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  1. Fix Motion path bezier handles

    Fix the way motion path bezier handles work so it is more intuitive.

    No After Effects I don't want these two keyframes which are right on top of each other to move. I Just want them to hold in the one position.

    Example: https://imgur.com/a/li3eC

    39 votes
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  2. 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.

    38 votes
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  3. 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.

    37 votes
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  4. auto save during inactivity

    It would be great if auto-save had to option to save when x minutes of inactivity have occurred. Setting it to save every 20 minutes or so just interrupts workflow and always seems to happen at the most annoying moment.

    37 votes
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  5. True Metal 2 support

    In 2015 Adobe said that metal would have improved amazingly After Effects on Mac with 8x faster renders and previews. Now on the settings you can choose Metal instead of OpenCL, but for my results it is at best 5% faster. With Metal 2 released the performance improvement should have been evident but it isn't. It would be amazing if Adobe created an update with a good part of effects fully optimized for Metal (even if not all of them) like they demonstrated in 2015 and with the support of eGPU acceleration on the internal display. I think AE is…

    35 votes
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  6. 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!

    35 votes
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  7. 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。

    34 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Modify the Effects for Multiple Selected Layers - At Once

    Cinema4D's Attribute Panel allows a user to select multiple layers, and modify various attributes that those layers share, at once. After Effects could certainly benefit from this. Could be extended to shape layer properties, etc.

    34 votes
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  10. 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!

    33 votes
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  11. Can't select straight shape layer lines in viewer/composition window

    In the viewer window in after effects: I can't select shape layers that are straight lines. They can be diagonal, they can be square, but I cant select them in the viewer window if they are are a straight line. I've tried it on two other computers, and it's the same result. I've tried centering the anchor point. This makes it time consuming and difficult to animate certain scenes from illustrator.

    Example: http://i.imgur.com/wjE7ePm.gif

    33 votes
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  12. 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…

    32 votes
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  13. Add an icon to adjust both dimensions of multidimensionnal properties at once in the timeline

    It would be very handy to be able to click and drag for both dimensions of multidimensionnal properties (or spatial properties only?) in the timeline (like positions), using both axis of the mouse.

    This could be done through an additionnal icon, to keep the current behaviour on individual axis (see screenshot example)

    In case the property has three dimensions, this icon could be used to adjust only X and Y.

    This would make it easier to work with layers while hiding layer handles, allowing us to quickly move the layers without selecting/clicking in the viewport.

    Working with hidden layer handles…

    32 votes
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  14. AE CC 2019 keeps crashing

    I didn't experience any immediate problems after updating to the new version, and I was actually excited about it. However, today the problems started. I was masking a layer, when all of a sudden AE crashed and I got this error on my screen "<140735526355840> <BEE_MiscTasks> <5> Set Artisan Task: Classic 3D". Tried googling but couldn't really find a solution for this specific problem. Running AE on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Mid-2015) with OS High Sierra 10.13.6. Now, when I try to open the project the app keeps freezing.

    32 votes
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  15. Lock a composition's Work Area

    My animation team as well as myself, have been begging for this feature for a really long time. We are constantly, accidentally clicking on our Work-Area bar, offsetting a couple of frames on a few occasions, and then sending for render, only to discover our opening fade in is half-way through it's transition, or our end is now too long and we have content disappearing.

    We desperately would like to have the ability to right click on the work-area bar and select "lock". This would maybe put some strikethroughs over the range, similar to a locked layer in Premiere, do…

    32 votes
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  16. underline

    Text should have underline option

    31 votes
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  17. Implement "System Layout" (as in Ai) in the Character's Panel

    Using Adobe Fonts such as Source Han Sans seemed very tempting. But with Japanese, I've found that the self-contained space Japanese period and comma are supposed to have after them, disappears. Something similar happens with spaces which are way smaller than they should be.

    Looking around I saw Adobe Illustration has an option named "System Layout" in the Character's Panel that by ticking it the issue gets automatically solved. It'd be great to implement this, and not only for Japanese but I'm sure it will be nice for Chinese and any other typeface with similar issues.

    29 votes
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  18. Tappered Stroke paths

    Would be good to have tapered path strokes.

    29 votes
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  19. Camera Lens Blur Effect : GPU Accelerated Please!

    I use the Camera Lens Blur effect often, because it's awesome for creating realistic Depth of Field- when you plug a depth matt into it.
    This can be a Zdepth pass from a 3D renderer, or you can just paint one up in Photoshop to use on motion tracked matt painting work.
    Or mock up a simple instagram 'tilt-shift' treatment with a couple masks in a precomp (attached 4k example AE Project)
    It's the most sophisticated spatial blur in the AE toolbox, and it is super CPU intensive!
    Vote this up to get on the list of GPU accelerated Effects…

    28 votes
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  20. Add a native UVW mapping plugin.

    AE needs a native UVW mapping plugin, so that you can export UV maps from 3D apps and you can map images onto 3D object renders. You could make awesome templates (and ultimately mogrts) with 3D renders where the user could swap out image textures on 3D objects!

    Why native? Because then you can sell those templates without requiring others to buy a 3rd party plugin.

    The most obvious uses would be for things like bendy pages on a wedding album or images wrapped onto text. But it would open up unlimited possibilities to very creative people.

    28 votes
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