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  1. Don't require track mattes to be above the layer it modifies (and also allow re-use)

    Requiring a track matte to be right above the layer it modifies seems like an archaic convention at best. Get rid of that requirement and make them like parent layers which can be anywhere and used by many layers.

    242 votes
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  2. I want to be able to divide the position of the transform of the effect into dimensions

    I want to be able to divide the position of the transform of the effect into dimensions.

    Because the expression of animation of keyword spreads

    エフェクトのトランスフォームの位置を次元分割できるようにしてほしい。速度グラフでの表現の幅が広がる為。

    10 votes
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  3. Parenting Masks to Null objects to inherit position data.

    The reshape tool would become way more helpful with digital beauty work if AE had a way to parent Masks to a Null object that received tracking data from Mocha.

    3 votes
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  4. text as an effect

    an effect to create text via effect would be useful to keep your composition compact. imaging you have to create a button, you right now need at least 2 layers. 1 textlayer and 1 shapelayer.

    with an text effect (like the timecode effect)
    you would only need 1 layer.

    But the effect should respect the layers coordinates,
    not like the timecode effect, which ignores them.

    2 votes
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  5. masks don't live update while effects are applied

    When you're animating a mask on a layer that has effects applied, the mask doesn't update live. You have to purge the memory or disable all the effects on the mask in order to be able to see the updated layer.
    We need to see the mask updated even with effects applied.

    4 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Can't import animated gifs into AE

    When I tried to import an animated gif, as I did with the actual file earlier on other computer, I get the message from the picture, in spanish "Error de After Effects: No se puede leer el origen. Compruebe la configuración y vuelva a intentarlo. ( 86 :: 1 )"; which translates to: "After Effects error: Cannot read from source. Please check the settings again. ( 86 :: 1 )"

    I hope someone could help me because I don't think is much of a big deal. Thanks in advance.

    2 votes
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  8. Adopting the powers of node-based programs by tweaking the set matte effect.

    Inspired by Node-based workflows. We often want to combine different mattes into one layer without the need of pre-comping—and then even use the same matte for multiple layers.

    If we improve the already existing "Set Matte" Effect with the functions of the "Track Matte", we may be on a better path!

    Here is a video of how that could work: https://vimeo.com/138156034

    1. Add a "Track Matte" switch to set matte:

    This could make the "Transform Properties" of the set matte behave the same as how "Track Mattes" do. (this is possible already by sandwiching the set matte effect between two…

    187 votes
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  9. Folders in After Effects timeline

    Timeline folders. We have them in Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator... precomps can utterly ruin your work and is NOT an alternatives to having a simple folder hierarchy - especially when dealing with shape layers or anything that requires continual rasterization.

    7 votes
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  10. Its 2019 about time we had a native edge blur tool.

    Need a native edge blur tool similar or better to the key correct suite by RG.

    2 votes
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  11. Add ability to copy/paste equivalent effect properties from Premiere clips directly into After Effects layers

    An example is Lumetri Color. It would be great to be able to simply copy (ctrl+c) that effect's properties in Premiere, then paste (ctrl+v) onto a layer in After Effects, so I don't need to manually re-enter all of the properties, particularly the color wheels.

    5 votes
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  12. At new composition window, next to Width and Height, a button to flip horizontal to vertical and reverse when click again.

    At new composition window, next to Width and Height, a button to flip horizontal to vertical and reverse when click again.

    To make it easier creating compositions when choosing standard 1920x1080 then i want it vertical, its very common and repeated situation.

    2 votes
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  13. Controllers MUST not affect layers with collapsed transformations!

    This little problem leaves us with no possibility to add controllers to the layers for which the collapse transformations flag is on. Even though the controller effects do not affect the image directly now they somehow manage to break functionality. Although I understand the internal logic behind it, it steals some precious possibilities from us. Please add a workaround for this

    4 votes
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  14. Support for CDLs

    Due to the volatility of Colorista Free in new versions, and it being what makes ACES workflow possible, it breaks the ability to have AE be a compositing tool for ACES.

    Please develop a 32 bit CDL effect that will not require Lumetri.

    10 votes
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  15. Allow multiple inverted masks on a project to allow for 2 points of cut out on a moving object

    Allow us to have more than 1 inverted mask on a project to allow for multiple points to be blanked out for a moving object.

    2 votes
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  16. copy lumeri color from After effects to Premiere Pro

    We should be able to copy from one program to the other such effects as lumetri as they are similar in both programs, so to have creative choices whether to color grade the selected clips in premiere or in ae and then return back to where the main program is.

    4 votes
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  17. Add Dehaze Effect

    Not sure why there isn't a Dehaze effect in After Effects or Premiere Pro - it's in Lightroom and Elements.

    Makes ZERO sense.

    5 votes
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  18. Keep effects parameters when copying to other comps

    Certain effects parameters, such as set matte, reset when copying layers over to other comps. Anything with a set matte on needs to be manually reset. Please fix.

    1 vote
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  19. Bug - Footage scaled up to comp size adds a thin semi-transparent edge to entire comp

    If I place a half-res clip in the comp and scale it up to 200% to fit the comp, for some reason this makes the border of the entire comp slightly transparent. I can see just a little bit of the grid through the edge, and this also appears in the alpha channel if I view that.

    This only happens when the footage size exactly matches the comp. If I modify the scale, it goes away.

    Importantly, this still happens when other layers are below, so it's not just a matter of not filling the frame, the layer is somehow…

    1 vote
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  20. ... to bring in the feature of searching and relinking footage pathes

    ... to bring in the feature of searching and relinking footage pathes (e.g. I just needed to change the driveletter - but it´s not possible. Confimed by Customers Support. Belongs to Premiere as well. This is maybe a very old wish around here, wich still hasnt been taken to heart

    2 votes
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