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  1. Trim Paths Delay

    It would be great to be able to set a time delay when using Trim Paths when set to individually. Having the ability to adjust when the next successive path starts would be a huge help.

    Currently when set to animate individually the paths are animated one at a time and ONLY when the previous path has finished. Being able to set that value would be such a time saver.

    14 votes
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  2. Shape trim paths should come after taper and wave operations

    Using trim paths, I'm trying to animate a shape stroke that has a taper added to the start and end of the stroke. Taper is calculated relative to the length of the stroke, which AE recognises as changing according to the percentage completion of the trim paths.

    This might be what you'd want some of the time, but I just want to animate the stroke like a pen mark being written on. The line left by a pen nib would not be shifting its thickness as it is being drawn on.

    2 votes
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  3. I can't double click and edit key frames anymore.

    I can't double click and edit key frames anymore.

    4 votes
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  4. Please Bring back the 3d-ray tracing in after effects new version

    Some of our old plugins and presets still working only with 3d-ray tracing.
    not only me I know lots of people who need this.

    Thank you.

    5 votes
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  5. Export to Animated PNG

    It is long overdue to provide a direct export option either through the Adobe Media Encoder or Render Queue to render out a sequence as an Animated PNG and also Animated SVG formats as these are now more and more required for many web applications. It would save a lot of time in a workflow to have to export as a png sequence then use a third party application to import the png sequence and then export as an APNG.

    4 votes
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  6. Separating Dimensions Shouldn't Ruin Your Animation Curves

    When you realize you need to separate the dimensions of a layer and you've already done animation on that layer, doing so shouldn't ***** up the work you've already done.

    This is 100% possible. Moho has this capability and it's hobbyist level software.

    2 votes
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  7. Preview Different Time while Editing Keyframes

    Not even sure if this is possible, but, being able to lock the point in an animation that you are viewing while adjusting a keyframe either before or after where the current time indicator is placed.

    I've been working on a big animation project and want to time things out that enter the frame and often have those objects outside of the camera view and am trying to key multiple object timings together at certain points.

    2 votes
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  8. use getStyleAt() also to redefine properties

    thisComp.layer("Text layer").text.sourceText.getStyleAt(0).fontSize
    gives me the size of the first character

    why :
    getStyleAt(0).setFontSize(72)
    it applies to all characters and doesn't allow to redefine only the size of the first character?

    1 vote
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  9. After Effects slow save

    After Effects /// For several months now, it has been taking too long to save a project (.aep).
    This problem began in March 2019, when I was using CC 2015.
    I have updated the program but the problem still continues: CC 2017, CC2018, CC2019, 2020.
    In previous versions, saving the project only took a few seconds. Now, it takes more than a minute.

    2 votes
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  10. Expose Paragraph Text Box Width/Height for Expressions

    It's currently impossible within expressions to set the width or height of a Paragraph Text box.

    This would be a massively helpful feature for text-based templates and animations.

    1 vote
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  11. Onion Skin Options (ideas)

    Either create a new brush that has the feature to view the PREVIOUS frame(s) with less opacity, Onion Skin solved; the Animation Brush

    Or simply make an effect that shows the previous frame(s) with less opacity, that is applied to the layer.

    Not sure why either of these have ever been implemented into After Effects. The community has been asking for any kind of built in Onion Skin for well over a decade. We all know Animate is on it's way out and it is not very good anyway. The only feature Animate does well is it's Onion Skin.

    1 vote
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  12. Use Character Animators detailed facial tracking

    I do a lot of detailed facial tracking for my content. It would literally save me days of work if AE was able to track face points as quickly as CH does.

    3 votes
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  13. Import AI to AE: AI Layers to Precomps

    For rigging and organization purposes, importing should be more tight. I guess every program in Suite can be integrated properly.

    When you "export as" ai to psd, for instance, you find every path created on illustrator in a folder/subfolder inside the layers tab on photoshop.

    This could be really useful if you prepare a tons of bones and parts in a rig workflow inside illustrator and try to import this project inside after effects.

    In a nutshell, you should be able to import AI layers in After effects as precomps.

    6 votes
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  14. Strokes in shape layers should have a customisable end cap, rather than the three simple options currently available.

    Strokes in shape layers currently offer three options for the end cap. It would be great if the end cap were customisable, either via beziers or with an importable artwork. This would make stroke animation much more powerful and useful.

    3 votes
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  15. Motion Sketch Audio is STILL broken.

    Please fix Motion Sketch. The Audio has been broken for FIVE YEARS.

    I have to record the video on my phone, play it back and start the recording and the motion sketch at the same time just to work around this issue.

    3 votes
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  16. Bring back the graphs in the main timeline

    I really miss being able to see the motion graph under the keyframes. You used to be able to toggle open the graph for keyframes right in the main timeline and it was super useful.

    Please add that back in as an option. I like the separate Graph Editor but sometimes I want to see how the graph relates to all the other keyframes around it in time. In the Graph Editor, you can only see them with their values and it gets really messy, visually.

    1 vote
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  17. Group name should be able to rename, It will be easy to rectify while animating characters

    Can we add group name rename option, It will very help full to know multiple groups via its name, i know i can do while creating layout or character in adobe illustrator I can give layers name and import in to after effect and convert illustrator layers to "create shapes from vector layer" with its original name, but inside the particular layer, there are multiple groups, which I need to rename the layers name. Please find the attached screen shot.

    Thanks,
    Amrish Jha

    2 votes
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  18. Convert text to paths

    It would be great if there was a function to convert a text into paths (just like in Illustrator), so I can create a graffiti painting animation for example. I know that I could trace the text by path, but it would be fine, or rather it would save a lot of time.

    1 vote
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  19. Keyboard shortcut for mask tracker analyze forward and backward.

    I do a lot of detailed facial tracking for my content, a keyboard shortcut to start the analyze forward or back function would save a lot of time clicking around when I have a lot of clips to get through.

    2 votes
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  20. loop mask keyframes

    It would be great if mask keyframes were loopable using the loopOut (or In) expression.

    1 vote
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