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  1. svg import

    SVG has become common for vector logos and graphics. After Effects can't work with them so I end up having to resave every single one individually from Illustrator.

    I'd settle for a batch conversion utility (svg to ai). I've never been able to find one.

    35 votes

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  2. Folder creation for the composition timeline layers

    I would like to see folders or some other type of container for the timeline, just to make navigating those layers faster when it comes to more complicated compositions.

    21 votes

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  3. Synchronize scripts using Creative Cloud

    Scripts are often very small files and each user tends to have a combination of scripts they use on their workflow. It would be great if scripts could be synced across computers using Creative Cloud.

    6 votes

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  4. Shortcut, that can move a layer up or down in Timeline

    Shortcut, that can move a layer/group of layers up or down in Timeline like in photoshop, very handy when working with a lot of layers.

    2 votes

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  5. We need a native VR Player or a list of appropriate plugins that will work with Mettle Skybox and Oculus Rift

    We need a native VR Player or a list of appropriate plugins that will work with Mettle Skybox and Oculus Rift

    3 votes

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  6. Scripting access to TextDocument.boxText (writing, not just read-only)

    In order to convert the currently selected Text Layers into Point Text or Paragraph Text, the user needs to right-click in the Composition panel with the type tool, and choose the "Convert To Paragraph Text" or "Convert To Point Text" submenu.

    But if multiple Text Layers of the same type (Point Text or Paragraph Text) are selected the "Convert To Paragraph Text" or "Convert To Point Text" submenu is greyed out.

    So it seems the only way to convert multiple text layers is to select each layer one by one and right-click "Convert to..." every time.

    If not possible to…

    7 votes

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  7. Scripting access to set markers as "selected"

    Please open the API to allow access to programmatically select a given marker.

    I am trying to write a script to access the "Update Markers from Source" context menu item, but because that particular command requires a layer marker to be selected, and it's impossible to select a marker via ExtendScript, my script cannot ever work.

    It's already possible to loop through to select a certain layer. It should be just as easy to select a layer marker on that layer, once the layer is selected.

    4 votes

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  8. convert CMYK ro RGB option for vector files

    option to convert a CMYK vector file to RGB, from within AE.

    5 votes

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  9. Automatically remove AME folder after render

    Automatically remove AME folder after render.

    Now when exporting from AE to Adobe Media Encoder, the folder get polluted by AME-folder.

    41 votes

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  10. Grid effect feather pickwhip

    I cannot pickwhip the feather height and width elements of the grid effect in one layer to another feather element grid effect in another layer. it keeps allocating the grid height and width elements instead

    2 votes

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  11. Treat shape layers and repeaters like Mograph Cloners in C4D

    Having something like a C4D Cloner system in a shape layer would be excellent, especially with repeaters and randomization. Effectors like delay for clones would be amazing. Also, having more repeater types would be nice. It's awesome that you can use various translations, but it'd be nice to be able to make a grid with just one repeater.

    20 votes

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  12. Live Text Paths/Shapes

    It would be excellent if text could be treated as a shape object with a fill and an outline so it can be used for shapes without having to convert it and lose the ability to edit it. I would hope all special functionality, like text animators and sourceText properties and expressions could be maintained. Even if it has to remain separate for some reason, at least giving us a path property to tie into a shape layer would be great. That might be even more interesting when combined with text animators.

    Text animators + live text paths = awesome.…

    6 votes

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  13. essential graphics

    Allow dragging properties from the Effects Controls panel to the Essential Graphics panel.

    10 votes

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  14. essential graphics limits

    being able to limit the number of color options to a specific palette in essential graphics would be great

    3 votes

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  15. Data Merge for After Effects

    Please allow Data Merge from a spreadsheet, just like InDesign or Photoshop. I'm filling a template with 52 instances of text instead of designing and letting After Effects iterate for me.

    2 votes

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  16. Better Import of Photoshop Clipping Masks

    It would be great if we could import photoshop layers with clipping masks into AE without having to rasterize the layer in PS and apply the layer mask. I find with soft edge masks AE doesn't recognize the mask data. Currently I have to go through my PS file and manually rasterize masks. Thanks!

    11 votes

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  17. Access text properties (kerning, font size, leading, etc) via scripting

    We need more access to text properties via scripting. It will be helpful to change, for example, the font size of a text layer via scripting, that way the textbox stay the same size becouse right now I can only change the scale of the layer and it changes all proportions of the layer (height and with in pixels, size of the textbox).
    If we can access to that properties via scripting we can let all LayerObject attributes the same (textboxes, width, height, scale) and only change font size, leading, kerning, tracking, text stroke width, color, etc).

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    7 votes

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  18. Keep clip settings on PR>AE 'replace with AE composition'

    Replacing an image sequence @[x]FPS in PR with an AE composition results in AE overriding the clip framerate with the setting in AE>preferences>import>sequence footage.

    This is counter-intuitive, and can lead to a massive loss of time fixing the problem. It is reasonable to expect the clip to have the same frame rate, as the point of Dynamic Linking is surely to allow seamless movement between applications.

    2 votes

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  19. Increment and Save filename options

    Suddenly the filename increment on Increment And Save has changed; and no option to change it to how it used to be OR simply to how you want it to be. The date thing is super confusing! Unless I'm missing the setting? Would love control over this. Now I have to hit "Save As..." and increment the save myself.

    2 votes

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  20. Add a way to replace an image inside a composition but keep the size of the previous one.

    Imagine you animate an image and then realize that the image's resolution is too low for your needs and you need to replace it with a bigger one. If you just replace the file, the size will be too big and you need to work around that fact. It would be really time-saving to be able to do this automatically.

    2 votes

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