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  1. 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。

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  2. Audio and video playback bugs

    I'm Japanese. I use Google Translate.

    When playing back only the audio on the After Effects timeline, the beginning of the audio is cut off and it can not be played back properly.
    How, if you play video and audio simultaneously, you can play audio normally.

    This happens even if the composition has only an audio layer.

    You can confirm that After effects are playing in real time from the information panel.

    The environment of PC is as follows.

    Windows Main PC
    CPU: Core i7-8700K
    Memory: 32GB
    GPU: RTX 2080
    After Effects: CC2019

    Windows Sub PC
    CPU: Core i7-7700K
    Memory:…

    6 votes

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  3. Allow us to override embedded color profiles on imported footage

    When working in color-managed linear space, when you have an item of footage with an embedded color profile (in the "interpret footage" window), there's no option to override it - the popup of other Profiles is grayed out. This is incredibly annoying when you eg. have supplied footage that is Log, but for some reason has an embedded (or interpreted) profile of REC709. We should always be able to override the default embedded color space in the interpret footage window and assign a new color profile. Applying color profile effects to the layer in a composition is a poor workaround,…

    6 votes

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  4. live collaborative editing

    compositions are shareable and can be edited by more than one person at the same time, like a google doc

    6 votes

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  5. Make Ae Comp Size change more flexible, by setting the anchor (like Ps Canvas Size).

    Ae assumes that when changing the Comp size, the center should stay in the middle. But there are situations where whe want to extend the comp in one direction. In those cases, selecting an Anchor would be great. Just like in Ps Canvas Size.

    6 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. add Paragraph Attributes to be expression-able.

    The addition of styles into Source Text expressions is helpful. I'd like it to go a little further and be able to control paragraph attributes like "Space After"

    5 votes

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  11. Stroke cap adjustments.

    I would love more options for the caps of strokes. People have asked for arrows, and tapers, which are all great. I would love for the angle to be modified. As it is now the cap of a stroke is perpendicular to the path (except in the case of round caps).

    5 votes

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  12. Remove unused footage feature without removing folders

    Hi there,

    I would like to see the "remove unused footage" feature extended with an option to not delete folders. Since I'm using a certain structure of folders in my projects, I would like an option to clean them of unused footage (for performance / overview reasons) while maintaining my normal folder structure.

    Thanks!

    5 votes

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  13. Dash alignments like in illustrator

    Would be better to have an option to have the alignment of dashes like in illustrator.. Photo attached

    5 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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?

  16. Shape layer Zig Zag should have the option to spread a number of ridges evenly around the whole shape, not just per segment

    the existing Zig Zag option on shape layers where it creates a number of ridges per segment of the path is very rarely usable: any curved corner or different length of straight line between point results in the ridges pointlessly bunching up and spreading out in an ugly way rather than making the shape zigzagged/spikey as it should

    5 votes

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  17. Support webp file format

    In this web-focused world it is surprising to find that After Effects doesn't support the webp format. In fact, even Photoshop doesn't! Please rectify this across the whole applicable product range.

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  18. AE for iPad

    Port the core AE engine to an iPad app and take all my money

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  19. Change names of master properties via scripting

    Using the addToMotionGraphicsTemplate() function we can add properties to the essential graphics panel. But if you add more than one, it is problematic that you can't control the name of the master property. If, for example, I add two sliders, they will both simply be identified as "Slider".

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  20. 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…

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