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  1. Preserve UI Layouts

    One of the bigger frustrations I have with AE comes up when I open a project created by someone else, and the AE UI converts to THAT person's layout. I can think of 0 instances in which that would be of any use.

    I know I can go to Window->Workspace and call my saved layout back up, but why should I have to? Please change this behavior.

    14 votes
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  2. make after effects on ios and andriod

    make it available to ios and andriod users and make after effects user friendly.

    14 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Selection Tool with disableable scaling

    Selecting and translating objects in the viewport gets very frustrating with small assets because the resize handles become impossible to avoid. I would love it if the moving and scaling weren't always merged into the same tool. A size toggling button in the toolbar could allow users to disable scaling in the viewport and speed up their workflow greatly.

    14 votes
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  5. Diagonal Guides

    It would be amazing to have a native way to make diagonal guides in the Composition Window. Perhaps if you click the corner of the Ruler and then have a way to enter/edit specific rotation angles?

    14 votes
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  6. short key to reveal shape layer path

    short key to reveal shape layer path, or even all the options into the effect panel!!! sick of toggling arrows in the shape layers

    13 votes
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  7. Please make scroll to zoom (especially in the Comp window) dependent on a modifier key.

    If holding a modifier key to zoom in the Comp window were an option, using the Apple Magic Mouse in After Effects would not be such a maddening experience. Also, you could use the same modifier key+mouse scrolling to zoom in and out in the Timeline window. Maybe holding Z while scrolling? Since Z switches to the zoom tool, that would make more sense than having it just default to zooming in and out of the comp window. I want to keep the scrolling feature of the mouse for menus, so disabling scrolling in the mouse preferences is not an…

    13 votes
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  8. Fix the workspace off screen monitor issue with after Effects.

    Every time I switch between my home and office monitor I have to delete my preferences file to fix the workspace as it is way off screen.

    13 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. Lock a Layer in the Composition Viewer, but not the Timeline

    Currently, adjustment layers that cover the whole screen must be locked in order to access on layers below them when using the Viewer. This is sometimes frustrating to continually lock/unlock adjustment layers to make adjustments to their effects/properties.

    If a layer could be locked in the Viewer only, it would allow much faster editing of adjustment layers while also maintaining accessibility for all other layer below them.

    This could also serve as a way to lock footage layers which the user wants to always remain in place, preventing accidental position shifts when dragging other items in the Viewer.

    Suggested implementation:…

    13 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Add "Arrow" shape primitive

    Can you, please, add new shape parametric primitive object called "Arrow"?
    So many times I need so many arrows in infographic project, and all this times I do it manualy by expressions wipe between rectangle and triangle.

    12 votes
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  13. Let us view the timeline while viewing the Graph editor

    It is very tedious to switch between the graph editor and the timeline over and over again.

    By changing this it would be possible to easily change the keyframes position, moving layers and adjusting the velocity of the keyframes in the same workspace.

    12 votes
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  14. 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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  15. I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    12 votes
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  16. Please add option to not load workspace on file, but rather stick to the one you are currently using.

    Opening old files or files from other designers always loads the workspace on the file, which in most cases doesn't match the current one, or simply isn't available.

    I've found that it is very rare that I want to use a different workspace than the one I am currently using when opening a file, so this behavior forces unneeded interaction and interruption to the workflow

    It would be ideal to have a general option to disable this behavior and instead ignore the workspace setting saved on the file.

    Thanks!

    11 votes
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  17. Seperate dropdown menu for 3rd party scripts

    This may seem stupid, but I have quite a few 3rd party scripts now, too many to have open and docked at the same time.

    Because they are listed underneath everything else in the 'Window' dropdown, it's slow and annoying having to scroll down. I think it would be cool to have a seperate dropdown near the top, much like extensions has. An added bonus would be to limit it to around 14 per row, so it stacks sideways. See attached mockup..

    Basically I am too lazy to scroll.

    Thanks

    11 votes
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  18. Allow for scripts to access After Effects Color picker

    Writing scripts for after effects is fun as well as frustrating, but scripts allow for the community to bring features to After effects to ease workflow processes.
    And I think adding the possibility to access After effects native color picker would open up a great amount of potentials for scripts.

    Currently we have to adress OS native color pickers which from my experience doesn't match colors with AE.

    10 votes
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  19. Master Properties shortcut (like ee or uu)

    Would be great to twirl up/down all the Master Properties with a hot key
    Maybe pp?

    10 votes
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  20. Give us 75% zoom level

    This was similar requested many times.

    Let's keep it easy for the beginning - not asking for


    • dynamic zoom like in Illustrator

    • or finer zoom control

    JUST add 75% zoom level.

    50% is so small, 100% cuts of the edges. 75% would be such a pleasure to work with!

    10 votes
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