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  2. parent to puppet pins

    Allow quick parenting of puppet pins so movement on one will influence another. Or puppet to other layers. we use Duik bone tools but it would be nice to skip that step.

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  3. Pencil tool or Blob Brush tool for shape layers

    Pencil tool or Blob Brush tool for shape layers

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  4. Bug: Keyframes lock on copy-and-pasted layers

    When using a layer that has been copied and pasted into a comp -- in my case, from one comp into another, or from a Premiere timeline into an After Effects comp -- the keyframes become "locked". They aren't marked as locked, but they can't be selected, moved, or manipulated in the Curve Editor. They can be changed by moving the playhead over the keyframe and adjusting the parameter under the Layer Controls, but only then. The exact same assets when dragged into a comp from the Project panel do not have this issue, and this issue is repeatable and…

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  5. Path display issue

    When you time reverse footage and animate the position, the path does not display, motion paths are turned on. works in all my other layers fine.. just not in the one where the footage is reversed.

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  7. The Offset filter is broken.

    The Offset filter is broken, and has been broken for a very long time. Here's what I wrote about it on creativecow.com back in 2013:

    "This filter has been buggy for a while. It seems there’s a “magic line” of approximately 32,769, positive or negative, beyond which the Shift Center To parameter fails to work. I’m in a 1920×1080 comp, with a same-sized Photoshop file, rendering at Full quality. Set keyframes at 40,000×540 and -40,000×540. There will be no movement until the Shift Center To value crosses that 32,769 line. Then it will animate, until it reaches -32,769, at which…

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  8. Video and still image capture inside After Effects

    Please add the feature of allowing After effects to connect to a webcam and capture video or still images. This will allow users to create animation using drawings or stop motion or shoot reference videos inside of after effects without having to waste time using a separate application and transferring files.

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  9. Animate Parenting

    It would be great to be able to animate parent/unparent. There would be no need to split layers. Would make for a very nice clean comp.

    In the manner that this post suggests:
    https://creativecow.net/forums/thread/is-there-a-way-to-keyframe-parentingunparentingaea/

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. Add color labels to two changed key frames

    Generally speaking, one layer and one attribute will add multiple animations of value changes

    However, it is difficult to locate the desired key frame position. The most important thing is that the layer label is not bound to the key frame position.
    Interactive method: select two key frames with changing values, add "key frame label", in the time window, a line will appear between the selected key frames, and the color of the line can be defined!

    If it conflicts with the color animation, it is recommended to add a color line, just to distinguish the color key frames.
    I…

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  17. We want ray trace back! why to take it without not even saying a word.

    I know you guys are looking to improve the software and make it better, faster and up today but eliminating components such as ray trace is not a good move nor a good decition just because you let MAXON 4D to do just half of what we were able to do with ray trace. i dont think that removing ray trace is big of improvement but rather a move backwards forcing us to use tools that can do just half the work done as we previously had it. there is a big comunity out there expecting this option is available…

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  18. 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.

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  19. Convert text to paths

    It would be great if there was a function to convert a text into paths (just like in Illustrator), so I can create a graffiti painting animation for example. I know that I could trace the text by path, but it would be fine, or rather it would save a lot of time.

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  20. loop mask keyframes

    It would be great if mask keyframes were loopable using the loopOut (or In) expression.

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