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  1. Add back rendering support for H264 codec directly out of AE

    Around 2012 you removed the option for rendering a .mp4 file directly out of AE. Please add it back. The work around is to either render in a different codec and compress that in media encoder, or to launch the render directly from media encoder from AE (which is extremely slow and cumbersome, especially when you have large/complex project files). Not sure why removing functionality seemed like a good idea at the time...?

    249 votes
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  2. Please add a taper effect/option to 'Stroke' as well as Shape Layer strokes.

    Please add a taper effect/option to 'Stroke' as well as Shape Layer strokes.

    It's such a simple request that has been requested for over 8 years. The ability to taper a stroke of any kind. Either from the "Effects & Presets - Stroke" or a simple Shape Layer stroke.

    195 votes
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  3. Split this forum into BUG REPORTS & FEATURE REQUEST sections

    Why is this site combining Feature requests AND bugreports together.
    I can't even filter Requests from bugreports.

    At least a filter would be nice to have!

    Thank you

    191 votes
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  4. Onion Skin

    You propably have people asking you that, but it would be just great to have a Onion Skin function at the Ae, so we could see some of the frames/keyframes before or even after. That could help a lot while doing some animation, effects and I think everything, couse you have a more wide view of what you are doing without needing a pre render

    130 votes
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  5. align 3D layers

    Align 3D layers. Distribute them, etc. That's it really.

    117 votes
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  6. 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

    95 votes
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  7. I want to be able to bring photoshop and illustrator information as it is

    Import Layer style, Adjustment layer, Appearance, text editing features from Photoshop and Illustrator when .psd and .ai files are imported to After Effects

    イラストレーターやフォトショップからpsdやaiファイルを読み込む際に調整レイヤーやレイヤースタイルなどの情報をそのまま反映させるようにしてほしい

    :例
    Ps
    ・調整レイヤー
    ・レイヤースタイル

    Ai
    ・アピアランス

    など

    90 votes
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  8. Allow the user to hide the panel headers

    Allow the user to hide the panel headers. Instead of the first unnecessary line of text, squeeze it into a small square on the side or corner of panel. Need for scripts panels. Now a lot of space on the monitor is spent on the headers of the panels. This is a completely unnecessary information that can be deleted. The user must decide for himself.

    82 votes
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  9. Want to place Anchor points to specific locations (up/down/left/right) or short cut key to locate them

    Want to place Anchor points to specific locations (up / down / left / right) or short cut key to locate them

    I want to be able to easily switch the position of the anchor point of a shape or text layer to the center or edge etc.

    テキストシェイプレイヤーのアンカーポイント の位置をデフォルトで簡単に中央や端に移動できるツールを実装して欲しい

    78 votes
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  10. Revival of direct export of mp4 container h.2648(mp4コンテナh.264の直接書き出しの復活)

    Please restore the mp4 (h.264 format) direct export feature that was possible in previous versions.

    It is possible to send to and export from AME even under current conditions.I feel inconvenient because I can not give out what I was able to release freely.

    In the current version with Ae's render queue function, it is easy for users to be able to export directly.

    以前のバージョンで可能だったmp4(h.264形式)の直接書き出し機能を戻してほしい。

    現状でもAMEに送り書き出すことは可能ですが、気軽に出せていたものが出せなくなり不便に感じます。Aeのレンダーキュー機能がある現行バージョンでは直接書き出しができる事がユーザーにとっては手軽です。

    54 votes
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  11. It´s 2018!!! - So we need a real 3D Engine/Workflow inside of After Effects!

    8 years ago i asked here for a real 3D engine inside of After Effects to not loose ground against other compositing tools - my advice was to invest in Cinema4D. And yes, you did something like that but you made only a link between that tools - but that is by far not enough!!!

    In 2018 even 399€ gimmick tools like "Hitfilm Express" have more advanced 3D engines than After Effects and therefor no one use After Effects in the movie-business anymore.

    Its realy a shame that even beginners and hobbiest can´t do there simple 3D comps without an…

    52 votes
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  12. Rotation tool seems broken

    With the latest version (17.1.3) the rotation tool freaks out when using it for the layer transform rotation. Somehow it does work fine for parametic shapes. Just by dragging a little bit, it rotates like 2000 times.

    49 votes
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  13. Opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects

    Add a checkbox or something to allow users to opt-out of the installation of Cinema 4D R21 when installing After Effects.

    I already have a valid perpetual license for Cinema 4D R19 Studio. R21 is pointless as it only allows me to use a trial license or purchase a license. The application is useless for those who already own a commercial license.

    To make matters worse, I must uninstall it every time there is an update for After Effects. Quite frankly, I consider it bloatware. It useless and it wastes space on my hard drive.

    I understand that there are…

    45 votes
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  14. 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…

    40 votes
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  15. Color Emoji support

    We mock up tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts daily for our newsroom and color emoji fonts simply don't work in AE.

    We have to go find each individual emoji as a PNG, import it manually and sync it up with our text animation.

    Having emoji support would be a big deal for us. And I'd argue it's necessary in today's social media obsessed world!

    40 votes
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  16. The ability to choose which font After Effects uses to replace "missing" fonts.

    It would be great to be able to choose which fonts After Effects uses to replace "Missing" fonts when a project is opened. Indesign has this feature already for a point of reference.

    39 votes
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  17. Support OpenType-SVG fonts

    OpenType-SVG fonts are already supported in Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign and it would be great to have them in After Effects as well!

    37 votes
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  18. Use shapes or masks for text box

    A way to customize the shape of paragraph text, similar to how you can have text fill a shape in other Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.
    This would be an improvement over exporting from one of those programs into AE because you could then edit and/or animate the text easily.

    36 votes
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  19. I want Japanese and English expressions to be the same

    I want Japanese and English expressions to be the same

    Internally want to make sure that the effect names and shape layer names do not match in the Japanese and English versions of AE

    When trying to open aep across languages, an expression error appears and it is difficult to use

    An example
    en = sulder control jp = スライダー制御

    日本語と英語のエクスプレッションを内部的に同じ扱いにして欲しい。言語を跨いだワークフローだとエクスプレッションエラーを発生してしまうため。

    35 votes
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  20. Remember output folder for every project

    My life would be days longer if After effects was able to render to the same folder the project rendered to last time instead of switching to the last place chosen regardless of wether it was a different project file (which makes no sense to me)

    Having to work quickly on multiple projects in the same timeframe leaves me with scatterer render files that swell the hard drive and take an age to sort through down the line.

    34 votes
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