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  1. Add a 'Scripts' Top Menu & allow Sub folders/sub menus for ScriptUI items

    Please add a 'Scripts' menu item at the top next to the 'Effects' menu item. Also, and this is more important than the scripts menu item, PLEASE enable sub folders/sub menus for scripts so that we don't have to scroll through a long list of scripts & can better organise them into related categories.

    I feel like this would be pretty simple to do. And would look like this in the interface:

    Scripts > Character Animation > (all related character animation scripts in a drop down menu here)

    This would be great as it would allow people to organise their…

    3 votes
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  2. Missing fonts not reported in CC2020

    The program doesn't alert the user when a font is missing - just replaces the font with Myriad Pro. Then, when one clicks on the font, it doesn't update with the parentheses, so you can't see what font you need to add.

    2 votes
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  3. png naming mismatch AE and AME

    Hi there, operating on CC2019 and I have no interest in responses that say move to a newer version.

    Rendering a PNG sequence out of AE writes PNG files name format differently to Media Encoder, so if I need to replace PNG frames for a revision and use AE to directly render the replacement frames the naming conventions don't match up - this is an incredible oversight - why would you possibly have AE and Media Encoder write PNG names differently?!?!

    Similarly I tried to write my replacement frames in with Media Encoder, and it started to number my frames…

    3 votes
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  4. Layer selection bug After Effects 2020 (v17.0) with dual monitors?

    My setup uses two monitors with the left monitor devoted to the timeline alone and my main monitor for the Project, Composition, etc. windows.

    In all previous versions of AE I could adjust something in the timeline on my left monitor, go to the comp window on the main monitor, then click, hold, and drag a layer to move it around.

    If I do the same thing in AE 2020 the selected layer will NOT drag on the first click. I have to click it once to "activate" that window (a blue outline appears) and then click and drag the…

    4 votes
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  5. Bug: AE2020 seq import from server error

    After Effects 2020 is giving error when importing png seq from server.

    (After Effects error: Can't import as a sequence. Found no matches for the selected file name. (39 :: 44)

    When import same seq from local drive its ok and AE2019 opens it from server with no problem

    3 votes
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  6. Problem selecting multiple keyframes in AE 2020 (17.04)

    In AE 2020 (17.04) When I try to select multiple keyframes in the timeline by drawing a box around them, there is often a delay of a few seconds before the keyframes are selected. Sometimes the delay causes the box that I draw to be "cut off" so that not all of the intended keyframes are selected. I've tried different mouses and many different files, and the problem has persisted over the last couple of AE updates. I'm on an iMac Pro, OS 10.14.6, 3GHZ Intel Xeon W, 128 GB RAM.

    2 votes
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  7. [BUG] on 17.0.1 rotobrush breaks the project after reloading

    If Rotobrush is applied in anyway, after saving, closing and restarting the project won't start.
    Returns an error: missing data in file

    3 votes
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  8. BUG:Inaccurate results when setting displayStartTime via script

    After Effects does some bad math when I try to set the displayStartTime of a comp via script.
    When I attempt to set the displayStartTime of a 30fps comp to frame 1000 (33.333333333333 seconds).
    The result startTime is instead 33.3333320617676, which rounds down to frame 999.
    However, setting the startFrame to 1000 manually in the comp settings does make the startTime 33.3333333333333, which should be the expected result via script.

    11 votes
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  9. Onion Skin

    You propably have people asking you that, but it would be just great to have a Onion Skin function at the Ae, so we could see some of the frames/keyframes before or even after. That could help a lot while doing some animation, effects and I think everything, couse you have a more wide view of what you are doing without needing a pre render

    123 votes
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  10. Allow for scripts to access After Effects Color picker

    Writing scripts for after effects is fun as well as frustrating, but scripts allow for the community to bring features to After effects to ease workflow processes.
    And I think adding the possibility to access After effects native color picker would open up a great amount of potentials for scripts.

    Currently we have to adress OS native color pickers which from my experience doesn't match colors with AE.

    10 votes
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  11. Bug report: Audio replacement/ mp3 support

    Upon importing audio with same filename the preview in AE (even after cache is purged) will play old audio. Rendering in ME produces the correct audio.

    1 vote
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  12. Ability to read and use the "curve length" of a "Path", through expressions

    It would be great if we could use a ("read only") path object's new method that would output the curve length (or arc length) in expressions ;
    We could use this to compute precise arc lenghts, for example to estimate a "wheel" rotation along a path !

    2 votes
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  13. Support for importing Adobe Dimensions scenes

    Support for importing an Adobe Dimension Scene and use it the same way a Cinema 4D scene is used.

    3 votes
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  14. After Effects regularly missing keystrokes

    After Effects is regularly missing keystrokes. I have tried to type slower, give the system time to catch up, and when I'm typing text in a composition it just randomly does not register keys. Occasionally it happens when I'm typing values into a panel (Setting font size to 150 and it will miss a number so it will be 10 or 15 or 50). This only seems to occur regularly in AE 2020. This is creating huge problems with clients on larger text blocks because AE is introducing typos because of this bug.

    3 votes
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  15. Can you create a simpler way to loop a layer.

    The current method seems unnecessarily complicated and annoying.

    4 votes
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  16. Keymix Plugin à la Nuke

    Essential keying workflow tool. Would be awesome to have that without jumping through sub-comp hoops:

    https://learn.foundry.com/nuke/content/referenceguide/mergenodes/keymix.html

    2 votes
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  17. Hi Feature request please. We need some way of dropping files from the desktop into After Effects or Photoshop etc. without having to open a

    Hi Feature request please. We need some way of dropping files from the desktop into After Effects or Photoshop etc. without having to open a file browser or switch between windows, if there was a key command that could bring up items on the desktop or any other location we could quickly get access to a floating window to cycle through our chosen destination. Sometimes (most of the time) I have 3 or 4 programs open and 2 web browsers and lots of stuff going on and it is not quick to get to the desktop. Also it takes times…

    2 votes
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  18. Proxy Effects or adding "render only" option to heavy intense effects

    Some effects like camera lens blur are computationally expensive. It would be great to be able to have a proxy effects such as Gaussian blur during previews, but at render time turn off Gaussian blur and turn on camera lens blur. Or perhaps have a setting that only turns it on at render time. I imagine it could be a drop down that says "off until render." I know I can turn off all effects on a layer or composition, but then I have to remember to turn them on before rendering.

    5 votes
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  19. make SET MATTE work as it should

    SET MATTE should work like TRACK MATTES.
    when using a shapelayer as the matte then the effect works fine,
    but not with other footage.

    AND NO.... i don't want to precompose every single s***.....
    Make a Checkbox in the effect: work like TRACKMATTE.....done

    2 votes
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  20. bug report: add to media encoder queue is broken

    On After Effects 2020 when I tried to send my compositions to Media Encoder Queue, Media Encoder started and opened but nothing was added to the queue list. I tested this several times with different projects and several compositions.
    I also tested sending Premiere Pro 2020 sequences to Media Encoder Queue and everything worked fine - so my conclusion is that something in Dynamic Link from After Effects is broken.
    I'm working on a MacBook pro 2018 on iOS Catalina.

    6 votes
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