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  1. Comp Frame Rates

    Ideally, when you make a new comp in a project, it should check the frame rate of the last comp you made in THAT project. Often I switch to another project in between that has a different frame rate, and then I go back and don't notice I'm making new comps at 59.94 instead of 24fps. I know it's my fault, but can I get a little help? :)

    2 votes
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  2. BUG FIX: There is a problem accessing audio and video data since you last saved this project

    There is a problem accessing audio and video data. After working for 1 day, I can no longer access video inside files. Replace and reloading of footage doesn't work.

    This is the first AE project I have done since updating. I have waited 6 months for bugs to be worked out but still Adobe fails. This is an old AE project that I updated. I can't revert to previous AE versions because all the work was successfully done in this latest version before the project crashed. I don't have time to redo the whole project again. 1 round of work…

    4 votes
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  3. a Premiere Layer in After Effects with visible edits

    For every cut in AE you need 2 layers. Very quickly you have a lot of layers. If you precomps the layers, you don't see "outside" the timing of the edits "under the skin". A Premiere layer only for editing would be dramatically reduce the amount of layer & you could see every edit for timing of your animation.

    4 votes
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  4. Make the "Create VR environment" dockable

    When using composition -> VR -> Create VR environment, the small window isn't dockable.
    It's fine for creating a comp, but afterwards you need to "refresh the VR output" quite often, so it's really tedious having to go to the menu every time.
    When it was still Mettle skybox this option was available in the effects panel, way more practical !

    4 votes
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  5. After Effects stops responding when accessing preferences

    Since the 15.1 update (15.1.1 update didn't fix this), I cannot access the preferences within After Effects. When trying to choose any other the categories, the program becomes unresponsive and has to be force quit. I am using mac OS 10.13.4

    2 votes
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  6. give more transform options to the curve editor's bounding box

    Would help a lot to add more options to transform the bounding box that appears around selected points in the curve editor like rotate, shear scale only one size(either left, top, bottom or right) would be activate by a combination of the usual meta buttons (alt/option , cmd/ctrl, shift etc) and would act like the photoshop transform tool for example
    (if we could have that same set of options for the masks ... It would be great also..)

    13 votes
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  7. Despite Auto-Save is off AE CC2015.1 saves project and then crashes

    AE CC2015.1 (166) / Mac-OS 10.13.4

    When opening a certain project After Effects save the project (despite having Auto-Save off) as soon as the CTI is moved and then AE crashes.
    Please find the Mac-OS message as well as Crash-log here: https://adobe.ly/2qUvbB0

    4 votes
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  8. 15.1 (Windows) is unable to properly import Quicktime MOVs

    AE is unable to import Quicktimes Properly on version 15.1 for Windows.

    Upon importing the asset, sometimes the error "Source file has no importable streams" appear. Sometimes the MOV does import, but only has the audio stream available.

    Downgrading to 15.0 fixes this issue.

    8 votes
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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Are you still experiencing this problem in After Effects 15.1.2 (July 2018 release) or After Effects 16.0 (October 2018 release)?

    Many issues with importing QuickTime .mov files were fixed in these releases.

    If you continue to experience problems, please post or link to a sample file that is not working as you expect.

    Note that After Effects 15.1 was the removed support for legacy QuickTime formats and codecs. After Effects 15.1 and later remain capable of importing and exporting QuickTime .mov files with common codecs, like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD/HR, and others. The main difference now is that After Effects supports these codecs natively instead of relying on external QuickTime components.

    More detail and a list of supported codecs is here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime7-support-dropped.html

    If a codec you want to use is not on that list, please post a new request here with the specific…

  9. why remove quicktime 7 suppert?

    It's just unbelievable how many problems it does. I have hundreds of film projects of different effects that need to be converted. simple Wav files also need to be converted to them. Please bring them back!

    5 votes
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  10. Opacity not working in Master Properties

    I have a pre-comp that has 2 layers in it. One graphic, the other text. I use OPACITY from both layers as a means to control in the MAIN layer as a Master Property. However, when I attempt to change the OPACITY from the MASTER PROPERTY it does not work, respectively

    4 votes
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  11. shortcut to create/duplicate layers/shapes/adjustments/efects UNDER the previous one

    too often you need to create layers under not above the current( like textures of fractal, shades etc. would be cool to revisit current shortcuts for creating all those different pieces and unite them to a one solution and to have an alt key for creating them under

    3 votes
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  12. Auto-Save no longer works

    Operating System: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
    After Effects Version: 15.1.1

    Hello. My auto-save functionality is no longer working. I've tried a number of things:

    • Resetting program preferences
    • Uninstalling/reinstalling After Effects
    • Zapping P-Ram
    • Changing location of auto-save folder in preferences to different drives
    • Changing interval period for auto-saves anywhere from 5 mins to an hour
    • Repairing drive permissions

    None of the above has remedied the issue.

    Is this a known issue? If so, is there a recommended course of action?

    Thanks!

    3 votes
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  13. hue/saturation to be expressionable

    so many times I'd needed to link hue to angle controller, but have to use other effects as workaround

    3 votes
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  14. Control of frame increments (especially for image sequences)

    Please add some more in-depth controls for rendering image sequences. These are the options I would love to see in the output module (I know some of them exist already):
    1. start frame (timeline)
    2. end frame (timeline)
    3. increment (timeline)
    4. start frame (output file)
    5. increment (output file)
    6. skip existing frames
    This would give you so much more flexibility than currently. Maya does this very well.

    3 votes
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  15. FASTER ROTOBRUSH & PENCILS.

    You could accelerate by GPU the rotobrush tool. And all the pencils in general.

    3 votes
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  16. Update native particles Particle Playground

    Particle Playground to GPU and 32bps

    7 votes
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  17. workspace resizing

    Add a "fit to screen" or something similar to the window menu or adopt the Premiere Pro way of handling workspaces.
    I need to be able to do the same thing as a double click on the top bar on mac, as when i switch between home and office setup with my mac pro i often have the software 90% of screen to one side or another.

    As I write this, i CANNOT use the software because the top third of the app is off screen so i don't have access to any of the tools, layers selection etc. Workaround…

    7 votes
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  18. Can't double click on comps to open them.

    Bug. I can't open some comps from the project. The only way I can get them to open is by placing the comp into another and then double clicking on the original from there. At least I can do that, but its an annoying bug. I have a Mac running the latest edition of AE 2018.

    3 votes
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  19. Composition window to be scaled by any % amount

    Right now it is limited to 800% in 4K composition.

    4 votes
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  20. Enable any effect to address an individual RGBA channel

    Some effects, like Levels and Curves, allow one to isolate the effect to a single RGBA channel. Make this option available to all effects.

    14 votes
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