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  1. Upgraded to AE 2020 - Display Acceleration Disabled

    Just updated to AE 2020, and I can't Preview video on timeline anymore. When I scrub playhead I can see the animation, but when I hit Play, I'm getting just static frame (timeline even fully cached). There is also "Display Acceleration Disabled" alert in the corner of the Comp. Could you fix this issue asap?

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2,3 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
    Memory: 16 GB
    Intel HD Graphics 4000…

    17 votes
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  2. Add Property to Essential Graphics

    You can right-click to add a property to the Essential Graphics panel. Great! But it always pulls up the last comp that was open for some reason—and you might not even remember which comp it was if you haven't opened the panel for quite a while. I can't see a use case where I'd ever want to add a property from one comp to another comp's Master Properties—especially as it throws an error.

    Rather than going through all of that error checking and forcing me to first right-click to open the comp in the EG panel, when I use Add…

    6 votes
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  3. Addition or substraction in time indicator

    It would be nice to be able to add or susbtract values in the time indicator field to move in the timeline by maths.

    6 votes
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  4. Can't drag in 3d space

    After upgrading to AE 2020 I can't drag 3D objects on the z axis when viewing though the Active Camera. Please fix this ASAP.

    2 votes
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  5. Tapered Stroke Improvements (for Beta Version)

    Thanks for finally developing a native tapered stroke feature on After Effects. I'm playing with it and find it very easy to use!

    But I think this feature could be improved for many users if you consider that the taper could mimic better the width tool on Adobe Illustrator.

    Now the taper produce a pointy or semi-rounded stroke cap, but it isn't possible to preserve a perfect round or butt cap.

    Thank you again!

    6 votes
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  6. Bug Report: AE CC 2020 Premultiplied Alphachannel from ProRes 4444 will result in black outlines

    When using ProRes 444+ with premultiplied Alpha in AE2020 (17.x) on MacOS 10.14. and 10.15. the key will have black outlines. Bug wont occur in AE2019 (16.x) or with AE2020 on MacOS 10.13. Please fix this issue.

    4 votes
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  7. 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.

    9 votes
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  8. Dynamic Link After Effects projects within After Effects projects

    When transitions between scenes are more complex using Premiere to dynamic link AE comps isn't an option. Being able to dynamic link .aep files within .aep files would allow multiple users to work simultaneously on different precomps while not disturbing or overwriting the master comp.

    When we're up against deadlines we need 2-3 animators working at the same time. It would save a lot of time not to collect a comp work on it, bring it back in and replace the old one or simply waiting for one animator to finish their task before another can open the file and…

    2 votes
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  9. ALT+drag copy/duplicate

    I would like to see ALT+Drag to copy/duplicate for layers in the timeline and assets in the project panel. Its a standard function for the rest of the adobe suite and for some reason its missing from AE. There's not even an alternate function, its just missing. I understand holding alt and dragging selected key frames in the timeline does temporal stretch. so I see why it might be harder to implement for key frames without upsetting current functions. But, this seems to be a missing feature that would be widely appreciated for those of us that use the wider…

    3 votes
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  10. Dual-monitor setup now needs extra click when switching windows in 2020

    I am on AE 2020 on Mac OSX 10.13.6.
    I have a dual screen setup where my composition is on one monitor and my timeline is on another monitor. If I select a tool (like the mask tool) on the timeline monitor, I have to first click to 'activate' the composition window on the second monitor, and THEN start drawing a mask. I shouldn't need an extra click unless my switching between different software.

    I want there to not be a extra click to activate different parts of the same program. It messes up my work, when I don't realize…

    15 votes
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  11. Bug in comp.exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate() when exporting Motion Graphics Templates from ExtendScript in AE 2020

    I need to make an automated workflow for versioning motion graphics templates and exporting .mogrt files. I've implemented a .jsx script to do so.

    However, when exporting via script using exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate, the exported .mogrt files loose some properties in their embedded deifnition.json files - they miss eg. default values, default text strings and their menu options arrays are empty.

    This means they are not working in Premiere, where the result is empty dropdown menus and text inputs that reset to empty and will only send empty strings to the template regardless of user input.

    Attached is a zip file with…

    2 votes
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  12. Colorama color panel update please !?!?!?

    Colorama is so powerful; but the color picker suck.
    Just use the same picker as the rest of the Program, PLEASE.

    Why this color picker from the 80's, for a such a great effect?

    Also, we should be able to see live update in the composition panel

    20 votes
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  13. Game Golf GPS Rangefinder

    Hello everyone,

    on my Ionic I downloaded the game golf GPS Rangefinder App. This was also not a witch's work the transmission ran one-way. I have made the necessary settings (all). Now I have searched and found my golf course. Then comes a button to load Tracker. One Info says that it could take about 5 minutes. Even after a very long wait, the golf course is not transferred. The question I'm asking myself now is, why not?

    My smartphone (Lumia 950XL with Windows 10 Mobile) is connected to the Ionic via Bluetooth. In addition, the Ionic is also connected…

    1 vote
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  14. Add Master Properties connections as a viewing option to the Composition Flowchart

    Composition Flowchart isn't used much by most but I think a KILLER addition to it would be the ability to see Master Properties connections in a nodal view.

    I'd be thrilled to see all the places my MP's are piped into and what the flow is. It would really help when opening up someone else's file to get a quick understanding to how Master Properties are being used!

    7 votes
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  15. Mercury Transmit issue in 16.1

    Just upgraded to 16.1 and I can no longer access my external monitor. Mercury transit automatically switches to "monitor 2" when I need it to stay on "monitor 1" even after I reset my preferences.

    59 votes
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  16. Bulk Interpret footage

    If you select multiple files (in my case, all of them came from the same camera, settings, fps, codec, etc.) you can not Interpret Footage to all of them at the same time. I have a lot of 100fps footage, and want to select all of them, click on Interpret Footage, change to 25fps once and get all the files in 25fps.

    2 votes
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  17. AE 17.0.06 won't export to Media Encoder

    Couldn't get AE to export to media encoder. I would hit export to media encoder and media encoder would open automatically, but no file would ever pop up in the queue. I tried dragging the comp into the media encoder queue and it would then appear in the queue but would fail on render with the error saying couldn't find file. I tried adding the project/comp from the "plus" within media encoder but it said it couldn't find project. Tried other projects, same problem.

    Tried the options suggested on Adobe website (renaming the media encoder folders, changing mercury playback to…

    2 votes
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  18. Add an icon to adjust both dimensions of multidimensionnal properties at once in the timeline

    It would be very handy to be able to click and drag for both dimensions of multidimensionnal properties (or spatial properties only?) in the timeline (like positions), using both axis of the mouse.

    This could be done through an additionnal icon, to keep the current behaviour on individual axis (see screenshot example)

    In case the property has three dimensions, this icon could be used to adjust only X and Y.

    This would make it easier to work with layers while hiding layer handles, allowing us to quickly move the layers without selecting/clicking in the viewport.

    Working with hidden layer handles…

    32 votes
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  19. Group and color code effects in Effect Control panel

    It would be helpful to be able to group and color code effects in Effect Controls panel. I often end up with 10 or more effects in the comp control layer and it becomes tedious and difficult visually to find the one I'm after (see attached screenshot). It would be incredibly convenient to be able to create groups like is possible in shape layers, and the ability to color code like we can with layers would also be helpful. It's possible to code and rename effects into groups when making a preset (like in attached screenshot), but this is impractical…

    2 votes
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  20. Performance performance performance

    There is no greater feature you can give us than performance. AE does not take great advantage of multi-core processors. Rendering is quite slow. Playback is slow compared to Fusion and other packages. While there are definitely improvements, it seems the focus at Max is always on new features.

    AE has plenty for features through plugins and scripts. What I want from AE is a speed and stability.

    A faster, more stable product will improve more workflow better than 1000 new features.

    1 vote
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