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  1. UI - Have the shape/mask cursor reflect which shape is currently toggled

    Simple one! ...if you tap Q to select the mask/shape tool, and it's set to rectangle, rather than just a crosshair cursor, it would show a crosshair with a little rectangle. Tap Q again to switch to elipse, and the cursor changes to crosshair plus elipse. never again would we tap Q, drag a mask... and oops I was already on the shape tool, I wanted a rectangle but got an elipse. ....why not implement on all apps?

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  2. UI button rollovers issue in Ray Dynamic Color

    I'm getting a UI issue with Ray Dynamic Color when I rollover the colour palette and when I click on colours. Colours are disappearing from the palette and getting a black stroke around them which then disappears when I rollover or rolloff again. You can see it happening in the attached video.

    It only started happening in the most recent updates to After Effects 2019 and apprently this is a bug affecting a lot of users. Please fix this Adobe!


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  3. Disable automatic comp creation

    Currently every imported item creates a new comp. There should be a way to disable this. I find it super annoying. Thanks!

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  4. Left mouse drag to change parameter values plus additional right mouse click to undo parameter value changes

    The idea is, whenever you change values e.g. position, rotation, values in effects or any value in AE by left mouse button drag to decide if that change is better or not you end up undoing it with keyboard shortcut Strg+z if you are not satisfied. Please implement the possibility for an additional right mouse button click while still draging with left mouse button to return to the original value before draging started. The additional right mouse button click would work like an undo. This would speed up workflow tremendously and would eliminate thousends of manual undos (Strg+z) a working…

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  5. Search bar in Window file menu

    I think, with the prevalence of scripts nowadays, it would be great if there was a search bar in the Window pull-down menu on the file menu. It can get frustrating to hold down the down arrow for a long time when you have a ton of scripts installed. This would help save a lot of time.

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  6. Create Outlines - Option To Remove "OUTLINES" text from layer

    Currently when I create a shape layer from an AI file, there are multiple things happening to indicate it's a shape layer -- blue layer color, star shape indicator, and "Outlines" text added to the end of layer name.

    Would it be possible to get a feature added to the settings where users can stop the process from adding it to the layer name? I always wind up removing it anyway since I think it's cleaner and easier to read without it. This would save me a lot of time.

    Thanks!

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  7. Give VR Rotate Sphere tilt and roll anchor point markers.

    The anchor point on which the tilt and pan rotates is static while the roll anchor point is dynamic in relation to tilt and pan. If there could be a visual mark for the anchor point where the roll rotates,that moves as tilt and pan are adjusted, that would help understand what's happening. It would also be helpful to have visual marks for the tilt rotation anchor.

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  8. replace with after effects composition

    when selecting multiple clips in premiere's timeline and choosing to replace with after effects composition, after effects opens up, imports said clips, layers are in place but comp is empty, or after effects ignores subclip in and out points and uses their 00:00:00 timecode as start automatically... wtf? it didn't happen before

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  9. Layer Switches of nested Comp behave unexpected

    Nesting with passing blend modes is a bit confusing.
    When activating this (by clicking the same icon as for contiuous rasterizing...), the quality tick seems to become in effective (a dash appears). When clicking that dash, the icon does not changge, but the render quality actually does change (anti-aliasing/interpolation is switched on and off) Strange?

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  10. CUDA

    I have a GTX 1660 Ti and when i use the GPU acceleration i notice the rendering being slow and when i check the GPU usage it only peaks to 10% and stays on 5% on average.
    And also when i render it fails giving me this (error code -1609760768)
    plz help

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  11. Add a stop/pause button in the Mask Tracker panel

    Aborting the Mask Tracker is somewhat confusing. A stop button will help. It's what the user expects to be present.

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  12. Disable depth of field when C4D engine is active

    As the C4D engine allows or disables some extra options (like geometry options for text for example), it should also disable the options it cannot render.

    For example, with C4D engine active, we can still change the depth of field of the camera, the aperture, the blur level, but indeed we don't see any difference because C4D engine can't render it. Then, why are these options still active ?

    It would be more clear if these options were active or inactive (in grey) whether the C4D engine is active or not.

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  13. Dropdown options - No action when right click → change value

    For almost all options with values (like position, anchor point position, scale, rotations, effects, etc.), when we right click on the value and choose "Modify value", it opens a little window with more details about the value settings (for example, on position or scale, we can change the unit). This is really cool.
    Sometimes, this option doesn't exist (in some effects options).
    But for all the options with a dropdown list, we can click on "Modify value" but it does nothing. It doesn't pop up any settings window, nor it doesn't open the dropdown list.
    (For example, you can try…

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  14. The Project item color change keeps going gray for no reason.

    When I right click on the color tag in the project files, it's gray for no reason.

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  15. French translation error - Cell Pattern effect ("Cycle evolution")

    In the "Cell pattern" generate effect, the "Cycle evolution" option has been translated into "Evolution du cycle" in French. It should be "Reboucler l'évolution" ("to cycle the evolution") instead of "Evolution du cycle" ("evolution of the cycle"). The error comes from how we interpret "cycle" (as a verb or as a noun).
    Also, in French, all the uppercases should take the accents ("Évolution" instead of "Evolution", etc.) : https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/QDL005

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  16. BUG - on click to select, keyframe moves

    There's a bug where when you're zoomed out in the timeline and click on a keyframe it moves one frame to the right. It happens using both mouse and trackpad (so it's not just my sloppy clicking). But it doesn't happen when zoomed closer into the timeline. And it also doesn't happen when dragging to select keys.

    AE 16.1.2 (has happened in all versions of 16)
    macOS 10.14.6

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  17. Bulge Effect: Have middle-mouse-drag NOT move the bulge centre, but pan as per usual

    When using the Bulge Effect, if you Middle-mouse "pan", the Bulge Center moves instead of panning around the image, which seems odd. I think this should not be the default behaviour - left-dragging the bulge centre should move it, and middle-mouse dragging should pan around the image, as it normally does.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Apply the Bulge effect to a layer
    2. While the Bulge Effect is selected, middle-mouse drag in the comp viewer window to pan it

    Actual Result:
    Bulge Center moves.

    Expected Result::
    View pans around. Bulge Center should only move when left-mouse-dragging.

    Any Workarounds:
    Deselect the…

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  19. cursor

    The **** cursor flickers between the default arrow and the action it will take upon click, like dragging a panel border. INFURIATING. Windows 10

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  20. Search feature in Layer Control Effects, Pickwhip and Expression Interface

    Sometimes we have to dig into a pretty big list of layers to find the one we're looking for. What if you enable a way to search them inside the list, so it's easier and faster to find them?

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