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  1. 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.

    1 vote

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  2. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    2 votes

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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.)

  7. 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!

    21 votes

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  8. Alt-pickwip for absolute expression values

    when pick-whipping for expressions you end up with relative links (there are some workarounds ofcourse) but it would be nice to use a key modifier like ALT/SHIFT to get absolute vlaues

    For example -

    Normal Pick Whip = thisComp.layer("myLayer").transform.position
    Alt Pick Whip =comp("myComp").layer("myLayer").transform.position

    12 votes

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  9. FK/IK Bone-Tool for easy animations

    After Effects needs a easy 3D Bone-Tool with Presets (like in Moho 12) for easy animation with shapes or the puppet-tool.

    5 votes

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  10. Suavização

    Meu After Effects CC 2017 não suaviza minhas animações com o editor gráfico oque fazer?????

    1 vote

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  11. Trim Path - Offset Layer start point

    Please add the possibility to offset the shape start point but keeping the shape. Imagine you have an oval (or any other closed shape) that has zip zag or wiggle on it. How do you slide this distortion along the shape?
    This has been a small feature that has been needed on many projects but so far needs external 3D/2D tools to solve this.
    This is what I wish for in a future AE update.

    2 votes

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  12. 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…

    22 votes

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  13. Master Expressions

    When working with "index expression + a lot of layer duplication" you often have to change a tiny bit of code on multiple layers.

    What if you could link one expression to multiple properties?
    The result should be that on every single layer the same version of the code is being exectued. Changing the code of the master expression keeps the code of the child expressions in sync.
    Implementations could be done via the Essential Graphics panel.

    This feature would really help:
    - Developers of scripts & expressions
    - People who work on complex rigs
    - Experiental and procedural design

    21 votes

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  14. Copied Illustrator CC 2019 paths no longer paste into AE CC 2019 properly as a shape path

    I used to be able to copy paths from Illustrator (using the direct selection tool, not the selection tool) and paste them into After Effects as a shape path, but the translation is no longer 1:1. It now appears to rather paste the outline of the stroke weight, including arrowheads and other non-features of the path.

    4 votes

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  15. Improve Shape Path Animation

    Would love for shape path animation to continue to improve.

    Create nulls from paths was a wonderful addition but I believe there could be a more elegant dedicated solution. One that perhaps has built in Bezier handle animation.

    Also it would be great to have options to set how shapes interpolate. With all the shape points simply moving from A to B in a straight line you end up with some nasty frames in-between. Perhaps you could tell after effects you want to try and keep path points from overlapping, keep path points a certain distance apart, retain a shapes…

    21 votes

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  16. Improve PNG Sequences

    I'm seeing it more & more, especially when I do a Time-Reverse layer. Sometimes my PNG Sequences have random blank frames where my art should be visible. Sometimes zooming in & back out again fixes it, sometimes not. It's incredibly frustrating.

    SIDENOTE: Your hyperlink to "Bug Reports" on forums.adobe.com is broken. It's probably a mis-typed link.

    4 votes

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  17. Deform layer along path

    Deforming an object along a spline/path is a pretty basic feature in any 3D application, and it would be quite useful to have this functionality built into After Effects. It would make animating custom strokes and lines far easier and simpler.

    Basically, build the functionality of this plugin into AE:
    https://aescripts.com/bao-boa/

    8 votes

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  18. April 2018 15.1 AE CC Quicktime PNG compression; bring it back!

    Please bring back QT Codecs for After Effects Render Output

    18 votes

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  19. GPU NOT TESTED, no support for renderer acceleration .. please help GeForce GTX 1080

    Por

    Rascunho rápido: Disponível
    Memória de textura: 1000,00 MB
    Rastreamento de raio: GPU

    OpenGL
    Fornecedor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Dispositivo: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2
    Versão: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 381.65
    Memória total: 7,89 GB
    Modelo do sombreador: 4.0 ou posterior

    CUDA
    Versão do driver: 8.0
    Dispositivos: 1 (GeForce GTX 1080)
    Memória utilizável atual: 7,47 GB (na ativação do aplicativo)
    Memória máxima utilizável: 8,00 GB

    4 votes

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  20. change source text from bold to regular over time

    Change source text over time using keyframes and percentages

    2 votes

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