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  1. 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…

    3 votes

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  2. 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.

    9 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    28 votes

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  5. 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.
    -…

    150 votes

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  6. Ability to mute Keyframes

    In C4D you can 'mute' keyframes - essentially this acts like deleting the keyframe except that a dummy 'reference' key is left there, perhaps greyed out, that stores the value(s) and interpolations it had before it was muted. Keyframes to either side behave exactly as if it was not there, until it is un-muted.

    147 votes

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  7. 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…

    155 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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  12. Disable different axises for 3d rotation / rotate one axis only

    For animation comps with cameras obviously my layers need to be 3d, which makes rotation in the composition window annoying. When I'm animating a character in 2d it's quick and easy to press W and rotate in the comp view, but if the layer is 3d it's tricky to get the right point to rotate in 3d space. In fact, I NEVER do transformations on 3d layers in the comp window because it's an unusable mess - I always dial in the numerical numbers, which is much slower.

    I would love to be able to easily rotate just one axis…

    1 vote

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  13. Separate the timeline and the curve editor

    It would be really helpful to be able to animate seeing both at the same time...

    122 votes

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  14. Keyframes in the curve editor do not have smooth curves

    When animating assets in AE, anytime there are close keyframes together in the timeline, the curves never allow you to set the correct path (screen shot attached). I have 4 assets I'm animating in the same position, but are growing in size. Each of the assets wobble out of place, instead of giving me a stagnant position. I've never dealt with this in any other animation program (Maya, Cinema 4D, Apple's Motion, etc...).
    The only way around this, is to separate the values in order to animate them properly, which I find to be a huge hassle. I do several…

    1 vote

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  15. Bug: Editing Path and Pasting into Position Value, Doesn't Create Keyframes

    When creating a path, if you copy the path and paste it into the position value, it creates key frames along that path. However, if you decide you want to edit the shape of the path using the selection tool, before copying and pasting it into the position value, it doesn't create key frames anymore, it just duplicates the path.

    1 vote

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  16. Parent keyframes to markers

    A way to parent multiple keyframes to layer markers would be fantastic. For example, having several animations that use multiple properties with different start points across a number of layers, it becomes laborious to adjust all of the timings quickly. Moving a layer marker and adjusting all of the keyframes, while keeping the timing the same between them, would be very handy! The plugin Animation Composer from MrHorse has this functionality already, but you can only do it with the set animations within the plugin.

    11 votes

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  17. Did the motion sketch feature actually disappear in CC 2019?

    Re Enabling the motion sketch feature in AE 2019 16.1.1

    3 votes

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  18. 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 !

    5 votes

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  19. Please add an option to alt drag to copy & paste keyframes in timeline. Many blessing if you do. :)

    Please add an option to alt drag to copy & paste keyframes in timeline. Many blessing if you do. :)

    3 votes

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  20. Frame Picker for After effect?

    What do you think about bring Animate CC's Frame Picker or Keyframe Caddy to After effect?

    1 vote

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