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  1. AE keeps crashing since update

    I did the update yesterday, everything worked fine, untill suddenly AE crashed. Since then it keeps crashing the moment I click on anything, no matter which project I open. I then get the following report:

    <140735969784704> <BEEWorkQueue> <5> BEEProject::TimestampGetNext ZANZIBAR-3: cannot produce timestamp, frozen=0, open=0.

    Any ideas how I can fix this?

    26 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Stand alone graph editor window

    Undock the graph editor button from the timeline window and allow it to be a stand alone window in the workspace. Tired of clicking back and forth, back and forth...all day long

    26 votes
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  3. Automatically remove AME folder after render

    Automatically remove AME folder after render.

    Now when exporting from AE to Adobe Media Encoder, the folder get polluted by AME-folder.

    26 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Just wanted to say thank you for Master Properties!

    Just wanted to thank the AE dev team for implementing Master Properties. This is the killer feature we've all been waiting for.

    I can say this will hopefully prevent me for trading in my hard won AE skills and turning to Nuke or Fusion. Something I was seriously considering.

    I'm sure the devs are continually subjected to ranting, angry bug reports. I know I've written a couple.

    Well it's time to say thank you. I complained. You listened and built a feature I actually need, that significantly improves the software.

    Awesome job

    You rock.

    Alan

    26 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. A more robust way to call comps in expressions

    As in expressions comp are called by their name once you duplicate or rename the called comp you break your expression. One solution to avoid that would be to enable something like the itemByID method that exists in scripts that allow us to call comps by a unique id that won't change whatever the user do, and please change the copy with relative link behavior so it uses this new method instead of calling the comp by its name.

    26 votes
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  7. Scroll option for all drop down menus

    Just as fonts now, blending modes in Photoshop.

    Ability to scroll blending modes, effect parameters and other drop down menus with mouse wheel.

    Thanks

    26 votes
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  8. Expose all internal After Effects commands to scripting

    It's possible to find many of AE's command IDs by running the following ES function and filling in whatever menu command you're after:

    app.findMenuCommandId("Go To Keyframe Time");

    But many other commands that aren't strictly "menu" commands seem inaccessible / hidden. For example, it seems impossible to find the commands for shifting keyframes left or right (represented in the hotkey editor by entries like "NudgeKeyframesEarlier" or "Shift Selected Keyframes 1 Frame Earlier").

    It'd be great if you could expose these secret commands to scripting, by giving them entries in the function above, giving them command IDs, and/or by building an event…

    25 votes
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  9. AE should remember effects layer inputs (like set matte) when copy/pasting layers. Currently need to manually reconnect after pasting,

    This is how parenting works when you copy/paste a new set of layers. It creates parents relative to the new layers you've pasted. That is smart, now if only effects worked the same way! For some reason the default behavior on plugins is to revert the layer inputs on effects like “set matte” or “create nulls from paths” to the source layer that the effect is applied to after pasting.

    I frequently use both of the aforementioned effects to make templates, and I'm constantly copy/pasting sets of template layers into new comps, but every time I do I have to…

    25 votes
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  10. No glyphs?

    A glyphs panel would be an amazing addition.

    25 votes
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  11. 25 votes
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  12. Give the ramp effect some love

    The ramp effect is so basic. Sometimes it just doesn't cut it. Why don't you update it with some clever features similar to it's layer style cousin?

    24 votes
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  13. Add support for 3dconnexion

    Adding support for 3dconnexion 3d mice would allow greater flexibility when working in 3d space. It would also make the job a lot easier for some of us.

    Thanks!

    24 votes
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  14. Text expression control

    I'd love to see a "Text control" option for expression effects, where it would add a blank text box in the effects panel that a user could enter text in to be used in expressions, along with properties for text layers for things like font, alignment, leading, etc. that could be controlled via scripting.

    24 votes
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  15. Native light wrap in After Effects layer.

    I really wish to have a fast and native light wrap plugin in After Effects. This tool is essential in compositing.

    24 votes
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  16. Align to Key Object

    The same function that Illustrator has would be amazing. Select two objects, click on the key object then hit align centre.

    24 votes
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  17. Set Adjustment Layer (like Set Matte)

    Steal a page from the 'Set Matte' playbook and create a 'Set Adjustment Layer' effect. This would allow an adjustment layer to live anywhere in the comp and frees the layers you want to affect from being required to live underneath the adjustment layer itself.

    A 'Set Adjustment Layer' effect would allow for an entire effect stack that lives on an adjustment layer to be easily instanced out to whichever layer(s) you want. It would make for a smoother workflow instead of having to copy the desired effect with relative links and pasting to individual layers since you would now…

    24 votes
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  18. Create Layer Groups

    I would like to be able to group layers, similarly to in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    Creating small groups of objects without the need for making them into a comp first would be very helpful.

    23 votes
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  19. Bezier Paths: change handle size on mouse over (like puppet pins do in 15.1)

    When there are a lot of paths/shapes on a layer, with vertices very close to each other, it's always difficult to select one precise point/handle.

    Having a visual feedback BEFORE the click to select the points (and tangents handles) would help a lot their selection.

    23 votes
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  20. 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…

    23 votes
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