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  1. Add a unique identifier to properties (and layers) accessible via the scripting API

    When scripting, we sometimes have to be able to "store" a property to do something later with it ;
    For example, very often, scripts use the "comment" property of the layers to store data like this.

    The problem is: there are only three ways to get a property:
    - the matchName, but there can be a lot of properties with the same matchName
    - the name, but it can be changed by users, so it is not reliable
    - the index, which can be changed by users too.

    This is very problematic, especially for Effects, or Shapes content, and the…

    41 votes

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  2. Please can you bring back the Filmstrip export / import function in After Effects (and Premiere and Photoshop)

    Hi,

    Please can you bring back the Filmstrip export function which I think was dropped from After Effects after CS4 and I think from Premiere after CS3.

    (Or alternatively, please can you make the CS3 and CS4 versions of Adobe CS software available through Creative Cloud subscription so the Filmstrip feature is readily available to use again.)

    I realise that it's possible to draw on top of video frame by frame in the Photoshop CC2018 Timeline - and that's great, it's a very useful feature.

    However I was trying to create a distressed effect across a video where precision as…

    3 votes

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  3. give more transform options to the curve editor's bounding box

    Would help a lot to add more options to transform the bounding box that appears around selected points in the curve editor like rotate, shear scale only one size(either left, top, bottom or right) would be activate by a combination of the usual meta buttons (alt/option , cmd/ctrl, shift etc) and would act like the photoshop transform tool for example
    (if we could have that same set of options for the masks ... It would be great also..)

    14 votes

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  4. make after effects on ios and andriod

    make it available to ios and andriod users and make after effects user friendly.

    15 votes

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  5. Reveal Composition in project not working

    Using the latest Version of AE 15.11.0 and MacOS 10.13.4. The "Reveal Composition in Project" feature is not working properly. It is should reveal the comp in the project window but no longer does this.

    6 votes

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  6. Calculations, Channel Combiner, CC composite to be powered by GPU and 32 Bits per channel

    Calculations is the merge tool in Ae why is it still not the most overused tool!?

    24 votes

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  7. Bug: Crash during save using Master Properties and Joysticks 'n Sliders

    CC 15.1 - MacOS 10.13.3 - J 'n S 1.6

    See steps below, but boils down to when creating a new pre-comp from a shape layer using J 'n S, any subsequent save will crash AE.

    Steps to recreate:


    1. create a new comp, add shape layer, add Joysticks 'n Sliders to shape layer

    2. add any property from J 'n S controller to Essential Graphics / Master Properties

    3. pre-comp shape layer

    4. save

    5. crash

    3 votes

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  8. Bug Report: AE 15.0.1 unable to interpret alpha channel- unless there is a starting frame with alpha.

    When doing character animation, I typically use Toonboom Harmony, and then render out PNG4 sequences for compositing in AE. However, since version 15.0.1, I've been having an issue where my PNG sequences were not having their alpha interpreted. While this is hard to convey without pictures, here's how I solved the issue and it may help you guys to squash the bug:

    1) In Toonboom, I create an animation that starts on a full background, no alpha channel, then transitions in-animation to a wipe that then needs to be comped in AE.

    2) Render it out as a PNG4 sequence…

    3 votes

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  9. Display Acceleration Disabled

    Can you fix this issue? I recently updated to the latest CC and now I can no longer see my RAM Previews which is a major issue for my workflow!

    I run a MAC that is already fully upgraded so thats not really an option for me.

    8 votes

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  10. Spell check..?

    It'd be really nice to have a spell check built into text layers in AE. UI could be as simple as having a warning symbol pop up next to the text layer in the timeline, so you know which layer contains an error. Just had to correct a small typo that managed to get past myself, QA, producers, AND the client until just now. Spell check would be really useful in preventing human error (and embarrassment...)

    17 votes

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  11. Have sequence markers added in AE to link to Premiere Pro when linked

    I've been using overlays created in AE (Intros, outros etc) that have a fade to white/black with a bunch of other things happening, I would like it if I could set a marker for when the overlay was %100 white/black that would be visible in Premiere Pro, so when I have the file overlayed, I can see exactly at what point the video underneath will no longer be visible.

    10 votes

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  12. Native animated GIF support

    Still have to go through Photoshop/ Save for web (Legacy)?!

    12 votes

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  13. Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    3 votes

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  14. 26 votes

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  15. 27 votes

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  16. Open multiple projects, create shared projects just like in Premiere

    I watched Karl Soule's presentation during on the local shared projects in Premiere and I would really love to have that just the way it is on Pr for AE

    17 votes

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  17. Show Keyframe connection

    This interface tweak is as usefull as it is simple. Even before implementing a label colors for keyframes I think this one will be a massive improvement for clarifying the timeline when you have a lot of keyframe.

    An image :
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52829097e4b043b800eeef8c/t/55f77bafe4b084d89b9c3424/1442282417145/Keyframe-Connections-1?format=1000w

    Suggested by :
    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#connection

    8 votes

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  18. Show keyframe velocity in Timeline

    Everythink that can allow me to not go in the graph editor is a must have. I use a lot the duik script to tweak the velocity without going inside the graph editor.

    This small feature was suggested by sandervandijk.

    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#velocity-in-timeline

    One of the most used features is the "Keyframe Velocity" window. It shows the amount of easing that comes in—and goes out of a Keyframe. This is valuable information to know but right now it's hidden in the "Keyframe Velocity" window.

    It'd make a huge difference to get better access to this information—especially directly in the Timeline ( right…

    24 votes

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  19. Make AE great again!

    What you can do? You could program it to work! The last update (15.1) is not acceptable on my system. My workflow is interrupted and I have to jump back to an older version (14.2). This costs time, money and annoyance. After Effects was(!) quality, stability and reliability. Now it has become a rattle box. Make AE great again!

    Using AE since 1995 - on a PowerMacintosh with a dongle.
    Now: MacBook PRO OSX10.13.4 - with annoy.

    3 votes

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  20. Importing folder of WAVs error "evaw"

    Dragging a dropping a folder of .WAV's into the after effects bin no longer works on the latest version 15.0.1.

    Error: file 'Folder name here' cannot be imported - files of type "EVAW" cannot be used as sequences.

    2 votes

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