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  1. essential graphics

    Allow dragging properties from the Effects Controls panel to the Essential Graphics panel.

    8 votes
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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. Duplicate Comps that creates duplicates of internal Comps

    When I duplicate a Comp, the duplicated comp uses the same internal comps as the original.

    This is correct, but it would be nice to have an option that also duplicates internal comps.

    That way I’m not going to affect a comp that have duplicated.

    14 votes
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  4. Add Clipping masks, or the option to exclude layer from adjustment layer.

    Creating a clipping mask, the ability to use adjustment layers only on specific layers, (by label or manual selection.) Would be great.
    In short; being able to exlude a layer from an adjustment layer (especially when it has to be below it.) so it wont be effected.

    5 votes
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  5. Displayed color management settings should save to the after effects project file.

    Color management settings should be default be saved to the after effects project file. Specially the displayed color (RGB, Display Color Management etc.)

    When opening a shared project across multiple computers this would be very useful.

    1 vote
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  6. MAXON Cinema 4D imported projects

    After Effects should admit the .C4D IMPORTED PROJECTS MANIPULATION IN TERMS OF COMPOSITION PROPERTIES, because now, if we try to manipulate the Cinema 4D layer in the Ae timeline, we simply have a red message ... If you improve this feature and you ACCELERATE THE PERFORMANCE of this Dynamic Link (Ae_C4D) the VFX professionals would have a more flexible workflow between After Effects and Cinema 4D.

    TKS Adobe. You can do it!

    2 votes
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  7. After Effects 2019 won't batch replace retargeted jpgs!!!

    This has been an issue since AE2017 PLEASE FIX THIS! GAWD!@##

    2 votes
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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Can you please elaborate on the problem? What specific steps are you taking, and what happens, or does not happen?

    A screen capture video of the problem may be helpful, as would a project file that demonstrates the problem.

    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.)

  8. Import PSD as composition duration

    There should be an option when importing a .PSD file (or right after importing) to adjust the duration of the newly created (nested PSD) composition. At the moment it just takes the duration of the last created composition, which is not a helpful workflow. The current workaround is to create a new composition with the desired duration before importing the PSD file as a composition.

    Options should at least include:


    • set the length of the new composition to the default setting (a time value the user can adjust in the import preferences).

    • set the length of the new composition to…
    6 votes
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  9. Essential Graphics Responsive Backgrounds

    Responsive design should come with an option to make background compositions or layers independent of the protected areas.

    For example, if you have an motion graphics template in Premiere Pro that has a protected intro and outro, but you also have a background that animates the entire time, you could adjust the duration of the template clip without affecting the background outside the protected areas.

    It could be set up as such: 20-second composition (which ends up being the template) and 40-second background precomp. You could then extend the clip in Premiere Pro to 40 seconds without affecting the background…

    1 vote
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  10. Team projects should save a local version too.

    Team Project cloud is very unstable, I lost days of work in Team Projects that simply got empty. A local cache would certainly have avoided that.

    3 votes
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  11. Batch replace PSD Layers

    Right now, we're able to see each PSD layer as a single file. This feature makes imposible to batch replace layers, with another version of the PSD file.

    What I suggest is to enable this option to improve the interoperability between Photoshop and After Effects.

    This could be the workflow:

    Step 1: Select the desired layers to replace.
    Step 2: Right click on one of them and select the 'Batch replace layers' option.
    Step 3: After Effects will ask you to import the new PSD file (as when you replace any other file).
    Setp 4: Then a two-columns panel will…

    10 votes
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  12. Scripting access to TextDocument.boxText (writing, not just read-only)

    In order to convert the currently selected Text Layers into Point Text or Paragraph Text, the user needs to right-click in the Composition panel with the type tool, and choose the "Convert To Paragraph Text" or "Convert To Point Text" submenu.

    But if multiple Text Layers of the same type (Point Text or Paragraph Text) are selected the "Convert To Paragraph Text" or "Convert To Point Text" submenu is greyed out.

    So it seems the only way to convert multiple text layers is to select each layer one by one and right-click "Convert to..." every time.

    If not possible to…

    6 votes
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  13. Include OpenColorIO support

    It would be great if After Effects (similar to Nuke and Fusion) could include support for OpenColorIO as a standard. There is a 3rd party plugin however it has recently been causing issues with the "Warp Stabilizer VFX" effect.

    2 votes
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  14. access to other text document object properties and per character settings

    right now I cant set per character styles with extendscript and the text document object. if i try to set the style it affects the whole string. It would be nice to loop through a string and have different styles for specific characters.

    10 votes
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  15. IMPROVE MASTER PROPERTIES (GENERAL NON DESTRUCTIVE WORKFLOW)

    After Effects has great options for realizing a non destructive workflow, but when you have many layers, it is difficult for you to maintain a certain order. The new master properties are great for resolving that and for having a even more non destructive workflow.

    On the other hand master properties should improve a lot if they want to be as useful as node based workflow.

    ADOBE, you could use both layer based and node based workflows. Cinema 4D has this kind of combination. I think the best workflow is use the bests of both two worlds....

    Or maybe not,…

    1 vote
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  16. Add Layer Switch as an option in Essential Graphics

    I would like to have the video switch available as an option in essential graphics, so I can use it as a master property. I am working with a composition that contains lots of different logos to cover different jurisdictions of the same product. Currently I am using the opacity control as a master property for each logo, however I only ever need it at 0% or 100% so a toggle layer switch would be better. It would also save me from having to rename each opacity layer to the layer name, and would most likely take up less space…

    7 votes
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  17. better integration with wacom tablets please.

    better integration with wacom tablets please.
    what else is there to say :)

    5 votes
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  18. Open-EXR 16-bit HALF-float rendering

    32-bit Open-EXR is now supported. The ability to render a HALF float from AE will improve workflow with smaller files and data rates when 32-bits is not necessary.

    13 votes
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  19. Center Path / Shape Anchor Point

    Currently there is no way to center a paths anchor point. It would be helpful to have a keyboard shortcut that would take the current selected path anchor point and center it to the path points, much like Ctrl + alt + Home does for layers.

    This would allow path level animation to happen around the center of the path or shape instead of wherever the Anchor Point is arbitrarily put when created.

    9 votes
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  20. Synchronize scripts using Creative Cloud

    Scripts are often very small files and each user tends to have a combination of scripts they use on their workflow. It would be great if scripts could be synced across computers using Creative Cloud.

    6 votes
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