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  1. After effects 2021 hangs on composition opening

    AE 2021 hangs when I load compositions in the project.
    If I move to a different composition or go inside a nested composition it doesn't matter - the program will hang - only force quitting will help.
    Makes this version unusable.
    I have older versions of AE and it works fine.
    I use macOS Catalina
    happens randomly on new projects as well as old ones.

    2 votes

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  2. [BUG] Can't open subcomp

    AE 18.0.1 won't let me enter a subcomp upon doubleclicking it's layer. The error message states "Can't open layers with collapsed transformation. Oh boy 😞

    3 votes

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  3. After Effects v18.0 won't start

    After I installed v18.0 of After Effects, AE will not start. The launch screen gets stuck at "Initializing Required Components"

    I've tried renaming Rename 18.0 as 18.0old in C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects

    I've tried clearing the Media Cache stored at: C:\Users<User>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common

    All with no luck. Crash file attached.

    1 vote

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  4. [BUG] Draft 3D not working

    Updated to 18.0.1 today. New Project. Draft 3D button is clickable, but nothing ever happens. If hovering the button, it says 'enable hardware accelerated panels in prefs/display', yet I got that already on. Could anybody help? What did I miss? Does the GPU or driver version matter?

    2 votes

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  5. sourceRectAtTime is delayed in v18.1

    When changing the source text (by keyframes or expression), the width and height values are delayed by a few frames. The sourceRectAtTime expression was working perfectly in the previous versions

    2 votes

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  6. Time Ruler Bug

    The Time Ruler bug I read about from 2017 is still happening in my app. I'm unable to see the Time Ruler in seconds. in Ae current version

    1 vote

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  7. No preview playback under 5 fps

    In After Effects CC2020 (Windows 10), I get no playback when I set the preview frame rate below 5. At 5 fps the preview works, anything below it doesn't.

    2 votes

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  8. Assertion (0) failed (DEBUG)

    I have this error all the time! I can´t work. I did an entire project and now this happens all the time.

    2 votes

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    Thanks for posting this report.

    Our devs looked at your screenshot, and this looks like a case where your GPU is running out of memory. Normally we expect After Effects to self-manage in this situation, or at least to give a better error message, so we do consider this a bug.

    To diagnose this further, we need your help. We need more information about your hardware and how After Effects got into this situation. Could you please tell us:
    - About your GPU. Manufacturer, model, VRAM, and driver version.
    - Does the problem persist if you restart After Effects, or failing that, when you restart the computer?
    - What other apps do you have running at the same time? Does the problem occur if you quit them all? (Including web browsers, which are notorious for consuming VRAM.)

  9. Slow... Laggy... After... Effects... Workflow

    I'm going to type my complaint in the same format that Adobe after effects allows me to work:

    I

    Can't

    Get

    Anything

    Done

    Without

    The

    Application

    Freezing

    Or

    Hanging

    Every

    10

    Or

    So

    Minutes.

    This

    is

    the

    same

    machine

    that

    spat

    out

    4

    simultaneous

    4K

    renders

    from

    After

    Effects

    DaVinci Resolve, Blender and Unreal Engine, last month (these products get their own line because I don't have to wait for them nearly as much as I do for After effects now.
    After Effects started doing this thing today where I can't use the machine or any other apps (including web…

    5 votes

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  10. [BUG] SampleImage() broken and returns wrong values / breaks expression

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/problem-with-sampleimage-in-after-effects-cc-2015-extendscript-expressions/td-p/7395353

    SampleImage() works asynchronously and doesn't udpate on time for a script to read.

    There is no way to sample pixel using extendscript, the only workaround is to use SampleImage() using an expression, but this does not return the correct results.

    Please there is a lot of potential to make scripts do more content-related stuff with the ability to sample the image and analyze it, this is not a minor issue.

    Scripting aside, SampleImage() reads as a broken expression sometimes and takes time to refresh, which makes the orange expression error bar go on and off and can break renders.…

    2 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. Scripting Bug - Duplicating layers with layer controls

    I'm using a script I sell to make a grid of layers. For some reason, if there's an expression on the layer that I'm duplicating that points to a layer control on the layer or on another layer, it locks up After Effects completely. I can replicate the issue at will.

    I assume it's because After Effects doesn't know how to reference the expression as it copies? If I disable the expression, it works.

    1 vote

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  13. Gaussian Blur (GPU) artifacts and quality issues

    Gaussian Blur (new GPU based one) has unexpected/poor results compared to the legacy one. Visual artifacts occur in 32-bit mode on adjustment layers, and in general it has a less natural, more blocky look than the traditional Gaussian Blur.

    1 vote

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  14. New Update 18.0.1

    You cant click on the footage anymore to scale it directly with your mouse....?

    2 votes

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  15. interpret Footage -> Premultiplied not working

    My Prores 4444 Footage w Alpha that is premultiplied on Black, only acts normal when I am in Half resolution preview. As soon as I switch to Full Res or Render, the Alpha is treated as Straight/Unmatted.

    Interestingly… if I select the interpret footage option "invert Alpha", the Alpha is only inverted when previewed at Full Resolution, not at reduced resolutions.

    When I employ the workaround of adding the effect "Remove Color Matting" (Black) myself manualy, I also get very weird halos and artefacts when previawing at half resolution, which are not a side-effect of simply downscaling.

    This occurs in…

    1 vote

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  16. Roto Brush crash AE V 17.7.0

    Hi.

    Anybody else noticed this?

    Cannot use Roto Brush effect with UHD Prores 4444 material and colour management. Roto Brush crashes AE almost immediately.

    macOS 10.15.7
    GPU Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB

    Metal GPU Acceleration.
    Colour management on.
    32-bit ACES AP1 working space with Arri Log C material.

    When I turn colour management off, I can use Roto Brush.
    Exciting to see what happens when I have to turn colour management back on when compositing 😬

    2 votes

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  17. 5 votes

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  18. Camera GUI display does not reflect expression-driven Point of Interest

    When the "Point of interest" of a camera is driven by an expression.
    Something like:
    thisComp.layer("Null 1").transform.position
    The graphical display of the camera wireframe in the interface does not reflect the value of the expression.
    It seems to be "stuck" at the Point of interests native value.

    After Effects 17.6.0
    MacOS 10.14.6

    2 votes

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  19. Fix the **** 17 :: 19 overflow error. No real number should ever be allowed to save where an integer is expected.

    Fix the **** 17 :: 19 overflow error. No real number should ever be allowed to save where an integer is expected.

    1 vote

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  20. When using projectPath render token, existing files are overwritten without warning

    When using the "projectPath" property (render token) to manually set the filepath in the File Name and Location Template, if a file with the same name already exists, it will be overwritten without any warning when the user clicks Render. This should be fixed to prompt the user with a warning before rendering begins.

    2 votes

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