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  1. Revert the icons to the multi-colored versions!

    This is an Adobe CC wide issue but AE is where I notice it the most.

    Please revert the icons to the multi-colored versions! It makes no sense to make them the same color when the "themes" break down beyond video and photo use. I used the colors to quickly locate the software I needed to open, now I have a taskbar full of purple and have to squint to tell which letters I am clicking on.

    It seems like a very poor design choice that was likely made by the boardroom, not the creative team, and I beg you…

    38 votes
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  2. No more ugly splash screens please.

    Whe we launch After Effects, it could be great if the splash screen would be:


    • Beautiful

    • Inspiring

    • In relation with After Effects, somehow.

    We're not just users, we're also artists, and our environment is very important to our creativity, we're always looking for new stuff, for inspiration.

    11 votes
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  3. Public BETA Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators: Please add a keyboard shortcut to switch between “Tool creates Shapes/Masks”

    It would be great if users could change the behavior to create shapes or masks with the pen or shape tools selected on the fly with a keyboard shortcut instead of moving the cursor up to the tool bar. Maybe with the ALT/OPT key as a modifier. Thank you!

    9 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. After Effects 17.5 Separate 3D Gizmo and the Bounding Box in the 'Handles' option for 'View Options'

    We often use Cyclops in order to create behind the scenes breakdowns of our shots. However with the new 3D Gizmo, it's not possible to show bounding boxes of different layers without also having a giant brightly colored 3D Gizmo on every layer as well.

    Behind the Scenes footage is a backbone of our studio workflow, so it's a bummer that we won't be able to update and utilize the 3D tools while this is a thing.

    At the very least maybe have options for Gizmo size/opacity, something to make it less in your face.

    5 votes
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  6. Queue in AME needs to know you've queued to AME!

    Ok, so here's the thing. I have occasion to produce differing versions of graphics on a weekly basis for a regular client. These are all produced in in AE and need outputting as MP4, so my workflow is to make the changes, select the 3 comps that need rendering, add to the render queue then hit Queue in AME. So far, so good. EXCEPT that if I haven't already loaded up AME there's no real signal that you actually DID queue them until AME loads up (you know, 40 years later). More than once, I have to think "did I…

    4 votes
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  7. camera raw seq import issue

    we use came raw regularly for our cg renders by applying camera raw effect on while importing but it becomes very painful as most of the time there are few glitch frame or missing frames and when those frames are fixed and re-rendered and put into seq folder camera raw effect don't get applied on that automatically
    it would be great to get full control after importing seq so this issue will be solved also we wish to animate some paramiters as well

    5 votes
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  8. autosave/save in background

    Waiting for up to two minutes and having After Effects locked while saving is quite frustrating. Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop all enable a user to save while working. I'd really appreciate this being added to AE.

    4 votes
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  9. Rotate Tool Broken after updated to v17.1.3

    I updated to version 17.1.3 a few days ago. After I updated the rotate tool stopped working as expected. When I try to rotate an object a few degrees it spins the object around a crazy amount (ie rotate value 1500x+258.1degrees). I have closed after effects and relaunched several times.

    7 votes
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  10. How to combine custom kb shortcut set with new default kb shortcut set (AE 17.5)

    With AE 17.5 new keyboard shortcuts for new features are introduced. Is there a way to add my custom shortcuts to the new default shortcut set as it contains new shortcuts for new functionality which are not part of the old custom kb shortcut set?

    I’m using the English version with a German keyboard so I remapped quite a lot of shortcuts. I guess there is no easy way to do this …

    Thank you!

    2 votes
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  11. Snapshot Button - Less Grating Noise

    This issue may seem trivial, but anybody else cringe every time they use the snapshot button? The noise literally hurts my ears. It's too loud and not pleasing at all. I believe this is the only item in the UI that makes a noise - is there any way to get a more pleasing chime, or maybe just a visual cue that a snapshot has been taken?

    2 votes
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  12. Can we have a tag next to effects to rate how much processing power the effect will use?

    There isn't a clear or intuitive way to figure out how taxing specific effects may be (lens blurs are a big surprise for all my younger editors). As well as what components certain effects stress out the most. When working on larger projects the heavier effects might go unnoticed but as the composition gets more complex it quickly stacks and slows down significantly, and by then it's too late to rework your comp without such effects.

    I have a couple suggestions to alleviate this problem:


    1. In the effects and presets window, have icons and a rating system for each effects…

    4 votes
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  13. Interface is extremely laggy and slow.. It's affecting my workflow and career. Please fix this issue already.

    Dear AE team just please put all your attention and effort into fixing this dumb bug and making your clients happy. not asking you to invent fire, it's not rocket science, just make it work better like in previous versions.
    I see I'm not the only one suffering from this problem, it's among customers with high resolution screens. narrowed it down for you. Really frustrated with you.

    3 votes
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  14. OpenEXR from Blender is not working in AE.

    Blender multilayered EXR is not importing into AE.
    Getting wired error message: "GingerProxy Error: Error loading file:[...]"

    1 vote
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  15. BUG(or feature) Scripting with wiggle.

    First example:
    I have the wiggle expresion on the sliders.
    Adding the value on the scale property gives 2 different wiggle values.

    Is this an expected outcome, the wiggle is called for each property even if I have only one slider scripted (therefore what is the purpose of the slider if this is the case)?
    My opinion is that intuitively it should add one value to both x an y.

    Second example(without photo):
    Threshold effect has the slider from 0 to 255 (as integer value or at the first look you may think so). The same as before intuitively you…

    1 vote
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  16. Allow overscroll in the timeline panel

    Currently the timeline panel stops vertically scrolling when the lowest layer reaches the bottom of the panel.

    I'd like to suggest adding an option / preference to allow 'overscroll' in the timeline panel so that the lowest layer can be viewed above the bottom of the panel.

    The primary reason for the request is that it gets a bit fiddly working on the lowest layers, and having the extra working space would make it more comfortable to interact with them.

    In practice this could be very similar to the 'overscroll' option in Photoshop preferences (Preferences > Tools > Overscroll).

    A…

    83 votes
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  17. BATCH EXPORT for Essential Graphics/MoGrts with a checkbox-list or something similar

    I am working on converting thousands of MoGrts/Essential Graphics -Templates for a big TV-Station to CC20 and it is a pain in the but to export every Essential Graphic-Template with 3-4 clicks and a lot of waiting time for saving the project for every single template. It should be easy to add a checkbox-list were you can choose if you like to export all or some of the templates and than start a kind of batch export that export all checked items... At the moment the export is really trash... you even need to save the project every single time!!!!…

    3 votes
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  18. Composition = Folder

    It would be great if I could expand a composition on the timeline like you can do it with folder in photoshop.

    This way I could view all layers and keyframes directly from a parent comp without having to switch between comps.

    Adobe, please add that feature! It would be a huuuuge time saver and workflow optimization.

    18 votes
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  19. After Effects is still using very old UI font for Chinese

    The Chinese font for After Effects is still using SimSun which was used by Windows XP and earlier system

    Such old fonts are out of place in a modern user interface

    Microsoft has been using a new smooth font called "Microsoft YaHei UI" for Simplified Chinese since Windows Vista

    Audition has changed the font to Microsoft YaHei since CC 2019

    6 votes
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  20. add 'Compositing Options' to main Effect Controls palette

    The Compositing Options for every effect is a really great addition, but why is it still buried in the timeline? It should be in the effects controls palette, at the very least hidden under a dropdown box or button to reveal. Or have a whoIe new palette to access this. I understand this will make the effects controls palette a little more cluttered, but I think its worth it for this functionality. thanks

    4 votes
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