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  1. New way of mapping (virtually all) properties

    After AE got that nice update with track mattes I think it may be the time to take another great step and make many more the properties mappable.
    This will definitely require a new dialogue window, where you can bind a comp layer to virtually any parameter and set the remapping ranges applied to the pixel data. The current property mapping approach is very limited. Imagine if you could map any of the AE's blurs' radius, or the stroke radius/color/softness, or the glow's brightness/radius/color, or you could even drive the main layer properties like position/rotation with an animated texture. This…

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  2. Make All Effects 32bit Compatible

    I use After Effects for compositing my 3D renders, and I always export 16 or 32 bit EXRs, starting to use ACES. Unfortunately, many, many effects are still only 8 bit, some support 16, and some can do 32. If you don't want to lose me and many other compositors (at least those that are left), please update more effects to 32bit!

    58 votes

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  3. BUG - Fast Box Blur repeat edge pixels creating line of pixels on right side, After Effects version 22.6.0

    This bug only seems to be in After Effects 22.6.0, I can't replicate it in previous versions of After Effects (2021, 2020, 2019). It seems to happen when Fast Box Blur is placed after some effects, but can't quite pin it down to certain effects. CC Toner, Curves, Fill, Fractal Noise. The layer is not off center or otherwise transformed. Opening projects in previous versions does not show this bug.

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  4. BUG: AE 22.5.0 (Build 53) Export Error.

    Camera Lens Blur without a Blur Map layer set up crashes on rendering.

    Reports an Error(Code 19969) quits rendering, viewports dark, have to restart.

    AMD Theadripper, 64GB Ram, 2xRTX2080ti, SSD's etc

    3 votes

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  5. Shortcut modifier to create a composite mask for a selected effect

    It would help speed up the process of adding a compositing mask to an effect if we could select an effect on a layer either in the effect controls panel or the timeline, hold a modifier key (eg. alt) and then draw a mask. The drawn mask would then automatically be added as a compositing mask to the selected effect. Thanks

    2 votes

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  6. Update the Add Grain effect to use GPU and 32-bit

    I need to apply grain frequently in my work to clean plates I’ve created, and it needs to match the 6k/4k HDR plates I’ve been provided. I prefer Add Grain to Match Grain, as it’s quicker and more accurate for me to manually set it. Because of the size of the plates, and the lack of GPU acceleration in this plug-in, it’s the main bottleneck in my rendering speed, plus 32-bit would help with color fidelity. Obviously, multiframe rendering would be great, too, but I would at least love GPU acceleration to start!

    56 votes

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  7. Liquify effect: can't set source location by Option-clicking

    Just noticed that I am not able to set a source location while using the clone tool (inside of the liquify effect). When pushing the option key (Mac OS), the 3D camera tool shows up.

    After Effects version: 22.2.1 (german layout)

    4 votes

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  8. 3D Camera Tracker - Missing Functionality

    The 3D camera Tracker is missing some vital tools to make it usable in a professional environment.

    1. USER TRACKS: AE already has point tracking. Let the 3D camera tracker use those points as user defined tracks that have more weight than the auto generated tracks and help guide the auto tracks to be more accurate. If you have enough User Tracks, we should have the option to turn off the auto-tracking generation.

    2. MASKS: there needs to be a way to mask areas off with out precomping so the tracker will ignore anything inside the masks. This can be either using…

    12 votes

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  9. Support AU Audio plugins in AE

    Allowing AU audio plugins inside After Effects in the same way as Premiere would be fantastic!

    3 votes

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  10. what the **** happened to Vertical 2 view option??? DO you guys have nothing better to do than ***** up things???

    WHy did you eliminate 2 view vertical option??? MORONS!
    each year i hate this product more and more - thats why I am moving over to Davinci!

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  11. gradient ramp transfer modes

    I often wish that the Gradient Ramp effect would include a transfer mode option so that I could directly overlay the effect onto the same layer.

    4 votes

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  12. Auto-Align Layers/Comps!

    It would be super useful to auto-align comps & layers.
    This feature would analyze Layer 1, then adjust Layer 2's position/scale/rotation. Much like the Photoshop auto-align feature.

    • You wouldn't have to use guide layers
    • You wouldn't have to decrease the opacity of a top layer just to see if it's aligned to a layer underneath.
    • Super useful when resizing comps. For example, a 16x9 comp could auto-align if it needs to be re-sized to a 9:16,1:1 ratio.

    Surely Adobe Sensei can match 2 similar-looking layers, then align them down to the pixel! If the auto-align analysis fails (due to not…

    2 votes

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  13. Duplicating a layer with clone paint should change the source to new layer

    When duplicating a layer with Clone Paint whose clone source is that layer, the Clone paint effect should update the layer source in the Clone Source to be the new duplicated layer.

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  14. Create alpha channel (mask) from shapes

    It would be cool if masks could be created from a shape layer.

    4 votes

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    Thank you for filing this request.


    Could you elaborate on how you would like to create a mask or alpha channel from shape layers?


    Using a shape as a mask or an alpha channel is already possible in AE. There are several possible methods, and I'll outline some of them below, but please let us know what you'd like to see that is different.


    Method 1: Copy a Beizer shape path to a mask path

    1. This only works with Bezier shape paths. If you create a parametric shape path (rectangle, ellipse, star, etc.), right click on the path (e.g. Rectangle Path 1) and choose Convert to Bezier Path.
    2. Twirl open the shape's Path group (e.g. Path 1) and select the Path property.
    3. Edit > Copy or Cmd/CTRL + C
    4. Select the layer you want to add a new mask to, and draw a new mask on it. It doesn't matter…
  15. Levels: move one handle only

    Please make it possible to move the black and white input sliders without touching the gamma point. (e.g. by adding an optional lock to the gamma, or pressing alt when moving the silders)

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  16. Fix grow bounds for Ae 2022

    Grow bounds is currently not supported for Ae 2022.

    I have found this a very useful effect in the past and would very much like to continue using it without having to restart Ae using Rosetta. I understand precomposing can be used for this, however applying this effect is often a useful approach.

    2 votes

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  17. After Effects 22, Shortcuts Markers in composition don't work anymore

    Hello world,
    The shortcuts still exist in the window put it doesn't work to create or use shortcuts markers in compositions for 1, 2 et 3.
    I disabled the option in 3D preferences but nothing change.
    I update last version (22.3)
    Thanks for helping

    2 votes

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  18. Background processing of rotobrush

    It'd be awesome if rotobrush could process in the background, like the Warp Stabilizer can. It's boring having to fill the time writing feature requests while the rotobrush/refine edge is calculated; even on a fast PC it runs at a snail's pace.

    1 vote

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  19. Using Gyro-Data as tracking data (e.g. from Sony A7S III)

    Newer Cameras like the A7S III record not only the Video footage but also gyroscopic data for stabalizing in their own Catalist Browse Software. Now when the camera has data to how it moves within a room, one could think about using this data to create an accurate virtual camera within after effects.
    So instead of software tracking in After effects it uses the actual Gyro-Data. This could be more accurate and way quicker than tracking.

    An iPhone app that does similar things is called CamTrackAR. I would love to see this elevated to professional cameras ;-)

    10 votes

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  20. Smoother tool needs actually smooth

    The Smoother tool needs to have the functionality to smooth the peaks and valleys in a jittery motion path towards the average of the selected keyframes. this is to reduce peaks a valleys visible in the graph editor while KEEPING the original keyframes. the more times you press the smooth button, the smoother the line will get.

    1 vote

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