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  1. Extend marker duration backwards

    Currently, you can extend a marker's duration forward in time by holding Alt/Option and dragging. I would like to add the ability to extend marker duration backwards so the in point would automatically become the end point, thus allowing you to extend the in point toward the beginning of the timeline.

    12 votes
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  2. Create folder containing selected items in Project panel

    When selecting multiple files in the Project panel and pressing 'Create New Folder' a new folder should be created with all the selected files inside. Instead of then having to manually move all files in.
    Perhaps this could be done by holding down a key and pressing Create a new folder, maybe CMD and click?

    4 votes
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  3. Keyframe-able Layer Controls

    I know it probably presents a whole host of problems, but it'd be nice if we could keyframe layer controls. It would also be nice if effects that reference layers could be keyframed so that you can link them to a layer control.

    If you're using multiple layers with the same Set Matte setup, for example, it'd be great if we could change them all with one layer expression control. But since they can't be keyframed they can't have expressions either. This makes the Layer Control much less useful than it could otherwise be.

    9 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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  5. I cannot have AE 15.0 installed in parallel with 15.1 (new codec - breaks 200 projects for me) and so I have to leave the platform?!?!

    I cannot have AE 15.0 installed in parallel with 15.1 (new codec - breaks 200 projects for me) and so I have to leave the platform?!?! Adobe must at least give us a door to open our old AE projects intact with a possibility to do a parallel install of a dot release! As it is now I cannot update and that SUCKS BIGTIME!

    6 votes
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  6. every effect, every layer and shape transform to be dupliactable and scalable

    so like the compositing option under each effect where you can duplicate and create mask input as many as needed, why won't there be a transform for each effect and why won't add duplicatable transform to be available.
    Because so many times you just need another transform offset for a particular effect, or particular mask or particular shape and you have to workaround it like adding transform FX or offset effects, or duplicating and cutting out and adding back in the second layer...

    4 votes
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  7. Add support for 3dconnexion

    Adding support for 3dconnexion 3d mice would allow greater flexibility when working in 3d space. It would also make the job a lot easier for some of us.

    Thanks!

    25 votes
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  8. Auto-Save no longer works

    Operating System: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
    After Effects Version: 15.1.1

    Hello. My auto-save functionality is no longer working. I've tried a number of things:

    • Resetting program preferences
    • Uninstalling/reinstalling After Effects
    • Zapping P-Ram
    • Changing location of auto-save folder in preferences to different drives
    • Changing interval period for auto-saves anywhere from 5 mins to an hour
    • Repairing drive permissions

    None of the above has remedied the issue.

    Is this a known issue? If so, is there a recommended course of action?

    Thanks!

    3 votes
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  9. Control of frame increments (especially for image sequences)

    Please add some more in-depth controls for rendering image sequences. These are the options I would love to see in the output module (I know some of them exist already):
    1. start frame (timeline)
    2. end frame (timeline)
    3. increment (timeline)
    4. start frame (output file)
    5. increment (output file)
    6. skip existing frames
    This would give you so much more flexibility than currently. Maya does this very well.

    3 votes
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  10. a Premiere Layer in After Effects with visible edits

    For every cut in AE you need 2 layers. Very quickly you have a lot of layers. If you precomps the layers, you don't see "outside" the timing of the edits "under the skin". A Premiere layer only for editing would be dramatically reduce the amount of layer & you could see every edit for timing of your animation.

    4 votes
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  11. link layers in the timeline

    It would be very nice to be able to link layers in the timeline. Sometimes a lot of layers together makes up an effect and its preferable not to move it into a Pre-comp. And when needing to move layers in the timeline it would have been nice to be able to link certain layers together so when you move them forward/backward in time, all the linked layers will follow.

    16 votes
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  12. Save backup project to creative cloud

    Have a backup project that is automatically saved to the cloud when you save the local project file, like Premiere has.

    4 votes
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  13. Allow the user to hide the panel headers

    Allow the user to hide the panel headers. Instead of the first unnecessary line of text, squeeze it into a small square on the side or corner of panel. Need for scripts panels. Now a lot of space on the monitor is spent on the headers of the panels. This is a completely unnecessary information that can be deleted. The user must decide for himself.

    83 votes
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  14. Please support this formats in after effects

    please after effects native support for the follow file formaty

    OGG, FLAC,MVK, MKA, ACC. HE-ACC, OPUS, VORBIS, mp3HD, theora, ape, apl, HAP, aPNG, HEVC, H264

    12 votes
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  15. Please support display acceleration in after effects for nvidia GT550M

    i have nvidia GT550M in theory my graphic card should support this function without any problem

    3 votes
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  16. Create New Shape Layer Above Existing Selection

    Add feature that places new Shape Layers above a selected layer. Nulls and Solids already behave in this manner, so it would just be a matter of applying the same behavior to Shape Layers.

    6 votes
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  17. Mask path free transform in perspective & skew

    When selecting mask shape or points, please allow distorting the selection in skew and perspective - like in Photoshop. Would help a lot when rotoscoping masks.

    11 votes
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  18. BUG REPORT: Random Single Black Frame in Video

    BUG REPORT: I have noticed this with a number of various videos I've worked on in the past couple months over a variety of Adobe AE versions. (Currently 15.1.0).

    I will be playing back a comp I've been working on and notice that a random frame in the middle of the source video is 100% black. This is only viewable in AE. When viewing the original source video in Quicktime or VLC, it does not show the black frame. If I view the composition in AE it will show the black fame and even when I view the source video…

    6 votes
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  19. No glyphs?

    A glyphs panel would be an amazing addition.

    28 votes
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  20. could not open file

    After updating to After Effects 2018 when I try open projects made in the previous version i'm bombarded with multiple errors such as "Could not open the file...", "Unable to open the file.... If the file is opened in another application...". This pops up for each video asset I have in the projects.

    I've tried converting these files to another format and saving to a local HDD rather then the network they were on but still get the same issue. I've also tried back-saving, deleting old preferences files, clearing cache etc.

    AFX 2018 is barely usable at the moment for…

    4 votes
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