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  1. Master-Propertys don´t take their user-names since Update.

    I.E. the Master-Property is now named "Checkbox" and not "my Propertys Name".

    2 votes
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  2. Eye safety while loading AE UI!!!

    Dear Adobe. Please care about our eyes!
    While starting AE, before the UI is fully loaded, the window represents a full-screen area of pure white light for a few seconds. With bigger monitors in a dimmed environment this really hurts users' eyes. Please choose dark color for this. Thank you

    2 votes
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  3. Upon opening AE I get weird window / cursor bugs

    When I open AE sometimes (maybe 50%?), the screen will turn black for a second or so and then come back on. I've read in other forums that this might be the computer switching graphics cards so really not even a problem.

    The bug i'm experiencing is after it finishes opening (and only after screen goes black). All windows will sometimes be stuck above the mac menu bar and I can't reset them. Accompanying this bug is a weird selection bug where I can't click a layer, it just automatically tries to drag it where ever my mouse goes after.…

    1 vote
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  4. Select Layers, In/Out points, and keyframes at the same time

    The ability to select multiple different "types" of objects in the layer panel is a must-have for efficient workflow. Being able to select an in-point, a keyframe, and an entire layer (or any combo of those) should be possible and would improve working speed a huge amount, especially when retiming an existing animation.

    For example, often a group of keyframes, another layer's in-point, and an entire precomp will need to be set up in perfect sequence, which needs to be be retimed due to feedback. As it stands now, I would need to move keyframes, in-point, and precomp layer all…

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. Render Queue - Remember [projectName] token on export

    I have an export preset saved in render queue that uses the [projectName] token to export into a consistent place in my current project's folder structure. This is my default preset. However every time I add a new comp to the render queue, AE seems to think my project is an older project name. If I re-select my preset it updates, but that defeats the purpose of having a default preset.

    2 votes
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  7. Tapered Stroke Improvements (for Beta Version)

    Thanks for finally developing a native tapered stroke feature on After Effects. I'm playing with it and find it very easy to use!

    But I think this feature could be improved for many users if you consider that the taper could mimic better the width tool on Adobe Illustrator.

    Now the taper produce a pointy or semi-rounded stroke cap, but it isn't possible to preserve a perfect round or butt cap.

    Thank you again!

    7 votes
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  8. Context sensitive help documentation

    Press F1, get help for the last clicked thing in After Effects. Easy. Any Cinema 4D user would agree. It's fantastic. I use it a lot.

    3 votes
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  9. Round point for angles paths like in Illustrator

    We often face the need to round the corners of paths for animation or shape, but AE don't have the appropriate function. But this function that has been implemented in Illustrator for a long time. That function is round point.

    How we make it today: Copied paths from AE to Illustrator and used the round point for angles, then copied the path back to after effects, if we don't like it, we do it again.
    But why such a long road to this, if it is easy to implement at the software development level.

    Let's draw the developers attention to…

    4 votes
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  10. BUG REPORT: Ae 17.1.2 ans 17.1.3

    Since v17.1.2 and 17.1.3, when I save a Mogrt to my cloud library on any of my machines the mogrt does not appear. Also, a 'Support Files' folder is not created.

    1 vote
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  11. Colorama color panel update please !?!?!?

    Colorama is so powerful; but the color picker suck.
    Just use the same picker as the rest of the Program, PLEASE.

    Why this color picker from the 80's, for a such a great effect?

    Also, we should be able to see live update in the composition panel

    26 votes
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  12. Expression Pickwipe at every stop watch

    AE should have a expression pickwipe everywhere in the interface where there is a Stop Watch (timeline, effect control Panel, etc.)
    we should be able to pickwipe quickly from everywhere to everything.

    1 vote
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  13. viewer does not response and other bugs in viewer

    There is often freezing of viewer window, sometimes it shows nothing or just white screen. Sometimes marks as the anchor point target marker does not shows in viewer. All those bugs are after update to 17.1.4 on multiple machines

    2 votes
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  14. Group and color code effects in Effect Control panel

    It would be helpful to be able to group and color code effects in Effect Controls panel. I often end up with 10 or more effects in the comp control layer and it becomes tedious and difficult visually to find the one I'm after (see attached screenshot). It would be incredibly convenient to be able to create groups like is possible in shape layers, and the ability to color code like we can with layers would also be helpful. It's possible to code and rename effects into groups when making a preset (like in attached screenshot), but this is impractical…

    4 votes
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  15. BUG when using Windows 10 clipboard

    When pasting a value from Windows 10 clipboard history (Windows key + v), the value is pasted two times in a row.

    For example, 1234 from clipboard gets pasted as 12341234.

    2 votes
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  16. SERIOUS BUG REPORT: Missing Plug-ins Continues in 17.1.4!!!

    I posted after upgrading to 17.1.3 that every time I opened Ae, I got a list of missing plug-ins (see attached). The help guy kind of fixed it by sticking a plug-ins folder on my Desktop (which is not an elegant solution.)
    I updated to 17.1.4 earlier expecting the issue to be solved but it's still happening and is now ignoring the work around as well (so back to square 1). The 'missing' plug-ins are actually there, in the correct address string, but Ae isn't recognising them for some reason.
    I see from the community, I am not the only…

    1 vote
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  17. Add Master Properties connections as a viewing option to the Composition Flowchart

    Composition Flowchart isn't used much by most but I think a KILLER addition to it would be the ability to see Master Properties connections in a nodal view.

    I'd be thrilled to see all the places my MP's are piped into and what the flow is. It would really help when opening up someone else's file to get a quick understanding to how Master Properties are being used!

    9 votes
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  18. Flowchart - why does it exist

    WHY IS THIS STILL HERE - if it has a purpose, please do a tutorial explaining why this has been getting in my way for over 10 years.

    please make a preference check box to disable it.

    2 votes
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  19. Universal Search

    Universal search for all commands, effects, tools, windows.
    Like Cinema 4D. Shortcut to open a search anywhere on screen. Results show their hierarchy and shortcut key. You can double click to execute. All searchables are indexed and cached so results are immediate.

    4 votes
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  20. Dual-monitor setup now needs extra click when switching windows in 2020

    I am on AE 2020 on Mac OSX 10.13.6.
    I have a dual screen setup where my composition is on one monitor and my timeline is on another monitor. If I select a tool (like the mask tool) on the timeline monitor, I have to first click to 'activate' the composition window on the second monitor, and THEN start drawing a mask. I shouldn't need an extra click unless my switching between different software.

    I want there to not be a extra click to activate different parts of the same program. It messes up my work, when I don't realize…

    17 votes
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