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  1. Control timeline properties from the effects panel - Effects panel to Properties panel

    Camera layers, Lights, Sound, these layers will never have effects applied to them, why would we display an empty effects panel and waste AE screen real-estate, while it could be the perfect place to control the properties for these layers?

    Think about other properties like shape layers for example and how easy it would be to just control their properties in the effect/properties panel!

    Here is how that could work: http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/effects#property-controls

    319 votes

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  2. Coloured Keyframes

    The same way we colour our layers to keep track of categories, let us do that with our keyframes when we have a lot of them on one layer for example. Can't imagine this is very hard to do.

    4 votes

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  3. Some sort of shape hit system (similar to adobe animate) that can dictate the interpolation of a mask or shape path!

    When doing character animation, you frequently have to interpolate between two shapes. Like arm shapes or face shapes, these shapes are typically pre designed by artist and when you try to interpolate between two separate paths you end up with a jumbled mess as the keys try to match the path direction and first path point; it typically results in needing to morph the pre existing path into the shape of the new one and even then you still have to hope the program determines the right placement. So it would be nice to have more control!

    1 vote

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  4. shape layer(シェイプレイヤー)

    I'm glad if I can set the initial settings of the shape layer myself. (line width, line combination, etc.)

    シェイプレイヤーの初期設定(線幅、線の結合など)を自分で設定できると嬉しいです

    1 vote

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  5. Expand motion sketch capabilities by including recording on shape and mask paths

    Expand "motion sketch" capabilities by including cursor recording on shape and mask paths. This case we can animate a shape/mask point just by dragging our cursor.

    1 vote

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  6. Warn the user if looping frames are not lined up correctly...

    I create a lot of looping animations. Loops only work if the last frame is lined up perfectly with the first frame so that it can play through seamlessly. Could you provide a warning prior to rendering to let the user know if the loops are not lined up? Thanks.

    2 votes

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  7. vector paint

    Please, bring back the Vector Paint.

    2 votes

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  8. Frame by Frame in AE!

    I was thinking about making frame by frame on AE, I tried using Paint and Stick, but at work it was quite slow, lag => I didn't like it! I have thought of one way to work both software at the same time as AE and Photoshop, but it came up with one thing: I have a 3-layer psd file, import into AE into each layer, then, I create 1 4th layer in PTS, paint on it and save, but in AE do not create that 4th layer! I know this is impossible! But do you think there is a…

    1 vote

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  9. [BUG] Property or method names 'style' in Class 'TextProperty' is missing

    Please make Javascript the default expression engine. Otherwise the new expression abilities that came out with AE 2020 are unavailable.

    If any of you are trying to access the new 2020 text expression items, make sure to go to your project settings -> expressions -> Javascript

    1 vote

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  10. Set Legacy Puppet Engine to Default

    Advanced puppet engine is rubbery and starch is ineffective. Puppet meshes often break when switching from Advanced to Legacy engine.

    I'd love the ability to set the Legacy engine as default, and see continued support for the legacy puppet engine in releases down the road.

    4 votes

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  11. Separate Position Dimensions for Every Property

    Allow the separation of the x, y, and/or z values of the position property wherever it is found because currently it only works under the Transform properties.

    8 votes

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  12. Unclamp linear

    The linear expression in After Effects currently clamps t between tMin and tMax like so:

    linear(0,1,2,100,200) = 100

    While animating, it is useful to have the ability to overshoot and undershoot values, which linear does not have the ability to do with its current setup. Clamping t gives far different results to a traditional lerp function:

    lerp(0,1,2,100,200) = 0

    I am wondering why linear is clamped? Is this a bug or a feature? If this is intended behaviour, would it be possible to unclamp linear, or introduce a lerp function which does not clamp t?

    I have attempted to recreate…

    2 votes

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  13. Adding more anchor points to one object

    The possibility to add more anchor points to one layer/object. So you can animate a car or bicycle driving above a hill without using expressions.

    2 votes

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  14. Cel Animation Workflow

    Animate and Photoshop are great tools for cel animation but both lack the usability for modern motion design workflows that After Effects would provide. Adding support for photoshop-style raster animation in After Effects would bring this powerful technique into the right environment, and add features useful for unrelated workflows.

    To solve this, I propose the addition of a new Frame Paint Effect, which would would enable a fast, non-parametric way to paint into an effect. It would work like this:

    Photoshop brush engine
    - Painting pixels not strokes.
    - Focus on speed, quality and tablet pressure/tilt support, NOT editability.
    -…

    148 votes

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  15. Animation Preview

    Hallo, in attachment is a view of my project. This it has happened when I have installed AE 2020. The view of animation is move, does not center. It's a bug?
    Thank for an answer
    By Cristina

    1 vote

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  16. Holding the Shift Key While Moving a Tangent Handle (Curved Path)

    Allow the user to hold the shift key down while moving the tangent handle of a curved path to constrain the movement to the horizontal and vertical axes based on the anchor point from which the tangent starts. The shift key currently allows movement of the tangent handle along seemingly random angle intervals.

    3 votes

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  17. Shape Layer Repeaters with Selectors (the kind in text animators)

    Shape layers could really use some love. I propose that the same way we add selectors and properties to Text Layer animations, should be used for Shape Layer Repeaters.

    Draw a square, repeat it 10 times, now add a range selector with position and scale. think of the cool mograph type effects you could create with that system, The best part, is that Shape Layers and Text Animators are practically cousins, so I don't think it would be to hard to implement.

    Bonus would be to also have the same path options that Text layers have as well, imagined if…

    149 votes

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  18. Add a "flip" checkbox to Auto-orient along path.

    Simple enough. Saves me from having to do it manually.

    2 votes

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  19. Gradient Along a Stroke of a Shape Layer

    Would love to be able to make the stroke of a Shape Layer a gradient. Even if it was just a two-color gradient from one end to the other, that would be great. If it could be RGB and Alpha, even better! The gradient could be oriented from one end of the spline to another, or along the width of the stroke.

    21 votes

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  20. Expression not always work

    Error with this expression: fadeDur = .5; ease(time,outPoint,outPoint-fadeDur,100,0), not always work, trying to fade out a layer by applying it to the opacity parameter and it does not work.

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