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  1. 4 votes

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  2. Prevent comp expression reference errors when importing project with same-name compositions

    Example: I have a project with a "Video" comp. I import a project that contains another "Video" comp, and another comp with expressions referencing the "Video" comp. This reference now goes to the wrong comp.

    Obviously, the expression should reference the "Video" comp in the imported project, but this is not the case (at least not always).

    Solution 1: Go to the closest comp in the project files. You choose the comp that you need to go up the least folders to get to. This means that it'll prioritize the comp if it's in the newly created "<project file>.aep" folder.

    4 votes

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  3. More text animation options

    It would very appreciate to have some of the text properties such as text font, size, fauxbold, fauxitalic, allcap etc accessible for animation, expression, mogrt, master properties etc..
    It would be also nice to be able to access every character properties by expression or scripting not only the first because for now if you try to get any of these infos by scripting you will only be able to know the attributes of the first character...

    17 votes

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  4. better handling of large illustrators files

    Large (pixel wise) illustrator files take forever to preview the first time you open it in your comp, I don't recall it being that long I would say prior to CC2015 please take a look at it

    15 votes

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  5. Convert illustrator text layer to live text layers

    by right clicking a photoshop layer you can have it become a live text inside AE please do the same for illustrator files

    99 votes

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  6. revamp the mesh warp

    the whole distort family effects would need some love, but the mesh warp could be a super powerful tool if could :
    -have access to every points and tangeants positions
    -lasso select points
    -scale, shear, rotate the grid to affect only a part of the image
    -making it 3d
    -promote it to b 32bpc gpu accelerated
    -go beyond those request and make it a weapon of choice

    to my knowledge this effect has been change only once to be able to move points with arrow keys...

    22 votes

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  7. make median and dust and scratches faster in 16bpc

    Median is a very conveniant effect when it comes to removal or retouching works and super fast when your project is set to 8bpc but when you turn it to 16bpc or more it takes forever to render. I would be really thankful if you could do some dev blackmagic to fix that

    9 votes

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  8. simplify the output render template

    Right now if you want to render a comp from after effects you have to set its output render setting, its output module and its output path.

    Speaking for myself I've saved the render settings and output modules I use the most as presets and I even saved some "file name and location templates" which are using the project folder token to have relative path to my current so I don't even have to go through an os window to choose my output path (by the way those 'tokens' would need some love from the marketing and developping team because…

    16 votes

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  9. track matte per effect

    The possibility to add mask per effects through the compositing options was a great addition would be great to be also able to choose another layer as a track matte for each effect the way set matte works.

    16 votes

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  10. Separate the timeline and the curve editor

    It would be really helpful to be able to animate seeing both at the same time...

    46 votes

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  11. instance effect

    With the addition of the ability to choose between "source","mask" and "effects and masks" it becomes more and vital to be able to quickly point a layer's rvba and create an instance of it without downgrading it to 16 or 8bpc.
    For now the quicker way to do this is to use arithmetic compound, blend, set channels but none of those are 32 bpc...

    10 votes

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  12. Ability to see audio waveform and keyframes at the same time

    It would be great if you could see a layer’s audio keyframes and waveforms at the same time - maybe a bit like in Premiere. It’s annoying to have to toggle between the two when working with audio. It would also be useful to be able to see a muted layers waveforms.

    13 votes

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  13. Ability to have bullet pointed text

    Often I’ve needed to create a bullet point list but AE doesn’t support these and it’s a right faff trying to bodge them yourself.

    7 votes

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  14. Request to change bit-depth nomenclature in the Output Module.

    "Millions of Colors+" is so 90's. It's now 2018 and people understand bit-depths much better. It's time to use more professional terms like "16-bit", "32-bit float" and so on.

    10 votes

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  15. Animation Preset as a Panel

    It would be useful to have independent "User Preset" and "Animation Preset" panels, dockable and stackable like the other panels, instead of a folder inside "Effect and Preset" panel.

    4 votes

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  16. Command + Space Bar Zoom

    Would be nice to have AE act the same as PS & AI with the "Command + Space Bar" zooming in & out in composition.

    7 votes

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  17. How about we start by getting the apps to run under High Sierra 10.13.4?

    After running the latest MacOS update, literally none of my CC apps will open. What the heck Adobe? Earlier this week you announce you are discontinuing one of my favorite apps, and now this? I have projects due!

    3 votes

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  18. AE 15.1 Bug "After Effect warning: Unable to open file..." if give focus to another program then return back to After Effects

    AE 15.1 Bug "After Effect warning: Unable to open file..." if give focus to another program then return back to After Effects. This is on Windows 10. Happens with new and old projects every time focus is changed to another program then back to After Effects. It goes through every file in the project and says it can't open the file, but the project is working fine other than having to click OK to keep closing the warning dialogue.

    2 votes

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  19. Separate Dimensions on Scale Property

    Allow the separation of dimensions for the Scale transform control. Just like Position does currently.

    96 votes

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  20. Import Illustrator Brushes

    Since the brush/paint tool uses vector brush shapes, we should be able to import illustrator brushes and use them within After Effects.

    12 votes

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