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  1. BUG: AE 22.3 DNx Codecs Broken

    DNx codecs are broken when updating to AE 22.3, which affects usability with any high profile Avid projects. Any QTs exported with DNx codecs will no longer import into the Avid, and you also cannot re-import these exports into AE.
    The codecs work if you roll back to AE 22.2.1

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  2. Support 5.1 Audio Directly from After Effects

    Being able to take an interleaved 5.1 audio WAV file and render it onto a final MOV as true multi-track (as opposed to current flattening to stereo) would be revolutionary for our Graphics department. This would alleviate the need to re-render out of Premiere to incorporate 5.1 audio onto final graphics files.

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  3. Bug: Audio Levels are not affected by master properties

    I built a video switcher comp with expressions on each layer's opacity and audio levels turning them up or down if a slider control is set to that layer's index.
    The switcher switches audio and video fine in its own comp.
    When I make the slider a master property and switch it from a parent comp, the video works fine, but the audio is stuck on whatever the switch's default setting was.

    You can work around this bug by linking your switcher slider to a slider in the parent comp, but this defeats the purpose of master properties as it…

    15 votes

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  4. Can we have Text Underline option in after effects.

    Can we have Text Underline option in after effects. As we have to add line manually to underline particular text and it's time consuming. All the other Adobe software have that feature except AE.

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  6. Replace shape layers

    It would be great if shape layers could be replaced using the option+drag (alt+drag on Windows) feature like other types of layers.

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  7. NVIDIA Optix File Outdated [2014]!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    The Nvidia Optix File needed for RayTracer engine support is outdated.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…

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  8. 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

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  9. Switch font spacing to monopaced

    When creating counters and digital clocks, for the best effect, we need to make use of monospaced numbers.
    How great would it be when AE allowed us to skip the built in kerning of a font and swicth to monospaced. In that case we can use any font for counters, without having the characters jumping around.

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  10. 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

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  11. Open Type

    I'm sure this has been proposed many times before- but I'd really appreciate having glyphs and character alternatives like in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

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  12. AE Bug - Cannot Parse Shape on Clipboard

    Every time I have an Illustrator shape on the clipboard, After Effects displays the "Cannot Parse Shape on Clipboard." I'm not trying to paste anything into AE, but the error comes up every time I attempt to do anything in AE. The only way I've found to avoid this is to go to a text editor and copy some text to the clipboard. Then the error doesn't appear in AE.

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  13. 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?

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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

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  15. Import Illustrator Brushes

    Since the brush/paint tool uses vector brush shapes, we should be able to import illustrator brushes and use them within After Effects.

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  16. Underlined text

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. Preference Option: Default to Disable Audio of Video Clips on Timeline Import

    I find that since audio is typically only referenced in AE rather than edited, I am often having to look for and manually disable all video clips that contain audio tracks within the project. This leads to recurring accidents of having surprise elements of audio in my renders and additional needless labor.

    The alternative, to me, would be to have an option in preferences that, by default, disables the audio of video layers that contain audio tracks.

    Please note that these audio channels would remain present and could manually be turned back on within the timeline.

    This is only in…

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  20. 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"

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