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  1. Split this forum into BUG REPORTS & FEATURE REQUEST sections

    Why is this site combining Feature requests AND bugreports together.
    I can't even filter Requests from bugreports.

    At least a filter would be nice to have!

    Thank you

    90 votes
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  2. align 3D layers

    Align 3D layers. Distribute them, etc. That's it really.

    64 votes
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  3. Expose all internal After Effects commands to scripting

    It's possible to find many of AE's command IDs by running the following ES function and filling in whatever menu command you're after:

    app.findMenuCommandId("Go To Keyframe Time");

    But many other commands that aren't strictly "menu" commands seem inaccessible / hidden. For example, it seems impossible to find the commands for shifting keyframes left or right (represented in the hotkey editor by entries like "NudgeKeyframesEarlier" or "Shift Selected Keyframes 1 Frame Earlier").

    It'd be great if you could expose these secret commands to scripting, by giving them entries in the function above, giving them command IDs, and/or by building an event…

    23 votes
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  4. Revival of direct export of mp4 container h.2648(mp4コンテナh.264の直接書き出しの復活)

    Please restore the mp4 (h.264 format) direct export feature that was possible in previous versions.

    It is possible to send to and export from AME even under current conditions.I feel inconvenient because I can not give out what I was able to release freely.

    In the current version with Ae's render queue function, it is easy for users to be able to export directly.

    以前のバージョンで可能だったmp4(h.264形式)の直接書き出し機能を戻してほしい。

    現状でもAMEに送り書き出すことは可能ですが、気軽に出せていたものが出せなくなり不便に感じます。Aeのレンダーキュー機能がある現行バージョンでは直接書き出しができる事がユーザーにとっては手軽です。

    45 votes
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  5. Please add a taper effect/option to 'Stroke' as well as Shape Layer strokes.

    Please add a taper effect/option to 'Stroke' as well as Shape Layer strokes.

    It's such a simple request that has been requested for over 8 years. The ability to taper a stroke of any kind. Either from the "Effects & Presets - Stroke" or a simple Shape Layer stroke.

    191 votes
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  6. Bug: After Effects 2020 crashes on preview

    After a short work, when I do a preview, the ae2020 stops working and crashes. it happens all the time

    5 votes
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  7. BUG: AE cc2020 - Wrong levels with ProRes files if project is set to 32 bits/channel

    ProRes and ProRes(HQ) files are too dark in AE if the project Color Depth is set to '32 bits per channel (float)'. ProRes 4444 and h264 files are read fine. All works fine with a color depth of either 8 or 16 bit. All color depths work fine in cc2019.

    AE Version: 17.0.2
    OSX Version: 10.14.6

    2 votes
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  8. Bug report: Audio replacement/ mp3 support

    Upon importing audio with same filename the preview in AE (even after cache is purged) will play old audio. Rendering in ME produces the correct audio.

    1 vote
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  9. Onion Skin

    You propably have people asking you that, but it would be just great to have a Onion Skin function at the Ae, so we could see some of the frames/keyframes before or even after. That could help a lot while doing some animation, effects and I think everything, couse you have a more wide view of what you are doing without needing a pre render

    117 votes
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  10. Feature request! Batch select markers on the same layer.

    Hi! I know that you can batch select all the markers on a layer at once to move them, but it would be great to select just some. Like if there are five markers, you can select three of them and move them forward to they don't lose their relative position to each other. You've probably heard this one before, but I'd love to be able to do that!

    Edit to add: And if you could "compress" selected markers together relative to each other like you can by holding "option" with selected keyframes, that would be cool too!

    2 votes
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  11. Saving images in 150 dpi

    I have image with 150 dpi quality and want to do do some post processing in AE. But unfortunatly AE do not support 150 dpi only 72. And a lot of cool things that can be done i should do manually in Photoshop. In AE it could be much faster and easier.

    Can it be possible to handle 150 DPI quality (or higher) for images in AE?
    Thanks

    2 votes
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  12. Display release number in 'About After Effects'

    When updating, sometimes I have to work in two versions side by side. It's hard to find out which version is active, since the 'About After Effects' info panel lacks the release number (2019. 2020).

    White space enough to add it :-)

    2 votes
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  13. Remove unused footage feature without removing folders

    Hi there,

    I would like to see the "remove unused footage" feature extended with an option to not delete folders. Since I'm using a certain structure of folders in my projects, I would like an option to clean them of unused footage (for performance / overview reasons) while maintaining my normal folder structure.

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  14. Per vertex rounding on shape layers

    It's be great to be able to adjust and animate the rounding of individual vertexes on shape layers just like a user can in Illustrator.

    3 votes
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  15. Bug? Wrong audio settings after importing Premiere project in 2020

    Since Adobe 2020 there is a strange behaviour when importing a Premiere project in After Effects.

    CC2019: I create a new project in PP, insert some video files into the timeline, and import it in After Effects. The single sequences in AE automatically get the effect "stereo mixer" with settings 100%/100%/-100%/100%. (1x for mono, 2x for stereo video)

    CC2020: The same, but the Stereo Mixer has the settings 35,57%/35,57%/-100%/100% (even when importing PP2019 files), so the audio is way quieter than it should be.

    Is this a bug? Or a feature? ;) Tested on 3 systems, Mac/Win.

    3 votes
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  16. Lock layers together in the timeline.

    It'd be great if there was a way to lock layers together in the timeline. There is often, if one layer needs to be moved in time a bunch of others need to be moved. Being able to just click on one of the grouped layers in the time to move would be way faster.

    9 votes
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  17. Pickwhipping property "Scale" of "Transform" effect causes inconsistent expression errors

    When pickwhipping anything to the "Scale" property of an effect "Transform", it causes an expression error to appear stating:

    "property or method named ‘Scale’ in Class ‘Group’ is missing or does not exist. It may have been renamed, moved, deleted, or the name may have been mistyped"

    However after changing the value of said "Scale" property, the error disappears. The same error then appears again each time project is loaded up containing such expression that was pickwhipped to the "Scale" property. (containing code: "effect("Transform")("Scale")" )

    I am reporting this as a bug. Hopefully I explained the case clearly.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow manual substitution of missing fonts at startup

    A common problem I have is when a font is missing, and currently, on startup there is only the option to find it on Adobe or accept the default font. It would be so helpful if you could select a font in the list and manually choose one from your system fonts to use instead. Otherwise you are stuck with the default font through a potentially large project.

    Another common example which happened this morning is that I have Futura Bold installed, but the project I've been sent says Futura Bold is missing (as the spelling is different) - if…

    7 votes
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  19. There is getting Photoshop 3D into after effects and being able to manipulate inside AE. How comes we haven't got this functionality yet. U

    Hi,
    One major issue I have with After Effects is getting Photoshop 3D/Materials into after effects and being able to manipulate inside AE on 3D Plane. How comes we haven't got this functionality yet. Users have been asking about this for years. I have been asking about this for about 3 years. I know there is Cinema 4D which deals with 3D Layers but I just don't understand how you own 3D functionality doesn't work between apps but you have an outside companies 3D Applications work on there but not your own products. That one I will leave up to…

    2 votes
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  20. Preview with alpha background

    Hello,

    In the After Effects composition settings, it is not possible to have an alpha background. Example in attachment.
    I would like to have this feature to launch a preview with alpha.
    An alpha preview, would play the alpha on a video device that works in compositing. Example in attachment.

    thanks you for attention.

    10 votes
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