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  1. 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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  2. Add an option to set the name of the rendered file to the comment next to a comp in the project panel instead of the composition name

    Add an option to set the name of the rendered file to the comment next to a comp in the project panel instead of the composition name

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  3. BUG REPORT 17.5 - Dynamic Link Issues

    I’ve posted before about earlier iterations of V17, since it was released. I and others have found there are serious performance issues in the Dynamic Link. Client templates created in Ae several versions ago and used continuously since, often do not appear or update in PPr when they are modified. Often the thumb will display in my account and library correctly in PPr as the modified version, but when it is opened on the PPr timeline, it displays the content of the previous template that had been deleted...
    I updated to Ae v17.5 and PPr 14.5 last week. I had…

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  4. custom frame skip

    Shift + pg dn/pg up now jump 10 frames forward/back. I'd love to have this little bar where you can type how much frames you want to skip.
    Basiclly every animation i do have different tempo, but frames interval remain constant. If i'm doing animation that everything happens on 7 frames i just have to press shift+pg down/ pg up/pg up/pg up. Would be awesome i can just type "7" and then just press shift+pg down and voila :)

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  5. Hello Adobe, I found a bug in building templates on the german After Effects version.

    I build a template with the expression effect dropdown menu, and copied the final template from a Windows machine to a Mac workstation, and got an expression error, because the type designation of the effect changed from "Menü" to "Men,", as you can see in the screenshot.
    Because I can't change the type designation in After Effects, I have to replace the effect on Mac. This is a problem for the exchange of templates. I would be very grateful if this bug can be fixed.

    Best regards

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  6. Make the connection to AME Render Queue faster

    A simple Comp with a single Solid takes minutes to add to the Media Encoder Queue.

    Even clicking a Preset in the Queue takes a lot of time 'Connecting to Dynamic Link Server'. Why? I Guess the preview in the Export Settings panel is the cause. Can we have an option to skip that?

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  7. BUG: unable to import PSDs with video layers

    I'm importing PSDs with rotoscoped and affected video layers into After Effects. If one of the video layers in the PSD comes from a video file (in photoshop: Layers>Video Layers>New Video Layer From File.../or file>open and open a video file) and I try to import that PSD into After Effects I get any number of errors. See screenshots. If I remove the MP4/MOV layer in Photoshop and try to import then the error/bug doesn't happen.

    Even if I save the PSD with video layer hidden I still get the errors.

    I was able to reproduce these errors both on the…

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  9. 6 votes

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  10. 33 votes

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  11. Trimp a Comp/PreComp to Mask size

    Trim a composizion / Pre Composition size to the size of a mask on a layer., this might be a bit complicated but I found my self exporting separate parts of a main image, masking them, pre comping them and using the "crop to ROI" function which wasn't as precise as I wanted it to be, I would love for a selected Mask to become the comp size with a button.

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  12. select multiple renders in the queue and change all of the "Output to:" with one click, same as "output module" works

    What if the sotware let us select multiple renders in the queue and change all of the "Output to:" with one click? This is how "output module" works, maybe its a good idea to aplly the same function to "Output to:".

    I'm having trouble changing one by one when I render my comps again, they create new files with numbers extension. I only wanted to substitute my pre rendered files easier, like before this update.

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  13. Fix bug and allow composition start timecodes later than 23:57:33:15

    This seems to be a bug. Composition start timecodes later than 23:57:33:15 (if comp fps is set to 23.976) automatically resolve to 23:57:33:15. If the comp is made from a footage item with a start timecode later than that, it will display the correct start timecode but entering the Composition Settings box will cause it to revert to 23:57:33:15.

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  14. Bug: When adding an expression to the Source Text property of a Text Layer, the text auto right justifies and can't be changed.

    Bug: When adding an expression to the Source Text property of a Text Layer, the text auto right justifies and can't be changed.

    This occurred while attempting to set up motion graphics templates for lower thirds. I originally found the issue when I tested with multiple types of expressions to be certain. While any expression is applied to the Source Text property, all text in the layer is locked to right justify. This happens even if the Source Text on that layer is parented to the Source Text on a different layer that is left or center justified.

    Ideally, text…

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  15. 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

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  16. AEC Import Improvements

    AEC file data should be imported / be able to be dragged into a selected folder hierarchy as you do when importing images / videos rather than always being created at the root level. At least this is how it has performs on Mac OS

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  17. Import a "Large canvas size" Illustrator file to After Effects

    Hi,

    When you import a "Large canvas size" Illustrator file to After Effects the illustrations are 10x smaller. Please fix this with an option like "Honor scale" in After Effects.

    Why I want these Large canvas size Illustrator file in the first place? I create 2D explainer animations in Illustrator and animate them later in After Effects. Before the Large canvas option I was only able to create max. 15 artboards (the scenes of the animation) from 3840x2160 each in Illustrator. Now I can scale this up to more then 100 artboards, so I only need one Illustrator file in…

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  18. mpeg 2 video failing to import

    Version 17.1.3 is no longer importing MPEG 2 Long GOP HDV 720P footage. I have older footage from a JVC GY HD250 that still opens in Premiere, but the After Effects project will no longer conform the footage. So, I open AE to check the project, to find that footage, and any MPEG 2 I try to import, will import without error, but only displays black. Brand new Wintel machine with RTX 2080 super card. Other AE projects work fine, just not ones with this footage. Any workaround? I don't even think I can re-render the footage in Media Encoder,…

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  19. The space Bar preview does not work and I hope future patches can fix that issue

    The space bar as a shortcut has been the default for previewing/playing and so far with the current version it does not work despite using different keyboards and I hope that can be fixed

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  20. edit tools for editing video

    Hey ,

    it would be great if we could have some of the basic editing tools of a editing software directly in AE.
    Why?

    Because sometimes it's easier to just do the editing in AE and not going back and forth to PP CC.

    What we need?
    A Razor tool
    ( I know there is a shortcut, but sometimes its easier to just let the machine play and add the edits on the fly, cmd shift d)
    Insert edit
    Overwrite
    Select all left right
    replace edit
    sync edit
    ripple edit

    would be great to have these tools natively.

    I hope…

    2 votes

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