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  1. [Bug] When layer with a mask has scale keyframes, when click and drag to move layer it selects mask points instead

    It's a bug that needs fixing

    Here's a gif to show behaviour https://gfycat.com/CavernousLeanDrever

    It only occurs when there's scale keyframes on the layer, if removed then it works fine

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for filing this bug report, and for providing a screen capture of the problem.

    I’m not able to reproduce this issue with a simple test. It will help if you could provide us a project where the problem occurs.

    Please post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

    Also, please tell us:
    - Do you use a pen tablet (i.e. Wacom or other brand) , mouse, or other pointing device?
    - What version of After Effects are you using? The specific version from the About After Effects dialog, please. ex., After Effects 16.0.1
    - What…

  2. Shift canvas to center based on layer / focus on selected layer / center view port

    This may already exist but I cannot find it. Imagine a precomp larger than the final aspect ratio/output settings, and with many layers that require detail work. Rather than space/handing around the composition, it would be nice to use a quick key to move the entire composition so the selected layer/content was centered in the view port. Like selecting an object in CInema 4D and pressing O to bring it front and center.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for filing this request.

    In the View menu, the Look At Selected Layers and Look At All Layers command do something similar to what you describe. More information on these commands:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/cameras-lights-points-interest.html#adjust_a_3d_view_or_move_a_camera_light_or_point_of_interest

    Note that you must have a camera in the composition for these commands to work.

    The keyboard shortcut F is defined by default for Look At Selected Layers (alternately, Option + Shift + Command + \ on macOS, Alt + Shift + Control + \ on Windows). You can customize this in the Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.

    Does this meet your needs, or is there different functionality you would like to see?

  3. Highlight referenced layer

    When a layer is used as a reference layer such as in a displacement map but has its "eye" icon turned off, it is not obvious what the layer is being used for if you are trying to break down someone else's project, or are returning to yours after a period of time. Like the track mattes that put an square icon next to a referenced layer, layers that are also referenced using effects as a source should also have some time of demarcation.

    2 votes
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  4. Bug report: new scaling issues with Mercury Transmit in CC 2019

    Many users have reported problems with scaling in Mercury Transmit when using multiple screens of different resolution in Windows, especially when one screen (e.g. a 4K laptop screen) has a scaling other than 100%. In my experience, MT worked correctly in AE 2018 if parts of the user interface were spread between at least two screens. This behavior has reversed in 2019: MT only works correctly if the entire user interface is on one screen, but scaling issues arise if any windows are moved onto a second screen (see attached screen shot - MT is the small image in the…

    3 votes
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  5. Bug report: Can't export from AE CC 2019 with Media Encoder after update

    For some reason I cannot export from After Effects CC 2019 with Media Encoder CC 2019.

    When selecting export from AE, it opens ME but does not bring the export to queue.

    When dragging composition from AE to ME window, it displays message "Connecting to Dynamic Link server..." but does not go further.

    Using with macOS version 10.12.6

    4 votes
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  6. Dark-on-light interface

    I would like you to bring back the option to have a dark-on-light interface.

    The current interface color makes it hard to read text, and all that dark gray looks depressing and somewhat sinister. I want an interface that looks happy and wholesome, like something professionals use during the daytime - not a dark, creepy "interface of the night". Looking at a dark screen during office hours makes me feel kind of sleepy!

    Most of your users are creative professionals with strong ideas about color and design. We would all love to be able to customize the interface colors, but…

    7 votes
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  7. aerender network rendering only works with PSD files

    When rendering using aerender to a network drive from one or more computers the only format that is supported is a Photoshop Sequence (PSD).
    Other formats (like TIFF or PNG) kind of work for a short while, but the render processes error out one by one (until there is only one lone renderer left) because of file creation conflicts. This doesn't seem to happen with PSD files because the processes seems to create placeholder files in a different way.

    Some example error messages I get just before each renderer exits are:
    After Effects warning: Could not create the file 'Z:\3456c6d2-c15c-41d7-9b12-8ae9c9d10a24\1080x1080…

    5 votes
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  8. Fix strange sub-frame problems when work

    Fix weird sub-frame error when working with footage. Clips and other objects not falling on frame boundaries.

    1 vote
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    Thank you for your post.

    I’m not clear on what you’re describing. It would help if you could provide us screenshots or a project file that demonstrate the issue.

    Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  9. After Effects need to be able to run without User Login because of DSGVO laws

    Hello,
    we using Thinkbox Deadline to render with After Effects in our own Farm. We also use the render_engine mode to render on all computers like workstations. The problem is, that we need a login to all computers. The problem is that it is not possible to run After Effects without log into windows with GUI. So If you run After Effects for example with Deadline or with windows Task Scheduler after the machine starts up, After Effects crashes directly. See the log attached. So it is not possible to use a Service like Deadline with After Effects and a…

    8 votes
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  10. Maintain support for Windows 7

    40% of Windows machines still run Windows 7. There is no way Microsoft will be able to officially end support in January. Many of us still run Windows 7 for performance and stability reasons. Please keep supporting Windows 7.

    4 votes
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  11. global text formatting controls

    control the styles of text layers globally - select multiple text layers in multiple comps and apply styles including font, size, outline, colour and maybe evengradient overlay and drop shadow and other text effects a bit like in Ai. compatibility with Ai and Ps styles a total bonus too.

    5 votes
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  12. Pay per time used.

    Adobe After Effects is described as a professional effects editing tool. Does that mean that I as a basic rare user of this program have to pay as much to use this program as a professional? I do not mean that the program is not worth it, not at all, just that I would like to have the luxury of knowing the program is there for me to use it whenever I need it. Even if that means that I use it maybe on average 2 hours a weak. So was thinking that having the option to buy how much…

    3 votes
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  13. Pen pressure doesn't work in AE

    Paint: Pen pressure doesn't work.
    Please fix.

    Specs:
    Wacom Intuos Pro
    AE ver 15.0.1 (Build 73)

    7 votes
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  15. Bug report: After Effects CC2018 can't paste text

    Bug report: After Effects CC2018 can't paste text. So ctrl+c/ctrl+v work fine with pictures, layers and other stuff, but it doesn't paste text from other sources

    2 votes
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  16. configuration error/ error 16

    I ha purchase AE cs? and since i installed it my photoshop & after effect when i open program i keep getting error 16 configuration error , but never did that before i have installed after effect. Yes i can re install it but every time i do this i loose all my pre made effects and have to re install one by one all of my files. So how do i fix the ERROR 16 ??

    1 vote
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  17. Please add the Arabic translation to the education and training section on the website https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/view-all-tutori

    I find it difficult to do learning and development because the use of interpretation is very cumbersome

    1 vote
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  18. Time Reverse layer

    There is a persisting bug with the 'Time reverse layer' command - often drops first frame, sometimes drops or displays random wrong frame elsewhere in the reversed layer.

    1 vote
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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Can you please post a project file with footage that demonstrates this issue? Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  19. Right Click-Delete

    Right Click on Image or Video, and Clik on Delete
    Right Click-Delete

    1 vote
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  20. Option to fully disable logs

    The render logs have never been useful to me in any way. Of the few times I have render problems, the logs never gave me any useful information. They just create clutter that I have to delete myself.

    I'm not suggesting getting rid of them entirely, just let me disable them.

    15 votes
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