Add Grain in 32bit
Please move this to the top of priorities.
Since we're now all moving towards ACES which requires working in 32bit, not having a grain effect that works in 32bit makes most of the compositing work almost impossible to do. It's hard to think of an effect that doesn't require grain matching with the background plate, and now every time we apply the add grain effect all, overbright values get clamped, so we CAN'T use the effect on any new production :/
Oh come on, AE 2022 and grain is still not 32bit?!?!?!?!
Jari Hakala commented
Bump up this topic!
I fight with this in every project, since I work in 32-bit almost without exception. Please Adobe, there is no tool for decent grain management at the moment. It's not for film emulation only, every digital camera has noise too we have to match in compositing. Grain overlays are not a way to go in my opinion.
Roei Tzoref commented
for those using Grain in 32bit or Linear workflow or Aces - a workaround is using OCIO plugin with cg->cct and cct->cg between the grain
this will make the grain work in log - as it really should.
another way is using noise and box blur (32 bit effects) to create a grain on a 50% brightness (neutral grey) solid with overlay mode over the composite, using the composite alpha as an alpha matte
Dustin Solomon commented
Agreed, this is the #1 block to our linear ACES HDR pipeline. Please make this effect 32bit.
Nathan Apffel commented
Adobe you are in serious danger of becoming obsolete.
Gabriel Valente commented
Adding my vote to this one as well.
Surprised that this fairly basic effect isn't compatible with 32-bit color...
Jari Hakala commented
Absolutely! I work mostly in ACES and 32-bit. Please upgrade the "Add Grain" plugin.
... but by all means, don't stop there. Everything inside AE should work in 32-bit.
Paul Daniel commented
yes I agree with everything said here. Found this thread as I'm trying to figure out how I'll re-grain my 32-bit shot
Adobe+4 Ingenuity Studios commented
100% Agree with this. As the Head of Motion Design within a NUKE-Based VFX Company, issues like 32-bit grain are on of the last things we need to really start compositing and finaling VFX shots out of AE instead of NUKE.
If Adobe seriously embraced color-management and 32-bit FX the way Foundry has, they could seriously disrupt how VFX are done.
Philip B commented
Yes please! After Effects is way behind other free software for modern workflows. Not being able to do really basic things in 32bit color space makes it really frustrating. We pay serious money to use this software and tools like Blender's compositor and Fusion clearly understand the need for 32bit, linear workflows. Why is After Effects soooooo behind on this? It's not 2005 anymore.
Upgrade Add Grain and Match grain to 32bit. In fact, upgrade everything to 32bit. The reshape plugin, CC Composite, all of it. There's no point in destroying data that you don't have to. We'll wait for the longer render times if it means being able to actually use the stuff.