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  1. 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…

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  2. "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…

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 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…

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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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. 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.

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  14. 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…

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. preview frame frozen unless something is pressed

    so i tried playing the play button and when it plays the frame just freezes unless if i press something this is a rare problem happening to anyone who are using it
    help?

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  19. Bug report: in OS Catalina, files are graded out for few seconds before they are selectable, saw it also on friends machine

    Bug report: in OS Catalina, files are graded out for few seconds before they are selectable, saw it also on friends machines and its only happening on Adobe's applications

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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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