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  1. After the update to 16.1.2 Ae is extremely slow to Open, and it hangs saving projects

    Ae since updating to 16.1.2 is very slow when saving projects or opening. During opening it always hangs in "Cleaning Up" and on some random bit that it is cleaning up like SnapCut.
    When saving, Ae hangs for 1 to 2 minutes unless there is either nothing in a project. This is on Windows 10 Pro i7, 16GB RAM, PCIe SSD.

    2 votes
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  2. GPU not supported

    i am using nvidia GTX Geforce 1070 and 1050 Ti but in after effects/preference/preview/gpu, its showing gpu not tested ,how to resolve this problem

    2 votes
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  3. slow text entry BUG

    When I have too many windows open in my workspace, the text re-draw can't keep up with my typing speed. When I type text into a comp, I have to type very slowly to avoid missing letters. However, if I close windows in my workspace, it keeps up. While this workaround will get me by, it's not acceptable. AE should be able to have as many windows open as I like and it should not slow down my system. I'm on a Mac Pro using the latest versions of everything.

    3 votes
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  4. AE CC 2019 Slowing down [Windows]

    There is an issue where After Effects will slow down after having the program open for a while. Purging the cache doesn't work and the only solution is to quit and re-open it. The issue occurs on heavy projects or very simple projects with minimal layers.

    This issue seems to only be on Windows as I haven't experienced this on Macs.

    9 votes
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  5. Multi-GPU support for Mercury engine.

    Modern desktops & laptops often got more than one GPU. Currently there's no way to utilize more than one of them.

    119 votes
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  6. 2 point line (pen tool) bug - when you can't select line, or align it correctly with other layers.

    PEN TOOL - If you holding SHIFT and draw a vertical or horizontal 2 point line with pen tool it causes a bug - creating a random little artefact in a middle of a scene, you can't select that line with selection tool (unless you precisely select that 1 pixel box in a centre of a stage) and you can't align that line correctly with other shapes.

    3 votes
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  7. eGPU (External Graphics) Support

    The ability for After Effects to see and use an eGPU unit to take advantage of more GPU power.

    78 votes
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  8. Bug: Ram Preview only plays real-time with 'Project Settings' open.

    Otherwise I cannot animate to audio, due to slow playback.

    1 vote
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  9. RAM preview ridiculous slow with high end tower pc

    Hey,

    I'm using a Win 10 64 Bit Tower pc with Adobe After Effects CC 16.1.1
    The problem is that the RAM preview is ridiculous slow. Are there any components that are not supported in AE?
    - Nvdia RTX 2080 TI
    - I9-9920X
    - Samsung SSD 970 Pro
    - 64 GB RAM

    Im sure there are multiple requests that facing same issues.

    Thanks
    David

    3 votes
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  10. Layer/timeline window size shouldn't affect the performance of RAM previews

    RAM previews becomes slower (not real-time) and more inconsistent, the larger the timeline/layer panel is. As soon as I make the timeline panel small vertically, I get real-time RAM previews.
    The more I exapnd the timeline panel vertically the slower the performance.
    I contacted support and they could not fix my issue, it seems it is a bug or performance issue that needs to be fixed within the program.

    2 votes
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  12. Bug: UI is glitchy and slow on high DPI monitors

    I'm on Windows, using a UHD 4K monitor and running 175% display scaling.

    After Effects scales the UI correctly, but the performance of the Timeline panel especially is atrocious. Merely trying to scrub the timeline is very laggy. There are also visual glitches, like vertical black lines, and the playhead not redrawing correctly when using J & K to move between keyframes (the playhead gets disconnected from the line in a redraw glitch). Even doing a RAM preview on a fully cached timeline causes frame drops.

    If I use the Windows high DPI settings dialog to override the scaling behavior…

    27 votes
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  13. newest version crashes immediate on open.Rolled back to 16.1.0 and it opens fine.

    newest version crashes immediate on open.Rolled back to 16.1.0 and it opens fine.

    1 vote
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  14. Interface slowdown when using multiple expressions

    Following up on Tim's request to post individual feature requests from Sander's site here....

    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/expressions#faster-interface

    Expressions and coding are some of the most powerful tools AE animators have at their disposal, so the fact that using them has such a negative impact on performance is truly disappointing and counter-intuitive.

    Sander:
    "The interface slows down drastically when applying lots of Expressions, Code allows us to easily create complex animations and connect values. This is the highest on my list of improvements that After Effects can make."

    83 votes
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  15. Optimize performance of adding expressions with script

    When you loop through many layers with an ExtendScript, and add complex expressions to them, that takes a lot of time.

    I have the feeling this could be optimized a lot, since it is only a text being added on the layers properties.

    It seems to me that when I loop though the layers, every time I add one expression it calculates all expressions in the comp and then continue the loop to the next expression. Maybe if you could do something like this:
    1. Turn off expressions for the comp.
    2. Set the expressions.
    3. Turn on expressions again.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. TSV data affects performance in AE

    Adding large TSV files with multiple columns and rows seems to bloat AE projects that link to the data.

    This is especially noticeable when multiple comps and pre comps link to data via expressions. It can be improved a bit by having the data only appear in one comp and then being linked to from other comps rather than adding the data to each comp. But overall the interface still runs much slower, and exports are considerably slower when rendering comps linking to data especially when the data file contains many rows and columns. Anything that can be done to…

    2 votes
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  18. Bug Report: Compositions not reacting when clicked.

    The compositions I have set will no open when double clicked. I have restarted my computer and AF tons of times now

    1 vote
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  19. Bug report: After Effects2019,2017,(&Premiere, Encoder) ProRes export issue

    PRORES (4444 and 244) Export as a wrong format despite the setting:
    E.G"
    Export Seting:
    Quicktime, 7680x4320 PRORES4444 RGB+ millions colors that makes 10sec- 3GB

    However,
    export as:
    Quick time 7680x4320 PRORES4444 RGB+ Trillions colors that makes 10 sec - 25GB

    Share link for Test Projects: https://adobe.ly/2Y49j5r

    This symptom continuously occurs up to VERSION 16.0.1 (Updated 20MAR 2019)
    Tested on;
    Windows10
    MacOS High Sierra V 10.13.6

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  20. 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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