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  1. 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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  2. Masks should have a keyframeable transforms

    Currently you have to animate the mask "Path" in order to achieve any translation. However when doing roto/tracking it would be extremely handy to be able to separately keyframe translation from the mask path. For example when applying tracking data to a mask you could track just the position and keyframe the mask path separately. Similarly when using the "mask tracker" the results are virtually unusable for any detailed roto work because you end up with a keyframe on every frame, therefore any manual edits cause popping in the animation. With the addition of position, rotation and scale it would…

    11 votes

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  3. Show delta time when shifting keyframes

    When shifting a layer in time, I get a useful display in the info panel telling me, how much I have shifted the layer already (delta time). Please give the same info when shifting keyframes. There only the new time of the keyframe is displayed, so I have to remember the old time and do the math to know, how much the keyframe was shifted.

    3 votes

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  4. Text Wrap feature similar to Illustrator

    Text Wrap feature in Illustrator will dynamically wrap text around a mask you draw maybe around a feature or object. In After Effects we are stuck with point text or paragraph text, paragraph being a strict rectangle. Being able to break that barrier dynamically would be super helpful

    1 vote

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  5. BUG: Parenting a layer to a layer with a scale of zero does not retain child transform

    If a layer is parented to a layer with with a 0% keyframe scale, the child layer does not retain its transform, but snaps to the position/scale of the parent. The only way to avoid this is to make the scale greater than zero before parenting, in which case the child layer retains its transform properly

    2 votes

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  7. Add shortcut to add a keyframe to path property

    I just want to select a layer then hit ALT+(a key) which adds a keyframe to the path property. It's really tiresome first selecting a layer then having to search for the path property. Then having to drag a rectangle over the path properties. Then adding a keyframe. Especially when there's many path to one layer.

    It works brilliantly with the other properties eg. ALT+P to add a position keyframe at the CTI.

    Also… At the moment the cursor sticks (on Mac) for 2-3 second when dragging rectangles over anything in the timeline.

    Cheers!

    3 votes

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  8. Fix graph editor easy-ease curve kinks for key-framed properties

    When a third keyframe is added to a property that is easy-eased, a kink is created in the curve that cannot be modified. Current work arounds involve separating dimensions and then manually adjusting curve handles in the value graph, destroying the original curves. The current process ruins smooth animations and has existed for years. This is a basic function and needs to be fixed.

    2 votes

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  9. Feather Trim Paths

    Adding a "feather" option to the trim path effect. It seems like there is no simple way to achieve this effect that a lot of people are struggling to create.

    Having the option to animate lines with a feathered trail would be a tremendous asset to everyone, instead of having to resort to complicated workarounds.

    Thank you.

    7 votes

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  10. set matte

    I have great idea for something that's been lacking for a long time - how about your team implement the basic features people have been requesting for years rather than relying on flashy new features that make for good marketing. I think this would be a something to really think about for future releases so that long-term users like me aren't constantly googling "After Effects alternatives" and looking longingly at how free programmes like Blender listen to the community.

    1 vote

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  11. Option to parent individual shape layer vertices to the vertices of other shapes

    It would be great if we could manipulate and parent specific vertices within shape layers to other vertices on other shape layers (rather than using Puppet Pins or third party scripts)

    2 votes

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  12. Addig "hue" as a text animation property does not add a new range selector

    Addig "hue" as a text animation property does not add a new range selector. Instead it gets added to the previously added range selector.

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  13. Align Stroke : To Center, To Inside, To Outside

    It would be great to incorporate the already perfected technology of aligning strokes to paths based on:

    1) Path Center
    2) Path Inside
    3) Path Outside

    This is an amazing feature of Illustrator, and for incorporating industry standard workflow from Illustrator to After Effects, its strange this feature does not exist, especially when motion graphics artists often use shape layers for their vector based mechanics and not pixel based.

    1 great example of how not aligning stroke paths in Ae limits users is if you wanted to radially wipe a circle in After Effects. Sure, you can use the radial…

    13 votes

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  14. Add end of stroke feathering for shapes.

    Add end of stroke feathering for shapes: it would be great to have feathering available for the end of strokes on "Trim Paths" "Dashes" and any other stroke.

    1 vote

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  15. Make Composition-/Layer-Lentgh editable via script or Essential Graphics

    Would be great to get control over layer or composition length via expressions like a slider. Maybe let us set start- and end-points so that if you change the time-length in Essential-Graphics we could shorten the composition in Premiere as well and some other use cases.

    2 votes

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  16. Lock Animated Properties to adjust entire animations

    Currently, if you have an animation on a keyframable transform property, modifying the entirety of that animation involves one of at least three workarounds:

    1. Precomp the layer
    2. Attach the Layer to a Null
    3. Select all keyframes, make sure the marker is on one of the keyframes and then make the adjustment.

    This is fine, unless you end up having multiple layers that you need to adjust on the whole while retaining their animations.

    For example, let's say I have a falling object that has position and rotation, but I eventually want to use that same object and animation multiple times…

    1 vote

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  17. duplicate frame

    BUG REPORT: After Effects seems to randomly disregard layer order and Z space position, particularly on any camera move, X Y or Z. One kind of fix is to put empty adjustment layers over the artwork layers. Which is so, so far from ideal. Ridiculous.

    1 vote

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  18. motion blur

    Bug Report:

    Motion blur causes odd transparency and layer order issues with objects being blurred seemingly at random. Precomping is no good because it ruins other effects, like Set Matte and continuous raster.

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  19. After Effects doesn't properly support SWF import from Adobe Animate

    This would be a great feature but it doesn't work very well! Advanced layers don't work properly, some types of easing don't display correctly, and nested/masked layers don't display correctly (see attached screenshot).

    Please implement it properly!

    4 votes

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  20. Reverse Keyframes button

    How about a button to reverse selected keyframes to create a reverse of your animation

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