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  1. Convert text to paths

    It would be great if there was a function to convert a text into paths (just like in Illustrator), so I can create a graffiti painting animation for example. I know that I could trace the text by path, but it would be fine, or rather it would save a lot of time.

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  2. 2D Camera and 3D Camera

    Can we Get a 2D Camera in After Effects for non 3d layers? idk if this makes sense. but it would be awesome. for like Zooming in, and out and rotating around in 2D. Thankyou!!!

    2 votes

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  3. Snapping keyframes to time indicator with 'shift'

    This is a functionality I had for years, but doesn't work anymore.Is there a new preference I can't seem to find for this?

    I have snapping enabled in the top toolbar.

    3 votes

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  4. loop mask keyframes

    It would be great if mask keyframes were loopable using the loopOut (or In) expression.

    1 vote

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  5. Add Separate Dimensions button in graph editor for sub layers' position animation in a shape layer (eg. text converted to shape layer)

    It would be great if the separate dimensions button wasn't grayed out for separate positions of sub layers, would make a lot of sense

    3 votes

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  6. After Effects not responding to save and Lack of Complaints Process.

    After Effects refused to save on a project with a tight deadline im working on.

    Didn't respond, thought it may have been due to me using large files so continued on.
    After Effects further won't let me save so now the project is useless and I have wasted 8 hours work.

    Yes I should save, its usually the first thing I do. But also a program that I pay good money for shouldn't stop working over night.

    I'm also appalled at the lack of formal complaints process. And that I have to use this public forum to complain is quite…

    1 vote

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  7. A keyframe that inherits its value from the previous keyframe

    Imagine a scenario with 3 keyframes where an object holds position for a second (1-2) then moves to a new position (2-3). To adjust the object hold position, you must edit keyframes 1 and 2. If you forget to update keyframe 2 you no longer have a hold. With this type of inheritance keyframe, you'd only have to worry about adjust keyframe 1, and keyframe 2 would automatically follow along.

    4 votes

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  8. "Smart Baking" of expressions/keyframes

    It would be wonderful to have "smart bake"-type options (a la Maya) in converting expressions to keyframes, where instead of creating a keyframe for every frame, it only bakes the expressions to existing keyframes (i.e. a "wiggled" property would only bake in the wiggled values on frames where keyframes currently exist). Further options would be welcome, as well, such as the ability to create new/baked keyframes every x frames (for example, if the expression to be baked is posterize time, set at 6 fps, you could convert the expression to keyframes, but only create a new keyframe every 6 frames…

    1 vote

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  9. 3D Shape Layers: Repeater in Z space with random properties. Would be amazing!

    This would be amazing if the repeater option could also apply for Z dimension when the layer is turned to 3D. A random option for each dimension would be amazing as well! Especially since the repeater is not available in C4D lite, this would be such a game changer for mograph effects involving basic shapes in 3D! Would be good as the next thing after adding taper options on strokes. It's such a shame that the shapes tools are so under developped in After Effects.

    2 votes

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  10. Quickly zoom/jump to active keyframes in the graph editor

    In the graph editor you have the very useful 'auto-zoom graph height' button. It re-centers your graph view to your selected keyframes. I just wish I could assign a keyboard shortcut to it as I find myself doing it all the time.

    In C4D you can just press the H button to do this and it's so useful!

    1 vote

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  11. Improved auto-tangents in curve editor

    It's time to AE have a better curve editor with an option to auto-clamp and avoid unwanted overshooting and other weirdness.

    Example attached.

    Blender, for example, is an open source software that has a very clever way to manage tangents automatically.

    And the source code for that is... well, OPEN. I know it's not as easy as I think, but having a working code available around at least reduces the "figuring it out" work... it's a starting point.

    2 votes

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  12. New font format with motion design/animation data

    What if each font had an extra invisible center spline and creation point order? This helps anyone who has to do "write on" text (not just "type on" text appearing) in after effects, premier, photoshop etc.
    I cant tell you how many requests or job tasks are "animate this text", and I always start with a plan old font that needs lots of hand drawn work for masks on each character to animate. If a font format actually had deep information to make text animation less laborious, ESPECIALLY write on effects, it would be a huge time saver to the…

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  13. keyframe interpolation bug in Time remapping

    Time remapping, with just two keyframes over long durations, introduces stutters of incorrect frames. It's not stepping. It's jumping to anther frame for a single frame, and jumping back.

    adding a keyframe Near the glitched frame, fixes this.

    It's a critical bug. needs to be fixed.

    1 vote

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  14. Option to quantize keyframes when time stretching with Alt key

    Time stretching with the Alt/Opt key is a great way to quickly adjust the length of an animation, but it almost always leads to subframe positioning of keyframes. There are plenty of scripts out there to fix the results of this problem (I use KEYboard), but it would be great if we could avoid this problem all together by holding the Shift key after we start Alt+Dragging. Shift would be in line with the existing behavior of snapping keys to other keys, layer in/out points, and marke

    66 votes

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  15. Dedicated shape selector tool

    Dedicated shape selector tool. Make groups and paths within a shape layer more easily accessible and manipulable. No more double clicking down and having to find the properties for each group. How about some modifiers for shortcuts to get to shape layer group properties. Plus and minus sign up for depth... ?

    2 votes

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  16. Auto Masker Using Find Edges, or More Stroke Capabilities.

    I think it'd be Super Helpful if you Could Use Find Edges, to create Masks. idk if this makes sense though.

    1 vote

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  17. Convert text layers to masks should honour right to left text

    After Effects has the built-in feature to convert text layers into masks, and shape layers. Currently, the conversion always takes place on a left to right basis. However now that After Effects supports right to left text, and paragraphs can be created with R-T-L text, the conversion process should honour this setting and create the masks in reverse order. (NOTE that this is not as simple as reversing the mask order, as a single character may be comprised of several masks with various mask modes. The characters need to be created in right-to-left order.)

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  18. attempt to get an item address from a position outside of list length error (27 :: 15)

    i am unable to edit curves on my keyframes after only a 15 second mark. this is my first attempt in learning animation via after effects. this has seriously disrupted my workflow as i am unable to finish the animation without making it look inconsistent and like a mess past that point. please help, ive tried restarting the application and even my computer and this error is continuously brought up.

    to clarify: i am able to edit the graphs of easy eased keyframes before the 15 second mark. but any new keyframes i create, i am unable to edit the…

    1 vote

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  19. Give us the ability to export .mogrt files for older versions of Premiere.

    It would be great to be able to create motion graphics files for older versions of Premiere.

    6 votes

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  20. Graph editor freezes when switching between value and speed editor

    whenever I switch between "edit value graph" and "edit speed graph," the graph editor gets stuck on whatever layer I'm editing and won't switch to a new layer. Problem persists when reopening project

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