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  2. New MAXON Cinema 4D File --> After Effects: AEGP Plugin CINEWARE SeceneLayer: Cineware AliveThread- Execute failed (5027:12)

    AE Version 17.5.0 (Build 40) Cinema 4D S22
    I have Deinstalled C4D and After Effects and Reinstalled After Effects
    For the first time the issue is gone, but after installing Updates inC4D
    (22.123 and S22 Content Libraries - LIte the same Problem:
    EGP Plugin CINEWARE SeceneLayer: Cineware AliveThread- Execute failed (5027:12)

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  3. Current build sometimes has cmd+s just delete your project file save.

    AE build 17.1.4, somewhat often pending project, will fail to save and delete the projects saved file. The work around is to save as almost every time. It's happened a few times over the last week, but today I've experienced it 3 times already. I screen recorded everything after I hit cmd-s. I've also attached a screen shot of my computer's specs. Actually, it's not letting me post with the recording attached, so here's a dropbox link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6cw4fqcne2iwjp/2020-10-20%2010-33-38.mkv?dl=0

    1 vote
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  4. Fix non-working 'Import-Photoshop-file-as-composition' in AE 2020 - version 17.1.4 (Build 37)

    When importing Photoshop-files as a composition in After Effects 2019 it works fine. When trying to do the same thing with the same Photoshop-files in After Effects 2020, the app goes into 'non-responsive' -mode and does not recover.

    I found workaround where I import the Photoshop-file(s) in AE 2019, save it as a separate project-file and import it in AE 2020. :-/

    Hope this problem will be fixed soon ...

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  5. C4D Lite update

    After can´t find C4D lite after updating the software.

    If I update C4D lite to a new version (as it asks to on the first time it runs) After effects can't find C4D server, and an error message saying "Cineware AliveThread - Execute failed "
    The only way to make it work again is to uninstall Both AE and C4D lite and use an outdated C4D lite version.

    2 votes
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  6. Arregle de una vez por todas este programa, arrastra errores desde versiones anteriores y nunca solucionan nada.

    Basura de programa, a cada rato da error, me siento estafado con el dinero que cobran por una suscripción siendo un programa mas que beta.

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  7. Essential graphics currently is buggy.

    There are several problems that my team have faced due to essential graphics.


    1. illegal xml character
      When a text has a line break done by "Shift + enter", instead of "enter".
      This creates a illegal xml character that can only be seen by pc and not mac. Space in the text becomes this small box which causes multiple error pop ups during file opening.


    2. Essential graphics still exists in a reduce file.
      Although the project has been reduced with the composition with the essential graphics deleted, saving this file after and dragging it to any project or opening it will…

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  8. Render queue "output to" uses an old File name and location template

    In Render queue, I have used tokens to set a custom naming convention and file location and marked it to be the default template for exports. It worked for a bit, but after I made some changes to the template, the app choses the old template when I add new comps to Render queue even though the new template is marked as default. I have had your support people troubleshoot, reinstalled the app and even used CC Clean and installed again with a special download link. It worked again for a short while but once I made another template it…

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  9. All versions above and including 17.1 lock up audio and video drivers?

    As the title states, starting from version 17.1 AE locks up any and all parallel media playbacks on my Windows machine. Version 17.0.6 works fine.
    This means that I can not play any audio or video files in external software when After Effects is running.

    They simply freeze.. UNTIL I play the timeline in AE, then the drivers unfreeze and playback of media outside of AE resumes.
    Even in browsers this is the case. A youtube video actually pauses and plays in sync with starting/stopping playback in AE.
    I have the latest version available for Windows and NVidia and Steinberg…

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  10. 17.1.4 view window lack responsivility, often went white or freeze. Unable to fix it even if purge all.

    There are many bugs in view engine in the 17.1.4
    Often in view window is nothing showed, often it is only white screen, often the view window just freeze.
    Tried on two machines. One with quadro 5000, one with geForce 970 (4GB videoRam)

    2 votes
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  11. composition viewer doesn't show anything

    composition viewer doesn't show anything when opening recent project
    I can't see what's going on, it freeze on black
    only when adding composition to adobe media encoder queue then i can preview from encoder

    also when closing aftereffects it still runing on TaskManager

    2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. BUG; exporting .vpe from photoshop does not work with AE

    after using the vanishing point filter in photoshop and exporting "for after effects as .vpe" After Effects CAN NOT IMPORT THE VPE FILE. It simply can not be selected, the ONLY file which can be selected is the .3DS file inside the folder with the png files.

    if i select the .3DS file (since that is the only file AE lets me import) after effects says there is a error with the script on line 138...

    i have reset preferences for both programmes, i have uninstalled and reinstalled but it must be bugged as it has not fixed the issue

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  14. Bug: Duplicating composition resets entire project's essential properties

    To replicate bug, I duplicated a composition which contains a layer that uses a master property controlled by a dropdown effect. Immediately upon copy and paste of the composition in the Project window, ALL master properties controlled by a dropdown effect across the entire project are reset to their default. In the history dropdown under the Edit menu, tons of actions are suddenly added that were not user initiated including dozens of "pull properties"

    After Effects 17.1.3 (Build 41) on Windows 10 Pro

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  15. After Effects 17.1.3 crashes constantly.

    I'm trying to make changes from notes, just copying and pasting TC to make adjustments, and every 10 minutes programs just crashes and instantly closes. I'm losing time and I can't afford to waste any. Are you guys working on this or just not making any real changes in these updates? Why am I crashing all the time? AE and one tab of FireFox are the only things running on my machine. iMac 32GB RAM i7.

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  16. Corner pin handles not showing up on pre-comp

    BUG When adding a corner pin effect, or CC power pin, the handles for the corner pin don't show up. Also the null object doesn't show up either. When you toggle the hide mask button a bunch of times and re-add the corner pin it finally shows up.

    7 votes
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  17. Why doesn't after effects auto save an untitled project?

    After effects should auto save any file. I just lost my entire day's work because I didn't have my project saved before After Effects crashed. Why wouldn't after effects try to at least salvage what I had?

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  18. Align is very broken still

    Please fix the 2D align bug. It's been there too long.

    VERY easy to reproduce.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mF_U4a9Rg8&t=9s

    This video shows the quickest way to reproduce the bug, (with 2 align clicks). But when you have a complex enough scene, even a single align click is broken too.

    3 votes
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  19. Add Media to Project While RAM Preview Is Playing

    After Effects crashes every time I try to add media to my project or timeline while RAM Preview is playing (I often forget myself and drag stuff in while Preview is playing because you can do this in most DAWs).

    So, the current behavior is that AE seems to think it can add media while RAM previewing, and it tries, but it fails every time and crashes. I think the behavior should be one of two options, whichever is possible to achieve:

    1) Fix the function so it works: let me drag stuff in while RAM Preview is playing without…

    2 votes
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  20. After Effects crashes graphics tablet driver continuously

    I am on the current version of After Effects and Mac OS. I use a Wacom graphics tablet instead of a mouse to work as I find it so much quicker and precise.

    After Effects now decides to cause the tablet to stop functioning properly, and the only way to solve it is through restarting the machine. Closing AE or restarting my Wacom driver does absolutely nothing.

    Please fix this!

    2 votes
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