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  1. Access text properties (kerning, font size, leading, etc) via scripting

    We need more access to text properties via scripting. It will be helpful to change, for example, the font size of a text layer via scripting, that way the textbox stay the same size becouse right now I can only change the scale of the layer and it changes all proportions of the layer (height and with in pixels, size of the textbox).
    If we can access to that properties via scripting we can let all LayerObject attributes the same (textboxes, width, height, scale) and only change font size, leading, kerning, tracking, text stroke width, color, etc).

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    7 votes

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  2. essential graphics limits

    being able to limit the number of color options to a specific palette in essential graphics would be great

    3 votes

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  3. Dismiss all files not found

    Either provide a list of all the missing footage or files, or give me a dismiss all button. I don't need to hit OK hundreds of times before I can just look for an expression in an unarchived project.

    10 votes

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  4. Grid effect feather pickwhip

    I cannot pickwhip the feather height and width elements of the grid effect in one layer to another feather element grid effect in another layer. it keeps allocating the grid height and width elements instead

    2 votes

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  5. Increment and Save filename options

    Suddenly the filename increment on Increment And Save has changed; and no option to change it to how it used to be OR simply to how you want it to be. The date thing is super confusing! Unless I'm missing the setting? Would love control over this. Now I have to hit "Save As..." and increment the save myself.

    2 votes

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  6. Keep clip settings on PR>AE 'replace with AE composition'

    Replacing an image sequence @[x]FPS in PR with an AE composition results in AE overriding the clip framerate with the setting in AE>preferences>import>sequence footage.

    This is counter-intuitive, and can lead to a massive loss of time fixing the problem. It is reasonable to expect the clip to have the same frame rate, as the point of Dynamic Linking is surely to allow seamless movement between applications.

    2 votes

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  7. Add a way to replace an image inside a composition but keep the size of the previous one.

    Imagine you animate an image and then realize that the image's resolution is too low for your needs and you need to replace it with a bigger one. If you just replace the file, the size will be too big and you need to work around that fact. It would be really time-saving to be able to do this automatically.

    2 votes

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  8. Bug: Dragging from a Library to a folder in the Project panel doesn't place it in that folder.

    There is a bug where you can't drag any item from the Library panel directly into a folder in the Project panel. After Effects will always place the item in the root folder. You will have to then manually drag the item to the location you want after it has been imported.

    This can get pretty cumbersome in large projects.

    2 votes

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  9. Issues with After Effects on a network. Preview window is slow to respond or doesn't respond when changes are made. Works fine offline.

    Issues with After Effects on a network. We have a SAN, no network issues or disk i/o problems. When using After Effects 2018, there are issues with the preview window and it is very slow to respond when you make changes. Sometimes it never responds and is just blank grey until you flush cache, close AE, etc. Duplicating the project locally works fine as well as working offline.

    2 votes

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  10. source text for essential graphics

    Is it possible to add a source parameter for pictures
    so that you can bring this parameter into premiere to load up
    pictures for animated reveals

    2 votes

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  11. Bug Report: Motion Templates Not Displaying in Premiere Correctly

    Hey guys,

    I'm experiencing an issue with a .mogrt I'm working on. It's a block of text that appears from off-screen. I've written expressions to show/hide text and background layers based on how many lines of text the user inputs.

    Everything's working great in After Effects but as soon as I pull it across to Premiere, it doesn't display correctly. I feel like this must be something to do with the text box input in Premiere. Is it possible it's inserting a space somewhere? I've checked each blank box but they're definitely empty…

    Can you shed any light on this?

    2 votes

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  12. Add MPEG options to After Effects render engine

    I would like AE to be able to Export MPEGS. The list of options in AE is pretty small. I've been using those legacy QT codecs for the longest and with the depreciation of those I am left with file formats that are too big. Apple Pro res seems okay but its Mac only. I have to use AME to export videos as MPEG. However, AME has issues.

    For example,I have an issue with media encoder, where if I change an asset in AE like audio and even delete it from the project, AME still renders with the old audio.…

    3 votes

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  13. Invalid JSON Object Error

    Error/Bug Report: When importing a tab delimited file, any quotation marks in data values results in this After Effects alert:

    After Effects warning: Problem encountered with file "FILENAME.tsv". Data File: Parsing error:"dataOutline[0]::children[0]", Invalid JSON Object.

    When I remove the quotation marks from the text/tsv file, After Effects handles it properly.

    Any workarounds for this so I can use data with text values including quotations? Thanks!

    10 votes

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  14. Per-project Auto-Save

    This would allow you to still have the global preferences settings for Auto-Save and would add an override to the project settings window. That way, if you're working on a project that you don't want auto-saving or want it saving less often, you can change it for that one project without worrying about having to remember to re-enable/reset it.

    2 votes

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  15. Add Purge Disk Cache (only) to Edit>Purge menu

    The TWO Memory related purges under Edit>Purge> also remove the Undo history - this is bad.
    Edit>Purge>ImageCache is fine as it is.
    Need quicker access to only purge the Disk Cache; without having to dive into the Prefs Dialog.

    5 votes

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  16. Search for text layers

    Recently needed to change multiple text layer names and had to manually open every comp and find them. Would be nice to be able to search for them by name or content (either would be handy).

    2 votes

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  17. 3 votes

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  18. why remove quicktime 7 suppert?

    It's just unbelievable how many problems it does. I have hundreds of film projects of different effects that need to be converted. simple Wav files also need to be converted to them. Please bring them back!

    5 votes

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  19. Opacity not working in Master Properties

    I have a pre-comp that has 2 layers in it. One graphic, the other text. I use OPACITY from both layers as a means to control in the MAIN layer as a Master Property. However, when I attempt to change the OPACITY from the MASTER PROPERTY it does not work, respectively

    4 votes

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  20. CINEWARE & VFX

    After Effects needs to improve the compatibility with Cinema 4D, adding into CINEWARE tool more features and faster performance for VFX workflows.

    4 votes

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