Paths%20error.mp4?dl=0

    2 votes
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  17. mgJSON schema full of typos and errors.

    Hi, I am working with the JSON schema that defines the format for mgJSON files. I took the schema from the Sensor Manager SDK (https://console.adobe.io/downloads/ae).

    It turns out many keys in the document have spelling mistakes, so one never knows if the keys should be kept as they are or not. For example: hasExpectedFrequecyB, #/definitions/dyamicDataType, occuring

    Besides that, when using a JSON schema validator to validate some input against the schema, the validator will complain about multiple design flaws in the original document.

    Finally, the documentation Adobe provides regarding the mgJSON format is close to non existing. People…

    1 vote
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  18. mgJSON schema full of typos and errors.

    Hi, I am working with the JSON schema that defines the format for mgJSON files. I took the schema from the Sensor Manager SDK (https://console.adobe.io/downloads/ae).

    It turns out many keys in the document have spelling mistakes, so one never knows if the keys should be kept as they are or not. For example: hasExpectedFrequecyB, #/definitions/dyamicDataType, occuring

    Besides that, when using a JSON schema validator to validate some input against the schema, the validator will complain about multiple design flaws in the original document.

    Finally, the documentation Adobe provides regarding the mgJSON format is close to non existing. People…

    1 vote
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  19. Please add an option to alt drag to copy & paste keyframes in timeline. Many blessing if you do. :)

    Please add an option to alt drag to copy & paste keyframes in timeline. Many blessing if you do. :)

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  20. Onion Skinning with the Brush and Paint tools

    With After Effect's versatility, it surprises me that the workflow doesn't lend itself well to any kind of hand-drawn animations.

    One of the most simple ways I can think of to make AE more viable is just to allow onion skinning when painting frame-by-frame with the brush tool. As it stands right now I mostly have to guess and hope I got my drawings right.

    5 votes
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