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  1. Improved UI responsiveness

    The UI response is slower depending on amount of layers (even if layers as simple as a shape circle) ....and it also is greatly dependend on CPU clockspeed and screen resolution. Scrubbing line in the timeline jitters as if the program struggle to move a vertical line of UI without even updating the preview frames.

    Example: Going from my 6 core 4.4GHZ machine to a 16 Core 3.8GhZ Threadripper GREATLY reduce the UX experience within the program, despite all other hardware being the same. And no other program has given me anything near the same slowdowns as AE.

    The UI…

    27 votes
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  2. Bug report: MP4 slow performance

    Importing MP4s from a network drive causes After Effects to take much longer to "refocus" when switching between apps. If there are any MP4s in a project then switching between apps and then back to AE can cause very noticeable delays before AE becomes responsive again. This has been a problem since at least CC 2017.

    This behaviour is still a problem even when the "automatic footage reloading" option is turned off. Removing all MP4s from a project fixes the problem.

    4 votes
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  3. Huge Perfomance Problems with after effects

    Since the Update to Adobe CC2019 we have huge perfomance issues with After Effects, every slight render takes forever and even the smalles actions are lagging and dont perform well at all. We got HP Z440 Workstations with Intel Xeon E5-1620 v4 @3.50 Ghz, 64 GB of RAM and an nVidia Qadro M2000 GPU. The interesting thing is that the pc isnt stressed at all, we got 60 gig RAM reserved for AE but it uses only 4 – 6 at a time.Any else got this problem and hopefully a soltion?

    2 votes
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  4. I want save ram preview to come back. I know there are work arounds, but they aren't as good as save ram preview

    I would love it if you could select save ram preview from the preview panel and it would just save your ram preview as a video with a codec you defined.

    3 votes
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  5. After effects render slows down when using Spaces on Mac OSX

    After effects render slows down when using Spaces on Mac OSX.
    When After effects renders and I move to another Space in MacOSX after a while it seems the render running in the background is slowing down significantly until I move back to the Space with After Effects. When I move back to After Effects the render immediately speeds back up to normal speed. Renders in the queue that take about 1 minute suddenly take more than 5 minutes when moving outside the After Effects Space.
    I'm not doing something demanding when I move outside the After Effects Space, mainly…

    1 vote
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  6. Unable to interact with other programs

    I work on multiple PCs where this has happened. There are some times when I'm working in CC2019 that I'll try to interact with another window (a Chrome window, Premiere, etc) and won't be able to. I will only be able to interact with After Effects. The only way for me to fix this is to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL. After that, I have functionality in all my programs again. This only seems to happen when I'm using After Effects. None of the other programs do this.

    2 votes
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  7. Render speeds

    In the year 2018, going on 2019, there is no reason why After Effects should not be one of, if not the fastest program on the market. Multicore processing, and CUDA based rendering is available in just about every piece of software EXCEPT After Effects. That is just dumb. Make that happen in 2019. You're welcome.

    3 votes
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  8. Faulty composition preview

    I was working on a project today when the preview window of my composition went completely blank, when I moused over the layers of my composition, the bounding box appeared but the artwork was not viewing. I recall having this problem before and its clearly frustrating to say the least. Several hours of work have been lost.

    I reset the preferences with command shift and alt and the composition still won’t view. Other compositions will show. Its just this one that is faulty. I will have to incrementally save from now on to prevent this issue becoming a minor disaster

    1 vote
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  9. RAM Preview

    RAM preview isn't working today. Cache and database are empty, yet when I hit space bar all I can hear is the music, nothing happens with the animation. And no, Caps Lock isn't on. I'm sure it's just a matter of the new update rendering my fully-speced 2017 iMac useless, but it would be good if I could get another year out of it.

    3 votes
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  10. CC Light Burst 2.5 on a shape layer with a high ray length will not render the frame at high numbers

    When using CC Light Burst 2.5 on a shape layer, rendering the frame seems to stop at high ray length values, where the rays will leave scene.

    2 votes
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  11. Can you please test and confirm if NVIDIA 940MX is supported by After Effects?

    Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Device: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
    Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 391.25
    Total Memory: 3.96 GB
    Shader Model: 4.0 or later

    CUDA
    Driver Version: 9.1
    Devices: 1 (GeForce 940MX) (unsupported)
    Current Usable Memory: 3.33 GB (at application launch)
    Maximum Usable Memory: 4.00 GB

    It is showing that it is unsupported but my processor is starts running once I open After Effects. Could you please test and confirm if this is supported by After Effects?

    1 vote
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    Thank you for filing this request.

    What type of support are you requesting?

    After Effects supports Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics chipsets for Mercury GPU acceleration. (Enabled in Project Settings > Video Rendering and Effects.) We have not specifically tested or certified the GeForce 940MX chipset, but it should meet requirements. If you can not set the project to use Mercury GPU Acceleration (CUDA), install the latest drivers from the Nvidia web site. (This is assuming that you are using Windows. CUDA is not supported by After Effects on macOS, but Metal and OpenCL should be available.)

    The Ray-traced 3D renderer (Composition Settings > 3D Renderer) has been deprecated as of After Effects 16.0 and will be removed in a future release. We no longer certify cards for compatibility with this feature, and recommend that you use the CINEMA 4D renderer instead.

  12. when i try to do this efffect it boggs down my computer

    does anyone else have problems trying to do this effect or is it just me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PluDfzBLQg?

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  13. Choosing which GPU is used by Mercury Engine

    Currently Mercury Engine automatically use GPU that is used for display (one that is connected to a monitor). I wish it would be possible to accelerate effects with other GPU, not one that is used for displaying things on the monitor.
    IMHO it would save some VRAM for OpenCL/Metal purposes, since second GPU would not have to store video buffer.

    22 votes
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  14. Don't store 3d camera tracking date in the AE project file.

    The reason I am suggesting that is the auto-save function. The bigger a project grows the more important it gets - because crashes appear more often. The more cameratrackings you make, the heavier your project gets.

    Waiting for the auto-save to finish really kills the flow as it can take up to 1 minute. Which you'll have to add to all those crashes and restarts.

    I don't really believe in the background-saving idea (like photoshop does), because I fear not to have a good responsiveness while the project is saved.(like photoshop does not have)

    2 votes
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  15. Nvidia Geforce 1050 Ti

    Please test the Nvidia Geforce 1050 Ti GPU for Raytrace 3D

    5 votes
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  16. Preview Issue

    After Effects 2018 stops previewing after a while. It occurs when I've been working on the project for a while or if I've switched to a different window (internet, other adobe app, etc). Purging the cache does nothing and only a restart solves the issue.

    4 votes
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  17. Preview rendering gone when moving a audio clip

    Hi. It's so bad that when I have rendered a preview of the timeline and then just move a short audio clip in time, the preview needs to start over. You really need to do some major change to the preview functionality.

    5 votes
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  18. Render speed 700% slower because of expressions?

    I've created a very simple, JSON driven lower-third in AE, whose layers are automatically sized, positioned, formatted and animated. It consists of 2x text, 2x shape layers, 0 effects–apart of sliders–and 11 expressions.

    Render time, w/ expressions in AE: 42s
    Render time, w/ expressions in aerender: 42s
    Render time, w/ expressions in AME: 14s
    RAM preview at full resolution, w/ expressions in AE: 5s

    Render time, w/o expressions in AE: 6s
    Render time, w/o JSON, but w/ expressions in AE: 14s

    This happens under Windows 10 and OSX 10.12 on two separate machines; I've taken care of purging the disk…

    6 votes
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  19. Please add a read-only "selectable" property in ExtendScript

    Currently layer properties don't have an accessor to check whether or not they are selectable. The only way to check selectability with 100% certainty is to write a
    try { layer.property.selected = false; selectable = true; }
    catch(e) { selectable = false;}
    type of block, which runs very slow.

    I'm a technical artist, and I'm writing an in-house exporter. With a fairly complex project the above piece of code, checking all the properties in all the layers, runs for 12'30''. Replacing the try-catch block with a normal property accessor check speeds it up to 0'02'' - more than 300x better…

    3 votes
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  20. Bug Report: AE crashes each time I open a project converted from an older version

    I get the rainbow death wheel on my Apple laptop and need to force quit AE. When it occasionally works, the program won't save or export anything through the render queue. This only happens in projects that were overwritten from previous editions of AE.

    2 votes
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