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  1. automatically swap footage from specified folder

    i understand that if footage is moved from its directory you'll get a missing file error when you open after effects, which is fine.

    But I often work on projects where I need to swap footage and instead of always right-clicking and doing 'replace footage' and then searching for the new one, it would be great if you could implement a feature where you could point after effects to a specified folder and if i swap artwork from that folder, it will automatically swap it in my comp

    2 votes

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  2. Ability to create Essential Graphic templates to use in After Effects

    I would love the ability to create templates for my team to use in projects that can be shared using Libraries. We sometimes use similar assets that need minor tweaks, a perfect time to use EG, but it is not supported in AE.

    5 votes

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  3. Console and Data Browser blank in ExtendScript with After effects as Target App

    This was previously posted in the forum, I was asked to post as a bug report.

    I'm using the latest version of ExtendScript CC on windows 10, and if I select anything other than 'ExtendScript Toolkit CC' from the application target list in the top left, the JavaScript Console and Data Browser go blank. Even if I run a script.

    If I then change back to 'ExtendScript Toolkit CC' as the target application I get all the data and console repopulated.

    Am I doing something wrong here? I'd like to use After Effects 2018 as my target application but without…

    2 votes

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  4. Support Pro Video codecs from Apple in latest AE update (cc2018) (seriously, WTF)

    WTF is wrong with you guys. Why would you release such a sweeping, massive change to support for codecs without highlighting it extensively? People, STUDIOS, rely on these Pro Res codecs, and all of a sudden AE, Premier, and others on cc2018 suddenly throw ******** errors saying they're unsupported file formats. Unbelievable. This change is costing people MONEY and TIME.

    4 votes

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  5. Option to give a name to a part of the timeline

    I'm sitting here working on an animation, and I've written/sketched down the animation into a storyboard, where I called each scene; scene1, scene2 etc.

    A great way to keep track of what scene you're in, when making a rough animation (purely black and white), could be an option to mark a part of the timeline, and give it a name ex. scene1.

    I know I can make a lot of precomposing of layers, but I'd prefer it this way.

    Thanks!

    Thomas M.

    3 votes

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  6. Bug - Folder doesn't exist

    I have a default custom output path set to render into the folder my project is in. I have a subfolder specified in the custom output.

    Every time I go to render the first render (before the subfolder is created), AE gives me an error that the folder doesn't exist (even though it's supposed to create it), and when I clear that error and hit render again it works fine. I have a feeling it's because the custom output path, doesn't actually tick that "Save in subfolder" box until the second time. Or maybe it fails the check, then creates…

    2 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. 缩放的时候能不能调节滑轮缩放的大小,次次滑轮缩放一缩放就缩放过了,设置一个适合窗口缩放的档位

    缩放的时候能不能调节滑轮缩放的大小,次次滑轮缩放一缩放就缩放过了,设置一个适合

    2 votes

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  9. ae的面板大小能不能固定住,次次得调节大小

    ae的面板大小固定住,不要自动调节大小,好不容易调好大小了,次次自己就变了

    2 votes

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  10. Bug: Importing 23.97 footage with Speed/Duration from Premiere causes error

    Importing a Premiere sequence containing a 23.97fps MP4 clip which has Speed/Duration changes or has been Rate Stretched throws the attached errors.

    I could not reproduce with 29.97 ProRes footage, so this may be specific to certain framerates. The Premiere sequence was 29.97, and I also got the error while trying to copy/paste the clip to a 29.97 After Effects comp.

    Expected behavior: Translate Speed/Duration to the equivalent After Effects concept (Time Remapping?) transparently.

    Actual behavior: Sequence import is interrupted, unclear warnings on which clip(s) need attention.

    2 votes

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  11. Import function library jsx automatically

    The ability to import a jsx file with a library of expressions is a great feature. I think it could be improved if there was a file somewhere in the Adobe preferences folder called something like UserFunctions.jsx, which is automatically imported into the After Effects namespace. This would allow users to edit this file and be able to access these functions without needing to manually import the jsx for each project. So if the UserFunctions.jsx contains a function called overshoot(foo, bar) for example, the user can just type overshoot(3, 1) into any expression and it will work. Maybe for safety…

    5 votes

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  12. Shortcut, that can move a layer up or down in Timeline

    Shortcut, that can move a layer/group of layers up or down in Timeline like in photoshop, very handy when working with a lot of layers.

    2 votes

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  13. consolidate and transcode

    Please add "consolidate and transcode" like Premiere Pro in After Effects!!

    2 votes

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  14. BUG: OpenEXR different Color AE/PP

    Hello,
    we render a lot with OpenEXR in After Effetcs. If I am import them into Premiere the Color is different in comparison when I import them in After Effects. My workaround is to import the File in After Effects and make an dynamik Link in Premiere Pro.

    By the way, the compression slider for Exporting OpenEXR is missing in After Effects. In AME there is a compression Slider for OpenEXR.

    Thank you for your Time

    2 votes

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  15. ASCII project files

    Please provide an option to save project files as ASCII files instead of binary. This is particularity needed for source control (such as when checking in After Effects projects into a Git repository) and for traceability (i.e., who/when changed what) but also allows project issues to be easily rectified with a simple text editor (such as performing search-and-replace of media paths or replacing one plug-in with another and do it across projects in a fraction of the time that it would take to do it manually).

    Note that all professional content creation software support ASCII files including Maya.

    3 votes

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  16. convert CMYK ro RGB option for vector files

    option to convert a CMYK vector file to RGB, from within AE.

    5 votes

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  17. Allow file-based versioning/snapshotting of all media relating to a project

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    An After Effects project is frozen. As such all media related to that project must remain untouched yet remain in their location on the file system while still allowing the next version to build on the previous version.

    Currently, to support this, I version all media using the prefix _v###. Then, every time I need to freeze a project, I duplicate all the versioned files and increment the version numbers. Sometimes files are renamed, sometimes files are deleted in the process, yet the versions before remain untouched.

    In fact, depending on the structure, the files of the new version…

    2 votes

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  18. Premiere Dissolves no longer create Opacity keyframes in After Effects

    In the past, you could create a video in Premiere Pro and add in typical Cross Dissolves. Then, when you send the clips through to dynamic link, all of the dissolves would be converted into Opacity keyframes.

    This has not worked for a large number of previous versions.

    Was this feature removed? If so, why? Can it be added back? Is this a bug?

    3 votes

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  19. Scripting access to set markers as "selected"

    Please open the API to allow access to programmatically select a given marker.

    I am trying to write a script to access the "Update Markers from Source" context menu item, but because that particular command requires a layer marker to be selected, and it's impossible to select a marker via ExtendScript, my script cannot ever work.

    It's already possible to loop through to select a certain layer. It should be just as easy to select a layer marker on that layer, once the layer is selected.

    4 votes

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  20. import

    Bug: jpeg importer does not import correctly. When importing multiple jpeg files, they show up as the same image, i.e., the file names are correct in the project panel, but when opening them in the footage viewer or placing them in a sequence, they are all either the same image or 1 of 2 different images. if the file type is changed to pngs, all images display correctly.

    2 votes

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