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  1. BUG: automatic footage reloading

    Automatic footage reloading, Usually don't work.

    1. Render 4 frames of seq
    2. Import to AE as footage
    3. Render whole seq of 200 frames.
    4. Manually reload seq but (error) still only 4 frames instead of 200.. some times it is working and aftereffects updating, but after a while, usually after a new project becomes bigger, after effects just ignores
    3 votes

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  2. AE CC 2019 Speed on Mac

    Just updated to After Effects CC 2019 V16.0.0. MacOS High Sierra, latest iMac with enough of RAM and supported GPU. Preferences resetted. CC 2018 works like charm without speed problems.
    Anybody else experiencing a total slowdown of the UI with the new AE version?
    Everything feels like frozen and AE is practically useless.
    Sorry, cannot work with this. Returning back to CC 2018.

    If this is not a general fault, any bright ideas what to do? Please...

    15 votes

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  3. Still can't use 4K monitors with AE

    We are up to v16of this program and I am still unable to use my 4K monitors to the fullest (or close to it) because I get random black vertical lines on my timeline when scrubbing or previewing, and also RAM preview does not work. It just won't preview in real time.

    I have to set my monitors to the Windows recommended scaling of 200%, which makes everything bigger, but I would like to set it to 150%-175% to have more real state. I think this is something that should get attention as i'm pretty sure many people have this…

    11 votes

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  4. Can't select straight shape layer lines in viewer/composition window

    In the viewer window in after effects: I can't select shape layers that are straight lines. They can be diagonal, they can be square, but I cant select them in the viewer window if they are are a straight line. I've tried it on two other computers, and it's the same result. I've tried centering the anchor point. This makes it time consuming and difficult to animate certain scenes from illustrator.

    Example: http://i.imgur.com/wjE7ePm.gif

    34 votes

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  5. Ram Preview stops being real time when markers are added to comp or layer

    Whenever I ram preview, even if the preview is running without delay (and the sound is synced), as soon as I add a marker to a layer or to the comp, the sound stops (I have mute audio if not real time on) and I cannot hear things. Very difficult for adding sound markers, there's no reason a user should have to open audition to make markers and bring them back into AE.

    3 votes

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  6. Caching frames slows the motion tracking process

    When doing Motion Tracking (or any form of tracking) the Frame Cache is being filled very fast with frames that have no effect applied, filling the ram quickly on systems with low ram.

    My suggestion is that After Effects disables the Frame Cache generation during tracking to avoid filling up the ram unnecessarily.

    1 vote

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  7. Refine edge tool crashes After effects every time, in every version.

    Refine edge tool crashes the program right at the next frame after using it. This problem has persisted over all the AE versions since I installed windows 10.

    1 vote

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  8. Fix Mercury Transmit freezes.

    Every so often the mercury transmit output freezes and you have to swtich comps to make it come back to life again. This happens regardless of whether the output is via GPU or third party card, in my case a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k. I questioned this via online support about 6 months ago and was told that Adobe were having 'some issues' with nVidia drivers. 6 months later and a new version of AE and still no fix. Can you please just get around to fixing the basics of the software before adding new pointless features?

    7 votes

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  9. make AE use GPU for Christ's sake

    I bought 600$ just to make after effect faster until i noticed its using only 10%

    1 vote

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  10. Give options For GPU choice

    Allow an artist to choose which gpu to use if hooked up to an egpu, for example internal or external as at the moment, After effects is defaulting to the egpu rather than the internal one

    2 votes

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  11. Guys, is NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 good for 3d renderer option?

    Guys, is NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 good for 3d renderer option?

    1 vote

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  12. True Metal 2 support

    In 2015 Adobe said that metal would have improved amazingly After Effects on Mac with 8x faster renders and previews. Now on the settings you can choose Metal instead of OpenCL, but for my results it is at best 5% faster. With Metal 2 released the performance improvement should have been evident but it isn't. It would be amazing if Adobe created an update with a good part of effects fully optimized for Metal (even if not all of them) like they demonstrated in 2015 and with the support of eGPU acceleration on the internal display. I think AE is…

    36 votes

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  13. FIXING IT !!!!

    And the Mutliprocessing where is it ??!!

    1 vote

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  14. [BUG] Unable to execute script line 0 with third party script panels/plug ins

    I'm getting a lot of panels randomly getting this error message and it results in me having to close and reopen the panels again. Happens to several different ones

    OSX 10.14.5
    AE 16.1.2 (was also occurring in 16.1 and 16.1.1)

    1 vote

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  15. Optimize Shapes and vector layers

    Currently the biggest bottleneck or noticeable speed degredation for me after getting a CPU with more cores and a lower clockspeed has been shape layers and vectors. If I have a comp with lets say 100 small shape circles, the FPS in After Effects drops to such a low level it is hard to even work. Since things are being optimized in After Effects and tasks are being moved to the GPU, this is one area of the program I would really like to be improved. Shapes and vector layers are very commonly used, so it shouldn't be such a…

    12 votes

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  16. CEPHTMLENGINE

    After Effects uses a lot of scriptUI panels and extensions, it might be useful to avoid the CEPHTMLENGINE.EXE to slow down the program.

    I have at least 4 extensions open every day as part of my workflow and I just noticed that they slow down after effect's performance.

    2 votes

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  17. Mocha layer overrides previously tracked layers

    For the past few months I haven't been able to track multiple masks in Mocha, a newly added layer destroys the track of a previously tracked shape. Not sure if i'm doing something wrong.

    1 vote

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  18. master properties

    I am still on AE15.1.2 so I don't know if this is fixed already, but:

    I made use of the Master Properties in my latest Project.
    It was 3 different subcomps where I used each about 10 times with different text and some other properties.
    My 12 sec animation took around 4hrs to render.

    Now I switched back, deleted all Essential Graphics stuff aka Master Properties and made 3x10 Subcomps instead.
    The 12 sec animation then took about 3 mins to render.

    Something has to be done about the MPs!
    TYVM

    1 vote

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  19. Improve vector performance.

    Why if I use vector elements created in Illustrator, they lost resolution and definition when I enlarge them in scale?

    It's absurd!

    1 vote

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  20. Fix "cached preview needs 2 or more frames to playback".

    I'm currently in 2018 cc and I just hit space once and it doesn't preview anything. Then I save and when i open the after effects the box is my composition doesn't show anything. This is really annoying because I tried everything, purge the cache and all.

    9 votes

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