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  1. Add an option to set defaults for 'Accept lights' and 'Accepts shadows'

    Add a preference to be able to set a default for 'Accept lights' and 'Accept shadows' - currently they both default to on.

    It would be great to be able to choose 'off' for both, for example.

    Use case: working on AE 3D motion graphics that I don't want to be effected by lights, but need to use lights to drive an effect (for example Optical flares).

    Currently, any new 3D layers created in a comp with lights would need to be set to 'accept lights / shadows' off to retain the original look. This can become time-consuming when creating…

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  2. import of PSD (sequences) with multiple Alpha Channels

    HI, what about the ability of accessing the multiple Alphachannels that for example Cinema 4D can render into PSD(-sequences)? This would be perfect. I guess.

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  3. Mocha oddness

    Where to start?

    Lanching mocha usually launches the app off the screen so I spend five minutes trying to get it back, force quitting AE and disconnecting all but one monitor.

    Then I resize it and it disappears somewhere else.

    I finally get it to work and do my track, save and close Mocha... and I can no longer click on anything inside AE, despite Mocha being closed.

    Just another bug in a long, sprawling, and ever-increasing line of bugs.

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  4. Caching stops with EXR files -- works in previous versions of AE

    I have a 1080 24p EXR file that i'm applying Extractor too. When I try to RAM preview, it stops after about 75 frames and starts looping playback, even when I tell it to render the full duration or work area. This is NOT a problem in AE 17.

    I have 32GB of RAM, so that's not a problem.

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  5. Content-aware fill not 32-bit when Lighting Correction set on?

    Hello

    A small inconvenience with AE V 18.2.1

    I just tried to patch a video with the Content-aware fill.
    If Lighting Correction is on, the result is not 32-bit despite the settings say so.

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  6. Mask Tracker not available when Layer is used as Matte

    I often use a masked copy of a video layer als an alpha matte.
    Unfortunaletly Ae disables the Mask tracker for layers that are used as a matte. We first have to release it (by changing the setting of the masked layer) befor we can use the Mask tracker again. Why?

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  7. mask repeater

    Having a Mask repeater so that we can create repeating symmetrical patterns like a rectangle within After Effects and use it to composite and mask Effects

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  8. Bug with Trapcode Particular

    This one is not easy to describe.
    Let's say you have one layer with Particular effect (layer A). As the particles source, you have selected "Sprite", and the Sprite is a precomp, or any other source that CAN be rasterised (like an Ai file, for instance). But you chose NOT to rasterise it.
    Everything works well at that stage. But later in the workflow, you create a second layer (B) with Particular, and decide to use the SAME layer (or precomp) as the source of your particles for layer A.
    What happens then is the problem: After Effects chooses to…

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  9. CC Ball Action - Disable 3D Shading

    It would be great to disable the shading on the balls so that the user can create a flat color effect. Thanks

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  10. CC Particle World depth problem

    I am using CC Particle World, and for some reason it seems to put particles that are supposed to be further away in front of particles that are closer to the camera. In the pictured example I used a 'field' of particles with a producer that has a 0px Y-axis to best illustrate what is going on. The particles are all the same size, and therefore the largest ones should be in front of the smaller ones, which is not the case.

    I have observed the issue in multiple ways but it's most apparent when the particles are all at…

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  11. Rotobrush 2 Adobe Sensei

    I'm using Rotobrush 2 for Rotoscoping on the job. It is an improvement over the previous version. However, it does not do well with large shots. My shot is over 2,000 frames and Rotobrush 2 takes hours to propagate. I can do small parts of the shot, but I need roto that last for the entire shot, so I've had to stop using Rotobrush 2 and use a mask with Mocha Pro. Please improve this on future releases of Rotobrush.

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  12. setMatteAtTime / upgrade for the Set Matte Effect

    As powerful at it may be "Set Matte" has some limitations and it is not very easy to use. More often than not you still need one layer as mask for another layer. Even simple setups become layer-salads.

    My ideas to upgrade this effect:

    • timepoint of layer matte should be accessable via Expressions/Keyframes. This way we can use one single precpomped Animation to mask as many layers as we want
    • also 3D layers should be able to be masked by a 2D animation using "Stretch Matte to Fit"
    • To use this effect I always have to precomp my footage and…
    4 votes

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  13. Improve Cryptomatte Stability Issues

    Cryptomatte workflows need major improvement.

    Lots of instability issues and crashing, especially when applying masks, mattes, transforms, resizing compositions, and changing project bit-depth whenever the Cryptomatte effect is in use.

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  14. Please make Track Matte (and other basic tools) 32bpc

    When blending between two layers using a track matte (luma) and exporting to full float EXR - from a 32bpc AE setup - then as soon as the part of the shot where the track matte starts to get used, the file sizes drop heavily - indicating loss of information (I'm creating a loop, so it's not like I'm fading from tons of detail to black - I'm fading from tons of detail to tons of detail). All of my layers inside AE have effects on them that should be good for 32bpc (no warning flags in the effects).

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  15. Element 3D plugin with Mac GPU

    Hello

    Have any Mac users experienced problems with the Element 3D plugin in the latest After Effects release?
    After Effects: 18.2
    macOS: 10.15.7
    GPU: Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB
    Element 3D: 2.2.2

    After Effects renders black objects in the Element plugin when using a timeline layer as a custom texture. It's an 8K layer, but the project has worked without problems before the latest updates.
    Full render and Preview render modes show empty black texture. The Draft render mode shows a correct texture, and inside the plugin's Scene Setup, everything works fine.
    Have to restart Mac to be able…

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  16. Set Matte layer changes on paste

    If you use the Set Matte effect and paste all the layers of an animation into another composition, the "Take Matte From Layer" changes to itself.
    So I have 80 layers pointing to one layer, and when I paste them, they all point to themselves.
    Please fix that so that it is pointing to the same layer it was previously pointing to.

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  17. Add Hex input to all colour pickers.

    It's 2021, please can we have the ability to use hex values in all colour pickers that don't currently allow this; Colorama is one off the top of my head..
    Thanks

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  18. Add 'Repeat Edge Pixels' to Layer Styles

    Layer Styles such as Emboss, Shadow, Glow often are not desirable at the edge of the Composition.

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  19. Effects Presets disappeared

    Dear Adobe,

    My effects presets disappeared from the effects & presets panel and i have tried everything from refreshing the list, resetting preferences, resetting the workspace and even reinstalling After Effects. I currently own After Effects CC 2020 and just updated to macOS Big Sur last month. I had no issues when upgrading to Big Sur and when I was clearing my cache (which I normally do), my effects decides to disappear. All my effects are still in my folder it is just not showing on the effects panel. Please help!

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  20. Redesign Track Matte - Select Matte layer with the lasso (same as in Parent&Link)

    Now, to use single matte on multiple layers, we have two options - duplicate matte layers above every layer, or use Set Matte effect which doesnt work the same way as TrackMatte and its really inconvenient.

    There is really simple solution for this! Use the same lasso tool we have in parent&link on TrackMatte. It will make the process so much simpler and easier. Please do this or at least fix Set Matte. Thanks

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