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  1. rework the whole 3d space

    Working in the 3d space of AFX is such a pain! Often I try to avoid it or look for workarounds(someimtes using C4d to set up cameras and lights to than pass it over to AFX just to not have to navigate it in AFX)

    It is not easy to navigate the 3d space as it doesn't use industry standart shortcuts to start with.
    In addition it is so hard to grab these little 3d widget handles. I constantly select another layer when I try to move the one I focus on. If we would have the option to restrict…

    31 votes

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  2. better way to work with masks in the viewer

    Everytime I work with masks in the viewer I end up selecting/moving other layers and I have to reselect the mask which constantly throws me out of my flow. This is really frustrating.
    Please come up with a better way. Maybe add a switch to the viewer that locks everything from being selected other than the current active layer.

    3 votes

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  3. keyframe parenting

    I would love to be able to keyframe the parenting option. Sometimes you need a layer to be the child only for a fration of the time, than be released and continue with it's own animation: for example a charakter that lifts a cup, trinks and than puts it back onto the desk where it slightly slides into it's restposition.
    This is just one of many possible options where it would be nice to keyframe the parenting option. Right now it is only possible via a bit of expressions or a 3rd party script that uses a workaround but it…

    22 votes

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  4. Keyframes for Motion Graphics Templates

    It would really be nice to have keyframes (In Premiere Pro) for your Master Properties in Motion Graphics Templates exported from After Effects.

    12 votes

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  5. "The document is locked for editing by another user"

    I would like to display "The document is locked for editing by another user" like office so that other people can not edit it.

    6 votes

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  6. Jump custom number of frames on the timeline

    Ability to go forward/back a settable number of frames (like 7 or 24) using a non-existing combination (like Cmd+Shift + PgUp/Down on Mac and Ctrl+Shift + PgUp/Down on PC).
    The number of frames could be set in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel.

    12 votes

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  7. Premiere Audio Amplifying

    Within Premiere one has the ability to amplify audio, normalize audio, normalize peaks and to set the audio volume. After Effects - sadly - has no comparable features. It would help out a lot though. Especially in times of video producing bots like Templater or CompsFromSpreadsheet.

    3 votes

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  8. improve dual xeon

    after effects bad improvement on dual xeon machines

    2 votes

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  9. RenderQueue.render interacts poorly with undo.

    I understand that it doesn't make a lot of sense to undo rendering but I maintain a suite of scripts (written by others) which do a lot of complicated project manipulation along with rendering here and there.

    The scripts stopped working in CC2017; app.project.renderQueue.render() wouldn't do anything. No errors, it would just immediately return without running the render. app.onError would catch a couple of lines suggesting a render was started but only for the first item in the RQ.

    During the course of ripping everything apart and putting it back together again I started getting these "undo group mismatch, attempting…

    2 votes

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  10. UI "Not Responding" after very short time or ANY mouse clicks.

    The user interface times out in Windows and offers up a "Not Responding" very quickly. The timeout seems to have shortened considerably in CC2018.

    There should be a way to run the message queue both from script and from plugins so that clicking on the AE windows doesn't immediately make them stop responding and so that progress can accurately be reported to the user.

    I have written this script which highlights the problem. Playing around with various values for 'totalTime' and 'numIterations' really shows off the problem and I have something that seems to work ok as long as updates…

    2 votes

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  11. Please include prores 444 xq export into after effects and premiere

    Since the introduction of prores 444 xq i was unable to use the codec to export from After effects or premiere. WHY?????

    9 votes

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  12. Master Expressions

    When working with "index expression + a lot of layer duplication" you often have to change a tiny bit of code on multiple layers.

    What if you could link one expression to multiple properties?
    The result should be that on every single layer the same version of the code is being exectued. Changing the code of the master expression keeps the code of the child expressions in sync.
    Implementations could be done via the Essential Graphics panel.

    This feature would really help:
    - Developers of scripts & expressions
    - People who work on complex rigs
    - Experiental and procedural design

    21 votes

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  13. A color panel

    A simple panel with a color picker and some color swarches

    25 votes

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  14. After Effects 15.1 update. Text clipped on top from older projects.

    In the newest version of After Effects all of my old projects have most the tops of the text-bounding boxes for text I have clipped at the top, I can always hack a fix with line-height and adjusting position, but with projects that have a lot of animated text thin isn't really a viable solution.

    This happens on mine as well as a co-worker's computer on various older projects.

    2 votes

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  15. Incorporate game engine graphics and the ability to import models and apply materials

    Instead of 3d element, use Nvidia's state of the art game engine rendering and the ability to import models and change their materials...so like a better and more integrated version of 3d element

    11 votes

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  16. April 2018 After Effects loses PNG sequences

    This is a bug report (although this web site makes it infuriatingly unclear if this is where bug reports go).

    I am seeing behavior in the new version in which projects that contain PNG sequences seem to lose those sequences, giving a cant open dialog for every g..d... piece of media. I can cause the error by simply tabbing to another app and then back into AE. Note that projects open fine with all media and if you dismiss these multiple warning dialogs, everything works fine (of course for some projects, that can be hundreds of dialogs).The error seems to…

    3 votes

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  17. Please fix the "premultiplied" alpha channel option

    There is a bug with premultiplied alpha channels. I found that it is doing the "unpremult" operation in the wrong gamma space, causing dark edges on semi-transparent CGI renderings (like clouds and smoke). Please fix this! Interestingly OpenEXR's do not seem to have this problem.

    6 votes

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  18. Python support - EOL extendscript

    It's time to move off that old 1995 extendscript and get with Python! I know this is a big one, but we could REALLY use python support for AE. Commandline rendering is incredibly limited and python would be a total game changer for plenty of studios out there. And if Adobe had the idea that their users are not advanced for something like that just look at all of the new stuff constantly appearing on aescripts.com. You have plenty of nerdy developers!

    Nuf said.

    5 votes

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  19. 2 votes

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  20. Render files in Premiere Pro-supported formats

    With Premiere Pro about to discontinue support for 32-bit legacy files, After Effects' render outputs should be formatted in non-legacy file types so they can work hassle-free in PrPro.
    (I haven't had much luck fully retaining alpha channels with non-legacy formats from Ae renders)

    3 votes

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