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  1. Simple Modifier to Easing - More Ease or Less Ease

    F9 and Shift F9 (I have set to easy-ease in/out) is the most used key on my keyboard. How about Instead of opening curve editor and clicking and dragging to modify the ease-in and out, you just press it again, to incrementally add a little more ease, and maybe have a modifier key to subtract a little ease. Easy enough right?

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  2. Dynamic Keyframes

    Would like to use expressions to assign a value to a specific keyframe.

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  3. Fix Motion path bezier handles

    Fix the way motion path bezier handles work so it is more intuitive.

    No After Effects I don't want these two keyframes which are right on top of each other to move. I Just want them to hold in the one position.

    Example: https://imgur.com/a/li3eC

    44 votes

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  4. overhaul text animators

    I don't use text animators very regularly, but whenever I do I have to remind myself how they work with a tutorial. They feel like they were created long ago and they're really not intuitive to use. I'm not sure what the solution is but I feel like they could do with reviewing and I feel like the best option would be to start from scratch.

    1 vote

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  5. FFD: Free Form Deformation

    In most 3d programs (3dsmax, c4d...maya) there is an FFD tool that allows you to set a cage that causes deformation when the affected object passses through it. the cage position is independent of the object. This allows you to deform the object as it passes through the cage--picture a thick viscous fluid squeezing to fit through a funnel and then regaining its former shape once out of the funnel. Pixels are affected as they pass through the cage.

    Current options like puppet and mesh warp's positions are tied to your object and cant achieve this same effect.

    4 votes

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  6. Play background video while moving the Puppet tool (Ctrl)

    MAny times the Tracking tool isn't tracking perfectly and we need to move the objects we want to sync, frame by frame.
    This could have been easily fixed if there was an option to play our background video while moving the pin of the Puppet tool by pressing the Ctrl Key.
    This way you could have saved us HOURS of editing by just let us hold and move the objects along with the video.
    Without that option, this feature (of pressing the Ctrl button and animate) is basically useless.

    Really hope that you'll make it happen.
    I really think it…

    2 votes

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  7. underline

    Text should have underline option

    36 votes

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  8. features removed

    It is beyond me why Adobe would remove features. In the least there should be an easy work around, and not force you through hoops (re-installing old versions, encoding multiple times, etc.). These are features I have been using for 20+ years and to suddenly remove them is very disruptive. At least provide a conversion app. I think Adobe and Apple are still not getting along.

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  9. "Convert to editable text" Sempre que clico, o After Effects CC 2019 fecha do nada. Não consigo usar, o que posso fazer?

    Tenho um arquivo do PSD com texto criado no PSD, não está rasterizado.

    Quando clico em "Convert to editable text" O After Effects CC 2019 fecha em sequencia.

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  10. Shape layer fill effects

    There are fx on shape layers to control the path/stroke (trim path, punk bloat, etc) but there's no fx that control fill. It'd be great to be able to apply fx under Effect->Transition to the fill. Or have it's own set of fx (linear wipe, iris, radial, dissolve, barndoor, etc)

    5 votes

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  11. can't move newly added keyframe

    I just added a new keyframe on a layer (Time Remapping) and at first I couldn't even select it (well I COULD select every other keyframe to the left and to the right of it on the same property, Time Remap). I deleted it (using the wave form view and box-selecting it) and added a new one. Not this I could select, but I could not move it at all. Again - all other keyframes on the same property and on the same layer, left and right to it, could be easily moved as expected. But the newly created one…

    6 votes

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  12. Make the shortcuts for Ease keyframes actually work

    The 3 keyboard shortcuts to set Easing motion (F9 for EasyEase, ShiftF9 for EaseIn and ShiftCmdF9 for EaseOut) do not work like expected.

    E.g. when a keyframe is already Easing in, ShiftCmdF9 results in an EasyEase keyframe, in stead of switching to EaseOut.
    It adds the EaseOut to the EaseIn.

    These shortcuts would be of more use when doing what is promised.

    1 vote

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  13. Access bounding box for text animator selectors in expressions

    I would like to be able to coordinate external objects with text animations. Specifically I would like to have an arrow pointing at the currently selected line of text. In order to do this I would like to be able to access the bounding box for the selected text inside an expression.

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  14. Make layers deform in z axis 3D

    I have always found it frustrating that you can not alter a layer in 3D at all.

    You can work with a 2D flat video layer but you can not deform it at all in the z axis.

    This would add the ability to treat a layer more like a face in a 3d app like Maya. You could add points and move them forward or back in z space like the puppet tool only not limited to x and y values.

    3 votes

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  15. keyframe parenting

    I would love to be able to keyframe the parenting option. Sometimes you need a layer to be the child only for a fration of the time, than be released and continue with it's own animation: for example a charakter that lifts a cup, trinks and than puts it back onto the desk where it slightly slides into it's restposition.
    This is just one of many possible options where it would be nice to keyframe the parenting option. Right now it is only possible via a bit of expressions or a 3rd party script that uses a workaround but it…

    28 votes

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  16. Add a Time Offset for the Shape Repeater source animation!

    We need Time Offset for the Shape Repeater. Not only the standard shape parameters. But also the animation of the source!

    24 votes

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  18. Object Tracking using mesh or using track points, similar to PF Track.

    This would be a massive addition to After Effects. I am thinking of something where you can use a mesh or track points, similar to PF Track.

    6 votes

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  19. distance based trim paths option (as opposed to percent)

    Currently the Trim Paths animation works on a 0-100% scale. This is great for many things, but if your shape keeps being altered, the size of the line is going to change as well.

    I am suggesting a drop-down to change the method from percentage based to distance based. That way if the shape gets longer, the distance traveled by the trim paths will not change.

    2 votes

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  20. BUG REPORT - JSON file with Greek Character do not work.

    I’m creating a data driven Graphics in After Effects. I have created a JSON file with excel and I have tested the file if the syntax is OK, and everything is fine. I have all my DATA in the file. If I save the file in ASCI format, the After Effects works fine for the English text, but the Greek Text do not show up. If I save the file in UTF-8 format, I get an error when I import the file in After Affects

    “ After Effects warning: Problem encountered with file “D:Win 10...\Data.json”. Data File: Parsing error:”dataOutline[0]”, Invalid…

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Which version of After Effects are you using?

    Can you provide us with a sample JSON file that causes this error?

    Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

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