smooth zooming via mouse
Instead of jumping in intervals when zooming, I'd very much prefer a smooth means of zooming to go along with the smooth panning we have. Its one of the experience pleasantries I have with other apps and wish it were in AE as well.
Its nice for when dealing with details. Roto, checking key edges, etc.
This is just silly. For designers (adobe's target market) we need to be able to preview the design on the screen at the actual size it will print.View>actual size does not work for this as every monitor has a different resolution. For example, my 220mm composition is 250mm when I choose zoom>actual size.
I would be fine if it was just possible to view the comp with 75% and 150% zoom.
(even thou the AA between pixels then is not perfect.)
Charles Bevan commented
i.e. Mocha AE
so, the reason they don't do this, is because the Nearest Neighbor scaling that is used for the window, only works for integer scaling. (x1, x2, x3, x4 etc.)
With a nearest/bilinear hybrid (also know as sharp bilinear) your pixel edges get blended together.
Combined with a perfectly smooth zoom ability, you'd never be seeing what your canvas actually looks like.... just a fuzzier version of it.
Here you can see a full explanation, (though it is to do with scaling within AE, not scaling of the main window itself.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKV1JFE0_Nk
Anyway, Adobe, if you do put this feature in, for the love of God, put in the option to turn it off, and go back to the way it works now. Many of us do NOT want a smooth zoom.
Kit F commented
How about Scrubby Zoom?
Well, we have to wait till 2030. They just can't fulfill clients wishes in one release.
It'r really incredible (and stupid...) that Adobe never fixed this!
Roei Tzoref commented
we need it very much. here's a demonstration: