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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.

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  2. 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…

    155 votes
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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. AE should remember effects layer inputs (like set matte) when copy/pasting layers. Currently need to manually reconnect after pasting,

    This is how parenting works when you copy/paste a new set of layers. It creates parents relative to the new layers you've pasted. That is smart, now if only effects worked the same way! For some reason the default behavior on plugins is to revert the layer inputs on effects like “set matte” or “create nulls from paths” to the source layer that the effect is applied to after pasting.

    I frequently use both of the aforementioned effects to make templates, and I'm constantly copy/pasting sets of template layers into new comps, but every time I do I have to…

    22 votes
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  5. Separate Keyframes for Mask Feather Tool

    The Mask Feather Tool should have its own separate keyframes.

    As of now, its keyframes are the same, as the mask shape keys, so if you already animated a mask shape, you cannot animate the "feather tool" separately.

    Alternatively, please give us a "Uber Key" as seen in Mocha.
    Thanks.

    9 votes
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  6. Incorporate Real 3D Workspace and Node-based Workflow in Next Major Update

    I'm really fond of Adobe Products. But It is kinda disappointing when It comes to comparing it with other VFX and Compositing Applications. Even free versions of applications like Black Magic DaVinci Resolve or Fusion have all the features that an artist would desire and they're gaining popularity by leaps and bounds.

    So, there's dire need of some serious upgrade that actually deserves the title "Major Update".

    We want a real 3D Workspace as well as the capability to choose between layer-based or node-based workflow.

    It will surely give Adobe an edge over its competitors making it the first choice…

    9 votes
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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. Add a native UVW mapping plugin.

    AE needs a native UVW mapping plugin, so that you can export UV maps from 3D apps and you can map images onto 3D object renders. You could make awesome templates (and ultimately mogrts) with 3D renders where the user could swap out image textures on 3D objects!

    Why native? Because then you can sell those templates without requiring others to buy a 3rd party plugin.

    The most obvious uses would be for things like bendy pages on a wedding album or images wrapped onto text. But it would open up unlimited possibilities to very creative people.

    25 votes
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  9. Substance Materials for After Effects Cinema Render Engine... update Render Engine to Substances?

    Would be great to get the Substance library integrated into After Effects and use it on designs in text and more. Would also be great to just get the Substance Render Engine as an additional engine in After Effects 3D.

    2 votes
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  10. A fast and robust exr workflow with support for z-depth

    Exr from 3D Renders like Octane right now is bad supported. We need an alternative to the discontinued EXR Plugin. The performance is horror right now. EXR deep pixels are so 2018. So start to take it serious

    43 votes
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  11. Automatic Instanced effects

    Example : I copy a blur, or a curve, i paste it on another layer, at this moment, i would want to have a choice betwen "copy" or "intanced" copy.
    Instanced is a automatic link betxen the affects, and of course any modification on my curve will bereported to all instanced copy of it.(like in 3ds max , for example).
    Of cource, a right clic on it can un link it from the others.

    2 votes
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    Thank you for submitting this suggestion.

    Similar functionality exists in After Effects. The Edit > Copy with Property Links (and Copy with Relative Property Links) command will do as you describe.

    The Copy with Property Links commands link the pasted effect using expressions. You can use the commands on effects, or just single properties (including transform properties), or even a whole layer.

    If there is additional functionality you still desire in After Effects, please elaborate.

  12. Give the ramp effect some love

    The ramp effect is so basic. Sometimes it just doesn't cut it. Why don't you update it with some clever features similar to it's layer style cousin?

    22 votes
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  13. Exponential glow with shoulder

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    Would love to see the glow plug-in get an overhaul. I assume this is in the top 10 most used effects (it sure is for me) and there is plenty of room for improvement!

    First feature would be to add an "exponential" checkbox with a gamma slider. This would of course make the glow fall off with an inverse square ratio - but with the addition of the gamma slider it could be user controllable. It is important that this effect is 32bpc "under the hood" so that we get accurate highlights - even in an 8bpc and 16bpc…

    1 vote
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  14. Label points in masks

    Like in NUKE, the option to label points and ripple edit in masks.

    5 votes
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  15. Fix camera lens blur halo / bleed problem

    A problem we'll detailed in the following post since 2013... And still the problem persists. Please fix this
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1134976

    6 votes
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  16. Bug Report: AE 2019 Write-On Effect not working.

    I am unable to get the write-on effect to work with any stability. I noticed this in a 2018 file I was editing. It seems I can set up the keyframes, but then after scrubbing the timeline or working on other write-on reveals, it fails. See attached file.

    2 votes
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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Update 14 Nov 2018 – I received the files, thank you.

    After playing with the project for a little bit, I see how the Write-on effect is not behaving correctly. But I’m not able to deduce what the cause of the problem is. I’m not able to reproduce the problem from scratch, and if I make modifications to your project, it starts to render correctly.

    My best guess is that the keyframe data of the Write-on effect in your project became corrupted somehow. It’s relatively easy to fix, although a bit tedious:

    1. On each keyframe, modify the property value. (I made small adjustments, like rounding fractional X or Y values up to the nearest integer, or increasing the brush size by 1. Any change to the keyframe’s value should work here.)
    2. Edit > Purge > All Memory & Disk Cache.

    If…

  17. Essential Graphics 3D Space Bug

    Adding 3D rotation into an essential graphics. The text rotates as a whole when using X or Z rotations but when rotating in Y it changes from the full block of text to rotating each individual letters on their own axis. This is only affected when using Essential Graphics and manipulating the Y Axis. Inside the precomp where all the essential graphics are linked the Y Axis rotates the full block of text as it should.

    2 votes
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  18. Accepts Shadows Only for C4d Renderer

    If a composition is using the C4d renderer to take advantage of the geometry options, there's no way to create a layer that only accepts shadows (it says that option is disabled). Without a shadow catcher layer, further compositing becomes very difficult. Please make this option work correctly.

    5 votes
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  19. Add NEW Flicker Removal Plugin

    Rolling shutter, differing refresh rates, high speed, and timelapse footage can all be heavily affected by flicker.

    A deflicker plugin that can handle these common situations would be especially beneficial going forward.

    1 vote
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    When cameratracking footage 'unable to acquire rendered frame' keeps popping up. Tried with the same footage in cc2018 where it works perfectly fine.

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