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  1. Implement "System Layout" (as in Ai) in the Character's Panel

    Using Adobe Fonts such as Source Han Sans seemed very tempting. But with Japanese, I've found that the self-contained space Japanese period and comma are supposed to have after them, disappears. Something similar happens with spaces which are way smaller than they should be.

    Looking around I saw Adobe Illustration has an option named "System Layout" in the Character's Panel that by ticking it the issue gets automatically solved. It'd be great to implement this, and not only for Japanese but I'm sure it will be nice for Chinese and any other typeface with similar issues.

    29 votes

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  2. Tappered Stroke paths

    Would be good to have tapered path strokes.

    29 votes

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  3. Expose all internal After Effects commands to scripting

    It's possible to find many of AE's command IDs by running the following ES function and filling in whatever menu command you're after:

    app.findMenuCommandId("Go To Keyframe Time");

    But many other commands that aren't strictly "menu" commands seem inaccessible / hidden. For example, it seems impossible to find the commands for shifting keyframes left or right (represented in the hotkey editor by entries like "NudgeKeyframesEarlier" or "Shift Selected Keyframes 1 Frame Earlier").

    It'd be great if you could expose these secret commands to scripting, by giving them entries in the function above, giving them command IDs, and/or by building an event…

    28 votes

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  4. AE render files have wrong timestamp

    When I render out of After Effects (.mov file in attached screenshot), it shows a timestamp of one day in the future. When I render out of Media Encoder (the mp4 file in the attached screenshot), it shows the correct timestamp. I can reproduce this error everytime.

    My computer's date and time settings are correct, in the right timezone, and synced to update automatically.

    27 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Make Guide layers allow to use "Preserve Transparency"

    Make Guide layers allow to use "Preserve Transparency"

    When using "Keep Transparency", the effect becomes invalid if there is a video or image on the bottom layer. If you use a guide layer, please enable "Keep transparent"

    「透明性を維持する」を使用する場合に一番下のレイヤーにビデオや画像などがあると効果が無効になる。ガイドレイヤーにした場合は「透明性を維持する」を有効にして欲しい

    21 votes

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  7. Back in 2004, Guide Layers were a great addition to AE. Let's do that again.

    On each layer, maybe within the transform and compositing options, I'd love three checkboxes.
    All checked, like we see below — the default — would simply mean "completely normal layer."

    Layer Visible During:
    [√] Work
    [√] Preview
    [√] Render

    Meanwhile, to accomplish what we'd currently expect from a Guide Layer, we uncheck 'Render':

    Layer Visible During:
    [√] Work
    [√] Preview
    [_] Render

    Easy peasy — plus — look what else we can do with this setup:

    This will keep any layers of subtype 'crunchy-and-unnecessary-until-playback' out of your face:

    Layer Visible During:
    [_] Work
    [√] Preview
    [√] Render

    This keeps layers…

    21 votes

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  8. Keyframe can contain expressions and that keyframe's value is the result of the expression

    Allow keyframes to contain expressions. This would allow the user to blend hand-crafted animations with procedural parts.

    19 votes

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  9. Null layers should be empty Shape layers rather than Solids

    This will prevent unnecessary clutter in the Solids folder.

    18 votes

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  10. 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.

    18 votes

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  11. Spell check..?

    It'd be really nice to have a spell check built into text layers in AE. UI could be as simple as having a warning symbol pop up next to the text layer in the timeline, so you know which layer contains an error. Just had to correct a small typo that managed to get past myself, QA, producers, AND the client until just now. Spell check would be really useful in preventing human error (and embarrassment...)

    18 votes

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  12. "V" shortcut does not work in AE 18.1

    After update to 18.1 the "V" key is not working to choose the selection tool.

    17 votes

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  13. snap to proportional grid

    Snap to the proportional grid just like you would to the regular grid

    17 votes

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  14. 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.

    17 votes

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  15. Please add/restore backwards and ping-pong to preview playback options

    Please add/restore the options to play backwards or ping-pong to preview playback.

    16 votes

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  16. Allow "separate dimensions" on any anchor point or position property

    This would be most useful for anchor points, positions of shape layer groups-- frankly any multi-dimensional property, including scale and camera points of interest, etc.

    I think the key issue for most is getting bezier handles on those properties in the value graph.

    16 votes

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  17. Update Relinking / Offline File Interface

    After effects is a bit of a pain if your files go offline. It would be awesome if:
    1) It didn't give you an individual pop up for each offline file. This happens if something gets moved while the project is open, or if the server goes offline, etc. Doesn't happen too often, but when 1400 photoshop layers go offline cause someone renamed a file.

    2) It was updated to work like the Premiere Pro Link Footage dialog

    15 votes

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  18. Allow manual substitution of missing fonts at startup

    A common problem I have is when a font is missing, and currently, on startup there is only the option to find it on Adobe or accept the default font. It would be so helpful if you could select a font in the list and manually choose one from your system fonts to use instead. Otherwise you are stuck with the default font through a potentially large project.

    Another common example which happened this morning is that I have Futura Bold installed, but the project I've been sent says Futura Bold is missing (as the spelling is different) - if…

    14 votes

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  19. 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

    14 votes

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  20. NVIDIA Optix File Outdated [2014]! No RayTracer support for GTX 8,9,10 Series Cards & More. UPDATE optix.1.dll

    The Nvidia Optix File needed for RayTracer engine support is outdated. This forces users with GTX 8,9,10 Series cards to update this file manually inside of the After Effects root install folder.

    If you do not update this file manually, RayTracer in AE will be BROKEN and unusable for GTX 10 series card users. The file should be updated anyway.

    With the latest version of AE, why are you still packing version 3.6.2.0??

    The latest version, as of me writing this post, is from May 2018.

    raytracersupportedcards.txt needs to be updated as well. That file doesn't even have…

    14 votes

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