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  1. Interface is Slow and Laggy

    Dear Adobe,

    Me again.

    Please stop everything that you're doing with the development of new bells and whistles and doodads and put all your resources and firepower into resolving the years-old issue of the Slow and Laggy Interface in After Effects. Seriously. It's been YEARS. I kept thinking, "ah, they'll fix it soon.." and hope for the best and I end up feeling like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football every time a new update for After Effects comes out. "Maybe they fixed it!" And it's still not fixed.

    When I contact Support I'm told, "the issue that you…

    184 votes

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  2. GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU utilization too low while working.I want you to use about 80% of the whole.

    GPUの使用率が低すぎるので70~80%ぐらいは常に使う様に処理を改善して欲しい。現状ではかなり使用率が低すぎる。

    461 votes

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  3. multi frame rendering - number of threads

    In MFR preferences let us set how many threads/cores MFR uses. I've found that on a 24core machine reducing affinity to just half the cores, makes the render ryn just as fast but with half resources - would be nice to be able to set how much cores MFR is able to use - you know, to leave some for other operations - right now MFR takes up 100% of all cores, and like I said, part of that performance is wasted anyway.

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  4. After Effects (and Media Encoder) RAM not freed after project closed (specially with javascript expression engine)

    UPDATE : This problem seems to happen mainly with the javascript expression engine (and not the legacy extendscript expression engine)

    Hi everyone,

    We've noticed a weird RAM behavior in After Effects 2020 (17.5.1 - Build 47) and Media Encoder (14.0.1 - Build 70). When closing and opening a project multiple times, After Effects’ RAM usage is continuously growing especially when the project contains expressions (even the simplest one). Closing the project and purging memory (and Disk Cache) do not reduce the RAM usage! The only way to make the RAM usage drop seem to be closing After Effects! The same…

    18 votes

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  5. AE Comp window freezing / crashing with RAM

    Running latest version of AE (18.4.1 Build 4) on a Windows laptop
    16gb RAM
    8gb GPU

    When running after effects I can have a simple scene set up just a shape layer with wiggle on the position and an adjustment layer with any effect, wave warp for example, and after RAM previewing a few seconds the memory will fill up and the Comp window will freeze on the frame it's on. I can select anything/type/make changes in the other windows but nothing can be selected in the comp window. I have to restart the program to do anything but it…

    2 votes

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  6. Exporting in AE Needs to Have Way Better GPU Acceleration

    Exporting in After Effects or In Media Encoder (From AE) Needs to Have Way Better GPU Acceleration like in the Premiere Update (when using H.254, HEVEC H.265 or Mov) that uses up to %100 percent of the GPU

    41 votes

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  7. BUG: Fit up to 100% mot maintaining correct aspect ratio

    When adjusting the window frame wit Fit IUp to 100% in the Composition viewer, aspect ratio is not being maintained correctly. Circles go from Being wider to being taller. This is in a square pixel HD comp and it does not display correctly until zoomed to standard percentage size.
    Issue is the same with or without GPU acceleration or any of the scaling quality setting (More Accurate)

    1 vote

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  8. Rotoscoping Performance

    Fix the atrocious performance of RotoScoping.
    This is excruciating.

    My specs are more than adequate to run this. When Rotoscoping my memory will run at about 60%

    I have removed the new versions and are now Build 41, Version 18.4

    No features should be added until this is fixed. It is now unusable.
    My specs:
    Windows 10
    11th Gen Intel @3.60Ghz
    16 GB Ram
    58 GB Virtual Memory
    SSD 1 TB (130 GB free)
    HD 2 TB (Free 1.7 GB)

    1 vote

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  9. Roto brush propagation is much slower in 18.4.1 version

    Propagation slows down drastically as it goes, and after a couple seconds worth of footage rendering, it basically stops and becomes unusable. Using default settings when roto is applied.

    After rolling back to Ae 18.1, propagation is literally thousands of times faster. On my system it will propagate a 30sec clip in a couple minutes. Still slows down over time, but something is happening in the new versions of Ae that it gets hung up on very quickly. System specs are attached below.

    1 vote

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  10. AE Comp window freezing / crashing with RAM

    Running latest version of AE (18.4.1 Build 4) on a Windows laptop
    16gb RAM
    8gb GPU

    When running after effects I can have a simple scene set up just a shape layer with wiggle on the position and an adjustment layer with any effect, wave warp for example, and after RAM previewing a few seconds the memory will fill up and the Comp window will freeze on the frame it's on. I can select anything/type/make changes in the other windows but nothing can be selected in the comp window. I have to restart the program to do anything but it…

    1 vote

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  11. AE Comp window freezing / crashing with RAM

    Running latest version of AE (18.4.1 Build 4) on a Windows laptop
    16gb RAM
    8gb GPU

    When running after effects I can have a simple scene set up just a shape layer with wiggle on the position and an adjustment layer with any effect, wave warp for example, and after RAM previewing a few seconds the memory will fill up and the Comp window will freeze on the frame it's on. I can select anything/type/make changes in the other windows but nothing can be selected in the comp window. I have to restart the program to do anything but it…

    1 vote

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  12. Faster rendering/previewing of video files within After Effects.

    Faster rendering/previewing of video files within After Effects.
    If necessary make it only work with a few codecs.

    Example, I need to change the last 5 seconds of a 1 minute project.
    So, I get the last video file I've rendered, put it on a time line and add the last 5 seconds of the updated comp at the end.
    Now it took AE 36 minutes to just re-render the clip before touching those last 5 seconds.
    PR does this in about 10 seconds.

    A long time ago, pre-2014 versions, AE was capable of rendering video files pretty quickly, but…

    1 vote

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  13. After Effects Software Bug - Version 18.1.0 (Build 38)

    In this build, there's a bug that causes this error: "After Effects error: could not parse mask shape on clipboard." This occurs when ever there is any content from Illustrator in the clipboard. The error repeats consistently until the clipboard is replaced with non-Illustrator content. Please fix.

    3 votes

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  14. Color Management choppy playback

    I recently found what I can only describe as a bug in the Color Management workflow. I have a Blackmagic Intensity Extreme and it plays back to a JVC broadcast monitor. I am running AE on a Mac Pro dustbin.

    I had a project that involved lots of gradients that were banding terribly so using a combination of HLS Noise and Renoiser I was able to get a passable solution. However when I played the timeline back in full resolution the playback although smooth on the computer monitor was choppy on the second JVC one. Reducing to Half res solved…

    1 vote

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  15. Allow relocate columns in AE interface

    Columns like 'layer/name' and 'keys' should be on the right side, close to the timeline. It makes more sense if you consider how our eyes moves when editing properties:

    1) start it on keyframes
    2) go to identify the layer/name
    3) go for pig tail, alpha etc.

    ...start, left, back to right. you go back and forward....

    But if layer/names would be on the right, it will be start, left, left.

    1 vote

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  16. What kind of expressions let project slow?

    Hello guys!
    I know some expressions let the project in AE or Premiere Pro (mogrt) slow. Searching on internet I've found expressions like valueAtTime, sourceRectAtTime or those who eval layer index. Well, I know too that code like "if else" statament let code slow as well. I would like to know if is that all true and if possible, to know what kind of code/expressions would be interesting to avoid in order to keep MOGRT or even after effects projects better in performance. Thanks in advance!

    1 vote

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  17. AE 18.4 hangs for ~1 minute on launch

    When launching AE 18.4, I get spinning pinwheel just before the initial window opens up to select recent projects. This lasts for ~1 minute and then goes back to normal.

    I reverted to 18.2.1 and problem has disappeared.

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  18. RAM Playback is still slow on 4K GUI

    Hi,

    I have noticed there are several bug reports regarding the unsufficient RAM playback on 4K GUI, e.g. https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/36926725-ram-preview-plays-back-slow-on-4k-monitor-unless-i

    This is still definitely an issue on the latest AE 2021 18.4.0, on Windows 10 64-bit, UHD 620 integrated GPU.

    RAM playback seriously frame drops on 4K full screen > drop AE to the corner to resize the complete AE UI to 1920 x 1080 > RAM playback is realtime again!

    Please improve this.

    1 vote

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  19. After upgrading to AE ver 18.4 build 41 I can't finish the preview without a crash

    After upgrading to 18.4 build 41 my AE crashes and will not finish the preview

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  20. Improve sampleImage() performance

    After looking online at many people's experience with the sampleImage() method, it seems that there are varying hits to performance when it is utilized. For example, someone running this method in a for loop 1000x can cause the expression to time out where running the method in a for loop 500x can preview in faster than real time. There may be a caching or garbage collection issue with this method.

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