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  1. Layer Control Pick Whip Does Nothing! (Oversight?)

    There's a pick whip icon to the right of the Layer Control UI element (in the effects) but apparently it serves no function whatsoever.
    Either:
    A) The pick whip icon should go so as to not mislead the user.
    B) Better yet, to justify its presence there, expression support should be added to the layer selector, as expected.

    2 votes
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    Thank you for filing this bug.

    This is a known problem with the Property Link Pick Whip. The pick whip control is visible on all properties, but it is not usable on properties that can not be animated (i.e., do not have the time-vary stopwatch control to the left of the property name). If the property can not be animated, it can’t have an expression, which is what the pick whip creates.

    Layer controls can not currently be animated in After Effects. If this is a feature that you would like to see added, please create a new feature request explicitly for that, so the request is both clear and can be voted on by other people.

  2. Increment and Save filename options

    Suddenly the filename increment on Increment And Save has changed; and no option to change it to how it used to be OR simply to how you want it to be. The date thing is super confusing! Unless I'm missing the setting? Would love control over this. Now I have to hit "Save As..." and increment the save myself.

    2 votes
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  3. PLEASE fix this bug ASAP!!!!! (Solution needed)

    So I was working as usual, and suddenly AE showed up an error: "Cant ... Audio and Video... different..." so the program told me that 16 Videos aren't available anymore so they were set offline. Heres the thing... After I relinked them (even though they were still saved at the same spot in the same folder and I didn't chance a thing about them...) AE said that all the files changed their size from 1920x1080 to 1x1... 1x1?!?! How/why should I even do that?? Also the text told me that I need to do the motion tracking, camera tracking stabilizer…

    2 votes
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  4. auto hide bug (mac)

    This bug has been driving me crazy! every time i click out of after effects (on the desktop) AE hides itself. So if im trying to drag in footage i have no where to drop. Running all the latest.

    I heard adobe is aware of the bug and that it only happens to some people. Even if the fix is a plist delete, anything would be helpful

    2 votes
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  5. Make pupet tools compatible with master property

    Hi !
    I have tested the new system of master property on nested compositions.

    I would like to use it for rigging character, but the pupet tool doesn't working for now.

    The concept is great, i think but very limited without this basic feature !
    Could you make this system compatible to pupet tools, please.

    4 votes
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  6. BUG: Accessing "Source Text" property by script throw an error

    When accessing the "Source Text" property from script, after effect throw an error. This wasn't the case previously.

    How to reproduce :
    Simply create a comp, add a text Layer, select it.
    Then run the following script

    function main(){
    var source = app.project.activeItem.selectedLayers[0].property("Source Text");
    var i=2; // place a breakpoint at this line
    }
    main();

    It will throw
    After Effects error: Can't get color, this text has no stroke.

    And if you inspect the property value, the stroke attribute also has the error.

    2 votes
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  7. [FX] Remove Grain not using multi-core as promised

    In a recent update, AE promised the 'Remove Grain' effect would from now on profit from multi-core PCs (Source https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/whats-new.html under "Perfomance improvements").

    But it still doesn't use more than two threads on my machine. See attached images for comparison, or this mirror: https://imgur.com/gallery/Enisx

    4 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Convert Expression to Keyframes freeze

    Often when running the Convert Expression to Keyframes action, the program will freeze a short while in, returning to normal once the process has completed. While my hardware is low-end, a process like this shouldn't need to use memory in a fashion that results in the program hanging.

    2 votes
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  11. Preview Resolution options above the composition resolution

    Importing vector assets into AE can sometimes lead to arbitrary and sometimes very low resolution precomps that you have to animate within unless you want to go to the effort of resizing things in both precomp and master compositions. This resizing doesnt do anything objectively since its all vectors, it'l all shake out fine in the end.

    But during the production it is a pain to either animate in very low resolution compositions or to go to the effort to resize things.

    The option to just set the preview resolution above the compositions actual resolution, in the same way you…

    2 votes
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  12. Random crashes

    No matter what project i open, after a while out of nowhere AE will crash. i'm not given an error message and the computer function fine but i have to restart the software every time, sometimes every 5 minutes. Often it'll happen while i am selecting something and am trying to drag it around.

    3 votes
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  13. This is a challenging bug report.

    I have been using After Effects since 1995 when it was owned by CoSa. I have never had a problem like this. Strange After Effects issue: Both of these movies used the same After Effects project file. The opacity fade didn't work in CC2018. After two hours of testing I rendered one last test in CC2018 (see attached file) and was not able to see the simple opacity fade. I then save the AE project file back one version to CC2017. I rendered the same test without changing a thing and was successfully able to get the simple fade to…

    2 votes
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  14. ram preview

    The RAM Preview option "cache before playback" doesn't work when checked. Playback immediately begins and proceeds to enter non-realtime, instead of waiting for the work area to be rendered/cached.

    4 votes
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  15. Bug: iMac main Screen as Mercury, with main GUI on Thunderbolt display sometimes fails

    Bug: iMAc main Screen as Mercury, with main GUI on Thunderbolt display sometimes fails. Not sure if it is sleep, or lack of RAM, but restart needed to get it back. Latest versions as of 6July2018.
    Unusual set up I know but would be good to check and support it if possible.
    iMac18,3 i7 4.2GHz, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 580 8GB

    2 votes
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  16. Keep clip settings on PR>AE 'replace with AE composition'

    Replacing an image sequence @[x]FPS in PR with an AE composition results in AE overriding the clip framerate with the setting in AE>preferences>import>sequence footage.

    This is counter-intuitive, and can lead to a massive loss of time fixing the problem. It is reasonable to expect the clip to have the same frame rate, as the point of Dynamic Linking is surely to allow seamless movement between applications.

    2 votes
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  17. In curves the alpha curve is hardly visible

    So as the interface is dark and the alpha curve is dark it can be hardly visible make it purple or give it an outline

    7 votes
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  18. Add a way to replace an image inside a composition but keep the size of the previous one.

    Imagine you animate an image and then realize that the image's resolution is too low for your needs and you need to replace it with a bigger one. If you just replace the file, the size will be too big and you need to work around that fact. It would be really time-saving to be able to do this automatically.

    2 votes
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  19. be able to render front view

    it would save a lot of tim and work being able to render the frontal view instead of having to render a camera.

    3 votes
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  20. Indent First Line

    it would be great to be able to script or animate paragraph settings, like indentations.

    3 votes
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