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  1. AE 2020 17.5.0 (Build 40) - Fill & Stroke change color when EyeDropping from swatch

    I am adding a stroke on a shape layer, but getting a shaded version of the color from UI and not the actual color in the swatch.

    In other versions of AE you can eye dropper the fill color if you want it to be the same.

    Steps to show error in Windows AE 2020:
    Create shape layer
    Add fill
    Add stroke
    Modify the stroke in Contents
    Clicking the swatch color - brings up the color dialog
    in the swatch color dialog - the eye dropper can't actually pick the same color from the fill in the top middle bar.

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  2. New 3D gizmos make interface render slowly.

    Working on a project with 150 3D video layers laid out in a custom tile pattern. I have been working in wireframe mode mostly to make things move a bit faster when just laying things out.

    When working in wireframe mode there is no way to turn off the new 3D gizmos. For one their solid color and large size make it hard to see what you are doing if you have 150 layers. If you hide layer controls you see essentially nothing. When working with this many layers trying to move them accurately become basically impossible. The cause AEs…

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  3. Modifier keys for the new 3D transform gizoms

    It would be nice to add the shift/command modifier keys to effect transformations 10x and 1/10th respectively while making adjustments using the gizmos in the composition window. This should replicate the effects of using these modifiers when scrubbing numeric values in the timeline.

    It could effect translation, scale and rotation similarly. I especially find using the rotation gizmo imprecise and would appreciate a 1/10 modifier.

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  4. Better fullscreen RAM preview options

    I always have to move my cursor to the corner of the screen when doing full screen previews. It should just disappear.

    I use Shift-Numpad 0 to make fullscreen previews. In addition to making the cursor disappear, it would be great to also have an option for scaling the viewer to "Fit" so it's truly full screen. After starting the preview in fullscreen mode, you can then press Shift-/ and that scales to fit. However it would be ideal to set up the preview so one single key command does all these things to create the ideal full screen preview.

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  5. Add a "Used" column to the project window

    Add a column to the project window to show if an item is used or not in a comp.

    This would be useful when cleaning up projects manually. You could sort by used/unused files and easily delete unnecessary files. It should also check to see if source files are only used in an expression.

    1 vote
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  6. Apply Stroke to Layer if Stroke Swatch is Clicked On

    You have a shape layer. You click on the stroke swatch at the top of the UI. Turns out you don't have a stroke to color. Bummer.

    Wouldn't it be nice if clicking on the stroke swatch checked to see if the layer had a stroke applied, and if not, applied it for you? That would be great UX.

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  7. Snapshot Button - Less Grating Noise

    This issue may seem trivial, but anybody else cringe every time they use the snapshot button? The noise literally hurts my ears. It's too loud and not pleasing at all. I believe this is the only item in the UI that makes a noise - is there any way to get a more pleasing chime, or maybe just a visual cue that a snapshot has been taken?

    2 votes
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  8. gismo bug

    Gismo BUG.. unable to operate, when it is in this state.. The blue square is not solid, it is part of gismo

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  9. Interface is extremely laggy and slow.. It's affecting my workflow and career. Please fix this issue already.

    Dear AE team just please put all your attention and effort into fixing this dumb bug and making your clients happy. not asking you to invent fire, it's not rocket science, just make it work better like in previous versions.
    I see I'm not the only one suffering from this problem, it's among customers with high resolution screens. narrowed it down for you. Really frustrated with you.

    3 votes
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  10. sync keyboard shortcuts and workspaces in the account

    Be able to sync the keyboard shortcuts and the workspaces in the Adobe account and be synced with all the versions.

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  11. Comp settings : add a button to trim comp duration to current time

    Hi AE users & makers :)

    just a quick idea to save time in comp edit windows, when you have to modify comp duration, adding a small button to crop to current time. I even made a mockup ! Have a nice day // Paul

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  12. Enlarge points in curves effect

    Larger (or user-size-adjustable) points on curves effect curves would be a glorious thing that would make me cheer.

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  13. Multi views resize

    It would very good if we can resize the multi view when we work with 3D

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  14. Create Finder Folder during Save, with Shortcut

    MacOs 10.14.5, AE 17.5.0

    During the Save As - process, i can't
    create a new Folder with the associated
    shortcut: CMD +SHIFT + N

    I have to hit the CREATE NEW FOLDER Button.
    It's slowing down a shortcutbased Workflow extremely.

    In AE CC2019 it worked as expected.

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  15. Value graph bug

    When working with the value graph the graph gets pushed off from the keyframes. Zooming in and out seems to fix this sometimes but not always. It doesn't seem to effect the animation but it's a bit annoying to work with.

    Thanks!

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  17. the UI very not user friendly

    the UI very not user friendly should redesign it

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  18. Timing expression control for templates and user experience from AE to Premiere Pro

    I've been working with templates a lot recently. So far the experience in After Effects is not bad at all. Going in Premiere however is not so fun. I would suggest an expression control for timecode units so the user can decided what time they want the animation to appear. The other method of this is sliders and too many expressions to deal with like start time, duration, end time. The units are whole numbers and seconds so the user might have to do a bit of math or they won't be able to get to those crucial half seconds.…

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  19. Adobe fonts are broken in After Effects

    Adobe fonts are not loading 80% of the time, no such problem with photoshop nor premier, that's not allowing me to do my job

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  20. autosave/save in background

    Waiting for up to two minutes and having After Effects locked while saving is quite frustrating. Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop all enable a user to save while working. I'd really appreciate this being added to AE.

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