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  1. M1 Max ProRes 4444 Alpha Compressor Failing Render

    Renders fail when attempting to export ProRes 4444 alpha that would otherwise not occur on Intel based macs.

    Issue causes the following prompt:

    """

    After Effects error: Rendering error will writing to file "...." Compressor format error. (-1610153454).

    Followed by:

    After Effects error: An unexpected error occured while exporting a composition. Error Code: 9988

    Please restart After Effects and retry the export.

    """"

    Anecdotally, this is occurring on about 80% of comps I try to render. Most frequently on more complex comps with blurs and variations in the opacity levels.

    Please fix this quickly, otherwise this effectively causes AE on…

    20 votes

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  2. BUG - The workspace is saved when quitting the program

    When I quit the program, the active workspace is updated with the current configuration. In order not to change the workspaces, I always have to remember to reset my workspace before quitting the program so that it doesn't get lost!

    Can you please solve this bug?

    2 votes

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  3. Bring back 1, 2, 4-View Interface!

    For some stupid reason... we can no longer see the 1, 2, 4-View option in the Composition Window. This feature has been changed where you MUST have 3D Track enabled in order to view this option. Whomever made that decision to update the interface with this newer work flow is an Idiot! CHANGE IT BACK! There was NO reason for this!

    21 votes

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  4. We need savable, cacheable roto brush propagation.

    Rotobrush constantly requires re-propagation of footage.

    I propagate in the footage viewer, click away, then double click the same footage in the timeline to re-open the footage that just propagated - it propagates again.

    I close a project and re-open - it propagates again.

    I freeze and unfreeze a mask - propagates again.

    I move the same footage to a different comp, and re-open the footage viewer - propagates again.

    We need savable, cacheable propagation.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Matthew,


    Thanks for making this request. To save a currently propagated Roto Brush span, use the Freeze button in the bottom bar of the Layer panel while Roto Brush & Refine Edge is selected in the View dropdown menu ( see attached image ). This will prevent Roto Brush from re-propagating on project open and when other aspects of the project are modified.


    Roto Brush should only re-propagate when there isn't enough RAM to hold its cache or when the footage with Roto Brush applied is modified "upstream" i.e. when a mask or some other footage attribute is modified before the pixels are passed on to the Roto Brush effect. Some of the scenarios you've listed, like closing and re-opening a project or moving the footage to a different comp, should trigger re-propagation unless you've frozen the propagation as mentioned above. The other scenarios shouldn't trigger re-propagation unless the…

  5. add a 3D Point Control expression controller

    Expressions seem to have stuck in 2D.
    Please add a 3D Point Control expression controller.

    2 votes

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  6. "Dropdown Menu Control Effect" disappearing from the Essential Graphic Window

    BUG:

    When I edit a property of a "Dropdown Menu Control Effect" (Adding or removing a Name), it disappears from the Essential Graphic Window, I have to drop it back again and re-input the name it was given. (same issue for AE 2021 and AE Beta)

    If we can fix this it would be great. With Love

    1 vote

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  7. Zoom IN & OUT in timeline shortcuts

    It would be a very useful function to create shortcuts for Zoom IN & OUT in the timeline. Does exist in Premiere, and 3rd party softs such as Cubase, Wavelab, etc.
    This lack makes lose time, especially when working on more than 1 mn projects

    1 vote

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  8. Bug report: Adjust Exposure button broke.

    after updating AE 22.2.0 adjust exposure button is not functioning correctly. click and drag number dose not update the exposure right away. and click it off on the screen, the exposure revert back to 0.0

    AE 22.2.0
    OSX 10.15.7
    iMac 27

    1 vote

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  9. Feature Request - Option to turn off "Cache Frames when idle" (AFX Beta 22.2.0)

    The new After Effects Beta is great and I enjoy the performance boost, but there is one feature which kills all the enjoyment of the performance boost, that is the "Cache Frames when idle" feature, that cannot be disabled.

    The problem is, that after being idle for a maximum of 15 seconds the program fills up my RAM to the brim. I could obiously reduce the amount of RAM AFX is allowed to use, but I want the program to use all of my RAM when necessary, as I'm often working in 32bit. As the program is now, it will…

    0 votes

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  10. When Double Clicking on Mask/Shape layers in the toolbar, hold a modifier key to constrain to a 1:1 ratio

    When double-clicking on a rectangle or oval Path Creator icon in the toolbar, it creates a centered shape to fit the bounds of the composition. I would love the ability to hold a modifier key to create a 1x1 shape that fits the bounds, i.e. a centered square or circle. There's almost no easy way to do this otherwise.

    5 votes

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  11. Render Push Notifications via Mobile Device

    Rendering is a part of the experience we all just sit around waiting for. We want to be able to take a nap or go get some food without worrying my render has failed or that my computer is just sitting there when I have deadlines.

    Introduce a function via Adobe CC perhaps that would allow you to track and notify you about the completion of renders in After Effects, Premiere or Media Encoder.

    Here is a concept video designed to give you some ideas: https://youtu.be/G9kQEchDun0

    19 votes

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  12. 18.0.0 and 18.0.1 Canon codec bug

    Hi,
    I'm having trouble in new releases of AE with Canon codec clips that I'm currently working in 2020 without problems.

    The clips were recorded on a C300 mark 2 camera, with the 1920x1080 rgb444 12bit codec.

    The red/blue channels are switched (a set channel is enough to resolve), I'm just giving you feedback to resolve the problem directly on next patches.

    I tested only on windows, version 18.0.0 and 18.0.1, two different computers and I got the same problem.
    If needed I can send a link to clip to test (the smaller I have it's about 1Gb)

    M

    2 votes

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  13. bug report button in app!

    instant link to correct product bug page in menu / help

    1 vote

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  14. a programmable hotkey for the "Reveal layer source in project" function

    Being able to use a keyboard shortcut for this function would save me a good amount of time

    1 vote

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  15. zoom shortcut broken

    After Effects 17.5.1 (MacOS Catalina) still have Alt-scroll (zoom) functionality broken. I saw a post where Adobe Admin told that this issue was solved in 17.5.1 update, but it is not.
    If I have a comp without a Camera layer, with my SelectionTool selected I can press Alt and scroll to zoom in/out. But if I have Camera layer (locked or unlocked), Alt key switches to camera tool and when I scroll I'm changing the depth.

    2 votes

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  16. Selecting layers in Timeline Panel; "Click & Drag"

    The user should be able to click and drag the mouse across layers in the timeline panel, highlighting layers within the selection - just like in Premiere Pro sequences.

    4 votes

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  17. mogrt text isn't showing up

    I created a mogrt call-out locator pin file in After Effects that is essentially the same as the locator pin call-out template, only in the opposite direction. I exported the mogrt file from After Effects to my local templates folder and went to premiere to use it. But when I put it onto my timeline in premiere, the text doesn't show up. Everything but the text shows up. Why? Where did the text go?

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  18. Full program multi-threaded support

    After Effects would benefit greatly from being able to actually utilize all cores when rendering, rather than having to rely on a third party solution, like the excellent program Render Garden by Mekajiki.

    1,145 votes

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    518 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Multi-Frame Rendering is available in After Effects 22.0, which shipped this morning.

    Preview, Speculative Preview, the Render Queue, Adobe Media Encoder and command line rendering can all take advantage of Multi-Frame Rendering, enabling you to preview and render up to 4x faster.

    22.0 also includes Speculative Preview, the Composition Profiler, and a redesigned Render Queue with notifications via the Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.

    Read more about what’s new here: https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2021/10/26/cruise-through-creative-work-latest-release-creative-cloud-video-apps.html

    Thank you for all of your feedback!

  19. AE CC 2019 Remove or Move Home Button in Toolbar

    In AE CC 2019, please remove or move the new Home Button in the toolbar.

    It's in the same place that the Selection Tool used to be. Having used AE for many years, I'm used to clicking that spot automatically.

    I'm not sure why the Home Button is the first tool in the toolbar now. I'll never use the Home Screen to access projects or create new ones.

    If the Home Button needs to be in AE somewhere, please move it out of the toolbar.

    228 votes

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    In the April 2019 release of After Effects (version 16.1), there is now an option to hide the Home button in the Tools panel. In Preferences > General, disable the Enable Home Screen option, then restart After Effects (this will also disable the Home screen when After Effects starts).

    You can install this release via the Creative Cloud desktop application.

    A list of new features and changes in After Effects 16.1 can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/whats-new/2019-1.html

    A list of bugs fixed in After Effects 16.1 can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/fixed-issues.html

  20. 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.

    198 votes

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