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  1. Modern 3D Realtime Engine (GPU) for VFX and Motion Graphics

    After Effects finally needs a competitive 3D Realtime Engine (GPU) for 3D compositing and virtual workflows of the future. The Link to Cinema is too slow, complicated and unstable for simple 3D compositing tasks. So it needs something like "3D Elements" on steroids and native in AE.

    Dranging some 3D Assets into AE, add some effects, tweak and light them, is a must have in 2022. Compositing, Motion Graphics and VFX are not only 2D/2,5D! - they happen now also in 3D and Realtime!

    What this new real time 3D Engine needs:
    - 3D Geometry Support (import/export)
    - PBR Shaders…

    26 votes

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  2. BUG: AE 22.3 DNx Codecs Broken

    DNx codecs are broken when updating to AE 22.3, which affects usability with any high profile Avid projects. Any QTs exported with DNx codecs will no longer import into the Avid, and you also cannot re-import these exports into AE.
    The codecs work if you roll back to AE 22.2.1

    12 votes

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  3. New Shape Layer 'Expression Repeater'

    How about a new type of Repeater for shape groups that looks pretty much the same as the existing one, except that values in it's Transform properties are not applied cumulatively, but rather have their expressions evaluated individually for every copy of the shape?

    So if I add a random expression to the repeater's Position property, I get a bunch of randomly positioned copies. Ideally we'd get expression access to something like repeaterIndex (like textIndex in text layer expression selectors) but even without any new syntax it would be amazing. I can already imagine making a growing vine which automatically…

    38 votes

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  4. Support 5.1 Audio Directly from After Effects

    Being able to take an interleaved 5.1 audio WAV file and render it onto a final MOV as true multi-track (as opposed to current flattening to stereo) would be revolutionary for our Graphics department. This would alleviate the need to re-render out of Premiere to incorporate 5.1 audio onto final graphics files.

    15 votes

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  5. Reduce After Effects Pricing (grievances list) (it's 30 years old, visible depreciation in value and usefulness, AE needs replacing)

    it's in the title. it's mind boggling to me that the program still works, let alone can be in some ways considered stable, but let's face it:

    multi-threading use is spotty at best
    GPU usage remains under 10-30% on most GPU's
    many plugins aren't even 16 or 32 bit
    Export templates are no longer standard, can't export in several standards
    almost entirely uses RAM for viewport acceleration instead of optimization
    by default now uses 429 plugins instead of optimized, built in features
    mixed support for different GPU architectures (mostly older ones)
    CPU/RAM/GPU usage are all far higher per calculation than…

    5 votes

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  6. ACES 2065-1 flag in OpenEXR files

    When writing out an OpenEXR file (either from Ps, Ae, or Me), the required flag is not set in the OpenEXR file that the file is coded as "SMTPE ACES 2065-1". As a result, it is then loaded just as a sRGB based OpenEXR. Perhaps even compressed, also not along the ACES guidelines for this.

    That flag is a tiny piece of information in the file, and if provided, I hope it will be also read. So, yes, I have practically two requests.
    This information could be taken from the Project Settings in Ae.

    I know that many people are…

    4 votes

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  7. When typing, the last letter you type is usually missing unless you type another character.

    As per the title, when typing into a text box in After Effects, the last letter you type is missing until you type another letter.

    For example, if I type COMPRESSION, the result I get is COMPRESSIO. If I hit another character (any other character), for example A, I then get COMPRESSIONA.

    This bug appears on both Windows and Mac and has been around for at least the last few versions of AE, probably as far back as the 2019/2020 version.

    5 votes

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  8. Two sequences with the same source layer in a project cannot properly have different frame blending on that source

    1. Create a sequence in a project ("source")
    2. Create another sequence ("wrapper") which imports the first, then time warp it to be a bit slower. Leave the Frame Blending at "none"
    3. Copy/Paste the wrapper, then in only one of the wrappers, change the source Frame Blending to "Pixel Motion".

    Expected: AE preview frames, and renders via Premiere Pro import, both respect each sequence's respective frame blending options.

    Actual: Only one of them is actually respected for both sequences. Which one is used is pretty arbitrary, depends on what AE is using to render the frames. Once the user fiddles with things…

    3 votes

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  9. AE 2022 V22.3.0 does not update layer in composition viewport when transform parameters are changed

    In the latest and greatest AE 2022 22.3.0, when I change a layer's Transform parameters, like adjusting rotation for example, the layer does not visually update per the change in view in the Composition viewer. This happens frequently and on a M1 Max MacBook Pro 16" with the latest macOS.

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  10. *Critical* All Expressions get same error

    Every single Expressions I apply throws the error
    "add() needs exactly two arguments"

    This is making all work with expressions impossible in 22.4.0
    Will try downgrading...

    EDIT:
    Downgrading to 22.3 fixed this instantly.

    2 votes

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  11. After Effects Needs a Node Editor (and other small changes that would make it the best software ever)

    After Effects could dominate the market if the developers simply did this:

    Rewrite the software so that you have the option to work with nodes in a dedicated window AND still use layers as default (Blender does this, so I know it's possible).
    The key to making After Effects the industry dominating software it ought to be, is by keeping the easy to use and super clean UI that it already has, while optimizing its functionality.
    For instance, if After Effects had it's standard "layer" timeline, but also gave users the ability to work 'under the hood' for more complex…

    3 votes

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  12. Expose the selected state for shape / mask points to Extendscript Scripting API

    Add an attribute to the Shape object (Shape.selected ?) which is an array of booleans providing the selected state of each point on a mask or shape object.

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  13. Bug Report: line spacing weird behaviour / broken in AE 22.2.1

    The Line Spacing option from the text tool seems to be broken.It feels a bit like some value is added internally: e.g. spacing value "0" no longer results in several lines of text being on the very same baseline, but instead, it gives me something that I would expect from [value line spacing] = [value font size].

    Setting line spacing to "auto" leads to too much spacing, too, especially when using smaller font sizes.

    I first noticed this bug earlier this week, maybe last week. Should be around the time of the latest AE update, so I think this specifically…

    2 votes

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  14. M1 Prores hardware acceleration

    Please support the M1 Pro/Max/Ultra prores decoders WITHOUT introducing the greenish colorshift. If this is technically not possible then don’t have the hardware setting on by default. You know it doesn’t work properly (because multiple people have reported it and, I presume, you have tested this functionality so WHY is it on by default? A colorshift is very much unacceptable…

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  15. Copy paste videos from Premiere to After effects is broken once again

    I can only verrrrryyy sporadically after a fresh reboot copy/paste videos from my premiere timeline over to after effects.
    This is one of the last key advantages that Premiere has over Resolve, so it should better start working again asap.

    I'm on afx 22.4.1 and Premiere 22.0 and mac os 12.4.

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  16. Identify layers by moving curser over monitor panel.

    When re-visiting a composition with MANY layers and elements, I find it takes time to locate the correct layer pertaining to say, a graphic I can see on the monitor display. It would be great to hold down a key, and activate a mode in which a layer would highlight when the curser on the monitor display holds on its associated object.

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  17. install older versions of after effects

    I can't seem to install older versions of the software up? is this a bug or have they stopped allowing older installs?

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  18. automatic hyphenation

    Integrate automatic hyphenation for Textboxes

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  19. Fix Render Settings bug when queueing multiple frame ranges

    When adding multiple frame ranges from the same composition to the render queue, the render settings do not retain the correct frame ranges for each item in the queue.

    For example:
    Submit frame range 0-200 and then submit frame range 200-400 from the same composition. Check the render settings for each item in the queue. Notice that the frame range for both items in the queue is now the same. Unique frame ranges are not retained.

    2 votes

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  20. Revert or discard changes in Team Projects

    When using Team Projects, there is currently no way to revert or discard your own changes. If a user makes some mistakes, changes their mind, or doesn't want to "commit" unnecessary changes to the cloud, they don't have an option to reset to the last shared version. This makes the feature effectively unusable, the user would have to push their changes regardless of whether they are desired or not. What if the changes are project-breaking? There is also no way to view Team Project Versions or Autosaves for After Effects Team Projects, even though this feature exists for Premiere.

    Deleting…

    2 votes

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