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  1. Assignable Keyboard shortcuts CC BB DD etc...

    Love UU. Love EE. Quick easy and no playing twister with your keyboard. What's easier than double tapping a key. Why not make double tapping assignable? Triple tapping? Too easy and logical to ignore.

    10 votes
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  2. 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.

    10 votes
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  3. Expression Editing Window

    I just really want a separate Expression panel, like the effects panel, where I can write expressions, and see what I'm writing without having to resize the text box on the timeline every time.

    Don't really care about coloured text or any of that other functionality. Just a simple text box.

    10 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Include all Shape Layer contents to Flowchart

    Twirl twirl twirl... Navigating all the components that can potentially live in a single shape layer is excruciating. Add all Shape Layer contents to the flowchart so we can get a bird's eye view of what's what and easily select components from there.

    Mock up: https://twitter.com/demafleez/status/721068185374490624

    10 votes
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  6. copy and paste groups of markers

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

    10 votes
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  7. 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…

    10 votes
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  8. Make Paragraph panel to not open when working with text layers if it closed

    I use custom script to work with paragraphs, and when i working with text layers Paragraph panel ALWAYS opens even if it undocked and closed. If it can't be hidden why it's have closed button then? And why custom workspace don't save that information (hidden Paragraph panel)

    9 votes
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  9. Shortcuts to twirl and untwirl layers

    As explained in this video from 2:26 to 5:00
    https://youtu.be/5UOfQc1TKaY?t=123

    We need THREE shortcuts in total:
    1. Twirl DOWN the current layer under the cursor
    2. Twirl UP the current layer under the cursor
    (For both of those, you should be able to simply hold the key down while moving the cursor across the timeline, instantly closing all layers the cursor touches.)


    1. TOGGLE the twirl status of the timeline layer under the cursor.
      (This shortcut would probably need to be pressed each time it is used.) It is extremely important that this NOT be the only shortcut for twirling. We…
    9 votes
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  10. 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.

    9 votes
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  11. Editing multiple master properties

    When I have multiple master comps of the same kind in a composition, they all have the same master properties. But I can't copy and paste keyframes between them, like I can with other properties.

    Workflow when editing the same master property on multiple layers should also work like normal properties.

    9 votes
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  12. Bug Report: After Effects 15.1 Black vertical lines when scrubbing timeline / Windows 10 / UI Scaling other than 100%

    On Windows 10, using AE v 15.1.0 and nVidia Driver v 391.35. Have UI scaling set to 125% (have tried custom as well) on a 3840x2160 monitor resolution. Any scaling other than 100% causes this issue. Black vertical lines appear on the timeline layers when scrubbing. When you stop they go away usually. There is also a slight shift of 1px probably, and a strange minor blurring of the timeline layers while scrubbing. If set to 100% UI scaling, all issues are gone.

    This was not an issue with the previous version of AE.

    9 votes
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  13. 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.

    9 votes
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  14. Improve multi window support

    Make the new windows have the default window controls like maximize and minimise and let them appear as different tabs in the task bar aswell.

    9 votes
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  15. Complete dark mode

    Right now the appearance can be set to pretty dark, but would be great to make it even darker if the user would like. Hours and hours in AE hurts the eyes!

    9 votes
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  16. Live Update in several viewers at the same time

    Nowadays, lots of softwares, even CG ones have this feature. Let's say I have two viewers, one with the general scene and next to it, another comp viwer with the character rig.

    It would be super useful that I can see changes in both viewers while dragging mouse, not only in the active view. This way workflow would be pretty much faster.

    8 votes
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  17. Add a Scroll bar to the VR Comp Editor

    When you have multiple takes created with VR comp it became unbearable to manage the takes, since you need to click the output buttom to make the takes conform you cannot simply click the comps on the Project Panel.

    This would be easly fixed with a scroll bar on the side.

    8 votes
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  18. Auto-Save while AE not in focus

    When multitasking & allowing AE to render in the BG, if you have a relatively short auto-save period, it will wait until the application regains focus to do the auto-save...This immediately introduces at least 30 seconds of wait time into switching back to AE, and often makes the computer "chug" or freeze for a few seconds as well.

    8 votes
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  19. Display LUTs for Composition viewer

    A lot of our time we work with log footage and use an adjustment layer on top layer with the Apply Color LUT effect. This slows down the whole comp more than I would expect a LUT to do as this should not be a heavy effect (see Premiere's realtime implementation for a start). Secondly it usually means slower final renders as the cache contains renders with the LUT on but we obviously want to output as log. A more elegant solution would be to be able to load a LUT into the composition viewer and let the GPU do…

    8 votes
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  20. Pre-comp fits to layer size rather than project size

    When pre-comping, it would be really useful if there were a tick box to fit the new comp to the size of the layers rather than the document size. I realise that this would need to be disabled for some pre-comps (audio files for example). I can do this manually, but changing the size of the pre-comp moves things around in my original comp which is not ideal.

    8 votes
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