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  1. VR Editor 3D Camera Tracker

    The VR Editor's 3D camera tracker (AE Version 16.0.1) is unable to complete it's calculations, stating the following error message "Unable to acquire rendered Frame" and therefore does not allow for 3D tracking when working with 360 video content. For now I am having to use AE 15.1.2.

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  2. AE CC 2019 16.0.1 Korean font not working

    Anytime I type in Korean characters it appears at the bottom of the screen in a grey text bar. When I am finished a character it appears in the text box I am typing into but it is making typing extremely difficult.

    This does not happen in ANY other adobe program and did not previously occur in pre-2019 After effects.

    This has been a serious issue and any other place I ask about this has come up with a "That's weird" response from people.

    See screenshot to see what is happening.

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  3. Clean Plate for Roto

    It would be great to ingest a clean plate (clean image without talent etc) into a rotoscoping process to show the tool which parts of the image aren't part of the image to isolate.
    Some kind of difference key baked into the roto algorithm.

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  4. Top/First Text Layer Acts as a Mask

    When creating multiple text layers, randomly, the first text layer creates starts acting as a weird mask layer that makes all the rest of the independent text layers disappear. Turning off this first layer will make the second layer in the index appear, yet the other ones will remain "masked out".

    Interestingly, if you move this aforementioned text layer to the top, all text layers merge and After Effects crashes.

    Please look at the screenshots to understand progression to replicate this bug.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Can you share the project file with us that causes this problem? Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  5. Suavização

    Meu After Effects CC 2017 não suaviza minhas animações com o editor gráfico oque fazer?????

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  6. I have a probleme with composition panel

    I installed after effects cc 2019 trial version a day ago, it worked fine. But today, I launched it and open an existing project but nothing appear in composition panel. How can I fix this ?

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  7. Unable to see bounding box around selected object

    it seems to be happening on seemingly random occasions. I defiantly have the composition selected. It's only one of the compositions in the project. I can select the a layer in the timeline window and can manipulate it with the sliders. I can even click on the particular layer in the composition window and drag it around but there's no selection bounding box around it. For instance the yellow layer is selected which is the television in the composition window but there's no scaling bounding box (whatever it's called)

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    Thank you for filing this report.

    In your screenshot, I can see that the Toggle Mask and Layer Path visibility button at the bottom of the Composition panel is disabled. This usually indicates that the View > Show Layer Controls option is disabled. (Though the layer controls can be customized via View > View Options.)

    If you enable one or both of those options, does the bounding box return?

  8. Paint on a transparent layer

    It would be really nice to be able to paint on a transparent layer, for many reasons.

    The work around is horrendous and insufficient.

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  9. Videos export darker than project

    Every time I export from AE, the videos come out about 10-15% darker than the original. I've tried many different export settings with the same results. If one were to take a video, put it in AE, export it with a rewrap, take the exported video, put it in a new comp, and repeat this several times, the results become very obvious. It's exporting darker every time.

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  10. Video looses thin layer of pixels upon import

    I'm loosing a layer of pixels on one edge of my imported video. My only work around for years now has been to export my project, bring it into Premiere, enlarge it 100.4%, and re-export it.

    For some reason when I drop in a video into AE, it randomly corrupts one edge of the video.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    What codec is this footage? What application or camera created it?

    Can you share a sample file with us? Post a link to your file here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  11. Make it possible for some layers to always be visible even when soloing layers

    Often times when working on VFX, you're using LUTs or letterbox overlays, or other guide layers which help you work. You're also frequently soloing different combinations of layers.

    It's very inconvenient, for example, to solo one layer in your composition only to have your LUT turn off, and have to scroll though this 100-layer composition, to find it and solo it. And then of course when you want to turn soloing off, you have to do the same thing in reverse.

    What would be wonderful, is if there was a way of making certain layers exempt from soloing. I can…

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  12. Timeline keyboard shortcuts from Premiere and FCP7

    I'm looking for a function in the Keyboard graphic for-

    FIT SEQUENCE INTO TIMELINE - Shift Z
    ADD MARKER - M
    NEXT MARKER - Shift M
    PREVIOUS MARKER - Option M

    MARK REGION - Command-Option M immediately after adding a new Marker, positioned at the Playhead further along Timeline. Marker splits to Playhead and defines region interest. Unlike Work Area, these are not volatile; these regions can be stored with the master.

    And unless I'm completely missing this...

    J-K-L keys for playback control!!!

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  13. Perspective Corner Pin improvement idea

    When corner pinning extremely tight objects, it can get quite confusing with everything having a white outline. Can you change the actual corner pin shape to a disimilar color to ease eyestrain and improve workflow when tweaking?

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  14. Auto-Parent Selected Layers

    You select a bunch of layers, you create a new null, the selected layers are automatically parented to that null.

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  15. Lasso Tool For Frame Selection in Timeline

    A lasso tool for selecting frames on the timeline would be fantastic for speeding up retiming of repeated/offset animation fx.

    Lots of times you will have multiple objects with the same animation but offset a few frames, this results in frames organized at a diagonal on the timeline which isn't so easy to select with a box selection.

    If you need to have an example of software that can do this. Blender actually has lasso selection for keyframes in the **** Sheet editor, it's extremely helpful.

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  17. Just make it FASTER

    Just please make it faster. Faster ram preview and faster render. Utilise the hardware that's out there.

    I have a 4.2ghz spec'd iMac and when rendering AE is lucky to use 25% of my cpu, let alone no GPU support for anything other than NVIDIA. Quite honestly just MAX my cpu out, and I'll be happy. That's why I bought it.

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  18. Bug Report: Crash, when opening a Project, that was created with "collect files"

    Hello,

    when I'm trying to open a project that was created with the "collect files" option, After Effects opens, freezes (windows says not responding) and then just closes. The project isn't any fancy and doesn't use any plugins, the workspace was reset to standard.

    The source-project was created in CC19 and I'm using CC19 as well.

    My workaround is creating a new project and importing said "collected" ae-project and I can work with it.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report. Sorry to hear that you’ve encountered a problem.

    Does this problem repeat if you go back to the original project, collect it again, and try to open the resulting project?

    If so, we’d like to take a look at the project files, both the original and the collected version. Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

  19. Repel Effect in Particle Playground no working on MAC

    Using AE CC 2019, a simple program works on a Windows PC but does not work on a MAC. The Canon should effect the Grid which is does on the PC but not the MAC. After many hours of trying to make it work, I believe the MAC version has a bug and doesn't work properly. I need this to work on my MAC. Any help would be very much appreciated. Here is a link to the project file.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bbY_1dLB1GV31LyFtJKnv0ClPmpQsKlx/view?usp=sharing

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  20. Expression Shortcut

    Expression Shortcut Idea:

    A shortcut to open the expression would be nice.

    Example:
    If I have a position expression on a layer I would normally use the default expression shortcut (Double E). However, it would be nice to have that shortcut (or a new one created). If I select the layer, then push P (to reveal the position) then push Alt + Ctrl+ A (Which will select all properties that are showing). Then, with that property selected, you could then push the double E shortcut to reveal the expression of that property.

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    Thank you for submitting this idea.

    There is already a shortcut available to add an expression to a selected property: Option + Shift + = (macOS) or Alt + Shift + = (Windows)

    The Add Expression command is also available from the Animation menu. The keyboard shortcut can be customized in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.

    Does this do what you are requesting? If not, please clarify what functionality you’d like to see added to After Effects.

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