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  1. 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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  2. BUG__expression editor is unusable

    When alt clicking a property on a layer to add an expression the editor box because super tall with the cursor stretching the entire size of the editor. Because of this you cannot see what you are typing or select the text. Anything you do is completely imperceptible until you hit enter on the number pad. Once you do that you can see what you typed, but as soon as you go back in to make a change the editor because impossible to use. I tried contacting support, but they were unable to comprehend what the issue was even after…

    5 votes

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  3. crash occurred while invoking plug-in "AE-XD Integration"

    Everytime when i export from xd to ae and save a project and get the error message and then after effects crashes.

    AE 15.1.2
    Mac OS 10.13.6

    5 votes

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  4. Bug report: AE crashes when quitting/opening a new project.

    Updated to 2019 a few days ago and every since AE crashes every time I quit the program or try to open a new or different project from within the program. I've also noticed some general bugginess with masks/blending modes and time-remapped footage, but the most consistent bug is the crash on quit. I sometimes get the following error messages (also attached with crash report): "Unable to allocate 0.001 MB of memory" and "After Effects error: strange situation [0/2]. ( 26 ;; 84)"

    I've tried removing all of my scripts and uninstalling then reinstalling AE but nothing has worked. Old…

    5 votes

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  5. BUG REPORT: Random frames flashing during playback and after exporting

    BUG REPORT: During playback AND after exporting random frames flash up - sometimes blank black frames, sometimes a frame from elsewhere in the footage... and sometimes it is even upside down! Re-linking the footage seems to fix the issue but it's an odd error that has happened to myself and 3 other colleagues now (and a pain having to re-link footage)

    5 votes

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  6. Bug 15.1.0 and 15.1.1: Cached preview needs 2 ore more frames to playback

    I suddenly received the error "Cached Preview needs 2 ore more frames to playback" for a project and export also did not work anymore. It is reproducible on macOS 10.12.6 and 10.13.5 with 15.1.0 and 15.1.1. I went back to 15.0.1 and it works (upgrading again to 15.1.1 leads to the fact that it does not work anymore again).

    5 votes

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  7. Fix illustrator/after effects clipboard autosave bug

    After effects have had this problem forever. If you have something copied to your clipboard from illustrator ( path, shape, anything, right click > copy ) and you go to your After effects window and AE starts autosave, after effects will crash. Sometimes it manages to show error message, most of the time not. You'll lose any changes you've made.
    Adobe programs should work together smoothly, would make more sense if you can copy paste shapes straight from illustrator to after effects without any reroutes.
    It's called Auto Save not Auto Destroyer :D!

    5 votes

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  8. font

    PLEASE fix the bug that does not recognize third party fonts and forces you to manually update every single text layer to the correct font. It's an issue in the latest versions of After Effects and Premiere and in typography-heavy projects, this has been an absolute nightmare that is costing our team hours of work.

    5 votes

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  9. Constant AE and Premiere crashes after April updates

    Since the April updates to AE and Premiere, both programs crash constantly. Premiere always crashes when I try and drag an ae element into a folder within the project pane. AE crashes every time I open any of the linked AE files that I use in Premiere. I have been forced to install previous versions of each program, which fixed all issues.

    5 votes

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  10. Error Parsing properties list from memory

    When clicking the text tool, brush tool, clone tool, erase tool, or clicking Windows>Align, Brushes, or Character I get an error that says "After Effects warning: Error parsing properties list from memory." For the tools, I can use them after clicking and getting the error. For the menu items, I cannot use them. The workaround is to show "All Panels" and then I can use those functions.

    I running MacOS 10.13.4 on a iMac Pro 10 core (Late 2017). I don't have to tell Adobe how frustrating this error is... its terrible for my workflow. Please fix.

    5 votes

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  11. Bug: Path Group Mistaken for Mask Crash

    (MacOS - AE version 22.0) When selecting multiple path groups (not the properties) and attempting to hit the shortcut to arrange a layer forward or backward, the program will crash.

    I only came across it accidentally when I thought I had the layer selected and not the path groups.

    I've also attached an error message that pops up when only one of the groups is selected.

    It seems that what's causing it is when path groups are selected, it's confusing them for masks, as seen in the menu command for arranging layers.

    This doesn't seem to happen on Windows from…

    4 votes

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  12. Add to Adobe Media Encoder not working After Effects Version 18.2.0

    When exporting a project and sending (adding) to Media Encoder it will not work. Encoder will open automatically but it's empty and will not see the After Effects project. So unable to export through Encoder.

    4 votes

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  13. Comp window 3D settings don't appear

    Bug report. The 3d camera view popups don't seem to appear sometimes. While it's kind of nice that they're contextual and only appear "when needed", they seem buggy.

    I started a new project and was in 4 camera views in my last project, so it appeared in 4 views. Unfortunately, since there were no 3D layers, I couldn't go back to 1 view without first creating layers and making them 3D.

    Also, when changing the view of my Comp in and out of fullscreen using the Tilde key, the 3D camera controls disappear entirely until I click in certain areas…

    4 votes

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  14. 4 votes

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  15. Bug report

    Bug report. When opening projects created in previous versions and the re-saved in 17.0.1, receive error message "After Effects Error: missing data in file. (33::4)". Only solution is to revert to 17.0.0.

    4 votes

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  16. Mercury transmit when opening project strobing in 16.1

    When opening a project with a mercury transmit monitor on, the screen is white/grey when the app opens. But when you open a project with it, the screen starts strobing on and off really bad. It only started with this update.

    4 votes

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  17. BUG: JSON footage files do not auto reload when written by ExtendScript

    If a valid json footage asset is imported into a project and used for Expression data in a layer, and it is subsequently overwritten by an ExtendScript process, After Effects CC 2019 will not auto-refresh the JSON footage item in the project nor in any layer referencing the JSON footage layer. Choosing "Reload Footage" on the json footage item does not seem to do work either — this this did work in CC 2018. However, if focus is removed from AE, and a different process opens and overwrites the source of a JSON footage item, then focus is returned to AE,…

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    Thanks for posting this bug, Arie.

    After an extensive back and forth with our developers, we’ve concluded that yes, there’s a bug here. We’ll need to investigate further what’s going on, but the problem appears to connected to the fact that it’s a script, being run by After Effects, that is updating the JSON file.

    There was some confusion as to whether we’d expect this to work automatically, without manually calling the Reload Footage command (either in the script or via UI), but that the behavior changed between releases of After Effects tells us that something in the code changed and we should understand why.

  18. CC2019 Freezing During Save

    Whenever After Effects saves it hangs until I force Quit.

    4 votes

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  19. Crash on export

    After Effects (and Premiere Pro) randomly crashes on export (when bringing up export dialog), feels like something related to system filebrowser...

    4 votes

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  20. Getting Auto Save errors in After Effects

    At our company, we share After Effects files on a NAS system (a QNAP ts-1635). We are running 2013 Mac Pros with El Capitan OS 10.11.6. We constantly get an error that says, "After Effects error: error reading from file [filename] (3 :: 6). Then it creates 0 kb autosaves. I've attached screenshots of what's happening. Any ideas on what's going on or how it can be fixed?

    Thank you!

    4 votes

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