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  1. Command + Tab doesn't bring AE to front

    When switching through the programms wit shortcuts:
    Command + Tab

    AE won't come back to front.
    I have to search it from the dock.

    MacOs Mojave 10.14.5
    Macbook Pro Mid 2016 Touchbar
    AE 17.5.1

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  2. Productions for After Effects!

    Linking projects together for collaboration on VFX and much more.

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  3. Dynamic linking to another .aep project file

    I'm part of a team that work on multiple infographic shots simultaneously and we would really like to be able to link to external after effects compositions that could contain components that are being reused on all shots.
    In that way someone could setup and animate dummy components within one .aep file and then the rest of the team can link to those components compositions (as if it where footage) and start on each separate shot.
    All the while the dummy components can be tweaked and finished and that would ripple out to all the other team members shots.

    This…

    3 votes

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  4. Ability to "reference", rather than just import, external AE projects

    It would be fantastic to be able to reference other AE projects into the current project, so that if one of the comps in the referenced project changes it will update where it is referenced as well (not unlike when working with imported .psds or using dynamic link with premiere). This would be tremendously helpful in situations where multiple artists are sharing assets (especially for character animation/character rig/background art projects), as changes would propagate where needed rather than have to be recreated anywhere else that asset is used.

    10 votes

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  5. Batch replace/ file recognition can break when going between pc and mac, and groups used in photoshop file

    Working remotely with clients and coworkers. The issue is that mac sometimes leaves off filename extensions like .psd which pc needs to recognize files. Changing the filename to include filename extension allows the file to be used on pc, but then it's breaks the file connections on the mac because the filename was changed.
    On top of this: When trying to reconnect the file, I got the error: cannot import file first entry in folder is another folder.
    I had to click through this error over a dozen times before it brings up the menu to select the layer in…

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  6. Drag folder from Finder

    Dragging a folder from finder on Mac OS always generates an error (VooM)

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  7. More Descriptive Dynamic Link

    Today I found that the failing Dynamic Link between After Effects an Media Encoder was due to a security setting in MacOS.

    The solution:
    -make sure, there is only 1 version of Media Encoder installed
    -give AME and AE full disk acces in the Security & Privacy settings

    Tracking this down would have bene much easier when AME had a descriptive error concerning disk access.

    1 vote

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  8. The ability to export compositions as new projects

    It would be wonderful to have the option to export a composition in a project as a new project, without having to save as a new copy, reduce, and then collect manually. Perhaps composition-->export as new project, which would handle the collecting and reducing for the selected composition.

    3 votes

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  9. Layout presets disappears with ever update

    Can you guys make it easy and not get rid of our workflow presets with every update? I keep having to waste time managing my screen with every little update, create new presets, and sometimes forget which plugins I like best for my workflow. It's a real pain!

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  10. v17.5 Camera with orbit null works differently to v17,4

    As I've showed in my desktop recording. The camera with orbit null works strangely in the v17.5 version. In the old version, if I parent the camera to a null, it will orbit oriented to the null. But in the new version, it somehow orbits orienting to somewhere else, even I chose the orient to POI tool. Also the moving is shifting when I zoom in the camera. It feels not right.

    3 votes

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  11. missing Thai font accent mark if not follow by character in AE 2020 ver.17.5

    My issue is when the accent mark (letter or symbol which placed above or below normal line) are not follow by letter or symbol in
    line it will disappear. I attached link of my post in community here
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/thai-font-missing-accent-mark-issue-in-ae-17-5/m-p/11548957?page=1

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  12. Make Pen tool exactly like illustrator

    Allow the pen tool to stop the circular bezier motion and switch to linear by clicking on the last point drawn (anchor point) and by pressing the escape key

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  13. Allow duplicated pre-comp layers to not affect original pre-comp layers

    When duplicating pre-comped layers and adjusting the newly duplicated pre-comps attributes it automatically affects the original pre-comp as well, this for my work is irrelevant and a hassle. I would like to see it either removed or have the option to choose whether to have it affect the original layers attributes or not.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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