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  1. Export Motion Graphics Template to CC Library without having to have the Libraries panel open

    Reporting a bug. This bug has also been verified by support.

    When you try to export a Motion Graphics Template from the Essential Graphics panel to your CC Library - you have to have your Libraries panel open for it to export properly. If you don't have the Libraries panel open, nothing is exported.

    Solution/Fix: You should not have to have the Libraries panel open to be able to export Motion Graphics Templates to your CC Library.

    CRM:00061001672474
    Case Number: ADB-4379439-Y1M9
    Issue: CC Storage and Sync

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We reviewed this issue with our support and development teams, but are not able to reproduce this issue After Effects 16.0.

    If you are still able to reproduce this, can you please record a screen capture video of the problem in action and send it to us?

    Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  2. queue to AME - The RPC server is unavailable

    I am debugging an export plug-in i made with the Premiere Pro SDK. I am trying to export a composition from AE to AME, and i got
    "Exception thrown at 0x00007FF910977788 (KernelBase.dll) in Adobe Media Encoder.exe: 0x000006BA: The RPC server is unavailable."
    I can provide the log and dmp file too.

    1 vote
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  3. Make Collect Files Include Fonts

    When you collect a project with the collect files command, have After Effects look for any non-typekit fonts and include them in the folder.

    19 votes
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  4. Link After Effects files into After Effects

    Kind of AE Dynamic Link, instead of import AE files, be able to link it. It would be a tremendous feature for small team projects.

    21 votes
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  5. Event Listeners to applications events for Scripting

    Being able to add in event listeners for certain actions via scripting would be an amazing addition. Something like:

    app.addEventListener("NewSolid",function(e){})

    or:

    app.activeViewer.addEventListener("mousemove",function(e){doSomething(e.mousex, e.mousey);})

    6 votes
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  6. dynamic link project import to another project returns an error 86::1

    if dynamic link is created somewhere in time from Pr and then after awhile created another dynamic link from the same clip (ctrl+Zing the previous link, but leaving the Ae project with the unlinked dynamic link alone.) and trying to import the second project into the first one(in order to merge some compositing for ex), and keeping evolving both projects simultaneously separately, and then trying to import one to another Ae returns an error (86::1) Failed to connect to Adobe Dynamic Link project

    4 votes
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  7. Add Oculus Go to supported VR headsets (Mac + PC)

    supporting the Oculus Go for testing VR comps would be helpful

    5 votes
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  8. Export text as editable PSD

    When you save a frame as a Photoshop (PSD) file, it would be great to have the ability to export editable text layers, so that you can go into Photoshop and edit the text.

    15 votes
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  9. Adding master properties to essential graphics

    When working in a comp that already has a pre-comp with master properties in it, allow adding the master property to the essential graphics panel

    10 votes
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  10. in TextDocument objects -> Make the font attribute directly assignable without overwriting kerning, baseline shift etc

    My company uses a script that automatically creates write-on paths from text layers. We do this by having two fonts- the original, and a custom font that has just a path that will be converted into a mask for the 'stroke' effect.

    When our script is executed, it would be ideal to simply change the font attribute of the targeted layer while leaving kerning, baseline shift, and other attributes unchanged. Because AE takes the settings from the first character and assigns those to all characters, we often get unaligned text after running.

    Besides my specific case, I think a lot…

    2 votes
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  11. Clean Plate for Roto

    It would be great to ingest a clean plate (clean image without talent etc) into a rotoscoping process to show the tool which parts of the image aren't part of the image to isolate.
    Some kind of difference key baked into the roto algorithm.

    1 vote
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  12. 11 votes
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  13. Paint on a transparent layer

    It would be really nice to be able to paint on a transparent layer, for many reasons.

    The work around is horrendous and insufficient.

    1 vote
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  14. increase number of frame digits

    I got EXR sequences from DI with 7 digits frame number. Of course they want it back with same frame number, but AE is limited to 5.
    Please increase.

    3 votes
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  15. Auto-Parent Selected Layers

    You select a bunch of layers, you create a new null, the selected layers are automatically parented to that null.

    1 vote
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  16. Scrolling in VR comp editor

    I work on heavy projects in 360 stereoscopic , trying to use mainly after effects. There is no way to scroll in the comps of the VR comp editor.
    Then, i can just add 6 comps that I can edit, depending on the size of my screen. All the other comps are outside of the vr comp editor window and i can"t reach it. Please add a vertical scroll bar in the vr comp editor.

    5 votes
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  17. Just make it FASTER

    Just please make it faster. Faster ram preview and faster render. Utilise the hardware that's out there.

    I have a 4.2ghz spec'd iMac and when rendering AE is lucky to use 25% of my cpu, let alone no GPU support for anything other than NVIDIA. Quite honestly just MAX my cpu out, and I'll be happy. That's why I bought it.

    1 vote
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  18. Repel Effect in Particle Playground no working on MAC

    Using AE CC 2019, a simple program works on a Windows PC but does not work on a MAC. The Canon should effect the Grid which is does on the PC but not the MAC. After many hours of trying to make it work, I believe the MAC version has a bug and doesn't work properly. I need this to work on my MAC. Any help would be very much appreciated. Here is a link to the project file.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bbY_1dLB1GV31LyFtJKnv0ClPmpQsKlx/view?usp=sharing

    1 vote
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  19. shortcut to enable/disable Auto-Keyframe quickly?

    shortcut to enable/disable Auto-Keyframe quickly?

    3 votes
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  20. Convert multiple text layers to multiple shape layers at the same time

    Layer -> Create -> Create Shapes from Text

    I would like the ability to convert multiple layers of text to multiple layers of shapes at the same time instead of having to create them individually. This feature is available in Illustrator (Create Outlines) and would be a great time-saving device in text-heavy projects in After Effects.

    5 votes
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