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  1. Bug Report: AE CC 2020 Premultiplied Alphachannel from ProRes 4444 will result in black outlines

    When using ProRes 444+ with premultiplied Alpha in AE2020 (17.x) on MacOS 10.14. and 10.15. the key will have black outlines. Bug wont occur in AE2019 (16.x) or with AE2020 on MacOS 10.13. Please fix this issue.

    6 votes
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  2. Pick Whip all parameters of an Effect in one go

    There are a lot of occasions where the same effect is applied to several layers.
    Wouldn't it be great if all parameters of these effect instances could be linked together in one Pick Whip?
    Please add a Pick Whip symbol to the Root / name of the effect that, when used, connects all the effects' settings.

    4 votes
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  3. Make expression controls inside composition accessible to the layer instance outside

    I have a composition of a keyboard with each key to light up on a note. I make the keyboard and several checkbox controls for the highlight. Now I put the keyboard composition as a layer in a composition that has all the note info.

    Why can't I make the checkboxes inside the composition available to the layer so that I can have multiple note arrangements using the same keyboard composition? I can't make this link without hard-coding the composition name into the keyboard composition. So I have to make a duplicate keyboard for each composition I want to use…

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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Folders

    ist not the first request of this kind, but i still miss folders in the comp/timeline window for more comfort. it not always make sense to have something in a pre comp – especially when its animated – and to jump back and forth to adjust keyframes. it would be so great to have it all in one comp and just pack layers into folders and giving them a mask too. the set mask option does not compensate the miss of folders with masks – just think of a photoshop without folders for big composition jobs – unthinkable today :…

    13 votes
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  6. Add effects to better handle 3d passes

    with the upgrade of the EXR workflow inside AE it is easyer than ever to do 3d compositing inside AE. But there is a lack of native tools to do so.
    First of all the camera blur is slow, doesn't handle the aliased problems in the zdepth very well and doesn't produce a convincing photorealist blur...
    Next the pixel motion blur was a great addition when it was promoted a few years ago but it would have been great to be able to feed it with a motion vector pass coming from the 3d render to be able to produce…

    7 votes
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  7. Time Remapping doesn't seem to function properly when used with EXR sequences

    Enable Time Remapping doesn't seem to function properly when used with EXR sequences. I rendered a multi-pass EXR sequence from C4D and split it up using ProEXR from fnord. However, in order to save time, I only rendered the frames that had animation on them, figuring I could time remap it in AE to add handles to the beginning and end. Usually, the workflow is to move one frame back set a new key, delete the final time remap key and extend the ending layer. This doesn't work, everything afterwards just shows up black. As a workaround I've had to…

    1 vote
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  8. Add Grain in 32bit

    Please move this to the top of priorities.
    Since we're now all moving towards ACES which requires working in 32bit, not having a grain effect that works in 32bit makes most of the compositing work almost impossible to do. It's hard to think of an effect that doesn't require grain matching with the background plate, and now every time we apply the add grain effect all, overbright values get clamped, so we CAN'T use the effect on any new production :/

    19 votes
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  9. 3d Lightning in After Effects.

    The Lightning in After Effects is Fantastic, Curious if in the Future After Effects Could Create a 3d Lightning Function According to the Camera and its Position.

    2 votes
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  10. Set Channel’s alpha with masks does not work if set to same layer

    The Set Channel effect does not seem to respect masks for the alpha source anymore, if the layer refers to itself.

    When „Source Layer 4“ points to the same layer it is applied to, with the dropdown set to „Masks“, the effect would apply the layer’s alpha, but only within the layer’s masks. Now, it does not respect the masks at all and won’t apply the alpha.

    Simple Setup: red shape layer with a mask, „Solid Composite“ with green color applied, then „Set Channels“ with „Source Layer 4“ set to the same shape layer, using „Masks“. See attached images for…

    3 votes
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  11. soft light math changed?

    Has the math behind soft light blending mode changed recently? For years, I have used soft light to add effects with a 50% gray solid but now the results are different... I've tested the project settings/color management and can't seem to get this right...

    2 votes
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  12. tangent

    Implement tangent (ripple) color grading tool in after effects for lumetricolor and sync with previsously made color in premiere

    4 votes
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  13. 3d Model Importing into After Effects.

    I would like to be able to Import 3d Models into After Effects, and Not just through Cinema 4d.

    Like the Old Version of After Effects Could. I know alot of After Effects Users Want to be able to do this without a 3rd Party Plugin. or Software.

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  14. Background per line of text

    I'm missing the opportunity to add background to text layers. More specifically, a background that adapts to the line breaks in any given text.

    1 vote
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  15. BUG: CC Repetile gives empty pixels gap when applied to an adjustment layer

    When applied to an adjustment layer CC RepeTile generates 2 empty extra pixels between the tiles. This is a bug! The problem is present in both AE 2019 and 2020 versions. When applied directly to the footage it seems to work fine.

    6 votes
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  16. Need folders (like in Photoshop)

    Please. 2020 year today and you still did not create folders in layers. I don't need precomps often, but very need folders for easy and fast work.

    4 votes
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  17. Hold key frames should disable motion blur for the property

    I really would love to see the option to have hold key frames disable the rendering of motion blur. One example is that I have footage the has a time remap that ramps speed quickly from slow motion to sped up motion. I have masks that need to roto out a couple objects, but the motion blur jumps during the speed changes.this makes me split masks for the speed changes and adds a level of complexity to my comp.

    Another example deals with a workflow that I use regularly that brings several similar shots into one comp so they can…

    3 votes
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  18. Parallel Effects Processing

    Similar to workflows in DAW, I'd like to be able to parallel process effects on a layer. Simple things like being able to apply two seperate drop shadows that don't affect each other except when blending back together at the end of the chain. Currently 2 drop shadows in series would create a ghost of the other shadow. There are many more uses for this. The ideal solution of course would be a flowgraph/tree system but that's a lot of restructuring, maybe you could add to the "compositing options" a channel option so you can set them to multiple channels…

    2 votes
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  19. Bug: 3D projections are blurry, unless the camera's focal length is very short

    Even with depth of field off, projecting an image onto a solid will result in a much blurrier version of the original image. The shorter the focal length of the camera, the sharper the image will be.

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  20. make SET MATTE work as it should

    SET MATTE should work like TRACK MATTES.
    when using a shapelayer as the matte then the effect works fine,
    but not with other footage.

    AND NO.... i don't want to precompose every single s***.....
    Make a Checkbox in the effect: work like TRACKMATTE.....done

    5 votes
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