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  1. My mask selection tools are not fully functional.

    All the tools at the top that are supposed to have drop down menu do not function completely. The rectangle is stuck at rectangle and the other shapes do not drop down. Same thing with the pen tool and the other items that have a dro down capability

    1 vote
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  2. Dont allow updates to wipe out plugins

    This latests update wipes out all the plugins that I had in After Effects, and Now it wont read the video copilot vc color vibrance plugin even after it has been deleted and reinstalled.

    2 votes
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  3. Content-Aware Fill Tool algorithms (Frame range vs. one frame)

    When i am using Content-Aware Fill Tool in frame range (more than 1 frame) it is not accurate enough. But when i am manually pushing " Generete Fill layer" button frame by frame it does a great job. Why frame by frame fill generating does better results than automatic mode in frame range?

    2 votes
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  4. SWF support is broken if SWF is placed on a server

    After Effects doesn't recognize SWFs if the SWF is placed on a server. Full brakes the whole workflow for any studio using Animate CC...

    1 vote
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  5. set matte should have the option to fit composition or layer

    actually it fits the layer size and stretch the Matte layer.
    So if we use a layer with a different ratio in the composition it not useful.

    With this option, it would have the ability to ignore transformation like rotation size and position... so the Set Matte would work as a Track Matte Layer and we could animate behind it.

    It would safe a lot of layer count and space.

    3 votes
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  6. masks don't live update while effects are applied

    When you're animating a mask on a layer that has effects applied, the mask doesn't update live. You have to purge the memory or disable all the effects on the mask in order to be able to see the updated layer.
    We need to see the mask updated even with effects applied.

    6 votes
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  7. Use Illustrator's algorithm to distribute Stroke Dashes in Shape Layers

    Illustrator lets the user choose between exact sizes for Dashes and Gaps, or approximate those to distribute Dashes evenly and create nice even corners. See screengrabs. The square left is without correction enabled, the right one is after enabling the corner correction.

    That would be a great addition to Ae to make the Dashed Stroke more usefull.

    1 vote
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  8. rotoscoping bug

    Ich habe (leider nicht freiwillig) eine Möglichkeit gefunden, die After Effects Projektdatei komplett zu zerstören:
    Ich habe einen HD Footage 1920/1080 23,98 Frames/Sekunde über sich selbst gelegt und auf dem oberen das Roto-Pinsel-Werkzeug angewendet und die Datei gespeichert.
    Sobald ich die Datei danach geöffnet habe, bekomme ich folgende Meldung:
    "After Effects Fehler: Fehlende Daten in Datei. ( 33 $ 4)".
    Dieser Fehler ist beliebig oft reproduzierbar, an verschiedenen Computern.

    Version 17.0.1

    1 vote
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  9. Rebuild blending modes to behave in 32 bit the same as they would in 16 bit

    Blending modes (especially screen & add) are completely unpredictable in 32 bit space. They're essentially useless now. Build a system (or a new blending mode) that allows screen and add to behave the like they do in 16 bit

    3 votes
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  10. a modern 3D particle system like Trapcode Particular but with a simple node based interface

    The actual particle system in AE is out of the early 2000s.
    So please develop a new 3D particle system with a simple node based UI and interesting operators like physics, turbulence, motion fields etc.

    It should be something like Trapcode Particular but with a simple node interface like Tyflow.

    3 votes
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  11. Folders in After Effects timeline

    Timeline folders. We have them in Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator... precomps can utterly ruin your work and is NOT an alternatives to having a simple folder hierarchy - especially when dealing with shape layers or anything that requires continual rasterization.

    11 votes
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  12. Cryptomatte not working in 17.0.1

    Everytime I do compositing with cryptomatte (using it as a luma matte for an asset) I have this error (see picture) and my after effects crash.
    Thanks if you can solve it.

    1 vote
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  13. Allow fractal noise evolution to go beyond 91x

    Such an infuriating bug. First, this wheel should be able to go beyond 91x without the evolution just resetting to an arbitrary point.

    IF we really can’t have a wheel go higher than that (doubtful… we have put multiple robots in space), then WHY ALLOW IT TO BE SET HIGHER and waste 8 hours of precious render time instead of just not letting me do that in the first place???

    1 vote
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  14. 3D Camera projection on primitive objects for Matte-Paintings

    Would be great to have the possibility to add 3D objects like deformed layers to project pictures or images onto it - for example to create a cool looking 3D mountain matte-painting or to project objects on primitives. Some more 3D features overall would be cool.

    1 vote
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  15. Its 2019 about time we had a native edge blur tool.

    Need a native edge blur tool similar or better to the key correct suite by RG.

    4 votes
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  16. Better Grouping in Shape Layers

    Grouping can be improved, by grouping the selected items automatically in a Group, in stead of adding a Group (= a folder) and then drag all items in there.
    Furthermore, I would the Group to automatically update any involved expressions. Currently expressions are broken by changing Shape Layer hierarchy, and have to be repaired manually.

    1 vote
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  17. I want to be able to divide the position of the transform of the effect into dimensions

    I want to be able to divide the position of the transform of the effect into dimensions.

    Because the expression of animation of keyword spreads

    エフェクトのトランスフォームの位置を次元分割できるようにしてほしい。速度グラフでの表現の幅が広がる為。

    10 votes
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  18. Native ST-Map Support

    After Effects needs native ST-Map support to handle a myriad of compositing functions, but I need it to handle the Distortion & Undistortion ST-Maps from 3D Tracking & match-moving software like PF Track. This is a standardized work flow in Nuke and is seriously lacking in AE. I know that there are 3rd party plug ins for this, but this is a compositing program and should be built in.

    3 votes
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  19. cropping without changing position

    It would be nice to crop comps, footage without loosing its position and keep it in same place in other comps without reposition.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  20. text as an effect

    an effect to create text via effect would be useful to keep your composition compact. imaging you have to create a button, you right now need at least 2 layers. 1 textlayer and 1 shapelayer.

    with an text effect (like the timecode effect)
    you would only need 1 layer.

    But the effect should respect the layers coordinates,
    not like the timecode effect, which ignores them.

    2 votes
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