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  1. 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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  2. H264 import as well as export not supported??? (AE15.1.1)

    Hey
    At the post facility where I work we upgraded to After Effects 15.1.1 on monday, reassured that h264 (.mp4) was still possible via AME + that QT7 codecs were still supported for IMPORT (as per release notes https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime7-support-dropped.html)

    Unfortunately, AE just hangs indefinitely when importing QT H264... which is going to be a logistical nightmare for old projects that need to be reopened containing QT H264 files....

    FYI, running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (over 14 workstations)
    No change whether footage on networkdrive, local drive.

    Any suggestions?? urgently, if poss...

    Thanks

    10 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    H.264, along with many other codecs, inside a QuickTime file remain supported for import in After Effects 15.1 and Premiere Pro 12.1.

    Can you please send us a link to a file that demonstrates the problem? We will inspect it to evaluate the problem. If you prefer not to post it publicly, you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com.

    Most of the problems we have encountered with QuickTime files using supported codecs are that they use little-used QuickTime 7 functionality that is not natively supported by After Effects or Premiere Pro. That, or the file itself is malformed in some way. In previous versions of After Effects and Premiere Pro, the 32-bit QuickTime process could be used to process these files; now that it is gone, any such files that relied on QuickTime 7 functionality will fail to import.

    We can look at…

  3. Multiple Project Windows

    Add the ability to open more than one project window at a time, or create different 'Bin' windows, similar to Premiere.

    Ideally, this would be possible with multiple windows, with the ability to create multiple windows with the same target (such as having several 'Effects presets' windows simultaneously, allowing you to keep the ones you are using open and switch between them easily.)

    6 votes

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  4. A keyboard shortcut to add a keyframe to which ever property you have selected.

    If I have any property selected in the timeline I would love the ability to use a keyboard shortcut to add a keyframe, I realise you can do this on a small few of the properties, Scale, Position, etc... BUT it would be great to have the ability to do this on which ever property you have selected. If you can already do this, my apologies, but I don't think you can. Please generous Adobe staff can you work your magic. :-)

    11 votes

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    Thank you for filing this feature request.

    To create a keyframe for selected properties, you can choose the Animation > Add Keyframe command. (The name of this command will change if you only have one property selected, ex. Add Opacity Keyframe.)

    This command does not have a keyboard shortcut defined by default. However, you can assign a keyboard shortcut for it: choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. More information about assigning keyboard shortcuts can be found here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/keyboard-shortcuts-reference.html#VisualKeyboardShortcutEditor

    Given this information, do you still have a request for us? That is, do you want a shortcut defined by default? If so, which shortcut? (One that is already not in use by After Effects.)

  5. Sequence as Footage

    When using AE for compositing 3D renders, it's PAINFULL to import sequences one at a time. I would love a checkbox on the import dialog box that labeled "View sequence as clip". This would be great in Premiere too, but that's for another day. That one function would save me a ton of time and I wouldn't need a third party script for it.

    9 votes

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  6. Allow layer selector for essential graphics

    Layer selector isn't available for essential graphics at this point, I'd like it to be.

    Here's how I was specifically interested in using it. I want to set up text to have multiple reveal animations available. If I can make the layer selector available, I can point to different text layers with the start points I want and then using the text engine (or interpolation expressions) send the text from that start point to it's final location. The only way I could find to do the same thing now was to use a slider and map each number to a…

    6 votes

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  7. Live Text Paths/Shapes

    It would be excellent if text could be treated as a shape object with a fill and an outline so it can be used for shapes without having to convert it and lose the ability to edit it. I would hope all special functionality, like text animators and sourceText properties and expressions could be maintained. Even if it has to remain separate for some reason, at least giving us a path property to tie into a shape layer would be great. That might be even more interesting when combined with text animators.

    Text animators + live text paths = awesome.…

    6 votes

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  8. aerender json aware

    It will be great to have aerender JSON aware. at this point in time aerender is only evaluating $.eval(file) while rendering.
    This would help the community a lot by avoiding paying for a lot of plugins. Interestingly the footage(json file) is working great with aftereffects but not with JSON footage

    7 votes

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  9. Have sequence markers added in AE to link to Premiere Pro when linked

    I've been using overlays created in AE (Intros, outros etc) that have a fade to white/black with a bunch of other things happening, I would like it if I could set a marker for when the overlay was %100 white/black that would be visible in Premiere Pro, so when I have the file overlayed, I can see exactly at what point the video underneath will no longer be visible.

    10 votes

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  10. 16.0.1 project not linking with Premiere still

    Thanks for this update but After Effects is still failing to link properly with my Premiere projects, which have also been updated to 13.0.2. I've reported this on the Premiere section too just in case. Please see attached recurring error from AE. Maybe I'll be able to continue work properly in 2019, please? Thanks for your efforts so far, I'm sure we're getting there... I'm on a 2017 iMac running Mojave, 16Gb ram.

    1 vote

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  11. Bug Report: Can't paste from Premiere Pro

    "After Effects warning: Can't paste from Premiere, Premiere Pro Importer is missing."

    1 vote

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  12. Please include prores 444 xq export into after effects and premiere

    Since the introduction of prores 444 xq i was unable to use the codec to export from After effects or premiere. WHY?????

    9 votes

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  13. OPENCL stopped working after MAC 10.13.5 update

    Once updated to Mac OS 10.13.5, OPENCL error came on all Adobe projects, AE, Premiere Pro, and ME, allowing only Software mode. This is with MAC included AMD Pro Vega 64.

    4 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Can you please provide more info about the errors you’re receiving? A screenshot of the error message would be useful.

    When does the error occur? When you open a project? Or when you launch After Effects? Does the problem change if you modify the Project Settings > Video Rendering & Effects option?

  14. Estamos com esse erro chato no After Effects CC 2018 - There was an error processing this PDF document

    Olá,

    Estou com esse problema e não consigo resolver de modo algum:

    After Effects error: There was an error processing this PDF document. (1074397201) ( 50 :: 29 )

    After Effects error: cannot reopen an open file. ( 3 :: 130 )

    Logo depois disso o After Effects trava e fecha. não salva nada, mas também não há nada para salvar pois eu não consigo mais fazer modificações no vídeo por causa disso.

    Se alguém puder me esclarecer algo que resolva meu problema, vejo que tem muitas pessoas com essa dificuldade mas sem uma solução concreta.

    Atenciosamente,

    Fernando Batista

    4 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    What is the path to the file (or files) it is reporting the error about? Is it an Illustrator (.ai) file, or a PDF file?

    Did you create this project by previously using the Collect Files command?

    If you move the file (or files) causing the error to your desktop, open the project, and then re-link to the file on the desktop, does the problem go away?

    There is a potential bug that can occur if the path to Illustrator or PDF files is very long, after the project was created by the Collect Files command. Your answers to the questions above can help determine if this is the problem you have encountered.

    Em Portguese (Google Translate):

    Obrigado por preencher este relatório de bug.

    Qual é o caminho para o arquivo (ou arquivos) sobre o qual está relatando o erro? É um arquivo…

  15. Double clicking Library colours to use them in comps (colours of text, solids, fill, etc)

    Full Library functionality like in Illustrator or Photoshop. Make the colours in the Library useful. For example: selecting the colour of a text in your comp by clicking/selecting/dragging a colour from your Library.

    10 votes

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  16. Correct the Message that apears if i try to Import a Photoshop Timeline

    If I try to import a Photoshop Timeline with a video in it i got a error message that Quicktime is not installed or out of date. This is not correct. AE doesn´t support this. Can you insert a message that let the user know this at this point....

    5 votes

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  17. Support import .ai artboard

    Support import .ai artboards.

    7 votes

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  18. AE Render Engine: JSON alert stops watch folder queue

    The JSON alert "The structure of the data file has changed" also pops up when After Effects is running as render engine in watch folder mode. The alert dialog stops the rendering process and therefore the render queue.

    Please remove the JSON alert or mute it.

    3 votes

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  19. Compression Slider for Open EXR in After Effects like in AME

    We using RED Files all the time. Also we had a powerfull renderfarm to render things with After Effects. Later we add these again to a Premiere Pro comp. So we need a file format that is able to store a lot of data with high bitdepth as a image sequence and is readable by premiere. So open exr is the best format for us. Sadly there is no compression slider in After Effects like you can find it in Adobe Media Encoder. It would be great to add a compression to these files too so we can render it…

    4 votes

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  20. Layer Styles

    It would be great to have the same Layer Style options like in Photoshop. I mean, if I have created a Stroke with a gradient in Photoshop, I would like to edit that gradient in After Effects to create some animation fx. And more important, when I make a PSD test layer editable in After Effects, I loose some times the layer style fx in After Effects.

    Thaks

    6 votes

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