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  1. use getStyleAt() also to redefine properties

    thisComp.layer("Text layer").text.sourceText.getStyleAt(0).fontSize
    gives me the size of the first character

    why :
    getStyleAt(0).setFontSize(72)
    it applies to all characters and doesn't allow to redefine only the size of the first character?

    2 votes

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  2. Shape trim paths should come after taper and wave operations

    Using trim paths, I'm trying to animate a shape stroke that has a taper added to the start and end of the stroke. Taper is calculated relative to the length of the stroke, which AE recognises as changing according to the percentage completion of the trim paths.

    This might be what you'd want some of the time, but I just want to animate the stroke like a pen mark being written on. The line left by a pen nib would not be shifting its thickness as it is being drawn on.

    2 votes

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  3. Automatic marker updates throughout compositions

    Have master markers that update through a composition and all it's nested precomps.

    I often have the same time markers in my comps and it's tedious to update them manually throughout all of them across the project. It would be a timesaver and overall more accurate if they were all linked to the parent comp and updated their timestamps accordingly

    1 vote

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  4. Paste Time-Reversed Keyframes

    It would be wonderful to have a Paste function that combined a standard keyframe paste followed by a Time-Reverse Keyframes process. I find myself quite often animating an element "into position" and then later wanting to reverse the process to "return" to its original state.

    1 vote

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  5. Expression for clip duration as trimmed within Premeire

    inPoint, outPoint and thisComp.duration all reflect the original, untrimmed/stretched clip when used in Premiere.

    We need an expression that can reference the (trimmed) clip duration.

    Right now everyone is adding duration sliders which is a bad solution for many reasons.

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    8 votes

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  7. Export to Animated PNG

    It is long overdue to provide a direct export option either through the Adobe Media Encoder or Render Queue to render out a sequence as an Animated PNG and also Animated SVG formats as these are now more and more required for many web applications. It would save a lot of time in a workflow to have to export as a png sequence then use a third party application to import the png sequence and then export as an APNG.

    8 votes

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  8. Motion Sketch Audio is STILL broken.

    Please fix Motion Sketch. The Audio has been broken for FIVE YEARS.

    I have to record the video on my phone, play it back and start the recording and the motion sketch at the same time just to work around this issue.

    7 votes

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  9. 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…

    3 votes

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  10. Feature Request - keyframe guides

    Hi there,

    it would be handy (for me at least) to have subtle guide lines appear when I'm moving keyframes, so I can line them up to keyframes in other layers more easily. Also the property of the keyframes you are moving would become subtley highlighted in other layers, so it's easier to see which keyframes you're lining up to.

    Cheers,

    Trev

    1 vote

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  11. add time offset or delay option to offset path

    I love the new offset option for paths. What would be even cooler, if we could animate the copies with a delay without having to duplicate the layer so many times. It would be much more elegant to do everything on one layer with one or two extra properties defining the offset/delay for the keyframed animation to repeat on the copies.

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  12. Group name should be able to rename, It will be easy to rectify while animating characters

    Can we add group name rename option, It will very help full to know multiple groups via its name, i know i can do while creating layout or character in adobe illustrator I can give layers name and import in to after effect and convert illustrator layers to "create shapes from vector layer" with its original name, but inside the particular layer, there are multiple groups, which I need to rename the layers name. Please find the attached screen shot.

    Thanks,
    Amrish Jha

    4 votes

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  13. Please Bring back the 3d-ray tracing in after effects new version

    Some of our old plugins and presets still working only with 3d-ray tracing.
    not only me I know lots of people who need this.

    Thank you.

    6 votes

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  14. Keyboard shortcut for mask tracker analyze forward and backward.

    I do a lot of detailed facial tracking for my content, a keyboard shortcut to start the analyze forward or back function would save a lot of time clicking around when I have a lot of clips to get through.

    4 votes

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  15. A simple way to parent keyframes to markers

    You should be able to link any keyframe to any marker in a comp, in the same way you can link/parent layers to one another. There are ways to do this using complex expressions, but a simple pick-whip style tool to quickly link keyframes and markers would be an absolute game-changer. Especially for complex files in need of frequent revisions.

    9 votes

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  16. Maintain animation curves when using Separate Dimensions.

    When using Separate Dimensions on previously keyframed animation, After Effects currently breaks the animation curves, which must then be manually corrected.

    This occurs in both directions, requiring users to commit to ONLY using Separate or Combined dimensions, at risk of having to constantly redo & adjust keyframes.

    This functionality is currently provided by the $15 'Keep Em Separated' plugin at AEScripts, but should be the default behaviour.

    Please fix this 🙏🏻

    11 votes

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  17. null motion issue in 17.6

    new issue in 17.6
    I connect some text layer to a null, without any expression. (I use parent connexion).
    Then I move the null (2d/3d motion/scale whatever) and nothing happen in the render. I tried to Clean cashs, change preview quality... The only solution is to restart AE and the action takes place.

    note: I Didn't have the issue with footage layer yet.

    1 vote

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  18. Preview Different Time while Editing Keyframes

    Not even sure if this is possible, but, being able to lock the point in an animation that you are viewing while adjusting a keyframe either before or after where the current time indicator is placed.

    I've been working on a big animation project and want to time things out that enter the frame and often have those objects outside of the camera view and am trying to key multiple object timings together at certain points.

    2 votes

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  19. After Effects slow save

    After Effects /// For several months now, it has been taking too long to save a project (.aep).
    This problem began in March 2019, when I was using CC 2015.
    I have updated the program but the problem still continues: CC 2017, CC2018, CC2019, 2020.
    In previous versions, saving the project only took a few seconds. Now, it takes more than a minute.

    2 votes

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  20. gradient falloff/influence on puppet tool pins

    it would be amazing to have gradien falloff option for the influence distance from pin in puppet tool.

    3 votes

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