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  1. Mipmap feature

    This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but after having an especially horrible time with After Effects due to using large images to avoid blurry layers when zooming in, based on feedback, it was the large images that were giving me grief, beyond the usual slowness of After Effects.

    So, until we have multicore processing and proper GPU support, could a mipmap feature be a useful way to reduce render times? Let's say you import a 4K layer, but for the most part its scale on screen is 25% or less. Then After Effects will use a…

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  2. Rendering slow in background

    Sometimes, when AE is in the Background, it is rendering extremely slow. Like, 10 times longer. How can that be? Same Comp, same Duration, same programms open, everythings the same, but AE in background.

    How can that be?

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  3. RAM preview wont play, have to change audio devices

    Having issues where the RAM preview wont play and have to change audio devices to get it to work.

    This even happens when the audio output doesnt change. Will be working fine with speakers as the output...then it will start not playing and have to go the Audio Hardware tab, change the Default Output to something else, then back to what it was originally set at, then it will start playing the RAM preview again.

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  4. Disable layers from expressions

    When exporting expression-driven mogrts, many times expressions continue to slow down the mogrt, even in precomps, even if their layer.transform.opacity is 0;

    I would propose an expression for enabling and disabling a layer entirely. The expression would have to have it's own editor on the layer itself, returning true or false. It would in effect set the 'eye' icon status. This pseudo-property could become visible directly underneath the layer in the timeline by alt-cllcking the eye icon.

    This expression would be the first one the expression engine looks at, and only if it is blank or true, will it evaluate…

    2 votes

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  5. Font Style is not working properly in Public Beta 17.6.0

    When trying to change font style it is acting weird and I cannot change it on Macbook Pro late 2016

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    Thank you for filing this bug. I can confirm that in After Effects Beta, version 17.6 build 20 (current on 19 Nov 2020) on macOS 10.15.7, when selecting the font style in the Character panel the first style in the menu is chosen regardless of which style you clicked on.

    This problem does not occur in After Effects Beta on Win10.

    We will investigate this bug for a future update.

  6. 17.1.4.37 Zoom Full Preview >= 50% displays transparency checker only :(

    With Full quality preview, when zoomed >= 50%, preview window displays transparency checker only. I have to either zoom out to 50% and above or lower the preview quality to Half or lower.

    OS: Windows 10
    CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x 16-Cores
    RAM: 48GB DDR4
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

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  7. 17.1.4 Causing Many Crashes

    Updated to the latest version of 17.1.4 today and so far, AE has crashed about 4 times. It was obviously not ready for Prime Time! :(
    Am I the only one with this issue? Comps are extensive, but previous version was not crashing at all.

    2 votes

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  8. BUG Can't delete items in render queue - I mean come on, test first, release later, please

    Can't delete items in render queue.

    Can't do anything while rendering previews of linked files in Premiere or AME

    After effects crashes if premiere rendering previews.

    It is a s*** show isn't it? And you released it on us.
    Thanks

    3 votes

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  9. Color Management Enabled provides stuttering playback on external monitor.

    Using a black magic card for playback on external monitor, plays back stuttering on the monitor. Everything works fine when Color Managment is disabled.

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  10. After Effects keeps on crashing when working with shape layers

    Since the last update (version 17.5), After Effects has been crashing a lot - maybe 5 or 6 times a day. Seems to be when working with shape layers as much as I can tell. Could be anything from re-sizing a rectangle, to changing a colour fill.

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  11. Please add support for AMD Radeon Pro 5600M (in MacBook Pro 16 inch)

    I've just got of a session with your tech support where I was informed that the GPU in my MacBook Pro (16-inch 2019) is not supported by After Effects. It is the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, a card that I believed was the best choice for intensive motion graphics and video editing. I am in a state of disbelief that after spending a small fortune on buying a custom built (fully spec'd out MacBook) that it is crawling along on the intel UHD Graphics 630 rather than the performance GPU that I paid all the $ for and expected to…

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  12. Having a major problem with AE

    Keeps on crashing on playback - anyone else having this problem. It's quite urgent as I have deadlines for a client

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  13. 英特尔NUC NUC8I7HVK4完全没法使用AR和PR

    英特尔NUC NUC8I7HVK4电脑完全没法使用AR和PR,对应AMD显卡为Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics,更新到 Radeon Sofoware 20.2.2版本以后 每次导入视频后,会黑屏一次。并且视频无法预览和正常播放。

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  14. Timeline sluggish when waveform is visible.

    When waveform is visible scrolling the timeline is choppy and sluggish. I would rather Adobe prioritise performance over new features. Far more people use audio waveforms for pacing than content aware fill. Make AE run fast and stable, please.

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  15. Less expensive expression for text dimensions than sourceRectAtTime()

    Mogrts with layers depending on text size become very sluggish with to many calls for sourceRectAtTime.

    Text rendering and sourceRectAtTime seems not to cache well in Premiere, and when precomposing and duplicating a layer with master properties (eg. one instance pr. line of text) the performance degrades rapidly.

    Is there another way around getting the size and anchor of a text layer from another layer? Could this be constant on text layers where the sourcetext property is constant. Could there be a seperation of width/height and anchor?

    When programming with text in other platforms querying a text/font object about dimensions…

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  16. Disable continuously rasterize text

    The performance of the Text rendering engine in After Effects suffers tremendously when doing typography-dependent expressions in mogrts.

    When the sourceText property of a text layer remains constant throughout the timeline, it should be an option to disable continuous rasterisation of the text layer - this could be a performance boost for mogrts where sourceRectAtTime measurements of text objects with user input from master properties are relevant for the animation of other layers.

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  17. UI and scrubbing laggy ... unless you select a path.

    I experienced a weird behaviour in AE.
    The UI is quite laggy in a composition with many shape layers. Unless I select a path. Then the performance is perfect.
    When watching the task manager, it seems like AE doesn't properly use the GPU for display, unless the path is selected.

    Here's a video of the behaviour.

    https://youtu.be/ZIQYO0ek3U0

    After Effects v.17.1.2

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  18. Full program multi-threaded support

    After Effects would benefit greatly from being able to actually utilize all cores when rendering, rather than having to rely on a third party solution, like the excellent program Render Garden by Mekajiki.

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    Multi-Frame Rendering is now available in After Effects public beta. We’re starting with Render Queue export, and will add support for preview, AME, MOGRTs and beyond in subsequent releases.

    This is a significant update to the After Effects architecture. Unlike older versions that rendered multiple frames by creating copies of the application, this is true multithreaded rendering. The render pipeline has been optimized from end to end, enabling After Effects to use your system to its full potential.

    We know how important rendering faster is to you. That’s why we’ve taken the time to do this right, and build a strong, high-performance foundation for the future. We appreciate your patience, and would love to hear how Multi-Frame Rendering is working on your hardware and with your projects.

    You can learn more about this multi-year effort here: https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2021/03/10/multi-frame-rendering-now-in-after-effects-beta.html

  19. Rendering times are roughly double in 17.1.4

    Rendering in 17.1.4 is twice as slow for me as in 17.1.3. Multiple comps from different projects took at least double the time to render. A 1.5 hour render took over 3 hours, a 7 minute render took 20 minutes. Downgrading back tp 17.1.3 fixed the issue.

    2016 MacBook Pro 8-core i9, 64 GB RAM, external GPU - RX 5700 XT

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  20. After Effects UI is EXTREMELY SLOW (mainly on PC)

    After Effects, particularly on a PC with Windows and a 4K screen behaves extremely slow. I have 1080ti GPU and a 9940x CPU at 4.5 ghz and 128gb of ram. The more layers I add the slower it gets. It's ok that the frames take longer to render, but why does the ENTIRE UI need to be slower and slower. Can't I scrub the timeline in the same speed and regardless of frames taking longer to render??? On a mac this is faster, though still slow. This is the MAIN reason why After Effects feels horribly slow and it is…

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