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  1. Allow Set Matte effect to see/respect transforms

    If I want to use a layer as a matte using Set Matte, AE won't recognize any transforms (position, scale, etc) that I've done to it within the comp. It will only see them if I precomp the layer, adding more complexity to the file, and causing other issues.

    Instead of just the option to use Source, Masks, Effects & Masks, can you add transforms? Maybe instead of the pop-up selector, you could have checkboxes, so the user could choose what combination of modifiers they want to use.

    8 votes

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  2. Effect similar to CC Composite, but instead takes a result from further up the effects chain

    I'd like to propose an effect that can take a result from further up the effects chain and recomposite it back over the final result. Similar to how CC Composite can put the original image back over the final result.

    Even if behind the scenes this means rendering the same thing twice, it would be convenient to have this functionality on a single layer. I often find myself making copies of a layer and using the Calculations effect to blend layers together, or create more intricate mattes.

    It could have controls like transfer mode, opacity, preserve transparency, etc. Maybe similar…

    3 votes

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  3. After Effects Split compositon window when working in 3d layers and cameras

    As novas formas de dividir a "compostion window" para trabalhar com 3d são horríveis.

    Tela dividida em 2 na vertical.
    A maior parte do trabalho ainda é com resoluções horizontais, e dividir a tela na vertical não ajuda. O ideal é voltar com a opção de dividir a tela em 2 na horizontal.

    tela dividia em 4
    Eu particularmente gosto muito mais de dividir a tela em 1 grande (a visão da câmera resultado final) e 3 pequenas para me ajudar a posicionar elementos.
    4 telas do mesmo tamanho são desnecessárias e acabam prejudicando a ver a imagem principal, que…

    2 votes

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  4. A text box feature that automatically provides a matching background box for texts

    idea: when I type a bit of text I can select the «text box» option and select the colour, corner radius, extension, etc. The box should adapt to the text.

    2 votes

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  5. 32bpc Mesh Warp and other distortion effects

    We need to use the simple distortion effects like Mesh Warp, Liquify, etc without clamping colors to properly work in advanced compositing. It's impossible now to work in ACES for example and do a simple warp to correct something without clamping all the values...

    3 votes

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  6. Access via expression to any pixel coordinates on a distorted layer (with bezier, mesh warp, bend it, etc...)

    Hello !

    For distortion effects, I would like to get access via expression to any pixel coordinates of a layer after the distortion effect is applied. (Not only the handles of bezier warp).

    For example : on an animated character each limb is on a different layer. If I distort the torso, I would like the shoulders of the arms (which are on different layers) to follow the distortion of the torso. It may be possible via the puppet tool, but the distortion is not as clean as the bezier or mesh warp.

    But maybe it is not possible via…

    1 vote

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  7. AE 17.7.0 - Mask Feather Tool

    Mask Feather Tool works only on one frame. If I set it on one frame it disappears on next frame (no keyframes on mask feather). It seams that it is dependent on mask path keyframes what is just stupid. First I want to do masking/rotoscoping and after I finish with that I would like to set seather using Mask Feather Tool and keyframe it by mask feather not by mask path.

    2 votes

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  8. 3D Text Extrusion Preset Materials and Lighting Library

    FCP Motion has preset Materials and Lighting Libraries as standard. It would be amazing to be able to import 3D Text Extrusion Preset Materials and Lighting Libraries from wherever when rendering with the C4D engine in After effects. C4D and Photoshop files can supply these library presets. Choosing which material is connected to which side of the extrusion, then choosing which lighting scene fits with your text or vector scene.

    1 vote

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  9. More love for 360/VR in After Effects

    since 2018, Ae has not been updated in relation to VR/360 workflows. Ae has limited VR effects and the VR Comp Editor workflow which is also very limited and delicate script and expression heavy process.

    Ae should have a spherical camera, mono and stereo. this would obsolete the stiching workflow of VR Comp Editor and it's limitations. 3d plugins like trapcode or stardust are very breakable, also all the 2d effects won't work properly without the use of 3rd party tools and even then it's very limited.

    these new technologies should not be left behind, there are great things motion…

    22 votes

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  10. Render Error: -1609629695 due to Levels Effects on one of the layers.

    I could not render my work in After Effects or in Media Encoder. I get the error message:

    Export Error
    Error compiling movie.

    Render Error

    Render returned error.

    Writing with exporter: H.264
    Writing file type: H264
    Around timecode: 00:00:00:08
    Rendering at offset: 0,000 seconds
    Component: H.264 of type Exporter
    Selector: 9
    Error code: -1609629695

    So I started to disable layer by layer one by one and render again until I narrowed down the problem - This was due to layer that had "Levels" effect. Once I turned off the Effect everything worked fine. Your welcome.

    1 vote

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  11. CC Force Motion Blur broken AE 17.7

    Hi,

    I'm trying to add motion blur to my cg scene using the force motion blur effect, but i get this weird doubling effect without the actual blurring/smearing. I remember that it used to work in the past, can someone confirm that it's broken?

    Dropping the default settings on to my adjustment layer or exr seq does nothing, i have to disable the override to get something going but its this weird doubling effect, samples does nothing other then 1 (original footage) or more (the doubling).

    My project is in 32 bit lin workflow, not that that should matter as…

    1 vote

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  12. A blur brush to use when cleaning up mattes

    I have generated a key of an eagle flying, using roto brush and refine edge brush. The alpha channel is then rendered, and brought in as a monochrome clip, and this key clip then needs to be cleaned up frame by frame using the brush tool.

    To help create a better key, a blur brush that softens the edge of the key as you paint on it, would be super useful, where you can set the level of blur applied as you paint.

    1 vote

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  13. Gradient Fill Shape

    Is it possible to create an option, “Gradient Fill Shape” in the shape layer?
    The gradient fill color follows the shape.

    3 votes

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  14. Add Geometry options for transform

    Photoshop Camera Raw has an awesome geometry tool that lets you draw out the horizontal and vertical lines to straighten, level, and fix perspective issues with the image. I cannot for the life of me figure out a simple and easy way to do this inside AE or PR

    1 vote

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  15. Fill for Blend modes (Linear Light and etc)

    Hey,

    in Photoshop we have the ability to tweak the 8 special blend modes.
    You can decrease the "fill" and then the blend made start making sense.

    Color Burn, Linear Burn, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge (Add), Vivid Light, Linear Light, Hard Mix, and Difference

    So pls, can we get the same feature in AE.
    Because it would make a lot of the compositing issues and grinding issues easier to deals with.

    thanxs

    2 votes

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  16. Add Motion Source choice to Mask Tracker

    I would like the Mask Tracking to work on a Solid Layer, while looking to a video layer.

    1 vote

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  17. LIVE LINK (!) seemless integration of autodesk 3DSMAX into after effects

    as many of us in VFX have been working with the combination 3dsMAX - after effects , to create compositing / animation / camera / modelling it is absolutely obliged to have a fast integration like maxxon cinema 4D connection in after effects. the compositors link is NOT providing a real fluid workflow .
    els one has to switch finally to theFoundry nuke / autodesk 3dsmax. Yet after effects is a very fast solution . to keep this we'd like to have a simillar link , without scaling / axis issues , between 3dsMAX and after effects .")

    1 vote

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  18. Stabilization around a point or shape for roto or tracking

    Hi Adobe !

    It would be great to have an option allowing to stabilize the viewport around a point / shape / mask / layer. This would be a huge help for rotoscoping work, or for manually correcting bad 2D or 3D tracking.

    This option is available in Mocha, but this would be great to have something similar directly in AE ;)

    Thanks, and please excuse me if I made some english mistakes, I'm French and dumb ^^

    1 vote

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  19. What the h.. The rotoscoop tool is HUGLY buggy

    The rotoschoping tool is aweful
    It disapears, the freezing doesn't actually freeze the selection and the mask remaps
    Aweful, a waste of time. I will look for an other tool I can't believe I pay for this

    1 vote

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  20. Caustics Effect resolution independent and 32 bit

    It would be better if the caustics effect was resolution independent. As it is now it produces different result if you set resolution to half insted of full in the viewport. Which make it more difficult to work with.
    Also it would be nice if it could be updated to work in 16 and 32 bit. (same request for all effects please)

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