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  1. 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

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  2. Allow markers and "In" and "out" points on essential graphics.

    I use essential graphics for media wipes, and I'd like to add a marker on the cut frame. Or allow me to set an "In" point to line up with the cut, and have the user stretch the clip (essential graphic) after alignment.

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  3. Hover over keyframe to also show ease velocity influence percent info

    When you hover over a keyframe the popup shows frame number location and amount. Add the velocity influence % in/out please. Also, add this to the Info panel, along with the amount. Thanks!

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  4. Scripting Bug - Duplicating layers with layer controls

    I'm using a script I sell to make a grid of layers. For some reason, if there's an expression on the layer that I'm duplicating that points to a layer control on the layer or on another layer, it locks up After Effects completely. I can replicate the issue at will.

    I assume it's because After Effects doesn't know how to reference the expression as it copies? If I disable the expression, it works.

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  5. Bug in Team Project using Essential Graphics with nested composition.

    I'm using Team Projects for After Effects and have a face-composition with a nested mouth-composition two levels down in the face-composition.

    From the mouth-comp I've added some Essential Properties to the face-comp. This works.

    When re-opening the Team Project however, I get the following error:
    "After Effects warning: Could not create Essential Graphic parameter because it refers to a non-existent layer."
    The file opens but the master properties referring to the mouth-comp on the face-comp have all disappeared. Needless to say that is a serious problem because all keyframes added to these properties are lost.

    Don't know if this is…

    3 votes

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  6. Batch Rendering/Processing for Mogrts

    First of all, THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO UPDATE MOGRTS!! One thing I think would help a TON is batch processing Mogrts- there are always times where I need to export multiple because of an overall change to a series of mogrts and it's a pain to have to export them one at a time. Also having the option to export as the Comp name would be GREAT! THANK YOU AFTER EFFECTS TEAM!

    2 votes

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  7. 3D view options get orphaned when there's no 3D layer in the scene.

    You can go into Multiple views for 3D when a 3D layer or Camera is present in the comp, but if you Precomp that scene and your Precomp is 2D, all the 3D view options go away and you can't switch back to single view (1view). Please fix this ASAP. Big time waster

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  8. Export transparent animated GIFs from After Effects/AME

    Currently, if I want to export a “sticker” (Animated GIF with transparency) for social media, I animate the GIF in After Effects, export a MOV with alpha, via the AE renderer, bring that MOV into Photoshop and export a GIF with transparency via the (legacy) web export. This is a lengthy, complicated process that creates a heavy and useless, for the end product, MOV file.

    In my opinion there are multiple things wrong with this workflow and could be improved by allowing direct export of transparent GIFs from AE.

    1. The Adobe export/render preference for most formats is via AME
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  9. Exporting pro res 4444 + alpha bug

    Issue when exporting pro res 4444 with alpha directly from AE. When this file is taken into premiere, there are weird purple artefacts, this can be removed by changing the premultiply settings, but this looses some alpha and introduces black fringing. When the same comp is exported via media encoder, using the same settings, no such issue exists.

    6 votes

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    Thank you for reporting this bug. Our team is investigating the cause of this problem.

    This problem occurs when rendering from the After Effects render queue using premultiplied alpha. If you change the alpha mode to straight (in the Output Module Settings dialog, set the Color option to Straight (Unmatted)), the problem does not occur.

  10. Bug: Replaced footage in Project panel doesn't update the name of the footage.

    When you replace old footage with new footage - say a new version of a render - the footage updates but the name of the footage does not. It becomes confusing and requires constantly double-checking the path to make sure it's actually reading the correct footage.

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  11. Please bring all OpenType features to After Effects

    Typography is an important part of many animations. With the great amount of options designers have with OpenType-Fonts every aspect of a font should be accessible in a modern animation software.

    Please add all OpenType-Options as seen in the Photoshop Character Panel to be natively accessible in After Effects.

    186 votes

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  12. Exclude video formats option on Collect Files

    When running a "Collect Files", it would be nice to have a checkbox that allows you to exclude video formats from the files to be collected.

    Often times running a "Collect Files" function takes longest because of the amount of source video data that needs to be duplicated.

    It would be great to be able to get a lot of that time back, especially when you already have many (or all) of the video files available wherever you're next working on the project you've collected.

    1 vote

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  13. Better integration with figma.

    Figma is stealing the vector spotlight. Thank god something is but until something makes after effects irrelevant too can we get some interoperability?

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  14. When using projectPath render token, existing files are overwritten without warning

    When using the "projectPath" property (render token) to manually set the filepath in the File Name and Location Template, if a file with the same name already exists, it will be overwritten without any warning when the user clicks Render. This should be fixed to prompt the user with a warning before rendering begins.

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  15. Bug when using layer search bar

    Hi Adobe,

    After Effects keeps deleting multiple layers when I use the layer search bar to search for 'color' and cmd/ctrl+z won't bring them back so I have to close and reopen the program. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  16. Basic Audio Editor with Beat Timer (+VST Support if possible)

    Hello,

    It would make life a lot easier if there was some way that Basic Audio Editing could be brought up to a more modern standard in After Effects. At the moment, the user has to go through lots of drop-down menus to see a basic waveform. It is difficult if I want to add single sounds in Audio or use any effects to create my own sounds.

    It dosen't have to be super advanced but at least something more usable and not just something that freezes up the whole system when you add a delay to an Audio Track.

    2 votes

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  17. BUG REPORT: aftereffects loses its ability to import PSD compositions if autodesk link plugin is installed

    BUG REPORT: aftereffects loses its ability to import PSD compositions if autodesk link plugin is installed

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  18. Script access to retrieve the layer item that is connected to an "ADBE Layer Source Alternate" property

    When media have been added to essential graphics, there doesn't seem to be any way to retrieve that layer that is being affected by that media replacement property

    Would be great to have access to this!

    Thanks,
    Steve

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  19. Colour coded tabs for docked panels

    If you could assign some colour (or even a shade) to docked tabs , then when I quickly glance at my stacked panels I'd more easily jump to the right one. It'd be a real help in panel navigation for smaller screens.

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  20. Some expressions not evaluated during headless render

    Is there seriously no place to actually post bug reports ? I can't even join .aep files here...
    Anyway... I have this expression that basically takes the content of a csv file and uses it as a Text Source.
    It works well when rendering with AME and as a png sequence in the renderqueue.
    However, if I start the render via command line (on windows) in order to use multiple threads, my text appears empty.
    This is really unfortunate as command line renders makes it 4-5 times faster than regular render queue within AE (I won't even mention how painfully…

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