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  1. SVG-Animator / Export an Animation in SVG for Web

    After Effects needs to have an option to export an Animation as SVG.
    SVG in comparison to GIF has much better quality and smaller File Size.

    An option to export animations as SVG would revolutionize everything. For After Effects and Web-Design.

    16 votes

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  2. it would be awesome if AE didn't repeatedly lock up while doing simple tracking.

    I can't even begin to calculate how many times I've had to go into Task Manager to kill After Effects after it locks up doing a simple track.

    1 vote

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  3. Automatically make shape layers 3D if camera is present

    I'll often have an animated 3D camera, but when I create a shape layer it is by default a 2D layer. When I make it a 3D layer, the position moves relative to the camera. I don't know how many times I've done a bunch of work to arrange a shape layer, then realized it's not 3D, and then had to reposition it all over again.

    1 vote

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  4. 3D Text issue. Random triggers for TDL error (88::2)

    I am still pretty new to animating in after effects, but I have seen several people complaining about bugs similar to what I am dealing with.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1128877

    It is frustrating if the team can fix this that would be great.

    1 vote

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  5. Repeat frame values in After Effects like MMB in Maya

    It would be nice if there was a way to repeat values to another position in timeline in After Effects like we do in Autodesk Maya. I mean, you have a key at frame 1 and one at frame 30; you would like to have the values that you currently have at frame 10 to become the values for the key at frame 20.
    In Autodesk Maya, you would go to frame 10, MMB drag the timeline to frame 20 and set a key for the attributes you want keyed, because when you MMB drag in Maya the animation “freezes”…

    1 vote

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  6. Ranking feature such as Microsoft Excel

    Expression for dynamic ranking such as different number counter:

    Eg. Number counter_ A PARENT WITH ANY LAYER property such as position = 20

    Number counter_ B PARENT WITH property = 30

    Number counter_ C PARENT WITH property = 50

    New expression will rank the position of all layer per number counter output

    Such as

    Number counter 50 first,

    Number counter 30second

    Number counter 20 third position

    1 vote

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  7. Modernize the "Numbers" effect

    The Number effect is now practically useless, considering it stops at 30.000. It would be nice to have a quick and easy way to make counters with separtors (like in "1,000,000,000", it's kind of annoying having to use an expression for this). Same problem goes with the "time" option : you're pretty much screwed if you need a 1 hour countdown for example.

    I know this can be done with expressions, but it would be nice to have an advanced Numbers effect built in !

    3 votes

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  8. Put the character animator physics engine into after effects

    As character animator already has a good 2d physics engine with gravity and collisions why not implement it in Adobe's primary animation tool After Effects.

    3 votes

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  9. Bring back curve editors in the timeline stack

    A long time ago, AE had the ability to show and edit multiple, separate velocity curves in the timeline stack, just like C4D still does. The graph editor is really bad at showing your curves in the context of other properties' keyframes. Switching to this separate window always gives me a sudden feeling of disconnect and unwanted focus, which is usually not what I want when tweaking interpolations. I'd love to keep the graph editor around, I just wish we had the old method as well.

    19 votes

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  10. Paste keyframes as offset

    Just like the loopOut("offset") expression, this command would offset all of the keyframes in a paste operation by the parameter's current value. (at the moment this can be done by selecting the newly pasted frames, and scrolling the value of the first frame to match the parameter's current value. It's not quick or particularly accurate)

    1 vote

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  11. Control Curves in Graph Editor without Separating Dimensions

    Being able to set positions keys, then control bezier handles in the graph editor without separating dimensions feels similar to many other graph editor systems. This could also eliminate the issue of tangents creating hard points in the curve because of the "Auto Bezier" interpolation. Allowing you to smooth them out where you see fit.

    9 votes

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  12. Restore the full support of the Animation Codec

    In the 15.1 release After Effects removed the support for the Animation Codec with delta frames. It continues to support the Animation Codec without delta frames. This is an option within the codec window to set keyframes and it is checked by default. I would ask that both the non-keyframe and the keyframe option in the Animation codec be restored. Many of us 3D animators use the codec in it's default mode (delta enabled) and it would be very time consuming to transcode all out work. Thanks

    19 votes

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    Thank you for filing this request.

    We have logged an internal feature request for adding support to the Animation codec for both encoding and decoding delta frames (a.k.a, the “Key frame every X frames” option). It is currently under review for future updates to the Adobe DVA products. At this time I can not share a timeline for when this might happen.

  13. Bug: Offset Paths used with Trim Paths. Can no longer reverse path direction.

    If you create an ellipse shape layer, then add an Offset Paths effect, adjust the offset amount, apply a Trim Paths effect, animate the end amount, then try to reverse the path direction, nothing happens. If you hide the Offset Paths effect, you can see the reverse path direction working fine. Seems like a bug?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qyesffmfhzowrir/Screen%20Cap%20Offset%20Paths%20error.mp4?dl=0

    2 votes

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  14. Advanced Puppet Issue

    The new "advanced puppet" is coming into act as a force. The user must be able to set all the future pin creations to either Legacy or Advanced. As the Advanced Puppet tool does not support "Starch" it is not usable for a savvy animator anymore. It does have other good funcations probably but as far as character animation is concerned, without starch tool, you lose the desired workflow.

    Hope this get fixed in the new update.

    Thanks!

    13 votes

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  15. Motion Sketch Audio Broken

    At some point you broke Motion Sketch so you don't hear any audio when you're recording. This is totally unacceptable and really messes up my workflow. Please fix it.

    24 votes

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  16. mgJSON schema full of typos and errors.

    Hi, I am working with the JSON schema that defines the format for mgJSON files. I took the schema from the Sensor Manager SDK (https://console.adobe.io/downloads/ae).

    It turns out many keys in the document have spelling mistakes, so one never knows if the keys should be kept as they are or not. For example: hasExpectedFrequecyB, #/definitions/dyamicDataType, occuring

    Besides that, when using a JSON schema validator to validate some input against the schema, the validator will complain about multiple design flaws in the original document.

    Finally, the documentation Adobe provides regarding the mgJSON format is close to non existing. People…

    1 vote

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  17. Even Dashes on stoked paths to match Illustrator

    It would be awesome if After Effects handled dashed lines the same way Illustrator does with the option to force dashes to be symmetrical with the corners.

    Thanks!

    4 votes

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  18. rounded corners

    Would be great to have live corners the same as Illustrator, so the attached shape can be created and each corner radius animated independently.

    8 votes

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  19. Remove limit on Slider Expression Control

    Remove the "million" limit on the Slider Expression Control. I use the slider to animate numbers in a text layer and I'd rather use the slider control instead of the point control. Thanks!

    16 votes

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  20. 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?

    2 votes

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