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  1. BUG: Cant paste text from other apps into After Effects

    Since the last update I cant paste text from other apps (browser, word, etc) into After Effects. Looks like AE doesnt recognize I have something in my clipboard. CTRL+V doesnt work, if I go to "edit" the paste option is greyed out.

    Using latest AE (v18.4) on Windows 10.

    If I revert to v18.2.1 everything works as it should.

    80 votes

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    45 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    This bug has been fixed in the latest version of After Effects 2021 ( 18.4.1 ). See https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/fixed-issues.html.

    Please install the latest version and let us know if you are continuing to see issues with pasting from other applications. You should no longer need to use the workaround of opening After Effects first before selecting a project file; pasting into Text layers should work when opening AE by double-clicking a project file.

    Thank you all again for reporting this issue,
    - John, After Effects Engineering Team

  2. BUG: AE 18.2 on Macs cannot read jpg sequences: file format module could not parse the file (45 :: 36)

    I am a template creator. My customers who are using Macs cannot open my After Effect projects that use jpg-sequences. I received the error from 3 customers and one colleague who has access to a mac did confirm it to me. JPG sequences cannot be opened on AE 18.2 on a Mac. On windows, it works fine.

    The error message is
    After Effects Error: the file format module could not parse the file (45 :: 36)

    Please fix this bug asap.

    37 votes

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    36 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This issue has been fixed in the latest After Effects 2021 release ( v18.4 in July 2021 ). Older projects with JPEGs and JPEG sequences should open and render as expected. If you continue to experience this issue, please let us know here or in a new UserVoice report.

    Cheers,
    - John, After Effects Engineering Team

  3. Rotation tool seems broken

    With the latest version (17.1.3) the rotation tool freaks out when using it for the layer transform rotation. Somehow it does work fine for parametic shapes. Just by dragging a little bit, it rotates like 2000 times.

    50 votes

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  4. BUG Report: Track mattes broken in AE 2021

    I just updated to AE 2021 (18.0) and track mattes are suddenly not working in the timeline. It's an incredibly basic thing, I have footage on layer 2 and I want to use layer 1 (directly above it) as the matte. Pretty straightforward. But when I set layer 2 to Alpha Matte, nothing happens. It does turn Layer 1 off, as it's supposed to, but Layer 2 is still visible even outside the bounds of Layer 1. I can move Layer 2 around the frame and it's not being masked at all by layer 1, it just shows the entire…

    2 votes

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  5. BUG - pen tool crash

    Weird bug where when using the pen tool, if the footage panel is open, passing over it freezes then crashes AE. Submitted the crash report and posting here in hopes it can be duplicated and fixed.

    11 votes

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  6. BUG: Double clicking keyframe in timeline does not open keyframe properties

    When double clicking a keyframe in the timeline the keyframe properties do not open, only the keyframe is selected. You need to manually right click and edit the keyframe to change values.

    This issue only started when updating to AE Version 17.1.3 (Build 41) on Windows 10.

    20 votes

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  7. Bug in 17.7: unable to open .hdr radiance files

    Starting with version 17.7, AE (and Premiere) fails to open any .hdr file with error message: "After Effects error: Couldn't find main entry point for Radiance.8BI (48::72)" and "After Effects error: unbalanced unprep. (48:30)".

    This bug is not present in 17.6, nor in the latest beta. When persisting with version 17.7, one workaround is to use Photoshop to convert the HDR file to an EXR, which does work properly.

    6 votes

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  8. Shift Forward Slash

    I SWEAR that if I was working in the Effects panel .. the Effects panel active ... I could press Shift Forward Slash to fit my comp viewer to All. Now I can't do that. In order to get Shift Forward Slash to work I have to activate the timeline panel or the comp viewer.

    I know this has to have worked in the past - I apparently have the muscle memory of using it when the Effects panel is active because I keep trying to invoke it and my "why isn't this working" frustration is fairly recent.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for filing this bug. This is a known issue in After Effects 18.4. If the Composition or Timeline panel are not focused, keyboard shortcuts for zooming the active viewer panel do not work.

    This has been in fixed in After Effects Beta (v22.1). Please install the latest build to confirm the fix. Apologies for the disruption.

  9. Option to unlink time between multiple comp viewers

    When working with multiple viewers, one of which is locked in order to view that precomp, it would be great to have an option to not have the time linked between the locked viewer and the main comp viewer. I have a precomp that is 2 seconds long. It starts about 3 seconds into my main comp. When scrubbing to 0:03 in the main comp, the precomp viewer window goes blank, because the precomp doesn't have enough footage to show, because it's only 0:02 long.

    2 votes

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  10. 3d workspace

    The camera views option is only available when there is a camera present. However, sometimes I open a comp with no camera in the scene and the viewer is locked to 2 or 4 panels. Would like to stop this without having to add a camera, change the view, then delete the camera

    1 vote

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

    Thank you for filing this request. The issue you’ve described has been addressed in the latest releases of After Effects, with more refinements available in After Effects Beta.

    Please update to the latest release of After Effects (the current release in version 18.4.1).

    For a summary of the changes, please read this post:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta-discussions/feedback-request-changes-to-3d-view-settings-for-new-comps/td-p/12216674

    Summary of the changes relevant to your request:

    • The 3D View Layout menu (i.e., 1, 2, or 4 views) is now accessible via the application View menu > Switch View Layout.
    • When you create a new comp, it will always be set to Draft 3D off, View Layout at 1 View, and 3D View at Active Camera (Default Camera).
  11. I want to get the values ​​of Duration, Stretch, outTime of a layer with an expression

    Currently, there is no way to get the Layer's Duration, Stretch, and outTime values ​​in an expression.
    I want you to add this method to Expression.

    1 vote

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  12. AE 17.5 Alt key functions broken - switches to camera regardless of active tool

    Regardless of the tool used, holding the Alt key switches to the camera tool.

    Hoping this is a mistake - it makes zooming out (z, Alt-Click) or adjusting vector bezier curves (G, Alt-click) frustrating without the shortcuts.

    7 votes

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  13. Bug: Master Properties not displaying property name

    After updating to 17.1.4 everything in Master Properties on the timeline is now displaying as the property type (i.e. "Slider" or "Checkbox") instead of the correct name.

    macOS Catalina 10.15.6

    update: renaming the property in Essential Graphics will rename the property on the timeline (at least temporarily). However, when duplicating the layer, the duplicate will revert to displaying the property type.

    11 votes

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  14. The latest After Effects crash when installed the Joystick N Slider Ae Script

    When I open my After Effects this morning, and every time when i opened it would crash and give me an error message wrote some issues with Joystick N Slider script. It would work when I delete the script from Ae. Please check this out because this script is quite important for animators and motion designers who use Ae for everyday working. Thanks

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The underlying issue of ScriptUI panels set to the “Use Legacy UI” caused a crash has been fixed in the March 2021 ( version 18.0 ) release of After Effects. Please let us know if you continue to see any crashes when opening script panels.

    Thanks,
    - John, After Effects Engineering Team

  15. Expand parameters based on used keyframes via Shortcut

    Especially when dealing with multiple layers and parameters within each layer, it is frustrating to have to manually navigate to open and view each keyframe. Wouldn't it be nice to have a shortcut key command that automatically expands parameters within each layer that have used keyframes? That way I can quickly go to the parameters I need adjusting quickly. I understand there are shortcuts that lead to individual parameters (ie, "T" or opacity), but usually one would animate multiple parameters alongside each other. To have one shortcut that opens only the parameters that contain keyframes as a starting point for…

    1 vote

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  16. There is an issue with Key Cleaner.

    After Effects crashes unexpectedly after applying key cleaner weather you use Keylight or color range without a message or warning.

    3 votes

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  17. I can't double click and edit key frames anymore.

    I can't double click and edit key frames anymore.

    6 votes

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  18. Bring back the unified camera tool

    Why did you get rid of it in the first place??? We were used to it. It worked!

    You added all these nifty camera tools, like orbit around cursor or scene. Which would be fine. Except I want to change something and now it doesn't work the way I'm used to. Like using my center mouse button, which was super useful.

    So I have to spend time looking at your documentation. Which is TERRRIBLE by the way. It's super confusing and I don't understand which is the most like the old behavior.

    Stop breaking things we're used to even if…

    1 vote

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  19. 68 votes

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  20. Draft 3D ground plane bug

    Just tried the new draft 3d and ground plane and I am getting this on my viewport (see the following image). It seems like there is no refresh on the viewport.
    Win 10
    Gtx 1060
    Ryzen 9 3900X

    2 votes

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