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  1. Create Puppet Pins via Scripting

    Add the ability to properly add pins to a Puppet effect via scripting and/or allow access to the creation point of a pin.

    This would be useful for linking pins to existing tracking points. For example, warping a layer to match a complex stretching surface that Mocha would fail to track.

    Currently there's no way to adjust the origin of a point, so you have to manually set a point, which is prone to error and time consuming with many track points.

    1 vote

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  2. 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.

    3 votes

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  3. essential graphics

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

    9 votes

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  4. Per Application Plugin lists to speed up launch times

    We have almost every plugin set for After Effects, but use them ONLY in After Effects. We don't use Premiere and use Media Encoder for transcoding only. Many people in our department just ask other people to make H264s because AME takes up to 4 minutes to launch!

    Can we make AME launch faster by ignoring plugins? I swear i will NEVER use Sapphire in AME....

    2 votes

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  5. Link media like Premiere Pro

    The way AE link media is annoying, we have to look for the file manually while Premiere do it automatically.

    21 votes

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  6. better integration with wacom tablets please.

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

    7 votes

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  7. Support for Phantom .cine files

    It's really not efficient at all to go through third party software just to be able to work with .cine files, which are increasingly popular in professional environments. At the moment you have to convert through DaVinci Resolve or Phantom's proprietary software, instead of a simple drag-and-drop into your project.

    6 votes

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  8. New Comp from Selection Bug - Naming of new comp is different than selection

    AE 2019 - When creating comps based off of PSD's that are imported into after effects (footage - merged) we've come across that at a certain point AE will rename the new comp based off of some other composition name in the project. (Eg. It adds S0001.psd into a composition and calls the new comp S0650)

    In our workflow we are creating 20-30 of these comps per day so having to manually rename them will add alot of time. Especially when it is meant to work with copying the name of the layer.

    I've tried restarting the project and computer,…

    1 vote

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Can you please provide us with a project that exhibits this problem? Having it in the “before” state with clear steps to reproduce the problem will help us isolate the cause of the problem. Before/after screenshots would also be appreciated.

    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.)

  9. keyframes

    Save/Set Selection – Illustrator has a (highly under-utilized) "save selection" feature – it would be incredible to be able to do this with both layers and keyframes. It would greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to tweak animations that require many, many layers or sets of keyframes.

    1 vote

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  10. 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…

    13 votes

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  11. 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.

    12 votes

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  12. BUG - docked extensions cause a crash in AE 2017

    Hi there
    this is a repeatable bug - when I install an extension and dock it with my other toolbars, after rebooting after effects eveything looks fine until I open a project or even just click on a toolbar. then i get a windows error dialog and after effects quits. this does not seem to happen if I leave the extension as a floating window.
    I'm running the 2017.2 release for various reasons - 14.2.1.34 on a fresh install of windows 10.
    The extensions I have tried this with are Flow (v1.0.2b) and also the latest version of TimeTracker which…

    1 vote

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  13. E-gpu

    Hello, are Adobe products accountable with e-gpu external systems?

    1 vote

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  14. 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…

    7 votes

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  15. 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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  16. Dynamic Link Color Change

    When using Premiere and AE in dynamic link the Color is drastically changed. Looks great in Premiere - Create new composition with selection - Look at my changes in premiere and the colors are different. HELP

    4 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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.)

  19. 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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  20. 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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