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  1. Securing project files

    It would be amazing if there was a simple way to "lock" a project file. This could come in very handy at the end of a project when archiving or even to limit certain functions of a file.

    For instance, once locked, a file can be opened but it can't be exported/rendered unless unlocked. This could be very helpful in the educational realm and for studios once a project has wrapped.

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  2. Tell users they're also installing Maxon Cinema 4D

    Let me know that AE will install Maxon Cinema 4D. I saw it installed, and had no idea why: had to Google the answer.

    7 votes

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  3. 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

    7 votes

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  4. 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.

    7 votes

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  5. global text formatting controls

    control the styles of text layers globally - select multiple text layers in multiple comps and apply styles including font, size, outline, colour and maybe evengradient overlay and drop shadow and other text effects a bit like in Ai. compatibility with Ai and Ps styles a total bonus too.

    7 votes

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  6. Pen pressure doesn't work in AE

    Paint: Pen pressure doesn't work.
    Please fix.

    Specs:
    Wacom Intuos Pro
    AE ver 15.0.1 (Build 73)

    7 votes

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  7. 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…

    7 votes

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  8. Ability to have bullet pointed text

    Often I’ve needed to create a bullet point list but AE doesn’t support these and it’s a right faff trying to bodge them yourself.

    7 votes

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  9. Wrong render output when rendering multiple composition with different resolution in the same queue

    I'd like to report an issue we are facing since After Effects 22.4 and 22.5 (it doesn't affect AE 22.3) on two different workstations running macOS 12.4 Monterey.
    This, by the way, doesn't happen on a windows 10 workstation.

    The problem is easily reproducible. In a project, create 3 compositions with different aspect ratio, 1920x1080, 1080x1080, 1080x1920 .
    When you queue the composition in this order 16:9, 1:1, 9:16, the last rendered (9:16) seems to be squashed in a 1:1 ratio, with a green rectangle at the bottom.
    When rendering in 16:9,9:16, 1:1, the last rendered (1:1) outputs to a…

    6 votes

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  10. Reduce After Effects Pricing (grievances list) (it's 30 years old, visible depreciation in value and usefulness, AE needs replacing)

    it's in the title. it's mind boggling to me that the program still works, let alone can be in some ways considered stable, but let's face it:

    multi-threading use is spotty at best
    GPU usage remains under 10-30% on most GPU's
    many plugins aren't even 16 or 32 bit
    Export templates are no longer standard, can't export in several standards
    almost entirely uses RAM for viewport acceleration instead of optimization
    by default now uses 429 plugins instead of optimized, built in features
    mixed support for different GPU architectures (mostly older ones)
    CPU/RAM/GPU usage are all far higher per calculation than…

    6 votes

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  11. When typing, the last letter you type is usually missing unless you type another character.

    As per the title, when typing into a text box in After Effects, the last letter you type is missing until you type another letter.

    For example, if I type COMPRESSION, the result I get is COMPRESSIO. If I hit another character (any other character), for example A, I then get COMPRESSIONA.

    This bug appears on both Windows and Mac and has been around for at least the last few versions of AE, probably as far back as the 2019/2020 version.

    6 votes

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  12. Option for temporary prefs reset

    On more than a few occasions I've needed to check and see if my workspaces have been contributing to issues that arise in the public beta. The official way to reset all my prefs is to launch the app while holding

    • Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows)
    • Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS)

    This works but it completely obliterates all my prefs custom workspaces forever. I currently go to that folder and make a copy before doing this but that eats up time and is a pain. I'd like to have a temporary option to load the app with default preferences (perhaps by holding z with the…

    6 votes

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  13. OCIO ACES highlights corrupt. OCIO ACES need to built-in!

    While i am testing result with OCIO ACES (workspace None, no signs on linear and blend gamma 1.0) i figured that some blend modes such as screen provides similar results but highlight is corrupted. I hope you add built-in support of OCIO

    6 votes

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  14. After Effects 2020 on Mac does not work at all with Arri Alexa Footage

    After Effects 2020 on Mac does not work with Arri Alexa footage that when imported into Premiere has the AMIRA LUT automatically added. You can see my first exampled here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27MpmJfKHqg and my second example from Arri's example footage here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9aRnCeu7PE The footage drops out, goes blue, and goes upside down becoming completely useless.

    The only way to get the footage to work is to recompress it all and the reconnect, but we are talking a huge amount of ProRES 4444 footage that I really don't want to recompress, especially when it works fine in After Effects 2019.

    I had…

    6 votes

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  15. Proper colour palettes

    Give us proper colour palettes like InDesign. If you've used a colour then it just shows up automatically in your palette window. Re-use it wherever and if you change it in there it updates colours project wide. Or group them and change multiple colours together. Would be so useful for iteration and amendments.

    6 votes

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  16. Glyphs

    Please add glyphs to After Effects

    6 votes

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  17. 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).

    6 votes

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  18. Bulk rename layers

    Example: You select 5 layers and hit "enter." One of the names highlights and you rename to "NewName" and hit enter again. All five layers get the new name and are already iterated.

    NewName1, NewName2, etc.,

    6 votes

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  19. 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。

    6 votes

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  20. 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

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