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  1. Add an option in settings to automatically purge Disk Cache when AE is closed and/or opened.

    Would be great to constantly have the disk cache cleared when I don't need it. Clear it out every time I open and/or close After Effects and it will keep things running smoothly and not have 300gb of cache sitting on my hard drive. Thank you very much!

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  2. BUG- PREVIEW IS F***ED in 17.0.5

    When I hit space start, when I hit space stop. Currently there is a major problem with not recognising input. So far 2020 is unuseable as a professional tool. What did you do?

    1 vote
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  3. what the fill?

    The primary fill for shapes is not filling the object with color - have to delete the default fill and add an new one to see any fill color.

    1 vote
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  4. BUG - audio Preview with Timeline maximised crashes AE

    audio Preview with Timeline maximised crashes AE
    can't stop playback or de-maximise

    1 vote
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  5. RAM preview turns black after a while

    After a while, the composition window just turns black and shows no graphics. The borders and masks are shown though, but no visuals. And when pressing spacebar to RAM preview, it doesn't play. Restart helps, but the issue keeps returning so I need to restart all the time. Happens on larger project files.

    2 votes
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  6. Bug: Ram Preview not real time

    Here are my computer spces:

    MB: Asus X299 Prime Deluxe
    CPU: i7-7820X 3.6GHz
    RAM: 128GB DDR4 (16GB x8)
    GPU: Asus strix 1080ti OC x2
    Harddisk: SSD 960 EVO M.2 1TB

    Since the last year version, I've just noticed that the Ram preview is not in realtime, even though the green bar already filled up. Now i am working on version 17.0.4, the problem still here.

    No matter how simple of my composition, it just happened when the "Project Window" contain many stuffs. Especially there are many footage imported inside the project, even though I didn't use them all.

    By the…

    1 vote
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  7. mac os performance

    Adobe make AE faster on MAC OS. Stop fighting against Apple and make your products to run faster on Mac OS. I have used DaVince Resolve instead of Premiere Pro to edit and color grading cause they a much more faster on my Mac.

    1 vote
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  8. Paint tool response slows down

    Bug? - Clone Stamp Tool - response gets very slow after a few strokes

    macOS 10.14.6
    Memory: 40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    GPU: Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB
    AE 17.0.4
    Wacom Intuos Pro

    This is an old problem. Proven in three different generations of Macs, using several OS and AE versions. So far no help from anywhere.

    One layer - Clone Stamp tool - any brush - paint RGB - single frame duration.
    After some strokes (20 - 200), brush update becomes gradually slower and slower - until brushstroke takes forever to show on the screen. Spending ten times…

    1 vote
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  9. Complex shapelayers are slowing down AE

    Even if their visibility is turned off, this is ridiculous.

    But if you disable Layersettings with
    SHIFT + COMMAND + H
    Performance is back again, but no Paths, Masks, Boundingboxes, ...

    Funny how AE intern displays are slowing itself down.

    1 vote
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  10. Develop After Effects for new Mac Pro and Afterburner card/AMD GPUs

    So, not a completely new idea here as I'm sure lots will be wanting this. Many people, like me, prefer the reliability of an Apple machine and are Adobe users. Now that Apple has released an updated modular Mac Pro with dedicated GPU capabilities, it seems to be a great idea to utilize this feature for After Effects to increase render preview and output.
    Would be great! Thanks!

    1 vote
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  11. waveform

    Whenever Waveform is on screen Timeline is impossibly sluggish. This makes it **** working with VO. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  12. hide progress bar

    It would be great if it was possible to disable the render progress bar in the the comp viewer. When scrubbing the timeline this constantly flickers. I also have the suspicion that it does affect redraw times negatively. At least it feels unnecessarly distracting on light comps where it just flickers for fractions of second when scrubbing.

    1 vote
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  13. Abort render

    To stop an actual render takes so long!
    Why?Just stop rendering and done!

    2 votes
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  14. An auto suggestion for which rendering method would be fastest based on system and project

    Since the interplay between CPU, GPU and RAM is ever-changing between projects dependent on effects, footage, etc... It would AMAZING if there was an algorithm that would tell use which method would render fastest based on the specific project and system resources available.

    i.e. project contains h.264 footage, shape layers, and GPU accelerated effects = PNG sequence from the Render Queue would be fastest.

    OR

    project would benefit from being sent to Media Encoder and GPU Metal pipeline.

    Since there is some kind of magic that we don't really know how After Effects utilitzes system resources, it would be great…

    2 votes
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  15. Turning on Guides makes After Effects 2020 laggy

    Upon upgrading to 2020 I found AE went very very laggy..unusable.
    Turning off guides brought the program back up to normal speed.

    Can something please be done so I can use guides again without the program grinding to a halt. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  16. AI optimized rendering using rough cuts

    Would it be possible to have AI scan an already rendered previous version of a video for identical frames to the revised version and steal those already rendered frames from the existing file so they wouldn't have to be rendered again when making revisions? Theoretically, this could speed up render time, and make it easier to render out new versions as needed. Sometimes I have clients and stakeholders that want to be brought along inch by inch, and this might help me better deal with these kinds of clients and stakeholders. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  17. Thank you ae team!

    Thank you ae team for improving the ram preview!
    It just works fine now. At least on my pc.

    1 vote
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  18. ram playback/preview issue in ae 2020

    I have a late 2012 iMac— just updated to AE 2020 and am having playback/preview issues that don't exist in AE 2019.

    2 votes
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  19. bug fix / GPU problems

    AE 2020 has playback issues with final quality mode when using GPU acceleration. You have to view in preview mode or turn GPU off for smooth playback. There are several complaints in the forums already. I am on a PC with Nvidia RTX cuadro. Needs fixing....

    1 vote
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  20. "Caps Lock" not working when navigating with keyboard

    When navigating with the keyboard in the timeline, the viewport updates the current frame! This is not how it should work!

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