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  1. Please bring all OpenType features to After Effects

    Typography is an important part of many animations. With the great amount of options designers have with OpenType-Fonts every aspect of a font should be accessible in a modern animation software.

    Please add all OpenType-Options as seen in the Photoshop Character Panel to be natively accessible in After Effects.

    92 votes
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  2. Global Color creation in After effects

    The ability create a global color and assign it to different items in your comp so you can make color revisions fast. On creation would automatically generate a chip in the color pallets, it would have a special marker to say it's live in the preview.

    10 votes
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  3. Individual Comp Settings Render Path

    This is something that has bugged me for years.  I open a project, render.  Hop into a different project. Add to Render Queue.  Now all of my settings are pointing to the other projects render paths... 

    I work for an advertising agency and I am constantly rendering work for multiple clients. When going back and forth the only way to retain output paths is to duplicate the item in the render queue.  Why?  Each composition should have the option within the -- Composition Settings -- to set a render path.  When you duplicate the comp, the render path stays.  This…

    3 votes
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  4. Multiple projects open simultaneously

    Premiere Pro use to not be able to open multiple projects simultaneously, but now that it does it has helped make my personal workflow so much better because I can easily copy elements from one project to another without the need to go to import an entirely separate project.

    I think it would be just as helpful to be able to open multiple projects in After Effects the same way.

    5 votes
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  5. Automatic legalize filenames on Output

    I use Expressions a lot, to automatically generate Titles from the Comp name.
    But when diacritics (ë, ü, ï, é etc.) are used, AE won't output. In stead we get a Sheep sound.
    Wouldn't it be great, if AE, in stead of playing the sound, makes the filename legal (on Output only, without feeding it back to the Expressions ;-).

    2 votes
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  6. Centralized plugins and scripts folder

    Just select the folder where AE should load the plugins and scripts from.
    Like it is in Cinema 4D R21 or like it is handled with extensions.

    3 votes
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  7. BUG:Inaccurate results when setting displayStartTime via script

    After Effects does some bad math when I try to set the displayStartTime of a comp via script.
    When I attempt to set the displayStartTime of a 30fps comp to frame 1000 (33.333333333333 seconds).
    The result startTime is instead 33.3333320617676, which rounds down to frame 999.
    However, setting the startFrame to 1000 manually in the comp settings does make the startTime 33.3333333333333, which should be the expected result via script.

    11 votes
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  8. When adding a composition to AME Queue, give the user the option to pick "render settings" similarly to the AE render queue options.

    I'm often using scaled down proxy footage for multiple compositions on big projects to speed up workflows. For final quality renders, I am currently limited to either using AE's render queue using the "Best Settings" render setting which locks me from doing more work in AE, or manually turning off all my proxy links before sending my comp to the AME queue.

    I understand the dynamic link protocol has limitations which is why I suggest adding a dialog box or a preference option where AE users can choose the render settings that get translated to AME, allowing options other than…

    4 votes
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  9. Can you create a simpler way to loop a layer.

    The current method seems unnecessarily complicated and annoying.

    3 votes
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  10. Define the Output Path / Module for a Project

    When working on several alternating projects, for each time we render the Output Paths and Output Module have to be set.
    Why not make these part of the Project Settings?

    6 votes
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  11. Make Warp stabilizer 2D points exportable as nulls or solids, like in 3D Camera Tracker

    Make Warp stabilizer 2D points exportable as nulls or solids, like in 3D Camera Tracker. Make AE warp stabilizer become a planar tracker.

    3 votes
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  12. Scaling down output size in Media Encoder from AE is buggy

    When sending compositions to Media Encoder for rendering, scaling the output size down from the original size results in really bad, jaggy pixel scaling.

    This only happens when exporting AE to Media Encoder, not when importing footage into Media Encoder or when exporting from Premiere to Media Encoder.

    Tested in:
    AE 16.1.3
    AE 17.0.0
    ME 13.1.5
    ME 14.0

    5 votes
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  13. Hi can we have a 'Go Shout at Adobe' button built into the UI?

    I posted this over at the Community forum and somebody suggested i post here so here goes:

    It just feels like EVERY TIME i have a deadline and normally right at the end of the project when it comes the time to render/export, After Effects or Media Encoder finds some new and unique way to give me problems..

    If it's not some bizarre installation or authorisation issue, it's AddToMediaEncoder queue doing nothing. Or it launches MediaEncoder and doesn't add to queue. Or it complains DynamicLink isn't working. Or even adding the composition to the queue manually via MediaEncoder looks like…

    2 votes
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  14. Source / Masks / Effects & Masks effect option scriptable

    It is possible to set and change each property of the effects with a layer selection dropdown (such as Set Matte or Compound Arithmetic) via scripting, however the selection for 'Source / Mask / Effects & Masks' is currently inaccessible (via script).

    Please reveal this dropdown property to the Extendscript API for all effects with a layer selection dropdown.

    Screenshot of this inaccessible dropdown is attached.

    11 votes
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  15. Plug-In Compatibility After Updates

    Every time Adobe updates its software, I have to completely uninstall and reinstall all of my plug-ins (18 Plug-Ins). This is an absolute nightmare and a gross waste of time. This time around, there was no folder created labelled "Adobe After Effects CC 2020" when the update was completed. The Plug-In Licenses need to be in a certain folder that doesn't even seem to exist after the update. It retained the "Adobe After Effects CC 2019." Why? Why, is this so difficult to fix?

    1 vote
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  16. Scripting in any language

    Englisch scripts don't work in an german AfterEffects for example because effect names are used instead of internal IDs or something equally. Could the script not be automatically transferred or internal converted to work in any language?

    1 vote
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  17. Send multiple audio layers to audition as multitrack session

    I often rough in voiceover and musical timing in aftereffects as I'm blocking a sequence. It would be nice to send those tracks to audition as a dynamic link multitrack session. Currently my workflow is to render audio stems from AE for finessing, but there are obvious limitations there.

    3 votes
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  18. Marker Bin

    Hi,

    it would be great if we could see all Markers in a bin or folder or spreadsheet like interface.

    Imagine you are searching for notes and shots that you marked
    You can easily find those shots in the markers interface.

    Additionally you can remove them in this interface if you need to.
    Or select many of them even if they are inserted in different compositions.

    I hope you find this helpful

    thanxs

    Peter

    2 votes
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  19. Skip frames RAM preview to count from start of timeline, not work area, like it use to.

    I always use the work area to preview (not the option where it starts from the timeline). I also often use the option to Skip frames where AE only RAMs only every 2nd, 5th, 10th, or whatever frame, to save time. I also shuffle or extend the work area up and down to preview different areas. Years ago it use to count which skipped frames to preview from the beginning of the timeline, but now it counts from the beginning of the work area!!! So even if I push the area down a second, or a frame, even though the…

    2 votes
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  20. Allow scripts to have access to clipboard

    Currently, scripts need to send a command line to copy from clipboard, this seems to be much slower on Windows than on MAC, making scripts not as optimized on Windows machines. Allowing scripts to have direct access to clipboard would fix this issue and make the workflow on Windows comparable to Macs in this regard.

    18 votes
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