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  1. Workspace remembers which columns are visible in the Timeline

    I wish custom workspaces would save/load which columns are visible in the Timeline panel

    4 votes
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  2. Maintain Windows 7 Compatibility for new features

    For those of us in the real world that cannot simply migrate to windows 10 in the middle of multi-year projects, maintaining compatibility with windows 7 is critical. Even if Adobe insists on developing newer additions that are not back compatible, new features that are developed should also be added to After effects CC 2018 which I believe is the last version that is Windows 7 compatible. Otherwise our monthly subscription is receiving no additional value added.

    1 vote
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  3. A separate transform property for each mask

    Just additionaly to what we have, a transform property for every mask. This way if I have an animated mask, I'll be able to move, rotate or scale it without messing up the animation. Or we could finally track our masks to an object instead of the Mask tracking **** that we have now. How can anyone work with a mask if it has a keyframe at every frame???

    6 votes
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  4. A keyboard key for selecting vertices during masking, apart from LMB.

    I've just been masking for 5 hours and my mouse hand is killing me. Not the palm or the wrist but fingers, from constantly pressing the LMB to select vertices, hold it for dragging etc. A couple of hours of constant pressing like that wears your hand out.
    So an idea came to my mind, it would be nice if during masking I could press a keyboard key to act in place of the LMB, ie. the 1 key. So now I just hover the cursor above a vertex, press and hold 1, move the vertex to a new position,…

    2 votes
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  5. Custom hotkeys for presets, effects, and scripts.

    Add the ability to assign animation presets, effects, or scripts to custom keyboard shortcuts.

    Currently the same result can be achieved by using VC FX Console and AutoHotkey. This would bring it all into AE making it easier to transfer preferences via CC.

    6 votes
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  6. Inaccurate Ruler Guides Bug

    When zooming past 200% ruler guides become inaccurate. Issue has already been discussed here https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2393250 but has not been fixed. Example: Working in a 1920x1080 comp, at 100-200% zoom ruler(pixels) shows the center of comp correctly(960px). Zooming to 400-800% ruler = 1000px. 1600%= 1200px. It may not be the issue, but bug seemed to arise after switching from 1920x1080 monitors to 2560x1440. Thank you.

    4 votes
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  7. Switching comp should switch the Master comp drop down in Essential Graphics panel

    When you work in the Essential Graphics panel and start to connect attributes from different comps and jumping back and forth between comps, the Master comp you select from the drop down in Essential Graphics panel should update to the comp you are currently viewing.

    If you want to freeze the panel to add attributes to a Essential Graphics Master comp that you are currently not viewing add the little lock icon like we have in the comp-viewer, effects panel.

    10 votes
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  8. Ctrl+Alt+M not opening and sending to AME in CC18 on Win 10

    I have to manually go to the dropdown "Composition" and select 'Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue'. The keystroke doesn't work. I've checked the shortcuts editor and it is assigned properly. The functionality is just gone.

    5 votes
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  9. Show the Merge Paths shape layer tool some love

    The merge path tool for shape layers is inconsistent while on a shape layer with 3d turned on in the C4d renderer. While the Add mode always works, Merge and Intersections sometimes break, and Subtract and Exclude Intersections often break and sometimes (like right now) I can't get to work at all.

    I started with type converted to shapes, and when that did't play nice, I built and outlined my type in AI, outlined it, cleaned it up, and brought it in with Overlord. When switching the layer to 3d, all the bowls in the letters filled in, but then…

    3 votes
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  10. AE needs to communicate when it's trying to update the frame

    AE will frequently show a blank comp window (upon opening a project), or not update the comp window and give no indication that its reading from disk or working to render the frame. If AE isn't showing me the actual current contents of my comp, I need AE to communicate that. I need to see a progress bar that says "Yes I know the comp window is blank, but i'm working on it." or "You're not seeing the text layer you just created because i'm still rendering it."

    If you don't show me a progress bar while AE is updating…

    5 votes
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  11. Auto show a layer in timeline, when it's selected in the stage

    It would be nice to show a layer in the timeline once you click it in the stage, so you wouldn't need to either scrub through the layers or press a property to get focus on that layer.

    5 votes
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  12. Bug Report: After Effects 15.1 Black vertical lines when scrubbing timeline / Windows 10 / UI Scaling other than 100%

    On Windows 10, using AE v 15.1.0 and nVidia Driver v 391.35. Have UI scaling set to 125% (have tried custom as well) on a 3840x2160 monitor resolution. Any scaling other than 100% causes this issue. Black vertical lines appear on the timeline layers when scrubbing. When you stop they go away usually. There is also a slight shift of 1px probably, and a strange minor blurring of the timeline layers while scrubbing. If set to 100% UI scaling, all issues are gone.

    This was not an issue with the previous version of AE.

    9 votes
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  13. Pan Behind Tool - sliding multiple layers in timeline - BUG

    Small bug. CC2018.

    Using the pan behind tool to slide layers in the timeline without moving the keyframes. When trying to slide more than one layer at a time.

    Multiple layers are selected using ctrl/cmd. layers will deselect themselves after they are dragged. Can't seem to find a common idea as to which layers seem to deselect themselves, but it appears to either be mostly the bottom most layer, or otherwise random ones.

    Just means layers have to be selected again to drag once again.

    2 votes
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  14. Bug: Scale keyboard shortcuts don't work correctly when one value is negative.

    After Effects usually intelligently handles linked scale values when 1 value is negative and the other is positive (for e.g. -100, 100).

    You can drag a parameter to proportionally scale the object. You can even type a value into one field, and the other will update accordingly (for e.g. changing 100 to 150, will make the other value -150).

    However is you use the keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl + and Ctrl - (on the numpad), the values don't adjust correctly, and they cause the layer to become distorted.

    For e.g.
    Pressing Ctrl + should bring (-100, 100) to (-101, 101), but…

    5 votes
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  15. Give updates and timelines to features users have been asking for

    Little to no updates have been given from the Adobe team with any timelines to features specific to multiprocessing, and other features.

    Example here from 2016, TWO YEARS AGO: https://forums.adobe.com/message/8584330#8584330

    "we're investigating what the best solution is for future versions" - What have you found out?

    Is there any update as to when we might get a real response from you?

    10 votes
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  16. copy and paste groups of markers

    For instance: Copy markes from audio cues to the comp. Bonus Points for moving an group of markers.

    11 votes
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  17. Add an icon toggle for Parenting&Link in timeline view please

    How would you like the feature to work?
    There are currently 3 icon toggles in the lower lefthand corner of the Timeline panel -
    1-Layer switches
    2-Transfer Controls pane
    3-Timestretch
    Please, please, please add a 4th icon/toggle for Parenting

    Why is this feature important to you?
    Parenting is used more far than Timestreching and yet its not included in the toggle icons below.
    This continues to make no sense especially now that you've added Linking in the panel.
    Parenting is also the panel most would open to use quickly and then collapse to save space.
    Come on guys. This is…

    11 votes
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  18. レイヤーコントロールの表示・非表示の切り替えを環境設定にしてほしい。

    レイヤーコントロールの表示のON/OFFを固定にしたい。
    新しいコンポジションができる度にOFFになってしまいます。たくさんのコンポジションを作る際にいちいちON/OFFを切り替えるのはとても無駄な労力です。CSの時代はONが固定でしたよね?昔の方が使いやすかったです。せめて表示に変えたら、プロジェクト単位は固定にしてほしいです。

    1 vote
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  19. Editing multiple master properties

    When I have multiple master comps of the same kind in a composition, they all have the same master properties. But I can't copy and paste keyframes between them, like I can with other properties.

    Workflow when editing the same master property on multiple layers should also work like normal properties.

    9 votes
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  20. Status indicator for Add to Media Encoder Queue action

    Put a non-blocking spinner or progress bar in the UI while After Effects is launching Media Encoder and creating a render item -- similar to how Lightroom Classic has a progress bar to let you know it's still working on importing photos in the background even though you can't see anything happening.

    Right now, if you send a big project to Media Encoder, it can be a minute or two before it shows up in the queue... so it would be great to have visual confirmation that After Effects is still working on sending it over.

    6 votes
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