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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Dynamic Zoom on After effects ?

    have a dynamic zoom on After Effects, like on Illustrator or Photoshop ...

    8 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Option for new expression editor to retain size of window / box

    The new expression editor is… probably great, once I get used to it. But pleeeaaase consider re-enabling the old behaviour where the size of the editor box remained the same when in both edit and view mode. It is driving me absolutely nuts that AE keeps reverting it. I like to drag out extra space below my last line for clarity. With the new editor, code in edit mode takes up more screen space than the same code in view mode, so a long last line ends up off the bottom and I have to scroll down to see it.

    8 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Move protected areas inside mogrt

    I love the way responsive time has been implemented inside after effects. It's efficient and practical. Especially since, in Premiere Pro, I cannot visualize the protected areas.

    But one thing I'm missing in Ae would be the ability to drag the protected areas around so that I could sync a transition to the right keyframe/image/sound.

    I built a small prototype in Xd, but the auto-animations don't work yet on the web. So you've got a video too :)

    https://xd.adobe.com/view/655b20d0-0f78-4f01-545e-8a42f1312d48-136a/

    8 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    8 votes
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  13. 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

    8 votes
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  14. Essential graphics panel - Faster workflows through smarter property naming, copy/pasting properties and twirl down/folder organization

    Right now when you add in a property from an expression control like a slider, it just shows up as "Slider" in the panel even if you've named the effect. It would save me a ton of time if you just took the name of the effect instead of just giving it a generic title like "Checkbox" or "Slider". I keep having to rename things in the EG panel that I've already taken the time to name properly in my project.

    If you won't do that, please at very least add the ability to quickly tab between the names of…

    8 votes
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  15. 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…

    8 votes
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  16. 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.

    8 votes
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  17. Show Keyframe connection

    This interface tweak is as usefull as it is simple. Even before implementing a label colors for keyframes I think this one will be a massive improvement for clarifying the timeline when you have a lot of keyframe.

    An image :
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52829097e4b043b800eeef8c/t/55f77bafe4b084d89b9c3424/1442282417145/Keyframe-Connections-1?format=1000w

    Suggested by :
    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#connection

    8 votes
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  18. 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.

    8 votes
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  19. Better organisation in program of essential graphics

    Essential Graphics templates can take a lot of trial and error to get right. Why is it to difficult to delete a graphic when I want to export a new copy? When using essential graphics panel I can't delete templates, and I have no way to save and update a new copy.

    8 votes
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  20. 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!

    7 votes
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