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  1. 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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  2. Smart photoshop import

    When importing new layers from a photoshop file, you should be able to pick and import multiple layers at a time, not just one by one.

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  3. Layers Pinned on top and audio output button

    It could be great if we can pin layers on top, in comps with some lots layers.
    Also you could add a button in the tool pane to change the audio output instead go to preferences.

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  4. Please Maintain Output Settings / Templates when updating

    Every update I have to remake those, when not saved before updating.
    Very unproductive.

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  5. Major Bug! : imported EXR getx cut off in After Effects 18.2

    In After Effects 18.2 impordet EXR Files gets cropped incorrectly which makes it impossible to work with EXR files.
    See example file attached.
    Here's an exr file for you to test: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xazi4vu8kxxxxa6/BademiljoSquare_0004.exr?dl=0

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  6. Respect Even Odd Fill Rule when Create Shapes From Vector Layer

    Ai gives the lazy user a solution to get the fill toggle for Compound Paths right. Clicking the Even Odd Fill Rule switch in the Attributes panel makes it work directly. But when imported in Ae and choosing to create Shapes from the Ai, the Even Odd Fill Rule is skipped.

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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. Project default directories

    AE is pretty good at remembering last used directories. It remembers separate directories for import, scripts, render - it's really nice. But things get annoying when I'm working on a couple projects at the same time. I have to surf the file dialogs throughout the entire day.
    It would be nice if in the project preferences we could have a checkbox saying that I want this project to use it's own default directories, and then I would be able to hardcode the directories for this given project.
    So now, if a project doesn't have this option selected, it uses the…

    2 votes

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  9. smooth or page scrolling timeline

    I'd love to see a smooth scrolling or even page scrolling timeline like that inside premiere. Whenever the TLI previews past view, it would be great to continue to see the timeline in relation to the indicator.

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  10. Slow, laggy, please BRING BACK H264/H265 codec

    All major online video platforms utilize and prefer H264/H265 codec's when uploading. We were once able to render directly from the software. Since the codec isn't fully supported but I can import some videos, sometimes they look ok and sometimes they don't. When I try to render, some render fine and others render in mostly green with red flickers, with the same render settings. I honestly never had this issue before. PLEASE BRING BACK H264/H265 COMPATABILITY for all our sakes and mental health. I am sure you are making some college students go premature grey.

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  11. Transfer parent name of named properties in Essential Graphics

    Properties such as effects can be renamed by the user, it would be helpful if the name given to the effect was transferred to essential graphics. Particularly the expression controls. Currently if I use a slider, for example, and I name the slider effect, when I include it in EG I have to rename it again in the EG window, because it will just be called "Slider".
    It would be good if manually named properties could inherit their parent's name when being included in EG. This could be appended to the start of the name, so if I add an…

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  12. Essential Graphics Media Replacement controls

    The media replacement feature in MOGRTs is a game changer!!!

    I would like to see the ability to set a few media defaults in After Effects so the Premiere user doesn't have to. Specifically, I'd like to be able to set the media to "Scale to Fit" by default in After Effects.

    Also It would be nice if Expression controls kept their parent name when dropped into the Essential graphics widow in After Effects. Currently, I have to name the control in the effects panel and then give it the same name a second time when dropping it into the…

    2 votes

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  13. Allow Essential Graphics (mogrt files) to be used (not just created) in After Effects too!

    I could be missing something really basic here, but I don't really understand the value of Essential graphics outside of creating a market to share/sell templates. A market like that is great and useful but it wasn't all I expected.

    For context, I spend most of my time in UX design tools like Figma and Sketch. A powerful feature in these tools are Components (in Figma) and Symbols (in Sketch). They allow you to create reusable components that can be used throughout your file (called instances). These instances usually have a fair amount of customizing that you can apply to…

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  14. Include hardware settings with Workspaces

    I have Workspaces defined for my office desk and for my home office, each with different arrangements of monitors and speakers. It would be wonderful if there was an option to "sync" audio/video hardware settings with your Workspaces, so that AE would know to use my external speakers at work and my built-in laptop speakers at home (as an example).

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  15. Audio can't be controlled by essential graphics

    There doesn't seem to be any way to make audio editable in a mogrt, would be great to be able to do things like link audio levels to a checkbox to make it possible to enable/disable through the Essential Properties etc.

    Currently manipulating audio with Essential Properties appears to be impossible

    8 votes

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  16. To uninstall Maxon Cinema 4D together when uninstall AfterEffect

    Maxon Cinema 4D come with AfterEffects.
    Will be good to get Maxon Cinema 4D uninstall as well when we uninstall AfterEffects.
    Thanks,

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  17. 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

    3 votes

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  18. Reverse guide layer

    Can we have a function that would work opposite to Guide Layer?
    What I mean, I'd like to mark a layer to render ONLY during final render, NOT while I'm working inside AE.
    I constantly forget to enable Add Grain before the final render, especially when in the heat of the batlle when we're pushing out 10 revisions of the same shot while the client is already waiting. I disable the adjustment layer with Add Grain to work faster in AE and then I forget to enable it back again when I hit render. It's especially difficult if you have…

    2 votes

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  19. Save Location after project import

    After importing a project to your current one, after effects overrides the location where the project was saved, with the imported one.

    THIS IS SO ANNOYING AND DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL!

    No matter what they had in mind when programming this – NO, THIS IS JUST WRONG AND MAKES NO SENSE IN ANY CASE!

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  20. Replace fonts in project

    Hi, replacing fonts in a whole Premiere Pro project is brillant. Would be cool if it could be transposed to After Effects. Sometimes, I have used a font for a big project and the client want an other one...for example.

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