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  1. Support 5.1 Audio Directly from After Effects

    Being able to take an interleaved 5.1 audio WAV file and render it onto a final MOV as true multi-track (as opposed to current flattening to stereo) would be revolutionary for our Graphics department. This would alleviate the need to re-render out of Premiere to incorporate 5.1 audio onto final graphics files.

    13 votes

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  2. New Shape Layer 'Expression Repeater'

    How about a new type of Repeater for shape groups that looks pretty much the same as the existing one, except that values in it's Transform properties are not applied cumulatively, but rather have their expressions evaluated individually for every copy of the shape?

    So if I add a random expression to the repeater's Position property, I get a bunch of randomly positioned copies. Ideally we'd get expression access to something like repeaterIndex (like textIndex in text layer expression selectors) but even without any new syntax it would be amazing. I can already imagine making a growing vine which automatically…

    29 votes

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  3. Bugreport: wrong colors with PNG import since AfterEffects 17.7.0

    Since AfterEffects 17.7.0 the colors of PNG files will be shown not correctly. It seems the the PNGImporter ignores the colormanagement of the files or does something else wrong.
    Attached you can find screenshots with wrong and correct result.
    I also wanted to upload a sample scene so that you can test it on your site, but an upload of zip or aep is not possible.

    15 votes

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  4. "V" shortcut does not work in AE 18.1

    After update to 18.1 the "V" key is not working to choose the selection tool.

    21 votes

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  5. Error message with AE 2022

    AE 2022 is unstable and have bugs. It keeps cashing and sometimes just won't opening, I have to force quit and restart.
    I also got this error message when opening a specific project :
    "Internal verification error, sorry! [no current context]".
    I tried to reinstall AE, did not work, then I reinstalled CC desktop and all my app, and I still got this message.
    I was hoping today's update was going to fix that, but no, I still got the error.
    I had to downgrade AE to the previous version and now everything's fine. I miss the good old times…

    2 votes

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  6. Bug Report: The image which made rendering in Ae2022 is broken.

    When I make rendering in TIFF-sequence and PSD-sequence , an image is broken.

    OS : win10
    GPU : RTX2060S (Driver v471.11)
    Ae : v22.0.1

    Ae condition

    [project-setting]
    Depth: 16bits per channel

    [output-module-setting]
    Depth: Milions of colors+
    Color: Straight(unmatted)

    3 votes

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  7. Thai characters rendering issues

    Hi, I work in a big team, and several guys were having issues with the rendering of Thai characters in After Effects.

    The main issue we encountered was some vowels not being rendered in the correct position or completely missing altogether.
    We have been using the "south asian and middle eastern" text engine, but with different results. If we create the file from scratch using that engine, we barely encounter the issue, but usually we receive files created by our clients, so we find ourselves constantly trying to solve this, and having different results in various computers with the same…

    2 votes

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  8. Bring back 1, 2, 4-View Interface!

    For some stupid reason... we can no longer see the 1, 2, 4-View option in the Composition Window. This feature has been changed where you MUST have 3D Track enabled in order to view this option. Whomever made that decision to update the interface with this newer work flow is an Idiot! CHANGE IT BACK! There was NO reason for this!

    19 votes

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    As of today, in After Effects Beta v18.2 build 9, the view layout can now be switched by going to the View menu > Switch View Layout. You no longer need to have a 3D layer in the comp to switch the view layout.

    We’re looking at other changes in this area. Please try the Beta build and let us know how these changes work for you.

  9. Option for temporary prefs reset

    On more than a few occasions I've needed to check and see if my workspaces have been contributing to issues that arise in the public beta. The official way to reset all my prefs is to launch the app while holding

    • Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows)
    • Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS)

    This works but it completely obliterates all my prefs custom workspaces forever. I currently go to that folder and make a copy before doing this but that eats up time and is a pain. I'd like to have a temporary option to load the app with default preferences (perhaps by holding z with the…

    6 votes

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  10. Fix Media Encoder 2022 frames timing inconsistency bug

    When I use AME to render h264 video (Preset - Match source - High bitrate), some layers appear and disappear at wrong time on the result video, though it's composed correctly in After Effects - I've checked it frame by frame.

    I have white background on video, objects appear few milliseconds later than they should, so video "blinks" on some transitions.

    I attached video. List of issues:
    5 sec - white screen, layers appear too late (person and walls)
    6 sec - same scene, layer with a person disappear too early
    6 sec - next transition "blinks" with white screen…

    2 votes

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  11. AE 2021 preserve RGB interpret footage issue

    I see this has been reported before but still not fixed.

    AE 2021 is changing the footage interpretation on quicktime files(could also be all files). I have preserve RGB box checked on a quicktime file in AE 2020. I open the same AE file in AE 2021 and the box is now unchecked.

    I tested this on multiple quciktime files and the issue persists. This is a big issue as the AE project files will be used by multiple artists and the look is changing dramatically when that box is unchecked.

    2 votes

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  12. keeping plugins and scripts working when new version come out.

    You provide new versions too often. It's not comfortable to re install all plugins each time.

    9 votes

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  13. BIB Error with certain fonts in AE

    I recently downloaded fonts that keeps causing bugs to AE and Photoshop compatibility. These fonts are called EB_Garamond. If I remove them the bugs disappear.
    This is the font:
    https://fonts.google.com/specimen/EB+Garamond

    Please fix

    1 vote

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  14. Opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects

    Add a checkbox or something to allow users to opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects.

    I already have a valid perpetual license for Cinema 4D R19 Studio. R21 is pointless as it only allows me to use a trial license or purchase a license. The application is useless for those who already own a commercial license.

    To make matters worse, I must uninstall it every time there is an update for After Effects. Quite frankly, I consider it bloatware. It useless and it wastes space on my hard drive.

    I understand that there are…

    101 votes

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  15. 2 votes

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  16. Cannot save AE project: "Could not rename the file" shows temporary file name

    Hi,
    I am using After Effects V22.01 on Windows 10.
    Lately I have not been able to save my project. It works for a while, then suddenly the problem occurs. I am saving to a AVID server disk.
    The error message reads, "After Effects warning: Could not rename the file 'Y:....<nameOfProject>.4888.8984.aep' to '<nameOfProject.aep'. The number are added by After Effects and seems to be some sort of temporary name? I have to save as to get this working.

    2 votes

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  17. Perspective Offset in Turbulent Noise does nothing

    The Perspective Offset checkbox in Turbulent Noise does not currently work. No parallax. It does wok as it should in Fractal Noise.

    2 votes

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  18. Source Text expressions crashes in Arabic

    When I use expressions for a Arabic Text on Source Text, It works in the beginning but after a few second AE crashes.

    If you want to see the crash, move the time indicator several times, or duplicate the layer several times.

    2 votes

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  19. Pre-Comp Library

    Creative Cloud libraries are a great feature of the CC environment. What if we could save AE pre-comps as assets to be re-used in different AE projects?
    If I create a simple animation using AE shape layers, I might want to use the same animation later. I could render it, but that would be a destructive way to save the element.

    Can Adobe implement some sort of pre-comp asset file into the CC library ecosystem? If I create a simple shape layer animation and would like to save it as a pre-comp file outside of the original AE project, it…

    1 vote

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  20. Mp4 files showing green glitches, both in preview and rendering

    Whenever I import a mp4 file it appears green, even though the files are not corrupted or damaged. Sometimes in the preview I can see the file appear normal, without any issues and when I render it shows like a green screen. This doesn't happen when I import the same file into premiere so I assume the problem is with After Effects

    3 votes

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