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  1. Mix text styles on text expressions

    I'm very fond of the new text expression access but we are limited to 1 style per text layer. We could be able to mix text styles in the same layer.

    I attached an example.

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  2. BUG: Master Properties won't affect audio time remapping

    When time remapping is controlled by a parameter passed with a master propery, video works fine, but audio time remapping is disregarded.
    The demo project is attached. There's generated audio which is passed along with animation into the TEST comp both directly and with intermediate time remapped precomp. You can see that the audios are always identical although changing the "time shift" master property does shift the animation.
    All AE versions, Windows
    I am not able to attach a thing on this forum, thats why the google drive link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mneBCG6XD3SpGM8D8jjRJdiei15I-1uW

    10 votes

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  3. Lock layers together in the timeline.

    It'd be great if there was a way to lock layers together in the timeline. There is often, if one layer needs to be moved in time a bunch of others need to be moved. Being able to just click on one of the grouped layers in the time to move would be way faster.

    10 votes

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  4. Preview with alpha background

    Hello,

    In the After Effects composition settings, it is not possible to have an alpha background. Example in attachment.
    I would like to have this feature to launch a preview with alpha.
    An alpha preview, would play the alpha on a video device that works in compositing. Example in attachment.

    thanks you for attention.

    10 votes

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  5. Audio playback is choppy - Bug

    Audio playback is choppy and sometimes slows to a crawl in After effects. This happens even without any video in the comp on my win7 PC.
    My configuration is 2x8 core Xeon E5-2630
    32GB RAM
    SSD cache disc
    Audio works fine in all other applications so I assume this is an AE bug.

    10 votes

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    Thank you for filing this report.

    We need more information before we can investigate this problem.

    Is the audio choppy only while After Effects is rendering previews, or after the composition is cached in RAM and playing back?

    While After Effects is rendering a preview, audio playback may be choppy or slowed down, as playback at this point may not be real-time.

    Once the preview is rendered and cached (the rendered frames are represented by green marks in the Timeline panel), playback should be real-time and audio playback should be smooth.

    You can determine whether or not playback is real-time in the Info panel.

    If the problem is only that audio is not smooth while previews are being rendered, you can disable audio during rendering in a couple of different ways:
    - In the Preview panel, enable the Cache Before Playback option. This causes After Effects to not attempt playback…

  6. Allow default sequence frame rate for imported footage to be set on project basis

    I frequently jump back and forth between projects that need sequences to be imported at 30 and 24, it would save alot of time to be able to set a default framerate for imported image sequences on a per project basis. That way when I am switching projects it will default to importing at the correct framerate, rather than either having to change my preferences each time or manually change interpretation on each imported sequence. Frame rates change on a project by project basis, and our default settings for frame rates should do the same.

    This could also help prevent…

    10 votes

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  7. Bug Report Selecting Multiple Text Layers Shows Wrong Font

    For two versions now, whenever I select multiple text layers with the same or different fonts, the font window in the Character panel shows the wrong font, and if you select a new font it usually changes the text to the wrong font.

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  8. Relative Paths for All Media

    So, we work using source control application Perforce. Everyone has their own workspace area, which is the standard way of working using Source Control.

    Relative Paths would save us so many headaches when working in this way. At the moment whenever we work on projects together, especially AE comps, the assets can be loaded from any user into the same comp file. This creates many headaches.

    So, imagine I've opened a comp that a few of us have worked on, the media could be dragged in from User1, User2 and User3's workspaces. Yes, I can do a 'collect resources' or…

    10 votes

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  9. keeping plugins and scripts working when new version come out.

    You provide new versions too often. It's not comfortable to re install all plugins each time.

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  10. Access Gradient Fill values with expressions and keyframes on shape layers

    I would love to be able to access the color control values of Gradient Fill layers with expressions. Right now, you can access the start and end points, but you have to click into "Edit Gradient" which feels very oldschool. And while we're talking gradients, I would love to be able to keyframe the color values of a gradient as well. While I could accomplish this effect with a gradient ramp effect, this means that every shape will need to be on it's own layer, and I'll have to create a bunch of custom expressions to connect the control points…

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  12. Export mxf, h264, h265 - just like Premiere Pro can do

    After Effect users are convicted to use Media Encoder to output .mxf/op1a and h264/h265. But Premiere can output all of these - why can't Ae?

    The route from Ae to AME is far from smooth - so it will save a lot of time to have these output codecs handy from within After Effects.

    8 votes

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  13. BUG: AE cc2020 - Wrong levels with ProRes files if project is set to 32 bits/channel

    ProRes and ProRes(HQ) files are too dark in AE if the project Color Depth is set to '32 bits per channel (float)'. ProRes 4444 and h264 files are read fine. All works fine with a color depth of either 8 or 16 bit. All color depths work fine in cc2019.

    AE Version: 17.0.2
    OSX Version: 10.14.6

    8 votes

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  14. 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.

    8 votes

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  15. 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:…

    8 votes

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  16. high contrast masks as default

    High contrast masks.

    Time and time again I find myself not seeing my masks as i try to make them on either images or other compositions. The reason in that the default masks in aftereffects always have a desaturated color.

    The colors can be changed, yes, but woudnt it make sense to just start off with high contrast colors in the first place?

    Thanks!

    8 votes

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  17. Fix audio playback using period (.) key

    When using the period (.) key on the numpad to play audio only, it doesn't play the audio from the start but cuts off the first second or so. This has been a bug for a while now and I'm surprised it's still in there and noone reported it before.

    8 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We need more information in order to investigate this problem.

    - What version of After Effects are you using? From the About After Effects screen, ex. After Effects 16.0
    - What OS and version are you using? ex., Windows 10 or macOS 10.14
    - What type of audio files are you using in your composition?

  18. Essential Graphics Gaussian Blur

    I think it would be nice to add the 'Gaussian Blur'-effect to the Essential Graphics Panel.

    My goal to achieve is: In Premiere Pro I would like to drag my Motion Graphic Template into my timeline. By doing that the layer(s) below my template will be given the Gaussian Blur.

    Currently I've tried to add the blur in After Effects in my Essential Graphics panel, but sadly that doesn't work because it doesn't recognize a layer to add the effect on.

    I've also tried to add the blur to an Adjustment layer in After Effects, but without any result.

    Now…

    8 votes

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  19. After Effects need to be able to run without User Login because of DSGVO laws

    Hello,
    we using Thinkbox Deadline to render with After Effects in our own Farm. We also use the render_engine mode to render on all computers like workstations. The problem is, that we need a login to all computers. The problem is that it is not possible to run After Effects without log into windows with GUI. So If you run After Effects for example with Deadline or with windows Task Scheduler after the machine starts up, After Effects crashes directly. See the log attached. So it is not possible to use a Service like Deadline with After Effects and a…

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  20. Display Acceleration Disabled

    Can you fix this issue? I recently updated to the latest CC and now I can no longer see my RAM Previews which is a major issue for my workflow!

    I run a MAC that is already fully upgraded so thats not really an option for me.

    8 votes

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