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  1. Add Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro

    The Touch Bar could add an infinite amount of possibilities to increase the speed of using After Effects. For example, one thing I REALLY want is to be able to assign different buttons on the
    Touch Bar to different effects and presets that I choose so that I can quickly access them. This can change the entire experience. Also, some smaller additions like the color picker, sliders, timeline scrubbing, and assignment of adding different layer types to buttons as well would be a very welcome change. I hope this could be added, because it’s extremely useful.

    18 votes
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  2. BUG: Render queue output directory doesnt ...

    Why i can not go directly to where I did render my frames just by clicking in directory link like it was always ?? Now when I click it it takes me to "My Computer"

    2 votes
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  3. javascript math rounding issues

    Make a null object

    Put a point control on it

    Make a text layer

    Set the text layer source text to script:

    x = thisComp.layer("null").effect("Point Control")("Point")[0];

    y = thisComp.layer("null").effect("Point Control")("Point")[1];

    s = x + "-" + y

    Result: the text layer shows 50-50

    Type "486" into either of the point control values

    Result: the text layer shows "50-486.0000000000000006"

    Why is there some kind of javascript math rounding issue when typing an integer into a point control and trying to display it? I mean, even if it's a stored as a float in the point as "486.0", it's still: 486 Point.…

    1 vote
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  4. Shapelayer snapping

    Contents of a shapelayer should snap to itselves and of course the rulers. Snapping when changing the anchor point would also be handy.

    1 vote
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  5. being able to open multiple projects at once similar to cinema 4D

    I know this can be done in a workaround by importing a second project into the first, but it would be amazingly useful to be able to open 2 or more projects at once when you want to copy from one into another without importing every asset from an older project. I absolutely rely on this in cinema 4D and I think After effects should try and make this a feature.

    1 vote
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  6. A render settings token that allows you to climb up a directory until you find "Folder X"

    Situation: I have parallel folder structures.
    CLIENT/PROJECTS/ProjectName/project.aep
    and
    CLIENT/RENDERS/ProjectName/RendersDate
    "Renders" is dropbox shared with the client so they can just watch for new files.

    I can write a template that chains together "../" tokens to climb up the hierarchy from the project folder and then down the Renders hierarchy, but it's brittle because if I subfolder my AEP, there is a mismatch and then a bunch of folders get spawned.

    I'd love a token that's like "..../CLIENTNAME" so I can say "climb up this hierarchy UNTIL THIS PARTICULAR FOLDER and then down.

    (Yes I'd need different render templates per client,…

    3 votes
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  7. FBX Export format with scaling

    FBX Export format with scale factor and upnode selection. Not everyone works in Cinema4D, this would allow more 3d user to composite easily in AfterFX.

    Third party tools for this are dismal. I wrote a script based tool for 3ds MAX in 2007 and have added new classes for MAX updates - but scripts are slow for large scenes. A good FBX exporter would go a long way toward making AfterFX a more universal tool. Thnx

    5 votes
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  8. Rednder Queue playback during rendering, edit in revisions without a complete rerender

    During rendering, inside the render Queue. Have The ability to play the section that has been rendered so we can check for mistakes. If we find a mistake we can pause the render, choose an in and out point of the section that needs a tweak. Make the tweak and have the render queue render just the revised section, then continue on with the render job. A way to make changes without completely rerendering the entire video.
    Also be able to open up the last render job, choose an (in and out point) and using the previous render it will…

    3 votes
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  9. Add rendering to HTML5 and other tools to make animated and responsive webdesign

    With extensions like Bodymovin and Lottie, the design community is literally screaming for a web friendly solution within AE.

    5 votes
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  10. [Feedback] The Rotobrush Tool's AI is just plain amazing...

    I am just making this post to tell the fine people at Adobe that Rotobrush is really well developed. It works very, very well and is very time saving. I love how when I see a mistake and correct it, the neural network corrects the rest of the error on the footage. Also, the AI learns mind-blowingly quick. Keep up the fantastic work.

    1 vote
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  11. Ripple Delete function

    Introduce a 'ripple delete' (premiere) function. So that any gaps made or shortening of layers in a comp can be filled without selecting all the layers and moving them manually.

    1 vote
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  12. Increase recent projects list

    Like you can in photoshop or premiere i'd like to be able to expand my recent list when opening files....

    1 vote
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  13. Cloud Rendering in Creative Cloud

    Would it be possible to have a cloud renderer for After Effects. I have had instances where I needed to render compositions and it would take hours upon hours to render out. A render farm hosted in the in the cloud be an option for this and increase my workflow tremendously. Would this be possible to export to cloud for rendering?

    2 votes
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  14. Stop ordering imported Illustrator layers Alphabetically

    When importing Illustrator layers do not automatically sort them alphabetically. When I import a file and a layer titled Background keep it in its original place so I don't have to spend time ordering them in the way they were in illustrator. There is an option that says force alphabetical let that be the way to import layers alphabetically.

    1 vote
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  15. align dashes to corners and path ends

    The same as what already exists within illustrator. PLEASSEE

    1 vote
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  16. Show images sequences as one line item

    Fusion and DaVinci handle image sequences very well, not like AE.

    AE should handle image sequences as one line files. Perhaps before 2030.

    12 votes
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  17. Smarter way of retiming Essential Graphics

    Protected regions are great for adding intro/outro animations. The trouble is that the retiming of the middle is just a simple stretch of whatever falls outside the protected region.

    So if I have background movement throughout a graphic, its speed changes wildly when someone extends or contracts the run time.

    What I'd like to see is a way to either not time stretch certain layers/properties and/or some way of accessing the modified run time of the comp in Premiere. (As in it's a property I can use in expressions)

    I often have background animations that are driven by expressions like…

    1 vote
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  18. aaf export

    I can create sequences in Avid Media Composer and export them as AAF to add effects in AE. I'd like to be able to render an AAF back out of AE directly to send that AAF to DaVinci Resolve or Avid Symphony without having to create a Premiere Project that only serves the purpose of a pass-through (read: opportunity for data loss/corruption).

    2 votes
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  19. Bug: Importing additional project(s) into an existing project affects the parent project settings.

    Importing another project into an existing project changes the "project folder" in the renders to the new imported project folder instead of the actual project location of the *.aep file you are working in.

    This bug causes much confusion when projects are imported simply for reference or additional content.

    only tested in AE 2019

    As a workaround, How can I change the project folder of a project so it reverts back to the parent project folder?

    1 vote
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  20. crazy wall/ network view for assets

    I like to have a crazy wall/ network view to show how my assets connected to my aftereffect project (*.aep). most times when I start a project I end up importing files from multiple folders and I like to know how fragmented my project is.
    most times I end up to collect my files into a new folder using Dependencies collect option but it would be nicer to see the relation between files and project before multiplication

    1 vote
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