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  1. 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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  2. BUG: precomps are being autonamed and square brackets disappear after duplicate layers are detected

    I created this file a while back - with several duplicates of the same precomp. All the names of the duplicates show within square brackets, because the names refer to the same precomp. *pls refer to first screengrab.
    I'm now on version 18.4.1 and after opening the same file and start working on it, the layers get renamed. *pls refer to second screengrab.
    This becomes a problem for instance when I want to rename the source precomp in the project panel: as the names in the timeline doesn't update anymore. *pls refer to third screengrab.
    The layers in the timeline…

    1 vote

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  3. Remember position/size of Windows File Explorer dialog

    Every command that calls the Windows File Explorer does not save the file explorer window position/size. These commands include Import, Open, Save As, Export as Motion Graphics Template, Export As Adobe Premiere Project, etc.
    It does save and remember states for the current session, but resets upon computer restart. Window position resets to the upper-left corner of monitor and size of ~900x600 pixels.

    Have tried fixing this issue in registry, but no avail. Seems to only happen with Adobe software.

    Would prefer to default to center of screen, and permanently remember one saved state for all system dialogs if repositioned/resized.

    2 votes

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  4. Make Media Encoder use AE's numbering structure for filenames.

    When I use Media Encoder to export out a TIF frame sequence (when I wish to free up AE so I can continue to work) it doesn't use the same numbering structure as After Effects.

    E.G if in After Effects I use something like "ProjectName_[####].tif" to render out my files, Media encoder ignores the hashes and places it's own numbering on the end. Surely, it can't be too hard for it to use the file name from After Effects properly?

    2 votes

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  5. Maintain Footage RGB Interpretation Settings Through Software Updates

    Every time CC updates After Effects, it resets my footage color interpretation settings.

    I use OpenColorIO and often have my color workspace set to "ACES Academy Color Encoding Specification SMPTE ST"

    In order so see the proper color, I must interpret all my footage with the box checked: "Preserve RGB (Disable color management conversions for this item)". The files I often work with are typically Quicktime Prores 4444 movs.

    After CC updates to After Effects, I must consistently go through and re-check this box for all my footage. I'm able to somewhat speed up the process using the "remember" and…

    2 votes

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  6. 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.

    1 vote

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  7. 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

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    1 vote

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  9. 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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  10. swap composition

    In project Panel, we should be able to replace a Composition everywhere it's used in all comp by another one.

    For example : select a composition/ right clic it / replace everywhere with other composition/ in a pop up dialogue box, there would be 2 lists : 1- select the compo to replace with 2- in what (where ) compositions do you want to replace it, we can select the composition to swap with by checking in the box in a list.

    2 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Improve "inline" styling of text via Expressions

    It would be great to not only be able to use the "getStyleAt()" method, but also implement something like "setStyleAt()" in order to style portions of the text separately.

    It would also help to be able to chain different styles together. Right now, it's impossible to do proper text styling with different style types programmatically. It would be incredibly helpful, especially for Templates / MOGRTs.

    30 votes

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  13. Exported MOGRT files via ExtendScript do not have preview img for Media Replacement

    When I export comps to MOGRT file via ExtendScript API:

    CompItem.exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate(true, pathToFolder);

    I don't have a Thumbnails folder and therefore I don't have previews of my media under the Essential Graphics Panel.
    Looks like different export functions are used for manual export and scripting API.

    Please, fix that.

    2 votes

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  15. 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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  16. Crop Using Region Of Interest not working

    I expect to output only the Region Of Interest, but Ae just outputs the complete Comp.
    Look like the Output Module does not communicate with the set Region Of Interest. (see screenshot).

    2 votes

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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. 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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  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. Batch Proxy Relinking & Improved Proxy Creation

    So it has been a long time since i needed to create proxies for after effects, but today I did and was horrified by the workflow.

    You have to literally do it one-by-one for each file in the project list. Alternatively, AE likes to just create a useless composition, per piece of footage instead to render, and then re-links all of those to the proxy.

    There is no way to batch link them! I decided just to do it in media encoder and do it one by one.

    This could massively be improved by being able to select several pieces…

    5 votes

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