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  1. Fluid Interface Improvements

    It's 2018 and everyone by this point is used to fluid smartphone interfaces that run at 30-60FPS and yet After Effects (and most of the adobe suite) can't scroll through layers at anything about 10 FPS to save it's life.

    Try to scroll through a comp with 100+ layers and watch as the FPS of the panel drops to about 3FPS. I'm not sure why this is such a hard problem to fix.

    The "Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer, And Footage Panels" checkbox doesn't seem to help at all and sometimes even makes the problem work.

    Other fluidity improvements:
    - It…

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  2. Track Matte (alpha/luminance) on multiple layers

    Preferably I would love Groups to do this (being able to add multiple layers to a group thats affected byt he same adjustment or alpha layer), the same way as Photoshop. But being able to select that multiple layers track matte from one source is something I miss a LOT of times and have to find ways to work around the limitations of the program.

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  3. 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.

    10 votes
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  4. 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.

    10 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. After Effects 17.5 Separate 3D Gizmo and the Bounding Box in the 'Handles' option for 'View Options'

    We often use Cyclops in order to create behind the scenes breakdowns of our shots. However with the new 3D Gizmo, it's not possible to show bounding boxes of different layers without also having a giant brightly colored 3D Gizmo on every layer as well.

    Behind the Scenes footage is a backbone of our studio workflow, so it's a bummer that we won't be able to update and utilize the 3D tools while this is a thing.

    At the very least maybe have options for Gizmo size/opacity, something to make it less in your face.

    9 votes
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  9. Add Master Properties connections as a viewing option to the Composition Flowchart

    Composition Flowchart isn't used much by most but I think a KILLER addition to it would be the ability to see Master Properties connections in a nodal view.

    I'd be thrilled to see all the places my MP's are piped into and what the flow is. It would really help when opening up someone else's file to get a quick understanding to how Master Properties are being used!

    9 votes
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  10. 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.

    9 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. Selecting multiple text layers does not

    When selecting multiple text layers, the character panel does not accurately display font used and will sometimes display the last font used. Also, selecting multiple text layers to change font on all layers doesn't always work. This is true for 2018 and the new 2019 AE. I'm on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. Adobe please fix so we can alter multiple text layers at once and have an accurate preview of the font used in character panel.

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  14. Alphabetical Ordering of Items in Project Panel...

    Underscores seem to mess up alphabetical ordering? See attached image.

    9 votes
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  15. Timeline layers should not jump downwards after a bottom layer is twirled closed

    This is problematic behavior, because it makes it very easy to lose your place.
    Instead, keep the blank space that appears at the bottom:
    https://i.imgur.com/Zu5gary.png
    Don't automatically shift all the layers downwards! Allow the user to scroll up manually (which will move all the layers down.)

    Perhaps not everyone will like it this way, (and those people are crazy) so perhaps this should be a preference. Everyone's happy!

    If that made no sense, fear not! I have a video: https://youtu.be/9giCThQxcqE

    9 votes
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  16. Duplicated Render Queue Item on User Stopped to Retain Original In / Out Points

    I suggest changing the behavior of how the render queue item duplicates on a failed render.

    Currently, when you stop a render, and it duplicates the job in the render queue, the starting point is defined as the frame it was quit on which is pretty much never the case when user stopped.

    I believe a better behavior would be:

    if user stopped = duplicate render job and keep in / out points

    BUT

    if render fail = continue from last successful frame

    9 votes
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  17. History Panel

    A history panel that can be docked.

    9 votes
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  18. mask feather path to be separated from mask path

    feather must beanimatable over time as well as main mask math
    as well as mask mast have it's own position controls for offset rotation skew etc to be able to link it to nulls and meanwhile make adjustments to the mask path!

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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!

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