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  1. use getStyleAt() also to redefine properties

    thisComp.layer("Text layer").text.sourceText.getStyleAt(0).fontSize
    gives me the size of the first character

    why :
    getStyleAt(0).setFontSize(72)
    it applies to all characters and doesn't allow to redefine only the size of the first character?

    1 vote
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  2. Expose Paragraph Text Box Width/Height for Expressions

    It's currently impossible within expressions to set the width or height of a Paragraph Text box.

    This would be a massively helpful feature for text-based templates and animations.

    1 vote
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  3. Onion Skin Options (ideas)

    Either create a new brush that has the feature to view the PREVIOUS frame(s) with less opacity, Onion Skin solved; the Animation Brush

    Or simply make an effect that shows the previous frame(s) with less opacity, that is applied to the layer.

    Not sure why either of these have ever been implemented into After Effects. The community has been asking for any kind of built in Onion Skin for well over a decade. We all know Animate is on it's way out and it is not very good anyway. The only feature Animate does well is it's Onion Skin.

    1 vote
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  4. Separating Dimensions Shouldn't Ruin Your Animation Curves

    When you realize you need to separate the dimensions of a layer and you've already done animation on that layer, doing so shouldn't ***** up the work you've already done.

    This is 100% possible. Moho has this capability and it's hobbyist level software.

    2 votes
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  5. Bring back the graphs in the main timeline

    I really miss being able to see the motion graph under the keyframes. You used to be able to toggle open the graph for keyframes right in the main timeline and it was super useful.

    Please add that back in as an option. I like the separate Graph Editor but sometimes I want to see how the graph relates to all the other keyframes around it in time. In the Graph Editor, you can only see them with their values and it gets really messy, visually.

    1 vote
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  6. Preview Different Time while Editing Keyframes

    Not even sure if this is possible, but, being able to lock the point in an animation that you are viewing while adjusting a keyframe either before or after where the current time indicator is placed.

    I've been working on a big animation project and want to time things out that enter the frame and often have those objects outside of the camera view and am trying to key multiple object timings together at certain points.

    2 votes
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  7. Convert text to paths

    It would be great if there was a function to convert a text into paths (just like in Illustrator), so I can create a graffiti painting animation for example. I know that I could trace the text by path, but it would be fine, or rather it would save a lot of time.

    1 vote
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  8. After Effects slow save

    After Effects /// For several months now, it has been taking too long to save a project (.aep).
    This problem began in March 2019, when I was using CC 2015.
    I have updated the program but the problem still continues: CC 2017, CC2018, CC2019, 2020.
    In previous versions, saving the project only took a few seconds. Now, it takes more than a minute.

    2 votes
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  9. Shape trim paths should come after taper and wave operations

    Using trim paths, I'm trying to animate a shape stroke that has a taper added to the start and end of the stroke. Taper is calculated relative to the length of the stroke, which AE recognises as changing according to the percentage completion of the trim paths.

    This might be what you'd want some of the time, but I just want to animate the stroke like a pen mark being written on. The line left by a pen nib would not be shifting its thickness as it is being drawn on.

    2 votes
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  10. loop mask keyframes

    It would be great if mask keyframes were loopable using the loopOut (or In) expression.

    1 vote
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  11. After Effects not responding to save and Lack of Complaints Process.

    After Effects refused to save on a project with a tight deadline im working on.

    Didn't respond, thought it may have been due to me using large files so continued on.
    After Effects further won't let me save so now the project is useless and I have wasted 8 hours work.

    Yes I should save, its usually the first thing I do. But also a program that I pay good money for shouldn't stop working over night.

    I'm also appalled at the lack of formal complaints process. And that I have to use this public forum to complain is quite…

    1 vote
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  12. "Smart Baking" of expressions/keyframes

    It would be wonderful to have "smart bake"-type options (a la Maya) in converting expressions to keyframes, where instead of creating a keyframe for every frame, it only bakes the expressions to existing keyframes (i.e. a "wiggled" property would only bake in the wiggled values on frames where keyframes currently exist). Further options would be welcome, as well, such as the ability to create new/baked keyframes every x frames (for example, if the expression to be baked is posterize time, set at 6 fps, you could convert the expression to keyframes, but only create a new keyframe every 6 frames…

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  13. Copy/Paste keyframes on multiple layers

    Please add the ability to copy/paste a multi layer keyframe selection. When all properties exist on both layer - just add the keyframes, when properties don't exist, copy the effects along.

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  14. Quickly zoom/jump to active keyframes in the graph editor

    In the graph editor you have the very useful 'auto-zoom graph height' button. It re-centers your graph view to your selected keyframes. I just wish I could assign a keyboard shortcut to it as I find myself doing it all the time.

    In C4D you can just press the H button to do this and it's so useful!

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  15. New font format with motion design/animation data

    What if each font had an extra invisible center spline and creation point order? This helps anyone who has to do "write on" text (not just "type on" text appearing) in after effects, premier, photoshop etc.
    I cant tell you how many requests or job tasks are "animate this text", and I always start with a plan old font that needs lots of hand drawn work for masks on each character to animate. If a font format actually had deep information to make text animation less laborious, ESPECIALLY write on effects, it would be a huge time saver to the…

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  16. Group name should be able to rename, It will be easy to rectify while animating characters

    Can we add group name rename option, It will very help full to know multiple groups via its name, i know i can do while creating layout or character in adobe illustrator I can give layers name and import in to after effect and convert illustrator layers to "create shapes from vector layer" with its original name, but inside the particular layer, there are multiple groups, which I need to rename the layers name. Please find the attached screen shot.

    Thanks,
    Amrish Jha

    2 votes
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  17. Trim Paths Delay

    It would be great to be able to set a time delay when using Trim Paths when set to individually. Having the ability to adjust when the next successive path starts would be a huge help.

    Currently when set to animate individually the paths are animated one at a time and ONLY when the previous path has finished. Being able to set that value would be such a time saver.

    14 votes
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  18. 2D Camera and 3D Camera

    Can we Get a 2D Camera in After Effects for non 3d layers? idk if this makes sense. but it would be awesome. for like Zooming in, and out and rotating around in 2D. Thankyou!!!

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  19. Use Character Animators detailed facial tracking

    I do a lot of detailed facial tracking for my content. It would literally save me days of work if AE was able to track face points as quickly as CH does.

    3 votes
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  20. Keyboard shortcut for mask tracker analyze forward and backward.

    I do a lot of detailed facial tracking for my content, a keyboard shortcut to start the analyze forward or back function would save a lot of time clicking around when I have a lot of clips to get through.

    2 votes
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