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  1. Allow expressions to access font size information

    Expressions should be able to access information on the font such as font size through something like sourceText.fontSize

    10 votes
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  2. Bug Report: After Effects Version 17 - Layers won't load in layer panel

    Bug Report: After Effects Version 17 - Layers won't load in layer panel

    1 vote
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  3. set matte

    Make changes that allow set matte to work the same in precomps with continuous rasterization.

    When designing for animation you often need to use the set matte, but that means no precomping unless you toggle Continually Rasterize off, which means vectors are no longer vectors and no longer scalable without losing quality.

    I don't understand why AE is made in such a way that a precomp completely changes how the set matte effect works. If I'm designing an animated character and I use the set matte to allow the pupils to be hidden by eyelids etc, then it should look…

    3 votes
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  4. OpenColor IO color management

    Switch the internal color management for OCIO.
    At the very least let us choose the CM engine.
    The old one is fine, not sure why people ***** about it so much, they should learn to use it first I guess.
    I find it more powerful than the one in Nuke. It worked for me just fine all these years, apart from the instances when all color profiles disappeared after an update ;)
    That said, currently ACES workflow is impossible to achieve.
    The ACES icc profiles provided are wrong, you can't get proper colors from ACES clips.
    Maybe it's a limitation…

    2 votes
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  5. Color picker or eyedropper picks incorrect color from CC Library AE2019

    BUG report:
    Color picker or eyedropper picks incorrect color from color swatch in CC Library AE2019.

    11 votes
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  6. AE always crashes when this process is performed // この工程を行うと必ずAEがクラッシュしてしまう

    AE always crashes if you do the following procedure.


    1. Launch AE

    2. Create New Comp

    3. Creat New Solid

    4. Duplicate the Comp

    5. Open the duplicated composition

    6. Lock the cloned composition viewer

    7. Open the first composition you created in the timeline tab

    8. Center the anchor point with the shortcut

    9. crash.....

    以下の手順を行うと必ずAEがクラッシュします。
    1. AE を立ち上げる
    2. 新規コンポジションを作成
    3. 新規平面を作成
    4. コンポジションを複製
    5. 複製したコンポジションを開く
    6. 複製したコンポジションのビューアをロックする
    7. 最初に作ったコンポジションをタイムラインのタブで開く
    8. ショートカットでアンカーポイントを中央に持ってくる
    9. クラッシュする

    6 votes
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  7. Fix timeline issue in the latest update

    On a macbook air 2017 running mojave 10.14.3, left clicking in the timeline DOES NOT work at all, only option is to right click which somehow registers, the recent update broke left clicking on the timeline and no layers can be clicked, this is a major bug and paralyzes my work. Please get it fixed ASAP

    5 votes
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    Thank you for reporting this bug.

    We are currently investigating this problem but are having difficulty reproducing the issue. To isolate and fix the problem, if you are experiencing this we would like to know:

    - What OS and version are you using? (ex., Windows 10 or macOS 10.14.3)
    - What hardware are you using? (ex., 2018 MacBook Pro or MacBookPro15,2 (A1989)
    - Did the problem always occur since you first installed After Effects 16.1 or did something trigger it?
    - If something triggered it, does restarting After Effects clear the problem? Restarting the computer? Clearing the After Effects preferences?
    - If something triggered it, what is the trigger?

  8. Remember output folder for every project

    My life would be days longer if After effects was able to render to the same folder the project rendered to last time instead of switching to the last place chosen regardless of wether it was a different project file (which makes no sense to me)

    Having to work quickly on multiple projects in the same timeframe leaves me with scatterer render files that swell the hard drive and take an age to sort through down the line.

    32 votes
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  9. mask selection bug in warp stabilizer (AE 2020)

    Within using warp stabilizer in AE 2020, if you select "show tracking points" to delete some of the points for a more specific stabilization, the selection turns out to be a few inches to the left of my actual cursor.

    I restarted my program, along with my computer, tried various clips - it kept happening. I went into AE 2019 (whichever was the last version before 2020), and it worked perfectly fine, selected right where my cursor was. Went back into 2020, same error - selection follows the pattern of my movement, but is way off to where my cursor…

    1 vote
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  10. In new expression editor, typing closing quotes/parentheses should overwrite existing characters

    The new expression editor is great and it's halfway there with automatically adding a closing parentheses or quotes, but most code editors will then, if the user manually types a closing parentheses or quote, will more or less ignore it by overwriting the closing parenthese that was automatically added with the one that the user typed. In AE now if you type an opening then closing bracket you end up with ()) and if you type two quotes you end up with four quotes """"

    10 votes
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  11. Support Blender

    As the world of VFX progresses many of us freelancers end up relying on software like Blender for our animation. Blender is a very commonly used one for both professionals and hobbyists alike. I would like to see Blender be compatible within Adobe software much like C4D is. Maybe make Adobe software able to read blend or obj files directly?

    11 votes
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  12. Dynamically update graph editor when adjusting numerical values in keyframe velocity window

    When adjusting influence and pixels/sec values numerically in the Keyframe Velocity pop-up window, it would be great to be able to see the changes update dynamically in the graph editor without having to click 'Ok' to see the changes and keep reopening the window to make fine adjustments.

    1 vote
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  13. error importing numbers from csv data

    Seems to be an issue with the way numbers larger than 32768 are imported into AE from a CSV file for data-driven animations.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1 - Import CSV with numbers smaller and larger than 32768 and add to comp.
    2 - Drag out Number data from CSV to composition.
    3 - Notice that any numbers larger that 32768 are imported as being "32768" (E.g: Number data point should be 40,000, imports into AE as 32768.

    Happens in AE and PP as a mogrt. Tried changing the field type between "number" and "string" and neither seems to help.

    1 vote
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  14. After Effects can’t continue: unexpected failure during application startup MOJAVE

    After Effects can’t continue: unexpected failure during application startup MOJAVE

    3 votes
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  15. I want the playback method to be compatible with real-time computer graphics

    In today's work environment, the results have become visible earlier. It is also true that waiting times, including client previews, are becoming inconsistent with the flow of work. After Effects also seems to be more comfortable if it supports real-time rendering instead of pre-rendering. For example, during draft playback.

    昨今の作業環境ではもっと結果が早く見えるようになりました。クライアントプレビューなども含めて待ち時間が仕事の流れに合わないようになってきていることも確かです。After Effectsもプリレンダーではなくリアルタイムレンダリングに対応するとより快適になるのではないかと思います。例えばドラフト再生中など。

    6 votes
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  16. [BUG] - Fonts not showing up in After Effects

    This bug was supposedly resolved in earlier updates but has since reverted back. I am missing some key fonts that show up in other programs, including Photoshop. Not listed in AE.

    1 vote
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  17. Underlined text

    We should be able to underline texts. In order to lose less time animating lines & text separately...

    2 votes
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  18. Adobe Removed Media Encoder for AE 2014 and AE 2015

    Adobe is systematically removing old versions of their software now. I built a new workstation but wasn't able to install Media Encoder for AE 2014 or AE 2015. Hours of tech support calls and dead-ends ended up then disclosing Media Encoder pre 13.X as "End of Life" and no longer supported, nor available for download.

    First Photoshop - now Media Encoder. After Effects 2014 and 2015 are next...

    I get discontinuing updates - but removing them from creative cloud altogether when many people want to use the older versions of the software because they are faster and more reliable. (See…

    4 votes
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  19. AE 16.1 (CC2019) shows wrong colors on all ProRes Footage

    AE 16.1 and 16.1.1 show wrong colors on ProRes footage when the project is set to something else than 8 bit.

    Black is becoming grey. After Effects CC2019 v16.0, CC2018 and CS6 are importing and handling the same footage correctly with no color shift.

    The problem occurs independent of if Color Management is turned on or off.

    5 votes
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  20. master properties don't update sometimes

    Sometimes, masterproperties won't update until purging the cache. This is very confusing! I'm used to those kind of problems just from plug-ins and not from native effects/features.

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