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  1. 3d Point Control

    Point Control seems to be only 2d. I need it in 3d. Why not take the number of dimensions from the Layer it is applied to?

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  2. Bug: After Effects 2020 crashes on preview

    After a short work, when I do a preview, the ae2020 stops working and crashes. it happens all the time

    5 votes
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  3. video length and playback issue

    Hi, I have a 3 minute video added in my timeline. If I play to the end, it doesnt show the last 5 seconds when played back, I cannot extend the clip any longer. When I export it, it plays the last 5 seconds. Please fix because I cant crop the last 5 seconds off as I wish.

    1 vote
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  4. 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

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  5. Bug? Wrong audio settings after importing Premiere project in 2020

    Since Adobe 2020 there is a strange behaviour when importing a Premiere project in After Effects.

    CC2019: I create a new project in PP, insert some video files into the timeline, and import it in After Effects. The single sequences in AE automatically get the effect "stereo mixer" with settings 100%/100%/-100%/100%. (1x for mono, 2x for stereo video)

    CC2020: The same, but the Stereo Mixer has the settings 35,57%/35,57%/-100%/100% (even when importing PP2019 files), so the audio is way quieter than it should be.

    Is this a bug? Or a feature? ;) Tested on 3 systems, Mac/Win.

    3 votes
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  6. After Effects 2020 overwrites C4D R21 install

    After Installing After Effects 2020, My Cinema 4D install was overwritten to an older version. I was on R21.026 but after the install, I'm now on R21.022. The C4D online updater also will not recognize that there is an update available. The only current solution is to manually download and install the latest version from Maxon.net.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  9. Fix the 'save current preview...' option under Composition. Now it is always greyed out.

    Saving previews is very useful for the first stages in a project. Somehow I cannot access the feature 'save current preview' under Composition: it's always greyed out.

    2 votes
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  10. 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

    113 votes
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  11. Make a new start with innovative young people that have some visions for the future!

    AE has missed every important innovation or trends in compositing of the last 10 years.

    So, change the old team, make a new start and rework the hole core of the old lady! Its already five past twelve!

    1) make it multicore (we will get 64 cores very soon!)
    2) design a competitive, GPU based 3D engine and workflow with the guys form C4D ... only for "simple" tasks (basic deform/modeling, projection mapping, 3D stereo, point cloud i/o(like VDBs), deep comp, raytrace lighting and shading...) but in real 3D and with all importand i/o options.
    3) Rework and open the…

    4 votes
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  12. [BUG] can't copy paste keyframes from/to same master property

    can't copy keyframes from master property and paste
    it to the same master property of the same layer.

    1 vote
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  13. align 3D layers

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

    74 votes
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  14. Fix anchor point of polystar

    I found a problem with Anchor point of Polystar. It is not correct when creating the shape. No matter if you use command to center it. It will not move correct. Only solution is to change to 6 points in the polystar and center the Anchor point. Then you can go back to 5 and it is still centered.

    1 vote
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  15. Guide layer within Shape layers

    There are times when I want to have guide layers within shape layers.

    While you are upgrading shape layers (I'm just assuming you are, because it really is one of the most important systems in AE, and it hasn't received any love for a long time)
    How about a way to turn a group or element inside of shapes as a guide layer. so when you render it is not visible. It would be great to create on screen controls for rigs.

    3 votes
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  16. Mobile App that notifies you once rendering/export in done on AE/media encoder

    I’ve been using Adobe suite for about 10yrs now. One of the major issues has been with scheduling other things to line with an export or a render. Even though the software tries to approximate render time, it’s not always correct. There’s also a thing where creators just want to sit and watch their render/export finish.
    So imagine an app that sends a notification to your phone once your work is finished. Maybe with cloud services you can even watch a quick preview. That way you can leave your rendering and go do something else.

    4 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Underlined text

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

    3 votes
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  19. AE2018 Render Farm error -1712

    At wit's end: AE2018 (v. 15.1.2x69) on OSX 10.11.3, 8-node render farm running open source Dr. Queue manager on super old 2006 era Mac towers hacked to run 64bit.

    AE runs FINE on two machines, no problem. On the third (and any other) machine the renders bomb out with

    aerender ERROR -1712: AESend failed to send apple event at line 771

    But returns "Task finished." I saw similar bug reports here with other render managers, but most of the solutions involved upgrading to latest AE. I can't do that - OSX 10.11.3 is the last version of the OS I…

    1 vote
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  20. Improve the software

    I think since audio is a very important feature when it comes working with video, the timeline panel could be improved and make the workflow easier and faster if it could look like a music software arrangement view with bpm and easy to snap to the grid. The ability to create folder or groups in the timeline. Also I love the new render engine in Blender called Eevee that can give a realtime preview instead After Effects is very very slow. Implement midi or Osc for easy map parameters, that would be ideal and awesome. Regards

    2 votes
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