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  1. Crashing when saving

    Every time I try and save a certain project, no matter the amount of progress since the last save it will get stuck on 0%, and then eventually crash, making it impossible to use and preventing me from finishing client projects for work. Not all that impressed.

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  2. All projects with Key Cleaner crash upon opening

    The latest 17.0.2 did NOT correct this. 17.0.0 thru 17.0.2 does this on all my AE projects with Key Cleaner (it might be when it is used in conjunction with Advanced Spill Suppressor, but I'm not sure). I had to downsave all my AE projects to the latest ver. 16 in order to continue working. Am I the only user this is happening to?

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  3. "matchName: ADBE Text Expressible Amount " in the expression of this property the name of the effects is not updated

    Unlike all other properties, in this property "matchName: ADBE Text Expressible Amount" the expression does not update itself if you change the name of the effects it uses.

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  4. AE2020 older project with Warp Stabilizer

    AE2020 appears to have a bug when opening project with footage that has Warp Stabilizer applied. Windows 10, Nvidia RTX2060.

    Steps to reproduce: In AE2019 create comp, import *.mov ProRes422, apply Warp Stablizer, save project. Close 2019, open project in 2020, RAM preview is broken.

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  5. CRASH: Changing font (Version 16.1.3)

    After Effect v. 16.1.3

    When I double click the text that I want to edit and go to the fonts dropdown to change the font. It opens normally, like it should.However, as soon as I press an arrow key on my keyboard to navigate through the list.. it immediately crashes.

    This is very annoying as it happend a few times now which results in losing some progress over and over again.

    I'll stay away from the arrow keys until its fixed ;)

    3 votes
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  7. AE2020 Crush when opening project or importing file

    Weird phenomenon - projects that open with no problem in version 2019 - crashes in version 2020. These are very simple projects. On the Mac they open in 2020, on the PC they don't. I tried to reinstall the software with no external plugins and didn't help. I tried to create a light version of the projects - just one composition - with just one layer of photoshop - still didn't help. Again - this is about a variety of projects, with different sources. i attach a screen pic of the project in AE19 that not open in AE2020. and…

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  8. Interpret Footage Bug

    After changing the color profile of any piece of footage I import, I can no longer click interpret footage. It is not greyed out but clicking on it has no effect. Very frustrating while testing color management workflows for upcoming project.

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  9. After Effects 2020 Cineware Errors

    A simple Cinema 4D project file won't render properly in After Effects 2020. It works without a problem in After Effects 2019. I have found the issue to be the Boole object in the object manager. If you turn off the Boole, the scene will render in After Effects. Therefore, it must be a bug introduced in the AE 2020. I have attached the C4D file for confirmation of the bug: https://rebrand.ly/cinema4d_file

    2 votes
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  10. Roto Brush corruption

    Use of the Roto Brush causes file corruption. When opening a file that used Roto Brush in 17.0.1 there is an error and the file no longer works.

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  11. workspaces corrupt preferences

    Nearly every time I encounter a bug, it's due to work spaces. It's the single most corruptible aspect of AE. The default spaces are terrible. Worse, I go though time and effort to tweak my setup and ultimately have to blow away prefs when something like ram preview or playback becomes broken, due to corrupt preferences.

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  12. NEW VERSION 17.0.1 CAUSES 33 :: 4 ERROR ON OPENING PROJECTS. ROLLING BACK TO 17.0 FIXES

    You receive an error claiming missing or corrupted data. This is not true. Gave me a big scare. Rolling back fixes the issue. Hope this is acknowledged soon!

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  13. sourceRectAtTime expression has unpredictable results when used in a mogrt.

    This happens a lot. I use the mogrt and everything seems fine and I render my video from Premiere. Then the layer that has the sourceRectAtTime expression will start jumping around the screen and appearing/disappearing. I restart Premiere, and sometimes it's back to normal, sometimes the jumping around is different. Every render is a surprise.
    I've been building morgrts since the start, using these expressions, but since AE 16.1 update, it's been buggy with unpredictable results in Premiere.
    Also, if I reopen a comp in Premiere that has a mogrt that uses the responsive time feature, the clip is sometimes…

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  14. BUG: Expression Breaks RAM Preview/Memory Leak

    I have been working on a project for 10+ hours. It uses nested compositions and expressions referencing between compositions. One of the expressions is a for-loop that runs the sampleImage() expression four times - this expression in particular seems to be causing a lot of problems and throwing "internal errors."

    The project has reached a point where it loads fine if all expressions are disabled - the preview updates immediately when I move the time indicator - but as soon as the expression is activated the property color changes from blue to green and hangs there instead of turning red.…

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  15. Expressions: protect against infinite loops

    If the user accidentally creates an infinite loop while working in Expressions, After Effects freezes and needs to be force-closed, potentially losing progress on the file the user was working on.

    AE should have infinite loop protection built in. Preferably w/ a customizable timeout, for how long to allow a long-running loop to keep going.

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  16. Implement memory warning right at start up if other programs use too much already

    After Effects memory management is quirky, compared to every single other professional program out there.
    Instead of taking what is there, it overreaches all the time, because of the setting "RAM reserved for OTHER APPS".

    So if you have 64GB of RAM, but only 12GB free, and you set AE to "let other Apps use 16GB" you WILL DEFINITELY get an "Out of memory" error later with all the associated problems like crashes, lost work and so on.

    So if we can't change the memory management, could we, at least, implement a warning at start up like "Seems you already…

    2 votes
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  17. After Effects Crashes When Moving Timeline Tab

    I've been encountering a bug over the last two updates where periodically, if I try to move a tab in the timeline when I have a number of them open, it just flat crashes After Effects. This didn't use to be an issue and it's been downright awful recently.

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  19. Fix graphics bug on Macbook Pro with Catalina

    When I use an external display attached to my Macbook Pro 16 running Catalina the graphics glitch out unless the zoom is 100% If I show the preview window on the laptop retna display there is not a problem. Once it fixed itself but today it happened again.

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  20. AE keeps crashing since update

    I did the update yesterday, everything worked fine, untill suddenly AE crashed. Since then it keeps crashing the moment I click on anything, no matter which project I open. I then get the following report:

    <140735969784704> <BEEWorkQueue> <5> BEEProject::TimestampGetNext ZANZIBAR-3: cannot produce timestamp, frozen=0, open=0.

    Any ideas how I can fix this?

    27 votes
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