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  1. Show Keyframe connection

    This interface tweak is as usefull as it is simple. Even before implementing a label colors for keyframes I think this one will be a massive improvement for clarifying the timeline when you have a lot of keyframe.

    An image :
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    Suggested by :
    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#connection

    8 votes
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  2. Show keyframe velocity in Timeline

    Everythink that can allow me to not go in the graph editor is a must have. I use a lot the duik script to tweak the velocity without going inside the graph editor.

    This small feature was suggested by sandervandijk.

    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#velocity-in-timeline

    One of the most used features is the "Keyframe Velocity" window. It shows the amount of easing that comes in—and goes out of a Keyframe. This is valuable information to know but right now it's hidden in the "Keyframe Velocity" window.

    It'd make a huge difference to get better access to this information—especially directly in the Timeline ( right…

    24 votes
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  3. Importing folder of WAVs error "evaw"

    Dragging a dropping a folder of .WAV's into the after effects bin no longer works on the latest version 15.0.1.

    Error: file 'Folder name here' cannot be imported - files of type "EVAW" cannot be used as sequences.

    2 votes
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  4. Align to Key Object

    The same function that Illustrator has would be amazing. Select two objects, click on the key object then hit align centre.

    30 votes
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  5. Change multiple compositions settings

    Allow us to invoke the Composition Settings dialogue when multiple comps are selected in the Project Panel, and apply changes to all of them at once.

    Parameters that have different values are denoted with a dash. For e.g. if you have selected 2 comps, 1 with Frame Rate set to 25, and one set to 30, the value shown is -

    That value is still editable and the resulting change will set both comps to the new value.

    If the value is left untouched, both comps will retain their individual settings.

    23 votes
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  6. After Effects 15.1 bug: File "(filename).aif" cannot be opened, it may be in an unsupported format. ( 86 :: 1 )

    Please also see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2476842, as this was previously submitted in the community forum.

    Expected Result: Users should be able to use AIFF files in After Effects. It is an industry standard file format.

    Experienced Issue: The current version of After Effects will not allow them to be used. After updating to 15.10, After Effects stopped recognizing .aif files.

    Error message when opening any project with .aif files in them: After Effects error: File "(filename).aif" cannot be opened, it may be in an unsupported format. ( 86 :: 1 )

    -This happens on multiple machines tested.
    -Uninstall/reinstall does not resolve. …

    5 votes
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  7. Move the new transform pickwhips next to the value fields so they're not directly under the layer pickwhips

    Putting these new pick whips directly under the layer pickwhips creates a confusing, cluttered area of the UI.
    Move them so they are away from the main pickwhip

    5 votes
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  8. Option-pickwhip to create relative paths to layers and features within the same layer.

    This would set up relative paths based on layer index and propertyIndex.

    3 votes
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  9. Ability to see audio waveform and keyframes at the same time

    It would be great if you could see a layer’s audio keyframes and waveforms at the same time - maybe a bit like in Premiere. It’s annoying to have to toggle between the two when working with audio. It would also be useful to be able to see a muted layers waveforms.

    13 votes
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  10. Request to change bit-depth nomenclature in the Output Module.

    "Millions of Colors+" is so 90's. It's now 2018 and people understand bit-depths much better. It's time to use more professional terms like "16-bit", "32-bit float" and so on.

    10 votes
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  11. Animation Preset as a Panel

    It would be useful to have independent "User Preset" and "Animation Preset" panels, dockable and stackable like the other panels, instead of a folder inside "Effect and Preset" panel.

    4 votes
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  12. Command + Space Bar Zoom

    Would be nice to have AE act the same as PS & AI with the "Command + Space Bar" zooming in & out in composition.

    7 votes
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  13. Separate Dimensions on Scale Property

    Allow the separation of dimensions for the Scale transform control. Just like Position does currently.

    92 votes
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  14. Close Tabs To The Right

    Borrow the wonderful little Close Tabs To The Right option from Chrome (and add a "To The Left" option) and add it to the Timeline Panel menu.

    When working with deeply nested comps, it would be really handy to close a bunch of comps to the right (or left) of the currently open comp. Close Other Timeline Panels isn't always the best option to clear out the tabs you want shut.

    14 votes
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  15. better way to work with masks in the viewer

    Everytime I work with masks in the viewer I end up selecting/moving other layers and I have to reselect the mask which constantly throws me out of my flow. This is really frustrating.
    Please come up with a better way. Maybe add a switch to the viewer that locks everything from being selected other than the current active layer.

    3 votes
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  16. Jump custom number of frames on the timeline

    Ability to go forward/back a settable number of frames (like 7 or 24) using a non-existing combination (like Cmd+Shift + PgUp/Down on Mac and Ctrl+Shift + PgUp/Down on PC).
    The number of frames could be set in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel.

    12 votes
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  17. UI "Not Responding" after very short time or ANY mouse clicks.

    The user interface times out in Windows and offers up a "Not Responding" very quickly. The timeout seems to have shortened considerably in CC2018.

    There should be a way to run the message queue both from script and from plugins so that clicking on the AE windows doesn't immediately make them stop responding and so that progress can accurately be reported to the user.

    I have written this script which highlights the problem. Playing around with various values for 'totalTime' and 'numIterations' really shows off the problem and I have something that seems to work ok as long as updates…

    2 votes
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  18. Improve UI - Viewport, panels and share Workspaces

    It's still a pain to manage workspaces on After Effects, more if you only have one monitor (mine is a full hd ultrawide).

    It would be amazing to lock the size and position of the viewport and other panels, so you could arrange your panels and not mess your workspace by chance. (Doesn't happen to you that sometimes you have two viewports, and when you close one, all your panels shrinks and moves and you have to rearrange them again?)

    With this feature, you could have only one viewport, where you can place more than one composition preview and manage…

    16 votes
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  19. Expression Keys

    Similar to "Label Colors for Keys" suggestion, with the added functionality of triggering expressions.

    Create a keyframe
    Right-Mouse Click the keyframe and select Scripted Key
    Write parameter specific script in pop up script panel
    Scripted key is red with an "E" or "S" on it and triggers expression when playback head hits it.
    You could also select script range, and bar is created that indicate the start and end of the script.
    No expression controls need.

    7 votes
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  20. 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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