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  1. Time counter to count the time I have spent on a project

    I think this feature is useful in many levels; in business it will give insight on each project and the time it took while working, thus estimated deadline, and individuals such as freelancers will be able to determine the time each project requires so they can price their hour cost.

    The timer will pause while the project is open but there are no changes.
    This feature is not only for After Effects it may be implemented in most of adobe products including Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator.

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  2. Bug when using layer search bar

    Hi Adobe,

    After Effects keeps deleting multiple layers when I use the layer search bar to search for 'color' and cmd/ctrl+z won't bring them back so I have to close and reopen the program. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  3. Adobe Splash screens - a visual horror show

    Remove all splash screen imagery

    Why does Adobe insist on incuding some of the worst imagery imaginable in their splash screens? As a 'pro' user being exposed to this tripe many times a day is incredibly annoying. Why in fact do we need any kind of image on the splash screen - just a simple logo as before was enough surely. We are all exposed to too much visual pollution these days as it is - having to see it in my work environment is infurating and distracting.

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  4. There's no Industry standard video playback app. This isn't specifically an After Effects thing, but a general video issue.

    Hi
    I sometimes get clients who freak out because their video player doesn't show colours correctly. Some use VLC, some use QuickTime X Player, some use 'dropbox' on the browser, some use windows and some use Macs.

    It can be a nightmare when they say 'my colours don't look right (this is usually on QuickTime player, which is a bit rubbish). I can often spend a half-day, down a rabbit hole trying to work out why, and it's so frustrating!

    Now that Adobe is so very profitable with its cloud subscriptions, it's time they developed a free video playback app.…

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  5. Fix Software breaking Bug

    Every so often when a scene in AE is 3-d tracked I lose the ability to manipulate the objects in the 3-d space. I click on the object in the scene, the item in the editing bay, and every other way to make the 3-d handles appear and nothing works. When this happens it means I have to start from scratch because I can no longer move the objects. In addition I can not make the 3-d trackers reappear in the scene, even if I change the size of the track points. This typically brings them back into the scene…

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  6. Add xml import back into after effect

    Please can you add xml import back into after effects? Importing a whole PP project bloats AE projects with so much unneeded media it’s a total pain. Also removes the ability to quickly import grade from colourist and quickly set up projects and have the team start working.

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  7. Add ability to search and add Adobe Stock directly from After Effects CC

    Add ability to search and add Adobe Stock directly from After Effects CC.
    Why is this ability only an option in Premiere Pro?

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  8. BUG - Internet connection speed may cause AE to lock up with INVALID MENU OPERATION msg

    BUG - Internet connection speed may cause AE to lock up with INVALID MENU OPERATION msg.

    Title says it all, can reproduced 100% of the time by lowering my internet connection speed (i.e. downloads and/or uploads). This is a critical productivity issue that has started occurring today 2021-02-23 and reproduced on both latest versions of AE (had it occur before and after updating the application).

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  9. We want ray trace back! why to take it without not even saying a word.

    I know you guys are looking to improve the software and make it better, faster and up today but eliminating components such as ray trace is not a good move nor a good decition just because you let MAXON 4D to do just half of what we were able to do with ray trace. i dont think that removing ray trace is big of improvement but rather a move backwards forcing us to use tools that can do just half the work done as we previously had it. there is a big comunity out there expecting this option is available…

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  10. More love for 360/VR in After Effects

    since 2018, Ae has not been updated in relation to VR/360 workflows. Ae has limited VR effects and the VR Comp Editor workflow which is also very limited and delicate script and expression heavy process.

    Ae should have a spherical camera, mono and stereo. this would obsolete the stiching workflow of VR Comp Editor and it's limitations. 3d plugins like trapcode or stardust are very breakable, also all the 2d effects won't work properly without the use of 3rd party tools and even then it's very limited.

    these new technologies should not be left behind, there are great things motion…

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  11. Search/filter in Effect Controls

    Please add a search/filter bar to the Effect Controls panel to make finding parameters quicker and easier. Twirling down endless nested categories many plugins have is tiresome, slow and unnecessary.

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  12. change the "render complete" and the "render failed" sounds

    the sounds gives me a heart attack every time I hear them. not only are they really loud, but they are also so jarring. please replace with more pleasant sounds!

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  13. Changeable UI font size

    To be able to change the UI font size.

    2 votes

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  14. Show waveform of inactive audio track

    I sometimes need a waveform just as a reference, but AE decides to not show the waveform if the sound is off. Don't know why.
    If it is needed to show that it doesn't sound, please do so by giving it a greyed out look, but keep displaying it, please.

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  15. Gaussian Blur (GPU) artifacts and quality issues

    Gaussian Blur (new GPU based one) has unexpected/poor results compared to the legacy one. Visual artifacts occur in 32-bit mode on adjustment layers, and in general it has a less natural, more blocky look than the traditional Gaussian Blur.

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  16. 17.7 crashing opening project with missing files

    AE 17.7 crashing when opening [AE 17.6] project file with 2 missing assets (2 small prores422 mov files). Had to roll back to AE17.6. Opened same project file in 17.6 and it also said that 2 files are missing, but did not crash like 17.7 did.
    I'm so tired of this. It's like walking through a minefield. Before Creative Cloud AE versions were more stable - someone there was responsible for the product they are shipping.

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  17. Render Error: -1609629695 due to Levels Effects on one of the layers.

    I could not render my work in After Effects or in Media Encoder. I get the error message:

    Export Error
    Error compiling movie.

    Render Error

    Render returned error.

    Writing with exporter: H.264
    Writing file type: H264
    Around timecode: 00:00:00:08
    Rendering at offset: 0,000 seconds
    Component: H.264 of type Exporter
    Selector: 9
    Error code: -1609629695

    So I started to disable layer by layer one by one and render again until I narrowed down the problem - This was due to layer that had "Levels" effect. Once I turned off the Effect everything worked fine. Your welcome.

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  18. shortcut to temporarily move layer parent independently of children

    This would work the same as holding "7" in Cinema4D. Would be a nice and quick way to reposition elements in a rig, without having to scroll through the timeline selecting and deselecting elements.

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  19. Performance for Automation

    Please fix performance for Automations with .csv datasheets.
    It's horrible that you need to save/load for minutes to use it.

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  20. In After Effects 17.7 the mercury transmit does not work ....in Premiere 14.9 instead it works.

    In After Effects 17.7 the mercury transmit does not work ....in Premiere 14.9 instead it works.
    I have MacBook Pro (16 pollici, 2019)
    2,3 GHz Intel Core i9 8 core
    16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

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