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  1. autosave/save in background

    Waiting for up to two minutes and having After Effects locked while saving is quite frustrating. Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop all enable a user to save while working. I'd really appreciate this being added to AE.

    63 votes

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  2. No more ugly splash screens please.

    Whe we launch After Effects, it could be great if the splash screen would be:


    • Beautiful

    • Inspiring

    • In relation with After Effects, somehow.

    We're not just users, we're also artists, and our environment is very important to our creativity, we're always looking for new stuff, for inspiration.

    29 votes

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  3. Revert the icons to the multi-colored versions!

    This is an Adobe CC wide issue but AE is where I notice it the most.

    Please revert the icons to the multi-colored versions! It makes no sense to make them the same color when the "themes" break down beyond video and photo use. I used the colors to quickly locate the software I needed to open, now I have a taskbar full of purple and have to squint to tell which letters I am clicking on.

    It seems like a very poor design choice that was likely made by the boardroom, not the creative team, and I beg you…

    76 votes

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  4. Cant make the Layer switches pane smaller if i use the german version of after effects

    If you use the german language there is a huge empty space, which can not be close, when the parenting switches are draged to the left.
    This causes that the useable timeline space is much smaller in the german version, than in the english version.

    The example picture shows the settings for the minimal widht for the english and german version. It shows that the empty space in the german version (marked red) is completly useless and i think everybody would enjoy it, if there would be a way to get rid of it.

    6 votes

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  5. Please bring back some way of profiling composition performance.

    I love the new multi-frame render, but on the way, the old data After Effects showed, where you could see on one frame, the heaviest effects and processes so you could optimize is gone. If you could bring it back, or better yet, have a way to assess performance of effects and layers in a visual way, that would be amazing. I mean this data:

    9 votes

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  6. Request: Shortcuts for Graph Editor Tools

    Please make all of the Graph Editor’s tools and context menus accessible via custom shortcuts. Make Speed Graph and Value Graph a toggle, so one can easily switch between them with the same command.

    9 votes

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  7. Return from the Dark Side

    I have a real problem:
    Dark user interface triggers my horrible migraine.

    Latest Photoshops fortunately have restored
    the option to change UI light.

    I suggest that the same would be done to After Effects.

    I physically can't use it now but I know that also a lot of
    other artists find lighter UI more relaxing to the eyes.

    6 votes

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  8. Flip Flop After Effects!

    Please change the effects “Flip” and “Flop” to Horizontal Flip and Vertical Flip! It seems very unnecessary and strange that they are called that and should match Premiere/the rest of the industry! PLEASE!

    6 votes

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  9. After Effects 17.5 Separate 3D Gizmo and the Bounding Box in the 'Handles' option for 'View Options'

    We often use Cyclops in order to create behind the scenes breakdowns of our shots. However with the new 3D Gizmo, it's not possible to show bounding boxes of different layers without also having a giant brightly colored 3D Gizmo on every layer as well.

    Behind the Scenes footage is a backbone of our studio workflow, so it's a bummer that we won't be able to update and utilize the 3D tools while this is a thing.

    At the very least maybe have options for Gizmo size/opacity, something to make it less in your face.

    16 votes

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  10. Nicer Windows 10 system-toolbar frame

    Can we get same top frame of window system toolbar as Photoshop have? In one line and with customizable colors?

    6 votes

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  11. Changeable UI font size

    To be able to change the UI font size.

    7 votes

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  12. 3d options not available on 4k monitor scaled to 150% (BUG)

    Running AE 18.1.0 (Build 38) on Windows 10. Using a laptop with a 4k monitor connected. AE is running on the 4k monitor, and the monitor is scaled to 150% via Windows Display Settings.

    I created a comp with 3D layers in it, but the 3D buttons/options that are normally in the comp panel do not show up (3D Fast Draft, Camera Selection, 3D View Layout, etc). I am aware that in this most recent version, the 3D options only show up when a comp with 3D layers is active. This is not the issue I'm having. If I drag…

    3 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug. We have been able to verify that the 3D controls in the Composition panel toolbar won’t draw correctly on Windows in two cases:
    1. Changing the display scaling of the monitor while AE is active.
    2. Moving AE (or possibly just the Comp panel) to a monitor with a different display scaling factor.

    The result in both cases is that when AE calculates where the 3D controls should be drawn, it’s not factoring the change in display scale and it’s drawing them in the wrong place. If the display scale increased, there are fewer pixels to work with so the 3D controls either get cut off or disappear. If the display scale decreased, the 3D controls are all there but they get an extra margin on the right.

    The workaround is to restart AE, so that the 3D controls read the display scale correctly…

  13. Adobe Splash screens - a visual horror show

    Remove all splash screen imagery

    Why does Adobe insist on incuding some of the worst imagery imaginable in their splash screens? As a 'pro' user being exposed to this tripe many times a day is incredibly annoying. Why in fact do we need any kind of image on the splash screen - just a simple logo as before was enough surely. We are all exposed to too much visual pollution these days as it is - having to see it in my work environment is infurating and distracting.

    6 votes

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  14. Search/filter in Effect Controls

    Please add a search/filter bar to the Effect Controls panel to make finding parameters quicker and easier. Twirling down endless nested categories many plugins have is tiresome, slow and unnecessary.

    3 votes

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  15. 8 bit warning pop up on all effects

    If I click an effect in the effects control panel where the warning icon appears for '8-bit only' effects, I get the pop up attached, even on full 32bpc effects.

    Seems to be a UI bug

    1 vote

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  16. Time Ruler Bug

    The Time Ruler bug I read about from 2017 is still happening in my app. I'm unable to see the Time Ruler in seconds. in Ae current version

    1 vote

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  17. Hand tool in Render Queue

    The keyboard shortcut for the hand tool (space, or "h"), no longer works in the render queue window.
    This is a faster way to scroll through the list of renders instead of using the scrollbar.
    Selecting the hand tool icon still works.
    version 18.1.0

    2 votes

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  18. Bug Report - Preview Resolution Changes Raw Images Gamma in "Linear Working Space"

    Since a couple of updates I've had this weirdest glitch.

    On imported RAW images, when the preview resolution is set to anything less than "Full", the layer's gamma suddenly gets waaaaay off.
    This only happens if "Linearize Working Space" is checked in Project Settings.
    I've also reproduced this bug with .dng instead of .RAF, so the RAW image format does not seem to matter.

    Currently using AE 18.1 on windows 10, Camera Raw is up to date and this glitch happens whether GPU acceleration is on or off.
    Unfortunately I can't seem to find on which version thig bug appeared,…

    3 votes

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  19. DE: Tweak german category names for BlurAndSharpen so that effects appear in one category

    In the German UI, effects for “Blur and Sharpen” appear in two distinct categories, „Weich- und Scharfzeichnen“ and „Weich- & Scharfzeichnen“, the former containing the “CC”-prefixed effects (Premiere Pro), the latter all the others (Media Core).
    This is neither helpful, nor is it probably intended.

    Fortunately, there's a simple fix:
    The After Effects Dictionary for the German language (Support Files/Dictionaries/de_DE/after_effects_de_DE.dat) needs to be updated so that the values for “$$$/MediaCore/FiltersAndEffects/Category/BlurAndSharpen” and “$$$/PremierePro/AEEffect/Category/BlurAndSharpen” are aligned.

    Best regards

    3 votes

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  20. Slow... Laggy... After... Effects... Workflow

    I'm going to type my complaint in the same format that Adobe after effects allows me to work:

    I

    Can't

    Get

    Anything

    Done

    Without

    The

    Application

    Freezing

    Or

    Hanging

    Every

    10

    Or

    So

    Minutes.

    This

    is

    the

    same

    machine

    that

    spat

    out

    4

    simultaneous

    4K

    renders

    from

    After

    Effects

    DaVinci Resolve, Blender and Unreal Engine, last month (these products get their own line because I don't have to wait for them nearly as much as I do for After effects now.
    After Effects started doing this thing today where I can't use the machine or any other apps (including web…

    5 votes

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