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  1. GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU utilization too low while working.I want you to use about 80% of the whole.

    GPUの使用率が低すぎるので70~80%ぐらいは常に使う様に処理を改善して欲しい。現状ではかなり使用率が低すぎる。

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  2. Develop After Effects for new Mac Pro and Afterburner card/AMD GPUs

    So, not a completely new idea here as I'm sure lots will be wanting this. Many people, like me, prefer the reliability of an Apple machine and are Adobe users. Now that Apple has released an updated modular Mac Pro with dedicated GPU capabilities, it seems to be a great idea to utilize this feature for After Effects to increase render preview and output.
    Would be great! Thanks!

    1 vote
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  3. hide progress bar

    It would be great if it was possible to disable the render progress bar in the the comp viewer. When scrubbing the timeline this constantly flickers. I also have the suspicion that it does affect redraw times negatively. At least it feels unnecessarly distracting on light comps where it just flickers for fractions of second when scrubbing.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. After Effects UI is EXTREMELY SLOW (mainly on PC)

    After Effects, particularly on a PC with Windows and a 4K screen behaves extremely slow. I have 1080ti GPU and a 9940x CPU at 4.5 ghz and 128gb of ram. The more layers I add the slower it gets. It's ok that the frames take longer to render, but why does the ENTIRE UI need to be slower and slower. Can't I scrub the timeline in the same speed and regardless of frames taking longer to render??? On a mac this is faster, though still slow. This is the MAIN reason why After Effects feels horribly slow and it is…

    1 vote
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  6. Add Apple's Afterburner card support for After Effects to help increase render speed.

    Add Apple's Afterburner card support for After Effects to help increase render speed.

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. AE v17.0.2: No Metal GPU Acceleration available - MacPro 2013 (Dual AMD500)

    Since a few days I simply can't pick Metal GPU acceleration in AE v17.0.2. Also AE is taking AGES to start up.
    Metal support is working fine with v16.1.3 (check the screenshots).

    It seems to be related to the issue I've been having with PR not being able to "...find any capable video play modules" (check this thread here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/premiere-pro-could-not-find-any-capable-video-play-modules-please-update-your-video-display-drivers/m-p/10862082#M247598 ).

    Basically PR and AE versions 2020 are unusable here!
    This needs fixing ASAP. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  9. AI optimized rendering using rough cuts

    Would it be possible to have AI scan an already rendered previous version of a video for identical frames to the revised version and steal those already rendered frames from the existing file so they wouldn't have to be rendered again when making revisions? Theoretically, this could speed up render time, and make it easier to render out new versions as needed. Sometimes I have clients and stakeholders that want to be brought along inch by inch, and this might help me better deal with these kinds of clients and stakeholders. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  10. RAM preview turns black after a while

    After a while, the composition window just turns black and shows no graphics. The borders and masks are shown though, but no visuals. And when pressing spacebar to RAM preview, it doesn't play. Restart helps, but the issue keeps returning so I need to restart all the time. Happens on larger project files.

    2 votes
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  11. Lagging and missing keystrokes

    For several months now, I frequently have problems where two main issues occur, which feel related:

    1) After Effects is still processing a command, usually moving keyframes, where I place the keyframe, release my mouse button, move my mouse, and then the keyframe jumps to the new location of my mouse instead. Like it never registered the original placement of the keyframe and lagged.

    2) Often doesn't register keystrokes. This applies to both typing in text layers, and also just general keyboard shortcut commands. It results frequently in text missing letters that just never registered as I was typing, or…

    2 votes
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  13. Abort render

    To stop an actual render takes so long!
    Why?Just stop rendering and done!

    2 votes
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  14. Fix Space bar delay, doesn't stop immediately (v 17.0.1)

    Doesn't stop playback immediately when pressing the Space bar. Instead, there is a several second delay before playback stops. That never used to happen. This started after I updated to the latest version, 17.0.1. Please fix.

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  15. BUG: Can't play animation unless I mess with audio hardware

    Often when I try to play my animation nothing happens. If I make some random adjustment to my audio hardware it somehow works. I don't have anything special going on. Just a couple of USB speakers plugged in. See video.

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  16. Composition window gets stuck in 2020, it does not refresh

    Composition window gets stuck in 2020, it does not refresh and nothing shows in it. not even the safe margins.

    1 vote
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  17. Motion Sketch in AE 2020 operates slow and cludgy.

    The frame rate and viewport feedback turn to trash when using the motion sketch in AE 2020.

    1 vote
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  18. Preferences modal takes a long time to appear

    This problem started with AE2020. When selecting After Effects > Preferences, it takes several seconds, first a few seconds with no visible activity, then a few seconds of beach ball, before the preferences modal opens. Every time it happens I get a twist in my stomach that AE is about to crash. Please fix! (Mac Book Pro 2018 - Mojave 10.14.6 (18G1012))

    2 votes
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  19. Turning on Guides makes After Effects 2020 laggy

    Upon upgrading to 2020 I found AE went very very laggy..unusable.
    Turning off guides brought the program back up to normal speed.

    Can something please be done so I can use guides again without the program grinding to a halt. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  20. Rebuild AE from the ground up so everything runs on the GPU

    Last night I had to wait 5 hours to render out a 7min sequence on a 6core i7 with 2 x nVidia1070. GPU usage never went above 4% for GPU 0 and 0% for GPU 1. CPU thread 2 never went above 35% whilst all other threads stayed around 10%. Network usage never went above 350Mbps on a 10GBe connection. Every year users request that AE uses more system resources yet it still never seems to happen. By your own words AE is the industry standard for motion GRAPHICS yet it hardly utilises the GRAPHICS processing unit at all. Every…

    3 votes
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