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  1. Opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects

    Add a checkbox or something to allow users to opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects.

    I already have a valid perpetual license for Cinema 4D R19 Studio. R21 is pointless as it only allows me to use a trial license or purchase a license. The application is useless for those who already own a commercial license.

    To make matters worse, I must uninstall it every time there is an update for After Effects. Quite frankly, I consider it bloatware. It useless and it wastes space on my hard drive.

    I understand that there are…

    31 votes
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  2. I want to be able to bring photoshop and illustrator information as it is

    Import Layer style, Adjustment layer, Appearance, text editing features from Photoshop and Illustrator when .psd and .ai files are imported to After Effects

    イラストレーターやフォトショップからpsdやaiファイルを読み込む際に調整レイヤーやレイヤースタイルなどの情報をそのまま反映させるようにしてほしい

    :例
    Ps
    ・調整レイヤー
    ・レイヤースタイル

    Ai
    ・アピアランス

    など

    78 votes
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  3. Want to place Anchor points to specific locations (up/down/left/right) or short cut key to locate them

    Want to place Anchor points to specific locations (up / down / left / right) or short cut key to locate them

    I want to be able to easily switch the position of the anchor point of a shape or text layer to the center or edge etc.

    テキストシェイプレイヤーのアンカーポイント の位置をデフォルトで簡単に中央や端に移動できるツールを実装して欲しい

    71 votes
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  4. Split this forum into BUG REPORTS & FEATURE REQUEST sections

    Why is this site combining Feature requests AND bugreports together.
    I can't even filter Requests from bugreports.

    At least a filter would be nice to have!

    Thank you

    160 votes
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  5. align 3D layers

    Align 3D layers. Distribute them, etc. That's it really.

    99 votes
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  6. I want Japanese and English expressions to be the same

    I want Japanese and English expressions to be the same

    Internally want to make sure that the effect names and shape layer names do not match in the Japanese and English versions of AE

    When trying to open aep across languages, an expression error appears and it is difficult to use

    An example
    en = sulder control jp = スライダー制御

    日本語と英語のエクスプレッションを内部的に同じ扱いにして欲しい。言語を跨いだワークフローだとエクスプレッションエラーを発生してしまうため。

    34 votes
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  7. Make Guide layers allow to use "Preserve Transparency"

    Make Guide layers allow to use "Preserve Transparency"

    When using "Keep Transparency", the effect becomes invalid if there is a video or image on the bottom layer. If you use a guide layer, please enable "Keep transparent"

    「透明性を維持する」を使用する場合に一番下のレイヤーにビデオや画像などがあると効果が無効になる。ガイドレイヤーにした場合は「透明性を維持する」を有効にして欲しい

    21 votes
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  8. After Effects 2020 on Mac does not work at all with Arri Alexa Footage

    After Effects 2020 on Mac does not work with Arri Alexa footage that when imported into Premiere has the AMIRA LUT automatically added. You can see my first exampled here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27MpmJfKHqg and my second example from Arri's example footage here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9aRnCeu7PE The footage drops out, goes blue, and goes upside down becoming completely useless.

    The only way to get the footage to work is to recompress it all and the reconnect, but we are talking a huge amount of ProRES 4444 footage that I really don't want to recompress, especially when it works fine in After Effects 2019.

    I had…

    6 votes
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  9. Can't select ColorProfile from importet ProRes Files

    In the newest AfterEffects Version (17.1.2) you cannot change the ColorProfile of an imported ProRes4444 File, resulting in a unwanted color shift. ( I am using ProRes4444 Renderings as Prerender-Files and always changed the Profile from Rec709 to sRGB) I am in general working in a linearized sRGB worflow.

    3 votes
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  10. Bug: Audio Levels are not affected by master properties

    I built a video switcher comp with expressions on each layer's opacity and audio levels turning them up or down if a slider control is set to that layer's index.
    The switcher switches audio and video fine in its own comp.
    When I make the slider a master property and switch it from a parent comp, the video works fine, but the audio is stuck on whatever the switch's default setting was.

    You can work around this bug by linking your switcher slider to a slider in the parent comp, but this defeats the purpose of master properties as it…

    7 votes
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  11. Newer versions of After Effects 2020 read Prores files wrong

    The way After Effects 2020 reads prores colors is very different between its first few versions, next to the several new ones.

    This is very obvious on Prores+Alpha footage and must be fixed. You can easily see the problems when comparing the same footage between After Effects and Premiere. Where Premiere reads the files correctly and AE does not!

    1 vote
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  12. Tell users they're also installing Maxon Cinema 4D

    Let me know that AE will install Maxon Cinema 4D. I saw it installed, and had no idea why: had to Google the answer.

    2 votes
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  13. AE render files have wrong timestamp

    When I render out of After Effects (.mov file in attached screenshot), it shows a timestamp of one day in the future. When I render out of Media Encoder (the mp4 file in the attached screenshot), it shows the correct timestamp. I can reproduce this error everytime.

    My computer's date and time settings are correct, in the right timezone, and synced to update automatically.

    3 votes
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  14. Compound layer

    Would be nice to have a Layer that can hold multiple layers within it. Similar to the concept of track in Premiere. A track can have a number of clips in it.

    1 vote
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  15. Expose all internal After Effects commands to scripting

    It's possible to find many of AE's command IDs by running the following ES function and filling in whatever menu command you're after:

    app.findMenuCommandId("Go To Keyframe Time");

    But many other commands that aren't strictly "menu" commands seem inaccessible / hidden. For example, it seems impossible to find the commands for shifting keyframes left or right (represented in the hotkey editor by entries like "NudgeKeyframesEarlier" or "Shift Selected Keyframes 1 Frame Earlier").

    It'd be great if you could expose these secret commands to scripting, by giving them entries in the function above, giving them command IDs, and/or by building an event…

    26 votes
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  16. Revival of direct export of mp4 container h.2648(mp4コンテナh.264の直接書き出しの復活)

    Please restore the mp4 (h.264 format) direct export feature that was possible in previous versions.

    It is possible to send to and export from AME even under current conditions.I feel inconvenient because I can not give out what I was able to release freely.

    In the current version with Ae's render queue function, it is easy for users to be able to export directly.

    以前のバージョンで可能だったmp4(h.264形式)の直接書き出し機能を戻してほしい。

    現状でもAMEに送り書き出すことは可能ですが、気軽に出せていたものが出せなくなり不便に感じます。Aeのレンダーキュー機能がある現行バージョンでは直接書き出しができる事がユーザーにとっては手軽です。

    53 votes
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  17. Misplaced Nulls after using “Nulls follow Points” on converted parametric shapes

    After converting parametric shapes to Bezier paths and using the “Points follow Nulls” script. The Nulls are misplaced. A bit with a circle and a lot with rectangles. It also seems the error gets bigger the further the object is positioned from the center of the composition.

    The problem does not exist with hand drawn paths.

    AE 17.0.4 MacOS 10.15.4

    1 vote
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  18. BUG: Prores false colors in AE CC 2020 (except up to 17.0.2) (!)


    1. Recently i found that export in Prores 4444 or 422 in AE render queue is changing colors in final output even with different color depth. In millions of colors its slightly redish, even hard to see, in trillions - more wrong! (pic .1)


    2. AE 2020 (except up to 17.0.2) detecting wrong color depth (pic. 2)


    AE project here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u_FSyal8EeJJlAWNZr18GTT2ji8rr2Dj

    You can render out two files in render queue and compare them in composition.
    Working space - none. 32bit depth.

    AE 2019 Prores - fine. ME 2020 Prores - fine.

    3 votes
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  19. New update to Shape Layers has broken the Repeater End and Start Opacity

    In shape layers, the Repeater End and Start Opacity feature doesn't work when the Stroke is Setting is placed beneath the Repeater. It only works if the Stroke setting is placed above the Repeater. This is not acceptable since placing the Stroke setting beneath the repeater will cause all the instances of the shape to have the exact same stroke width which is what I want in many cases. So if a scale setting has been chosen in the Repeater Transform menu, all instances of the shape will have a thicker (or thinner) stroke. In this case, the start and…

    1 vote
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  20. Rotobrush crash

    Ok so i know alot of people are having this issue but whenever i make a first stroke using the rotobrush tool it just crashes every time. I've cleared up space and purged and cleared some RAM but it still crashes whenever i make a stroke. Like when i click stroke ae just freezes and when i go into task manager it says ae not responding PLZ I REALLY NEED HELP. I've had this issue for so long

    1 vote
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