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  1. [Request] Fully Integrated ‘Blend If’ Functionality Would be an Absolute Game Changer.

    After more than a decade using AE, the sole feature that I wish was properly intergrated into the program would be ‘Blend-If’ functionality.

    Blend-If is a layer style and allows the user to fade and control a layer’s alpha channel based on It’s own luminosity and/or the luminosity of layers below it.

    The feature is incredibly powerful for composition and editing within photoshop and in my opinion would be a massively valuable tool for AE in the same way.

    Since it is a photoshop Layer Style property it is already somewhat useable within AE, but only if you only import…

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  2. 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 ;-)

    9 votes

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  3. Color correcting with region of interest

    Hi
    When color correcting skin tones, the region of interest would very useful to isolate image area. Only I just found out, Lumetri scopes show the whole image instead of the cropped area.
    A fix would be nice, please.

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  4. Allow rotobrush to use more than one core by allowing user to rotobrush multiple frames

    Rotobrush should have the option of allowing me to rotobrush frames every certain number of seconds. For example if I have a 15 minute clip, I could rotobrush one frame for each minute of the clip. Therefore each of those minutes could be handled by a separate core on my computer. As I have 16 cores, each core would only have to process one minute of video rather than one core doing all the video sequentially.

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  5. Clone Layer Effect

    I would love to have a Clone Layer Effect as an alternative to precomping a layer and duplicating. This would be applied to a solid and it would copy create an instance/clone of the layer it is pointed at with the choice of using some or all of the effects of the master layer as well as options for using the transform/feather/alpha as well. Other effects could be stacked on top of this.

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  6. 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!

    40 votes

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  7. Layer effect source

    When setting effect layer source, I would like to see this option:

    Source
    Masks
    Effects & Masks
    Effects & Masks & Transform

    I need this almost every time. Would save a ton of unnecessary precompositing.

    3 votes

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  8. Ignore adjustment layers switch

    A simple switch on a given layer to ignore the adjustment layer above it. Would open up so many possibilities and avoid unnecessary precomposition. Please vote and make this a reality.

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  9. bug report - layer panel

    AE 2021 - The Layer Panel no longer displayers Motion Path handles for Effects or Motion Tracking. This is a major hindrance when animating and tweaking Effects paths or analysing Motion Tracking problems. See attached comparison from AE 2020 and AE 2021. I have also tested this in AE Beta and the problem persists.
    I am trying to attach jpg examples unsuccessfully.
    Here is a more detailed description:
    AE 2020 >Layers panel displays >Effects motion paths with editable bezier handles; and for >Tracking Motion paths
    AE 2021 Using the same settings, the >Layers panel does not display any handles for…

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  10. Include "Remix" feature from Audition as an Audio effect

    It would be amazing if the "Remix" process and options from Audition were available as an Audio Effect within After Effects. Literally hundreds of times I have needed to extend a music track in a composition, switched over to Audition to Remix to the desired length, switched back to replace the audio layer, then found another composition edit required me to repeat the process.

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  11. Adobe After Effects is crashing in mac pro with big sur everytime i try to open new composition

    after effects is crashing evrytime i try to open a new composition. ive tried un installing and re installing twice now . the problem persists. i am on big sur with a mac pro computer.

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  12. BUG - Shadow/Highlight effect with "Effect Opacity" of "0%" breaks time remapping

    In AFX 2021, when using the "Shadow/Highlight" effect on a layer that uses time remapping, setting the "Effect Opacity" (in Compositing Options) to a value of "0" will cause the time remapping to break. When the value is set to "0", the frame of the video displayed when the value is changed will be the freeze-frame. Purging image cache memory can change which frame is displayed, until a value of "0" is set again, then the current frame will freeze again. Similar issue when using keyframes on the "Effect Opacity" with a "0" value. Bug. Needs fixing.

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  13. Lumetri Color bug

    When use Lumetri color on PNG, it will change the aspect ratio. Sometimes thinner sometimes wilder.

    AE 18.4.0 on Mac

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  15. BUG: AE 18.4 - DNX codec footage not appearing properly

    BUG: AE 18.4 - opened an older project (18.2) containing DNX codec footage. Composition failed to preview or render. Displayed black only and couldn't display alpha / transparency toggle in comp window. Seemed related to layer render order and transparency.
    Rolling back to 18.2 fixed it. Running on Mac with AMD Radeon Pro 580 - Big Sur 11.4

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  16. Content aware fill showing external library failure error in opencv

    I'm using ryzen 5 4600hs with 8gb ram and 1 tb ssd with 200 gb free space and I'm using nvidia gtx 1650 ti with 4gb graphic card. I alloted 6gb ram for after effects in preferences. and Installed 3 times after i'm keep on getting this error. I'm editing 30 seconds footage of3840 x 2160 resolution with 30 fps. My computer is pretty new and I don't know why I'm getting this error. before this library failure error, I used to get "caf: out of memory" error. After i re-installed, now I'm getting this "caf: external library failure (error…

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  17. Update Keylight

    Keylight is very slow, for bigger jobs almost unusable, please add hardware acceleration.

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  18. Make gradient editor scalable.

    Make it scalable to the full width of the screen to make detailed gradients.

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  19. Add gradient knot keeping the color at that position

    When a knot is added, it gets the color of a neigbour not, while in most cases it's of more value to get the knot loaded with the color that existed on that position in the gradient. (Standard behaviour in Illustrator)
    Please make that possible, with a modifier key.

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  20. Text stroke on Arabic words in After Effects SHOULD be applied to the whole word, NOT to each letter individually

    Applying a stroke on Arabic text in After Effects should be on the whole word, not on each individual letter, it should work just like Premiere pro.

    Check the following images to understand the problem.

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