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  1. after effect UI slow

    hello

    i just purchased a new pc with AMD ryzen 7 4800h 8 cores 16 threads. base clock 2.9ghz boost clock 4.2ghz rtx 2060 6gb 16gb 3200mhz ram dual channel and a 512gb ssd. but in my after effect. there is a lot of lag once the softeware is opened and the 4 sec to 6sec lag before a funtion i pressed is activated is fraustrating. the general lag. please is there a way to resolve this. and a friend system 4th gen i5 8gb ram 500gb hdd intel hd 4500 performs faster in the software ui than mine with…

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  2. Fix After Effects V22.5 Mask pen tool please

    Pen tool only put the first point and then nothing, cant mask. please! its a professional soft, test before public a new update....

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  3. Reduce After Effects Pricing (grievances list) (it's 30 years old, visible depreciation in value and usefulness, AE needs replacing)

    it's in the title. it's mind boggling to me that the program still works, let alone can be in some ways considered stable, but let's face it:

    multi-threading use is spotty at best
    GPU usage remains under 10-30% on most GPU's
    many plugins aren't even 16 or 32 bit
    Export templates are no longer standard, can't export in several standards
    almost entirely uses RAM for viewport acceleration instead of optimization
    by default now uses 429 plugins instead of optimized, built in features
    mixed support for different GPU architectures (mostly older ones)
    CPU/RAM/GPU usage are all far higher per calculation than…

    6 votes

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  4. Customer service

    Give us a way to speak to a human to get help on an issue we are currently experiencing. C'mon Adobe, what are we paying monthly for here?

    3 votes

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  5. Memory Leaks errors when exiting the app when a comp uses the Particle Playground effect

    After Effects 22.4 and 22.5 are popping up multiple dialog boxes related to memory leaks in Particle Playground (when used in a composition) if the application is exited without first closing the project.

    2 votes

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  6. After Effects has a panel problem

    After Effects has a lot of plugins that can really speed up animator's workflows. When functionality is missing, plug-ins and scripts fill the gap. Unfortunately the After Effects SDK makes most helpful tools keep all of their functionality contained within a ScriptUI panel. This is fine for really big tools like Flow and Keysmith, where you want to integrate them into your workspace because you use them all of the time. However, there are a lot of "single-use" tools that only do one thing, but need a full ScriptUI panel to display a control of some sort. These can add…

    4 votes

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  7. Composition view jittery scrubbing

    In AE 22 (works fine in 21) whenever I scub the timeline, ie scubing forward, the viewport shows frames jumping around, it shows the next frame, then 20 frames earliier, then the next frame again and so on. It plays back properly, it's just during scrubbing. I noticed that the solution to this is to sync the current working res to the zoom level, so ie:
    - Full res 100% zoom - scrubs fine
    - Full res 50% zoom - jittery
    - Half res 50% zoom - scrubs fine
    - Half res 100% zoom - jittery
    Anyone else experiencing this…

    6 votes

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  8. BUG: AE 22.5.0 (Build 53) Export Error.

    Camera Lens Blur without a Blur Map layer set up crashes on rendering.

    Reports an Error(Code 19969) quits rendering, viewports dark, have to restart.

    AMD Theadripper, 64GB Ram, 2xRTX2080ti, SSD's etc

    2 votes

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  9. Make music play in real time

    Please for the love of god improve the audio playback feature in AE. It's near impossible to time anything to music, and so frustrating that something that is SO important isn't better integrated into the program.

    4 votes

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  10. AE crash when deleting expression linked effect

    AE reports 9 expressions error but in theres only 8. If I select and delete CC Toner effect on v2 the app crash. Manually deleting each expession individually is the only way to go but during the process the expression warning message reports an astronomous amount of errors (see 2nd screenshot). Bug has been reported on multiple machine.

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  11. M1 Native After Effects becomes sluggish after periods of inactivity

    First, big thank you to the AE team for the Apple Silicon native version After Effects. On the whole, it's much much faster and it has been a pleasure to work with so far. Big thumbs up from me.

    I'm writing to report something that feels like it could be a bug. Strangely enough, I've noticed that after periods of inactivity, going away from my computer, After Effects becomes extraordinarily sluggish. The UI feels as though it lagging behind a good 1 to 2 seconds and the timeline becomes just as laggy.

    The fix is simple. Re-start After Effect and…

    5 votes

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  12. Support 5.1 Audio Directly from After Effects

    Being able to take an interleaved 5.1 audio WAV file and render it onto a final MOV as true multi-track (as opposed to current flattening to stereo) would be revolutionary for our Graphics department. This would alleviate the need to re-render out of Premiere to incorporate 5.1 audio onto final graphics files.

    15 votes

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  13. 18.4 is eating through my memory and then crashing during previews and renders

    After Effects is eating through memory when previewing and rendering. It goes through my 128 gig in about a hundred frames and then crashes.

    After effects is getting worse not better

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  14. v 22.2 update cleared shortcut keys and workspaces

    The v22.2 update cleared all my shortcut keys and workspace layouts! It’s 2022 - user prefs should not be overwritten by a point update!!! (Or really any update.)

    7 votes

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  15. Bug: Layers becoming unparented in comp when project is imported into another project multiple times

    I am able to reproduce this bug consistently, if I have an AE project, containing a comp with a layer that is parented to a null, then I import that project into another project 4 times, on the fourth instance that was imported, the layer is no longer parented to the null.

    I have included a simple project file that I'm importing, as well as a project where I've imported it 4 times, you'll see on the fourth imported project, layer isn't parented.

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  16. Speed up connection to Media Encoder

    The AE>AME pipeline used to be pretty slick. As of right now it's shockingly unreliable.

    Attempting to queue any comps from AE provides mixed results. This should be a fast action users don't have to plan their workday around, but anymore, there's no guarantee how quickly or if this will even work. For example, about 30 minutes ago I attempted to queue 9 comps. I'm still waiting for them to populate in AME.

    CTRL+ALT+M doesn't appear to be functional either (for some on my team, it hasn't worked for at least 1-2 years at this point)

    2 votes

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  17. Bug on boot

    After Effects is slowly becoming a nightmare to use. I now have to reinstall it after every restart on my Mac as all the plugins become unresponsive. I've tried cleaning Adobe completely but it does the same thing every time I restart.

    2 votes

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  18. Copying expressions for multiple properties stopped working

    Copying expressions for multiple properties onto layers not working anymore.

    We used to be able to select multiple properties under one layer and copy expressions for those. Then select any layers that we wish to copy expressions only.

    Now we have to do it one by one. If possible to fix this it would be helpful.

    thank you.

    3 votes

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  19. Remove the new Mocha popup window and sound when it's loading.

    This "improvement" is annoying beyond belief, isn't needed, isn't wanted, and should be disabled immediately.

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  20. Text layers slow down essential graphics

    Hi there,
    I'm researching performance issues with mogrt files for the Danish National Broadcaster.
    We've implemented most of their branding in a git versioned master project and export our assets to all systems from this master project using a jsx script for ci/cd and deployment of mogrts, alpha-renders etc.
    In this process we have discovered a dissapointing fact about masterproperties on text layers.
    It seems that when an essential text property on a layer is set to a different value than the default from the source comp, it slows down rendering considerably.
    When previewing or rendering the source comp it…

    3 votes

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