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  1. Ability to paste Position keyframe data to shape groups

    If I have a 2D layer I see it’s Transform>Position as two values. I don’t know that there is a hidden Z value. I don’t understand why I cannot copy keyframes from this property and paste them to a shape layer’s Group>Transform>Position property. After Effects should intelligently paste the X and Y Position values to my shape group.

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  2. Media Replacement + Plug-Ins

    AE is like a Build-a-Bear. You start with the default, and then you dress it up. Plug-ins are essential to After Effects. As essential as pants on a Build-a-Bear.

    Media Replacement is a great new feature, especially for MOGRTs. But you can't export a Media Replacement MOGRT that uses plug-ins anywhere in the After Effects project. I understand performance may be bad, but a warning that the MOGRT will be slow is preferable to never being able to combine MR and plug-ins. This is a hindrance for professional pipelines considering adopting a MOGRT workflow for motion graphics.

    Please reconsider enabling…

    2 votes

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  3. Network Shared Plugins Folder

    Medium sized studios struggle with differences in plugins installed. Artists often encounter missing plugins when opening other people's projects. And keeping track of what plugin is installed where is a hussle.

    Nuke allows linking to network folders (via Python) where every gizmo and plugin is installed. Loaded on application open. Of course licensing is still configured per plugin but it unifies what peple have and even with missing license you can see what it does.

    Please give us such option

    10 votes

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  4. BUG: precomps are being autonamed and square brackets disappear after duplicate layers are detected

    I created this file a while back - with several duplicates of the same precomp. All the names of the duplicates show within square brackets, because the names refer to the same precomp. *pls refer to first screengrab.
    I'm now on version 18.4.1 and after opening the same file and start working on it, the layers get renamed. *pls refer to second screengrab.
    This becomes a problem for instance when I want to rename the source precomp in the project panel: as the names in the timeline doesn't update anymore. *pls refer to third screengrab.
    The layers in the timeline…

    1 vote

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  5. swap composition

    In project Panel, we should be able to replace a Composition everywhere it's used in all comp by another one.

    For example : select a composition/ right clic it / replace everywhere with other composition/ in a pop up dialogue box, there would be 2 lists : 1- select the compo to replace with 2- in what (where ) compositions do you want to replace it, we can select the composition to swap with by checking in the box in a list.

    2 votes

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  6. Remember position/size of Windows File Explorer dialog

    Every command that calls the Windows File Explorer does not save the file explorer window position/size. These commands include Import, Open, Save As, Export as Motion Graphics Template, Export As Adobe Premiere Project, etc.
    It does save and remember states for the current session, but resets upon computer restart. Window position resets to the upper-left corner of monitor and size of ~900x600 pixels.

    Have tried fixing this issue in registry, but no avail. Seems to only happen with Adobe software.

    Would prefer to default to center of screen, and permanently remember one saved state for all system dialogs if repositioned/resized.

    2 votes

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  7. Link Media

    create a link media, like in premiere,

    1 vote

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  8. camera tracker

    create a color code for good to bad points.

    1 vote

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  9. Crop Using Region Of Interest not working

    I expect to output only the Region Of Interest, but Ae just outputs the complete Comp.
    Look like the Output Module does not communicate with the set Region Of Interest. (see screenshot).

    2 votes

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  10. Make Media Encoder use AE's numbering structure for filenames.

    When I use Media Encoder to export out a TIF frame sequence (when I wish to free up AE so I can continue to work) it doesn't use the same numbering structure as After Effects.

    E.G if in After Effects I use something like "ProjectName_[####].tif" to render out my files, Media encoder ignores the hashes and places it's own numbering on the end. Surely, it can't be too hard for it to use the file name from After Effects properly?

    2 votes

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  11. Exported MOGRT files via ExtendScript do not have preview img for Media Replacement

    When I export comps to MOGRT file via ExtendScript API:

    CompItem.exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate(true, pathToFolder);

    I don't have a Thumbnails folder and therefore I don't have previews of my media under the Essential Graphics Panel.
    Looks like different export functions are used for manual export and scripting API.

    Please, fix that.

    2 votes

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  12. Add Null inside object ( for example shape

    I have a suggestion for creating a Null inside an object as well as having it in composition. For instance, if I am animating the position of an object and need to move that object around I would need to create a separate null to reposition object. Why not add null functionality inside the shape layer (as an example) so that the layer can have its position moved or rotation adjusted without having to attach it to a null becuase the position or rotation already has keyframes

    1 vote

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  13. Arri raw

    When I import ARRI RAW MXFs from Alexa Mini that were shot with a different pixel aspect ratio than square (2:1 Anamorphic in our case) the footage is interpreted with a wrong resolution. Instead of 4448x3096 (which is the native resolution it was shot in) the footage has 4448x1548. I guess that it desqueezes the footage, puts it out in native resolution but only uses the longer side for that transform, meaning I lose resolution. In my case I got that a few hours too late and now have to redo a lot of work. Could you check that out?

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  14. MOGRT Destination - Feature Request

    EGP > Export Motion Graphics Template... > Destination > Local Drive > Browse

    Problem:

    AE doesn't save the last used Destination for MOGRT export.
    When saving MOGRT to "Local Drive" and selecting a Destination, it currently defaults to the last "saved" location. This effectively negates saving of custom folders on MOGRT Export, because the last "save" location is overwritten when you save the project file.

    Solution:

    AE Project File "save" locations are often different from MOGRT export destinations, they should not share and overwrite each other's memory of save locations. MOGRT Export should remember the last used MOGRT Export Destination.

    1 vote

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  15. XYZ coordinates for vertex points

    In Adobe Illustrator I can pick a vector point and find it's X and Y location on screen therefore making sure that points line up exactly.

    I would like to see this in After Effects.

    1 vote

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  16. API: ID for properties in property groups, like the new Layer ID

    The newest Beta has an API for unique ID for layers in a project, so that they can be refeferenced when a comp's layer stack changes. This is so helpful, and it would be great if it could extend to properties in a property group, like elements in a shape layer, effects and so on.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta/highly-requested-apis-added-to-the-after-effects-scripting-dom-now-available-in-beta/m-p/12194412#M1022

    2 votes

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  17. Put pre-comps into a "Pre-comps" folder automatically, just like solids

    This could be a checkbox in the Pre-compose creation dialogue box. When enabled, precomps are automatically stored in a "Pre-comps" folder at the root level of the project. This would keep large projects so much tidier as we work. I always have to go clean up my dozens of pre-comps that are scattered all over in my primary folders.

    5 votes

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  18. 18.2.1 BUG: Render Queue resetting custom in/outs

    Send a beginning and ending to render queue. Go back to timeline create a new export to render queue with a new in and out and it also has changed your previous entries in the queue.

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  19. Overwrite / yes to all

    In a design process, it can come in handy to overwrite a lot of renders over and over. As a service, AE adds _1 when a filename already exists.
    I would like to have an option to just overwrite All, without having to go to the Folder and removing old versions, or remove _1 from each new Output filename.

    4 votes

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  20. Drag and drop folder structures from Mac OS to Ae project window

    Unfortunately, Ae does not respect folder structures when dragged and dropped.

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