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  1. API: ID for properties in property groups, like the new Layer ID

    The newest Beta has an API for unique ID for layers in a project, so that they can be refeferenced when a comp's layer stack changes. This is so helpful, and it would be great if it could extend to properties in a property group, like elements in a shape layer, effects and so on.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta/highly-requested-apis-added-to-the-after-effects-scripting-dom-now-available-in-beta/m-p/12194412#M1022

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  2. Put pre-comps into a "Pre-comps" folder automatically, just like solids

    This could be a checkbox in the Pre-compose creation dialogue box. When enabled, precomps are automatically stored in a "Pre-comps" folder at the root level of the project. This would keep large projects so much tidier as we work. I always have to go clean up my dozens of pre-comps that are scattered all over in my primary folders.

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  3. About develop After Effects (New World Scripting, UXP)

    When will After Effects' ExtendScript New World Scripting be enabled?
    When will UXP be available for development in After Effects?
    If UXP is implemented, will ExtendScript remain as it is now?
    I'm also wondering if the New World Scripting project will continue as is, or if it will be discontinued when UXP arrives, as well as the survival of ExtendScript itself.

    Scripting Changes in Adobe’s Video Applications
    https://medium.com/adobetech/scripting-changes-in-adobes-video-applications-1bee1fc0fe47

    5 votes

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  4. 18.2.1 BUG: Render Queue resetting custom in/outs

    Send a beginning and ending to render queue. Go back to timeline create a new export to render queue with a new in and out and it also has changed your previous entries in the queue.

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  5. Overwrite / yes to all

    In a design process, it can come in handy to overwrite a lot of renders over and over. As a service, AE adds _1 when a filename already exists.
    I would like to have an option to just overwrite All, without having to go to the Folder and removing old versions, or remove _1 from each new Output filename.

    4 votes

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  6. Drag and drop folder structures from Mac OS to Ae project window

    Unfortunately, Ae does not respect folder structures when dragged and dropped.

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  7. Essential Graphics Media Replacement controls

    The media replacement feature in MOGRTs is a game changer!!!

    I would like to see the ability to set a few media defaults in After Effects so the Premiere user doesn't have to. Specifically, I'd like to be able to set the media to "Scale to Fit" by default in After Effects.

    Also It would be nice if Expression controls kept their parent name when dropped into the Essential graphics widow in After Effects. Currently, I have to name the control in the effects panel and then give it the same name a second time when dropping it into the…

    2 votes

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  8. Reverse guide layer

    Can we have a function that would work opposite to Guide Layer?
    What I mean, I'd like to mark a layer to render ONLY during final render, NOT while I'm working inside AE.
    I constantly forget to enable Add Grain before the final render, especially when in the heat of the batlle when we're pushing out 10 revisions of the same shot while the client is already waiting. I disable the adjustment layer with Add Grain to work faster in AE and then I forget to enable it back again when I hit render. It's especially difficult if you have…

    3 votes

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  9. Add the possibility of continuous rasterization of file imported from Ch into Ae. Now it's pixelated when using 3D camera.

    The imported CH-file becomes pixelated when using 3D camera in AE and it would be great if AE had a similar rasterize option for Ch-files as it has for IE-files.

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  10. PLEASE FIX the dreaded "unable to obtain dynamiclink project"

    I am getting an “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error when I try to reapply Warp Stabilizer to a clip that had to be extended in length.

    As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

    Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had…

    6 votes

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  12. Magenta Color Shift when exporting ProRes4444 with AE2020 on Windows

    In AE2020 Exporting a clip as ProRes4444 Millions of Colors on Windows results in an Output with a color shift towards Magenta. This can only be resolved by changing the codec to Trillions of colors.

    Also when Using ProRes 4444 XQ with the same color settings the color shift gets an additions Gamma shift problem.

    On AE 2019 this issue was not there. Also on Mac this issue can not be seen.

    We tested it on multiple Windows machines and on all of them the problem appears with AE 2020 v.17.1.4

    Please fix this problem

    10 votes

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  13. Project default directories

    AE is pretty good at remembering last used directories. It remembers separate directories for import, scripts, render - it's really nice. But things get annoying when I'm working on a couple projects at the same time. I have to surf the file dialogs throughout the entire day.
    It would be nice if in the project preferences we could have a checkbox saying that I want this project to use it's own default directories, and then I would be able to hardcode the directories for this given project.
    So now, if a project doesn't have this option selected, it uses the…

    2 votes

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  14. Ability to "reference", rather than just import, external AE projects

    It would be fantastic to be able to reference other AE projects into the current project, so that if one of the comps in the referenced project changes it will update where it is referenced as well (not unlike when working with imported .psds or using dynamic link with premiere). This would be tremendously helpful in situations where multiple artists are sharing assets (especially for character animation/character rig/background art projects), as changes would propagate where needed rather than have to be recreated anywhere else that asset is used.

    10 votes

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  15. Disable Render Logs

    There should be an option to disable render logs entirely

    9 votes

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  16. Export Markers to C4D

    Can we please have an easy way of exporting AE markers to C4D markers? I used Cineware to create a new C4D file in my comp. I added some markers to the layer, but when I go to C4D, the markers don't transfer. I also tried the inverse (which isn't really what I need, but tried anyway) and that doesn't seem to work either.

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  17. Make it possible to render stills without framenumbering

    Even when the File Name template is set to "[compName].[fileExtension]" Ae adds _00000 to single frame Compositions.
    I have to remove those all the time in some workflows.
    Please make it possible to render stills without _00000

    2 votes

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  18. Allow Essential Graphics (mogrt files) to be used (not just created) in After Effects too!

    I could be missing something really basic here, but I don't really understand the value of Essential graphics outside of creating a market to share/sell templates. A market like that is great and useful but it wasn't all I expected.

    For context, I spend most of my time in UX design tools like Figma and Sketch. A powerful feature in these tools are Components (in Figma) and Symbols (in Sketch). They allow you to create reusable components that can be used throughout your file (called instances). These instances usually have a fair amount of customizing that you can apply to…

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  19. the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more

    the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more you can see the problem in this video i explane https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/a946e31a-cfb6-4d71-7d98-8c94322159d2

    6 votes

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  20. Proper NCLC tagging

    Apples ColorSync make things complicated when it comes to watch an export on a Mac.
    We want to see the real gamma also in QuickTime Player.
    We need a fix for that, maybe with a NCLC tag at the export settings.

    Davinci Resolve, Autodesk Flame and Filmlight already find a fix.
    that's definitly what all the apple users want to have for After effects and premiere.

    Video from Filmlight helps to understand the Problem. And they really know what they are talking about.

    https://vimeo.com/349868875

    3 votes

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