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  1. 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.

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  2. Export each layers to separate .PSDs

    Hi guys, it would be a huge time saver to have the posibility to export each layer of a composition in a different .psd at once, instead of having to do them one by one with "Composition > Save frame as > Photoshop layers".

    I had to do a lot of inserts for a small documentary and afterward needed to export one by one which is annoying

    1 vote
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  3. 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!

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  4. Black preview

    The preview frame is black. It no longer has a predefined size. When zooming in / out, the frame does not move, nothing happens. As if there is a black composition of infinite size while I have layers.
    I restarted my pc for the first time, everything is back to normal. Then by relaunching the software to continue the project, the bug returned.
    The preview takes into account the sound, but not the image.

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  5. Cadre de prévisualisation noir

    Le cadre de prévisualisation est noir. Il n'a plus de taille prédéfinie. En zoomant/dézoomant, le cadre ne bouge pas, rien ne se passe. Comme si il y avait une composition noire d'une taille infinie alors que j'ai des calques.
    J'ai redémarrer mon pc une première fois, tout est revenu dans l'ordre. Puis en relançant le logiciel pour continuer le projet, le bug est revenu.
    La prévisualisation prend en compte le son, mais pas l'image.

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  6. Magnification Ratio Pop-up

    Please allow us to lock the magnification ratio. Sometimes it would wildly go through different magnifications without intending to. It would be great to just lock it. Thanks.

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  7. Accessibility

    I would like to see a more Accessibility friendly user interface in all of the Adobe apps. As a recent member to the visually impaired community, I now struggle with the Adobe applications that I have been using for over 2 decades. There needs to be a high contrast mode or modes to the UI. ie, white on black. As well, a scalable UI and font sizes would be great.

    Finally, making sure that ALL text elements in the UI, menus, tools etc. can be read by a text to speech engine would go a long way.

    thanks.

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  8. accessibility features

    I would like to see a more Accessibility friendly user interface in all of the Adobe apps. As a recent member to the visually impaired community, I now struggle with the Adobe applications that I have been using for over 2 decades. There needs to be a high contrast mode or modes to the UI. ie, white on black. As well, a scalable UI and font sizes would be great.

    Finally, making sure that ALL text elements in the UI, menus, tools etc. can be read by a text to speech engine would go a long way.

    thanks.

    1 vote
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  9. "Look At All Layers" can't be assigned to shortcut

    For some reason you can't assign a shortcut to the "Look At All Layers" command in the "View" menu. Even though the Keyboard Shortcuts editor might have a shortcut saved and listed, it has no effect when pressing the shortcut later on.

    I can see that AE also doesn't list the shortcut next to the command in the actual menu, so for some reason the connection must be broken.

    This is a real nuisance, because this command is crucial for quickly navigating the 3D space such as in Blender or Cinema4D.

    Apparently this is a well-known bug. Could this be…

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  10. Nulls Shouldn't Open in Layer Window

    Small but time-saving suggestion, please disallow Null objects opening in the Layer window.

    When using the keyboard shortcut to add a null to the stage, I habitually hit Return to name the layer, however this instead opens the newly-created Null in the Layer window.

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  11. Add UI font size controls

    Just like in Photoshop, AE really ought to have UI font size controls. On large screens the default UI font size is too small and, at least on a Mac, beyond scaling my entire display, there seems to be no way to fix this.

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  12. Smarter Grouping in Shape Layers

    Add a 'Group Selected' function, to enclose the selected items in a new group, and keep expression references intact, also when the group is renamed. (the Debugger knows when a reference is lost after a group or rename action and should be able to update the expressions acoordingly)

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  13. Project Window Indicator for current Comp in CompViewer

    In Ae, one reoccuring confusing UI related issue is, that the user thinks that a different Comp is shown - resulting in working in an original in stead of a copy.

    Cause of this, is that in the Project panel, a different Comp name can be highlighted than the Comp opened in the Comp viewer.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have some sorrt of indicator in the project panel, that shows which comp is open. E.g a bullet in front of the Comp name (and folder name). See attached visualisation.

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  14. 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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  15. 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

    27 votes
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  16. Composition display error

    Strange symbols take up workspace when creating new compositions. Resetting to default does nothing.

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  17. UI: Slight overshoot at bottom of layer panel (indicates bottom layer is reached)

    Whenever I have composition with a large number of layers I have a hard time knowing when I am at the bottom of my layer stack. I'll scroll to the bottom and I have no visual indicator that I have reached the bottom. A slight overshoot with a grey spot at the bottom would help me know I've reached it.

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  18. AE 2020 17.5.0 (Build 40) - Fill & Stroke change color when EyeDropping from swatch

    I am adding a stroke on a shape layer, but getting a shaded version of the color from UI and not the actual color in the swatch.

    In other versions of AE you can eye dropper the fill color if you want it to be the same.

    Steps to show error in Windows AE 2020:
    Create shape layer
    Add fill
    Add stroke
    Modify the stroke in Contents
    Clicking the swatch color - brings up the color dialog
    in the swatch color dialog - the eye dropper can't actually pick the same color from the fill in the top middle bar.

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  19. New 3D gizmos make interface render slowly.

    Working on a project with 150 3D video layers laid out in a custom tile pattern. I have been working in wireframe mode mostly to make things move a bit faster when just laying things out.

    When working in wireframe mode there is no way to turn off the new 3D gizmos. For one their solid color and large size make it hard to see what you are doing if you have 150 layers. If you hide layer controls you see essentially nothing. When working with this many layers trying to move them accurately become basically impossible. The cause AEs…

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  20. Modifier keys for the new 3D transform gizoms

    It would be nice to add the shift/command modifier keys to effect transformations 10x and 1/10th respectively while making adjustments using the gizmos in the composition window. This should replicate the effects of using these modifiers when scrubbing numeric values in the timeline.

    It could effect translation, scale and rotation similarly. I especially find using the rotation gizmo imprecise and would appreciate a 1/10 modifier.

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