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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    9 votes

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  3. BUG - Tritone in 32 bpc don't show the right colors

    BUG Report - Tritone in 32 bpc is WRONG

    The highlight is not resulting in the right colors.
    Or with white it give a RED stroke fringe arond shapes

    1 vote

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  4. 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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  5. paint

    Paint on layer without having to do this in a separate canvas....
    Just simple and easy paint on layer .....pls

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    5 votes

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  7. Stamp tool ignores masks&effects when selected different copy source with m&e

    Hello,
    I wanted to remove a tracker with the stamp tool today. But the stamp had to be lightened. Therefore I created a duplicate of the layer and lightened it a little bit with exposure. When I selected the alternative stamp source with effects and masks in the stamp, the effects on the post-exposed layer were ignored. This seems to be a bug. As an alternative I created a precomp and put the effect into it. Version 17.1.3 (Build 41 Windows) Thanks!

    1 vote

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  8. 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

    7 votes

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  9. 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.

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    1 vote

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  13. Don't require track mattes to be above the layer it modifies (and also allow re-use)

    Requiring a track matte to be right above the layer it modifies seems like an archaic convention at best. Get rid of that requirement and make them like parent layers which can be anywhere and used by many layers.

    364 votes

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  14. NDI Tools Audio out in After Effects

    Enquiring as to if NDI Audio support is coming for After effects? Currently premiere supports NDI audio and video but AE is video only and no option for audio. This has proven to be a very useful tool during working from home scenarios but audio is needed in After Effects as well.

    2 votes

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  15. Deform along path effect

    A highly needed effect!

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    43 votes

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  17. Smooth edge on decontamination

    Please make edge on decontamination in Refine Soft Matte/Hard matte not so sharp, or moreover make a feather tab.

    2 votes

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  18. Decent and properly updated Curves Effects UI Filter

    I know the AE team is not the Photoshop team when it comes to tool UI interface design and updating native tools..
    But i think this one is pretty obvious: The curves filter is a essential Color Correction tool. And dont say we have the Lumetri engine, because most of the time you want a simpler and direct tool with a "mental language" you are already familiar if you come from a image editing app (like photoshop)
    Saying that the Curves effect in AE 2020 still looks like is from the time of COSA After effects.
    So the need to…

    1 vote

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  19. URGENT BUG - Effects on 3D shape layers don't show at all - 2020 17.0.2

    This is a crucial bug that needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY!

    Any shape layer that's 3D doesn't show any effects. If 3D is disabled on the layer, the effects show.

    This is a crippling bug introduced in the latest update and it needs to be fixed ASAP!!!!

    3 votes

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  20. Keymix Plugin à la Nuke

    Essential keying workflow tool. Would be awesome to have that without jumping through sub-comp hoops:

    https://learn.foundry.com/nuke/content/referenceguide/mergenodes/keymix.html

    3 votes

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