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  1. Dropdown Menu Control should not reset Master Property references in other comps

    Adding/Removing items in the Dropdown Menu (DDM) should not reset any keyframes or expressions in other comps when using Master Properties.

    Likely, anyone using the DDM w/ MPs is doing some complex rigging, and having to start over from scratch if you need to add an option breaks almost any usefulness from being able to combine these awesome features!

    A nice UX would be to ask if you wanted to reset any keyframe or expression data, or let you choose to leave it, and deal with any resulting consequences like expressions breaking, etc.

    5 votes
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  2. Bookmark Properties in Layers

    Add a checkbox to every property editable in every layer, when the checkbox is ticked, it can be treated like "master properties" for precomps, and pressing a single letter shortcut can reveal all bookmarked master properties on every layer, making the layer easy to manipulate.

    1 vote
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  3. Swatches tool for every app and creative cloud

    Overall, the swatches should be the same. Now Illustrator and InDesign have the one that are really good (folders...). Photoshop, After Effect, Premiere... don't have the same. As people switch often from one to another and another app, it would be better to make these tools the same. The use of .ase should also be included in all possible apps and creative cloud.

    1 vote
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  5. Bug - Audio Preview

    Since the last update for After Effects, Previewing the audio by pressing period now plays silence for the firt half second of preview, making it impossible to use this method for syncing audio events

    2 votes
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  6. What would be great is if you could create folders inside layer panel...so you can group together layers...and obviously name the folders et

    What would be great is if you could create folders inside layer panel...so you can group together layers...and obviously name the folders etc. making it easier to work with folders rather than stacks of coloured layers.

    2 votes
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  7. Layer selection bug After Effects 2020 (v17.0) with dual monitors?

    My setup uses two monitors with the left monitor devoted to the timeline alone and my main monitor for the Project, Composition, etc. windows.

    In all previous versions of AE I could adjust something in the timeline on my left monitor, go to the comp window on the main monitor, then click, hold, and drag a layer to move it around.

    If I do the same thing in AE 2020 the selected layer will NOT drag on the first click. I have to click it once to "activate" that window (a blue outline appears) and then click and drag the…

    4 votes
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  8. 'View layer controls' is annoying. Sometimes layer controls are on sometimes off. 'layer controls always on' in preferences please!

    options to view layer controls are sometimes off sometimes on. You have to switch them on manually per composition which is mildly annoying. It would be great if there was an option in the preferences to select that all compositions should have the layer control options ON.

    1 vote
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  9. tmpAEtoAMEProject

    Leftover files create when exporting from AE to ME starting with "tmpAEtoAMEProject-". These files stay there even after the ME queue is cleared.

    1 vote
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  10. Being Able to Move around Composition by nudging arrow keys

    When I am zoomed in and trying to move around the Comp, it would be good if there is an option to nudge as my trackpad only zooms in and out of the composition. When I am zoomed in doing detailed work, its hard to switch to the hand tool and I might need to move around without pressing down the Spacebar

    Many thanks :)
    After Effects Rocks !

    1 vote
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  11. Dynamic Link Error Adobe CC updates 14th April 2020 (PremierPro 14.1 & After Effects 17.0.6)

    unable to obtain dynamic link error comes up in after effects when trying to us camera tracker and warp stabilizer, Premier Pro battles to re-link pre-comps from after effects.

    2 votes
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  12. Input number for layer referencing

    When you go to an effect like displacement map that needs to reference to a layer existing in the comp, we currently do so by selecting the layer from a drop down menu.
    For big projects with 200+ layers this becomes quiet time consuming and irritating to go all the way down the list!
    I suggest we put in the ability to input layer number for faster input.

    1 vote
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  13. Window menu will NOT scroll

    The window menu will NOT scroll up or down using the scroll wheel. I'm guessing this is a bug.

    Clicking the small arrows in the top and bottom in the ONLY way I have found to advance the menu, and I can only scroll one item at a time via clicking. This is extremely slow.

    I assumed this would be fixed in the latest update, but I was wrong. As of 17.0.2 (build 26), it's still there.

    3 votes
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  14. Ability to pin chosen layers always at the top of timeline panel

    Would be great to be able to choose whether a layer could always stay on top or not.

    For example a camera. Every time I add layers the camera slowly goes down in the stack and I have every time to drag it on the top cos I need to see its keyframing obviously.

    Same for Audio File. I know I can put Markers but in some cases I need to see the waveform as I am doing very specific timed animation.

    Same for Guide layers. Why they don't stay always on top as I need those to guide my…

    3 votes
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  15. Mesh warp points more visible

    Please make mesh warp effect points "always visible" switch and increase simplicity to pick points. Now single and multiple picking is not easy.

    1 vote
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  16. Make the timeline smooth!

    After Effects lags when displaying many keyframes in the timeline.

    When I open a comp with a lot of keyframes (and I mean A LOT of keyframes), the timeline gets really laggy. When I zoom in so that the timeline shows only a few keyframes, it's not lagging at all.

    This problem is also present with Refresh Disabled, so this has nothing to do with the visual output; it's After Effects having trouble with merely displaying many keyframes.

    This is really slowing down my workflow; constantly have to zoom in or collapse other layers to prevent having to animate in…

    12 votes
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  17. Shortcuts to go to next/previous comp markers

    J and K work for layer markers, not comp markers

    19 votes
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  18. Don't Auto-Select the Expression Auto-Fill

    When you start typing an expression and the Auto Fill pops up it also Auto Selects it so when you just want to press enter to close the expression it actually auto-fills and closes it at the same time. This is rage inducing. (just sayin). Please don't auto select the auto fill.

    12 votes
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  19. Improved user interface and experience to match that of XD's, especially with layer manipulation

    The best thing this app could use is a refresh on its user interface.

    Being able to easily group items in a timeline with cmd+g, instead of placing layers in a separate composition would be HUGE. cmd+shift+g to ungroup, then be able to easily grab and bold text shapes on the composition viewer with hotkeys. Right now, you have to select text individually, then head to a dropdown just to bold something—what a hassle.

    Small tweaks like this would make After Effects so much more enjoyable to use. The only Adobe product I recommend to other people is XD because…

    2 votes
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  20. Remove keybind restrictions

    Certain custom keyboard shortcuts cannot be customized. For example, I want to remap the Selection tool to the "A" key. After Effects does not allow this to happen.

    I am able to make this change in Premiere Pro and Photoshop, and would appreciate if the same can be done in After Effects by removing these restrictions.

    11 votes
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