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  1. More text animation options

    It would very appreciate to have some of the text properties such as text font, size, fauxbold, fauxitalic, allcap etc accessible for animation, expression, mogrt, master properties etc..
    It would be also nice to be able to access every character properties by expression or scripting not only the first because for now if you try to get any of these infos by scripting you will only be able to know the attributes of the first character...

    17 votes

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  2. SVG-Animator / Export an Animation in SVG for Web

    After Effects needs to have an option to export an Animation as SVG.
    SVG in comparison to GIF has much better quality and smaller File Size.

    An option to export animations as SVG would revolutionize everything. For After Effects and Web-Design.

    16 votes

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  3. Remove limit on Slider Expression Control

    Remove the "million" limit on the Slider Expression Control. I use the slider to animate numbers in a text layer and I'd rather use the slider control instead of the point control. Thanks!

    16 votes

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  4. Make it possible to separate dimensions in After Effects puppet properties.

    Make it possible to separate dimensions in After Effects puppet properties, so that we can change the value graph using handles.
    The speed graph is unintelligible for animation.

    14 votes

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  5. Advanced Puppet Issue

    The new "advanced puppet" is coming into act as a force. The user must be able to set all the future pin creations to either Legacy or Advanced. As the Advanced Puppet tool does not support "Starch" it is not usable for a savvy animator anymore. It does have other good funcations probably but as far as character animation is concerned, without starch tool, you lose the desired workflow.

    Hope this get fixed in the new update.

    Thanks!

    13 votes

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  6. Alt-pickwip for absolute expression values

    when pick-whipping for expressions you end up with relative links (there are some workarounds ofcourse) but it would be nice to use a key modifier like ALT/SHIFT to get absolute vlaues

    For example -

    Normal Pick Whip = thisComp.layer("myLayer").transform.position
    Alt Pick Whip =comp("myComp").layer("myLayer").transform.position

    13 votes

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  7. 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…

    12 votes

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  8. Keyframes for Motion Graphics Templates

    It would really be nice to have keyframes (In Premiere Pro) for your Master Properties in Motion Graphics Templates exported from After Effects.

    12 votes

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  9. 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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  10. Data file import fail

    After installing the latest version of AE 15.1.0 (Build 166) on Windows 10, the importing of JSON files and other data files doesn´t work. It was working perfectly on the previous version. Now it says that my file is not a valid JSON file but it is the same file as before. Also it says: "conversion to mgjson using converter comma delimited value with id com.adobe.sensor.csv failed".

    11 votes

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  11. 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…

    10 votes

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  12. Expose Paragraph Text Box Width/Height for Expressions

    It's currently impossible within expressions to set the width or height of a Paragraph Text box.

    This would be a massively helpful feature for text-based templates and animations.

    9 votes

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  13. Control Curves in Graph Editor without Separating Dimensions

    Being able to set positions keys, then control bezier handles in the graph editor without separating dimensions feels similar to many other graph editor systems. This could also eliminate the issue of tangents creating hard points in the curve because of the "Auto Bezier" interpolation. Allowing you to smooth them out where you see fit.

    9 votes

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  14. Time delay in Shape layer Repeater Properties

    As rotation, postion and opacity... time (in frame) should be a variable that we should be able to work with.

    Should also be affected by the Offset

    8 votes

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  15. 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.

    8 votes

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  16. 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.

    8 votes

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  17. rounded corners

    Would be great to have live corners the same as Illustrator, so the attached shape can be created and each corner radius animated independently.

    8 votes

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  18. Split Position property for Objects and Groups in Shape Layer -> Contents

    Splitting the position property in Layer Transform is super useful, but it is sorely missed for Shape Layer Objects and Groups.
    Free beer (in Oslo, Norway) to whoever implements it.

    8 votes

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  19. Deform layer along path

    Deforming an object along a spline/path is a pretty basic feature in any 3D application, and it would be quite useful to have this functionality built into After Effects. It would make animating custom strokes and lines far easier and simpler.

    Basically, build the functionality of this plugin into AE:
    https://aescripts.com/bao-boa/

    8 votes

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  20. Width Tool

    Why not create a width tool like the one available in After Effects?

    This would improve the freedom of creativity, and we would stop making characters with straight arms, geometric shapes, etc. I know that Animate CC exists, but the options offered by AE are infinitely better and easier than An. If you make an animation in AE, with figures created in AI, it is very noticeable that you have done with these two programs. We all have to do it in the same way, and that bothers me.

    8 votes

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