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  1. Also collect files added to AE via Dynamic Link (Character Animator, Premier Pro)

    At the moment After Effects does not collect files that have been added to the AE timeline via Dynamic Link. It would be great if that was possible in the future. Thank you!

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  2. Maintain Footage RGB Interpretation Settings Through Software Updates

    Every time CC updates After Effects, it resets my footage color interpretation settings.

    I use OpenColorIO and often have my color workspace set to "ACES Academy Color Encoding Specification SMPTE ST"

    In order so see the proper color, I must interpret all my footage with the box checked: "Preserve RGB (Disable color management conversions for this item)". The files I often work with are typically Quicktime Prores 4444 movs.

    After CC updates to After Effects, I must consistently go through and re-check this box for all my footage. I'm able to somewhat speed up the process using the "remember" and…

    2 votes

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  3. Slow, laggy, please BRING BACK H264/H265 codec

    All major online video platforms utilize and prefer H264/H265 codec's when uploading. We were once able to render directly from the software. Since the codec isn't fully supported but I can import some videos, sometimes they look ok and sometimes they don't. When I try to render, some render fine and others render in mostly green with red flickers, with the same render settings. I honestly never had this issue before. PLEASE BRING BACK H264/H265 COMPATABILITY for all our sakes and mental health. I am sure you are making some college students go premature grey.

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  4. Loop Toggle for comps

    I would love a loop toggle for comps. The expressions are great, but for some projects it just makes things take longer.

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  5. illustrator import 10% size bug

    After exporting a multiple-art board illustrator file to individual illustrator files, the new files import to after effects at 10% of the correct size.

    It is the exact same issue as described in detail here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/illustrator-files-importing-at-10-size/td-p/11464768

    There would appear to be a problem with exporting from large-sized canvas to individual artboards, which can't be corrected from within illustrator. Currently the only fix would appear to be copying and pasting the contents of the illustrator document to a new file.

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Illustartor files not importing to AE 2022. All layers are blank when *.ai file is imported as a Composition.

    bug report. Illustartor files are not importing properly to AE 2022. All layers are blank when *.ai file is imported as a Composition.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Error w/importing Ai file that has multiple artboards

    If I try to import an Illustrator file which has multiple artboards, I often encounter an error message. My workaround fix has been to open up the Ai file, and delete other artboards.

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  11. 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…

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  12. Major Bug! : imported EXR getx cut off in After Effects 18.2

    In After Effects 18.2 impordet EXR Files gets cropped incorrectly which makes it impossible to work with EXR files.
    See example file attached.
    Here's an exr file for you to test: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xazi4vu8kxxxxa6/BademiljoSquare_0004.exr?dl=0

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  13. 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.

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  14. Link Media

    create a link media, like in premiere,

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  15. camera tracker

    create a color code for good to bad points.

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  16. 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).

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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