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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

    12 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    12 votes
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  8. 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!

    12 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Fix expression editing within graph view

    In both AE 17.0.0 and 17.0.2, I did not test it in 17.0.1. Using Win10 with a Ryzen 3700x and a GTX 1060 6gb

    When editing or writing expressions while in the graph view mode, it is hit or miss whether or not the new code will be commited.

    It was suggested by another user to use the 'enter' key on the numpad to commit changes, but this didn't work every time either, so it doesn't solve the problem.

    When editing expressions in the normal layer view everything works and saves/updates as it should. You just type out the code…

    11 votes
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  12. 3D grid option for custom camera view, like in C4D

    Sometimes in can be hard to orient yourself in 3D space when using the custom camera view in after effects. It would be great to have a 3D grid option on the XZ plane like in Cinema 4D for spatial reference.

    11 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Switching comp should switch the Master comp drop down in Essential Graphics panel

    When you work in the Essential Graphics panel and start to connect attributes from different comps and jumping back and forth between comps, the Master comp you select from the drop down in Essential Graphics panel should update to the comp you are currently viewing.

    If you want to freeze the panel to add attributes to a Essential Graphics Master comp that you are currently not viewing add the little lock icon like we have in the comp-viewer, effects panel.

    11 votes
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  15. copy and paste groups of markers

    For instance: Copy markes from audio cues to the comp. Bonus Points for moving an group of markers.

    11 votes
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  16. Add an icon toggle for Parenting&Link in timeline view please

    How would you like the feature to work?
    There are currently 3 icon toggles in the lower lefthand corner of the Timeline panel -
    1-Layer switches
    2-Transfer Controls pane
    3-Timestretch
    Please, please, please add a 4th icon/toggle for Parenting

    Why is this feature important to you?
    Parenting is used more far than Timestreching and yet its not included in the toggle icons below.
    This continues to make no sense especially now that you've added Linking in the panel.
    Parenting is also the panel most would open to use quickly and then collapse to save space.
    Come on guys. This is…

    11 votes
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  17. Public BETA Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators: Please add a keyboard shortcut to switch between “Tool creates Shapes/Masks”

    It would be great if users could change the behavior to create shapes or masks with the pen or shape tools selected on the fly with a keyboard shortcut instead of moving the cursor up to the tool bar. Maybe with the ALT/OPT key as a modifier. Thank you!

    10 votes
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  18. Addition or substraction in time indicator

    It would be nice to be able to add or susbtract values in the time indicator field to move in the timeline by maths.

    10 votes
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  19. Outside canvas view

    I'd like a way to see objects which are placed outside the canvas. (Outside the dimensions of the composition) Off stage. Like in Animate or Illustrator.

    That would be so handy for me, animating stuff which come sliding in/out of view.

    10 votes
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  20. Waveform Time Overlay

    "Toggle Timeline Waveform Overlay" button next to the Graph Editor button on the timeline bar. I've attached a mockup, but out would basically overlay a compositions audio into the Time Ruler bar for key framing without having a moving layer (this sucks). See attached.

    10 votes
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