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  1. Shape Layer Wiggle

    We should be able to customize the Shape Layer Wiggle Path look and animation with an other layer with black and white value. Like Fractal Noise for example.

    3 votes

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  2. Keep Text Attributes when copying text from other applications

    Working with kinetic typography, I get files with text set in InDesign or Illustrator. The designers spend a lot of time setting the kerning, tracking, leading and all text attributes so that the text looks great.
    When copying this into After Effects all attributes are missing and the text needs to be set up AGAIN. You could outline all the text, but then it would be a nightmare to animate and process corrections. Please help users save time and avoid work duplication. Thank you!

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  3. Add customizable tokens/properties to Render Queue

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to define our own render tokens somehow. We often have very long and complex filenames that string together common elements like "Project Code," "Client Name," "Project Name," "Deliverable Name," "First/Last Initials," "Version Number", "Language"

    It would be helpful to be able to define these somewhere in the AE project, perhaps as metadata, and then allow them to be used as render tokens/properties that can be used in the existing File Name and Location Templates.

    Sure, we can manually enter this information ourselves when we go to render. We could also rename our…

    39 votes

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  4. Add auto-incrementing number as render token

    It would be helpful to add a token for a number that automatically increments if a file with the existing number already exists. This would be great for versioning renders automatically. For example: [compName]v[##].[fileExtension] would produce compNamev00.mov, and then a subsequent render of the same comp would produce compName_v01.mov

    2 votes

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  5. autoplay for media browser

    Add button
    To automatically run browser elements from video, audio, and GIF images

    2 votes

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  6. Allow markers in AE-created .mogrt files to be seen in Premiere

    .mogrts are a great way to create stylized transitions and such, but the inability to add markers that are viewable within Premiere creates inconvenience when actually putting these into use. Being able to send an AE timeline marker back into Premiere within the mogrt would be hugely helpful!

    34 votes

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  7. Files dragged in from library should retain their names

    When I drag I file from one of my libraries into an After Effects project, I would like it to keep the name I have assigned that file. Nearly every file loses its assigned name, and winds up as something like "Artwork 3" when I bring it into After Effects.

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  8. Dynamic link imports graphic layer as if native layers.

    Dynamic-link imports Premiere Pro/Illustrator/Photoshop/Etc graphics layers as if native layers.
    This means that after effect changes any effect and transitions to keyframes and native effects and styles, instead of making useless layers that make more work to manually delete and add effect in.

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  9. the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more

    the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more you can see the problem in this video i explane https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/a946e31a-cfb6-4d71-7d98-8c94322159d2

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  10. exporting a folder

    Can we have the possibility to export a folder(containing a composition) from a project to an other project?

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  11. 360° Viewer-Button like in Premiere

    360/Flat switch button like in Premiere for on the fly testing, without the mess that is the VR-comp 3D-edits 😮

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  12. Better GPU acceletation and third party dybamic link

    Balance the CPU and GPU load better, add auto clearing cache and thenoptipn of dynamic link with third party products such as Avid or Davinci

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  13. PLEASE FIX the dreaded "unable to obtain dynamiclink project"

    I am getting an “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error when I try to reapply Warp Stabilizer to a clip that had to be extended in length.

    As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

    Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had…

    6 votes

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  14. Expressions for properties that don't have a stopwatch

    It would be necessary to make accessible to the expressions the properties which do not have a stopwatch.

    for example:
    the Fill & Stroke text layers property.
    What is inconsistent in the interface is that these properties have the icon Property pick whip ! But it doesn't work.
    But on the other hand we can use it in the Essential Graphics panel.

    Another thing about the Fill & Stroke property:
    It's a property that has been forgotten in all the list of properties that we can now access by expressions to manage text styles.

    2 votes

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  15. Allow Reassignment of "Show Selected Properties" SS

    Navigating the timeline is a huge pain. We all know this. The default keyboard shortcuts help, to quickly show/hide properties (P, A, R, T, S, M, U).

    "Show Selected Properties" is a useful command. However, it's only accessible via the "SS" keyboard shortcut, and is impossible to re-assign.
    Please add this as a Menu Command (Animation > Show Selected Properties), allow the Keyboard Shortcut for it to be changed, and allow scripting access to execute this command as part of a script.

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  16. Please turn off color management by default.

    I recently had a project almost go south because the After Effects turns on rec 709 color management by default on all files I import. There doesn't seem to be any option to disable this either and it was a lucky guess that solved the problem. I didn't notice the color shift, but the post color house did and it almost cost us a job in the end. Generally, it's not great to add random color profiles, especially when people are working on tight deadlines.

    2 votes

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  17. Add possibility to set dpi for Image Sequences

    Besides Motion Graphics, Ae is a power tool for manipulating and creating vast amounts of stills.
    Unfortunately, these always output with 72 dpi as spatial resolution in the metadata. For print projects, it would be great to set the output dpi to the user's choice. In the current versions, all images have to go through Photoshop to set the spatial resolution.

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  18. Shape Layer Stacking Order

    Add an option to reverse the stack order of multiple shapes within a single shape layer.

    This would be great for trim paths effects!

    4 votes

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  19. Disable Render Logs

    There should be an option to disable render logs entirely

    9 votes

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  20. Save Composition as Effect - Like Nuke Gizmos

    After Effects would benefit quite a bit by having the ability to save entire compositions as effects.

    Imagine creating a really great looking glowy blur for a "flashback" sequence made up of a bunch of adjustment layers and masks and mattes all interacting with eachother, and being able to save the composition as a stand-alone effect that you can apply to other footage in other compositions or even Premiere Pro. You could expose certain effect parameters (like blur size, threshold, various sliders you have rigged up with expressions) similar to how the Essential Graphics panel works, and you could designate…

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