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  1. Play background video while moving the Puppet tool (Ctrl)

    MAny times the Tracking tool isn't tracking perfectly and we need to move the objects we want to sync, frame by frame.
    This could have been easily fixed if there was an option to play our background video while moving the pin of the Puppet tool by pressing the Ctrl Key.
    This way you could have saved us HOURS of editing by just let us hold and move the objects along with the video.
    Without that option, this feature (of pressing the Ctrl button and animate) is basically useless.

    Really hope that you'll make it happen.
    I really think it…

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  2. distance based trim paths option (as opposed to percent)

    Currently the Trim Paths animation works on a 0-100% scale. This is great for many things, but if your shape keeps being altered, the size of the line is going to change as well.

    I am suggesting a drop-down to change the method from percentage based to distance based. That way if the shape gets longer, the distance traveled by the trim paths will not change.

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  3. Trim Path - Offset Layer start point

    Please add the possibility to offset the shape start point but keeping the shape. Imagine you have an oval (or any other closed shape) that has zip zag or wiggle on it. How do you slide this distortion along the shape?
    This has been a small feature that has been needed on many projects but so far needs external 3D/2D tools to solve this.
    This is what I wish for in a future AE update.

    2 votes

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  4. change source text from bold to regular over time

    Change source text over time using keyframes and percentages

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  5. BUG REPORT - JSON file with Greek Character do not work.

    I’m creating a data driven Graphics in After Effects. I have created a JSON file with excel and I have tested the file if the syntax is OK, and everything is fine. I have all my DATA in the file. If I save the file in ASCI format, the After Effects works fine for the English text, but the Greek Text do not show up. If I save the file in UTF-8 format, I get an error when I import the file in After Affects

    “ After Effects warning: Problem encountered with file “D:Win 10...\Data.json”. Data File: Parsing error:”dataOutline[0]”, Invalid…

    2 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Which version of After Effects are you using?

    Can you provide us with a sample JSON file that causes this error?

    Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  6. Make PNG + Alpha the default setting for .png file types when choosing to render to a png sequence

    Please can we make make PNG + Alpha the default setting for .png file types when choosing to render to a png sequence. I dont think Ive ever rendered to png without using alpha.

    2 votes

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  7. Alt-Click Value To Set Expression

    Similar to clicking the stopwatch to open up expression panel, Alt Click A value of a property to open up the expression panel but only need to set the value of the alt-clicked expression:

    Example:
    Alt clicking y-value in position would lead to the following expression added automatically:

    [transform.position[0], ]

    and now you just have to fill in the y expression (time-saving)

    2 votes

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  8. CC Twister - Shading Problem

    In the 2018 version of After Effects, having the shading checkbox checked in the CC Twister effect panel worked as expected. After upgrading to 2019 After Effects, having the shading checkbox checked caused the element to blow way up and once the twist had completed, the location had shifted on the screen as well. The element using the CC Twister Effect is an imported Illustrator asset. By unchecking the shading checkbox, all went back to normal. Any ideas why?

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  9. FUSION MODES AND MASK MODES WITH ANIMATION FUNCTIONS

    The fusion modes and mask modes could have animation functions into both After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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  11. puppet tool breaking

    Puppet tool breaking my layer imported from illustrator and when I change expansion It gives me the "cached preview" error. I close and reopen the project and the entirety of the puppet tool is greyed out and not functioning. I pay way too much money a month for such a simple yet absolutely infruriating problem to exist.

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  12. swf into After effect losses motion from movie Clip Symbol

    Pirana opens the mouth as it swins left to right.
    Swf generated with LATEST (oct2021) ANIMATE, works fine if you douuble click it.

    If you import that sfw into AFTER EFFECTS. The mouth DOES NOT MOVE anymore.. but the pirana does swin left to right.

    WHY?

    if the swf is already generated and it works this does not make sense BUT IT HAPPENS.

    FYI: mouth or jaw movement is made on a movie clip made into a symbol, placed on the main timeline where the swim motion is tweened....

    1 vote

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  13. Please Include Blend Modes as supported properties within Essential Graphics

    I was surprised to find that there is no way to include blend modes in your essential graphics both when building in AE and building in PR. The only property is opacity which does not tick all the boxes blend modes can. I even tried workarounds to find channel effects with blend modes as options and could not find one. I think this would be a simple addition that would have a large positive impact.

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  14. Creating an Graphic Design Preset

    Make it an option to save your motion graphics that you create as a preset. Which I already thought was already an option but was told it's

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  15. Trimming a layer (rather than time stretching) by holding opt/alt with "Responsive Design — Time" enabled appears to be broken

    I am using the "Responsive Design - Time" functionality for the first time in After Effects and unless I'm misunderstanding the functionality, trimming, rather than time stretching, appears to be broken right now.

    I have a composition that contains a video clip that is replaceable via the essential graphics panel. The composition has a protected intro and outro. In the nested composition, I need to be able to extend the composition length via trimming, rather than stretching, in order to preserve the speed of the replaceable video clip contained within it.

    According to the help page for the responsive design…

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  16. Create Single Path Text option when 'Creating Paths from Text'

    Clients OFTEN ask for 'writing on' text with all kinds of fonts. Unless it's monoline, you have to draw the paths by hand to get a path in the center of the text. To have AE average the positions of two lines and create a 'centered' line in the middle of each character instead of creating outlines would save many an animator hours at a time.

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  17. make it usable

    I am doing a course on Adobe After Effects and I'm following the instructor exactly... somehow since the release of the course Adobe has found a way to break their program I guess. I am importing a .ai file and somehow the composition is allowing one 1 frame instances of the items. I cannot, as the instructor does, simply drag the layer's objects to have a longer duration. So I am not able to animate the things. After Effects, you have one job right now, which is to be able to take the images and make them have durations longer…

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  18. Is there any way to parent individual keyframes? Imagine 2 keyframes, the first being the start position and the second the end position. I

    Is there any way to parent individual keyframes?

    Imagine 2 keyframes, the first being the start position and the second the end position. Is it possible to link them to two different sliders?

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  19. 以前のバージョンで保存してたアニメーションプリセットが、バージョン上がると無くなってるバグをなくしてください。

    以前のバージョンで保存してたアニメーションプリセットが、バージョン上がると無くなってるバグをなくしてください。

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  20. An option to have Expression Point Control move with the layer position

    For example if you were to use the Point Control in animation you might set it near the knee of the puppet. Then move the knee with the Point Control. However you move the Puppet to another place in the composition the point control would currently stay locked and not move with the puppet. It would still control the knee but it wouldn't be visibly near the knee as it was before. This optional non-fixed position would give the object a hidden AnchorPoint/parenting that meant the the GUI for point control would move with the puppet but values not change…

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