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  1. Drop shadow, option to preserve underlying transparency.

    Often, I want product stills to cast their shadows on products down the layer index. But only on the parts that have pixels, to give the appearance of them being in close proximity (like an ambient occlusion pass). Right now the Drop shadow drops its shadow everywhere, regardless of what's underneath it.
    A checkbox option to only cast shadow on layers that have pixels would be swell.

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  2. Video app for iPad Pro and iPhone with LiDAR support that automatically creates tracking data for Adobe After Effects.

    New iPhones and iPads have LiDAR sensors that I think would be perfect for creating videos with tracking information for After Effects.

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  3. More love for 360/VR in After Effects

    since 2018, Ae has not been updated in relation to VR/360 workflows. Ae has limited VR effects and the VR Comp Editor workflow which is also very limited and delicate script and expression heavy process.

    Ae should have a spherical camera, mono and stereo. this would obsolete the stiching workflow of VR Comp Editor and it's limitations. 3d plugins like trapcode or stardust are very breakable, also all the 2d effects won't work properly without the use of 3rd party tools and even then it's very limited.

    these new technologies should not be left behind, there are great things motion…

    23 votes

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  4. Freezing (caching, locking, and saving) Roto Brush segmentation

    In the documentation it says:
    "If After Effects has already calculated Roto Brush segmentation information for a frame when you click the Freeze button, then this information is cached. "

    It's a pity but it doesn't seem to be conclusive, I did several tests, caching with the Freeze button is not faster when the Roto Brush segmentation is already in RAM. The fact that the propagation can't switch from cache to RAM wastes a lot of time. The fact that caching is not done in the background is also a pity. The operation takes a long time and After is…

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  5. Rotobrush 2.0

    The new Rotobrush 2.0 does improve the spline you draw or brush to outline what you need to separate from the background. However, in the latest updates, the propagation and freeze steps hang up on long frame scenes. After much searching on the forums other users have found we need to uninstall the updates for After Effects and go back to 18.1. I just did that and now Rotobrush 2.0 is performing naturally!

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  6. Stop AE's masks from generating a colour which is the same as the layer

    In a complex composition, it is very helpful to have the mask a different colour to the layer. You can set this manually but AE could save the hassle automatically by excluding hues within 25% of the same colour as the layer.

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  7. Update for preview bug when at aspect ratio 6x pixels in height

    I am not the only one who is experiencing this. In version 18.4.1 of AE when you make a comp height size 64 pixels the comp goes black. No matter what you try it goes black. I installed an older version 17.5.0 and it works fine as it should. This has wasted so much of my time on a paid job for which I had to create a comp at 960x64 and it would not let me. What is worse is your so-called Technical experts told me that some ratios were not possible which was a lie as he didn;t…

    2 votes

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  8. Magnifying Effect is Duplicating the objects it is over instead of just magnifying them

    You NEED to fix this issue with Magnify. I have seen a lot of other comments saying that the fixes that are suggested in the help articles DO NOT WORK. I have tried everything and there is no reason that the magnify effect should be duplicating whatever Layer i put it over or on.

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  9. Please make the After Effects Lumentri effect the same as the PP Lu. effect. AE Lu effects is shy and not effetcive.

    When dealing with footage shot in poor lighting or through the misty window pane, AE Lu effect is too shy. It must make aggressive suggestion that we can compromise or at least as thought-provokins as that of PP. Shy effect is useless.

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  10. take matte from another comp layer

    all effects containing the option "take matte from layer" should allow to take the matte from another comp layer.

    this would allow AE to be a much more powerful compositing app

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  11. Upgrade Roughen Edges effect.

    More in-depth, customizable roughen edges effect. Ability to apply effect to shape layers to get edges like Photoshop brushes. Maybe even use the stamp of a Photoshop brush to determine the texture and variation of the edge. Edge example from Photoshop attached.

    12 votes

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  12. Allow rotobrush to use more than one core by allowing user to rotobrush multiple frames

    Rotobrush should have the option of allowing me to rotobrush frames every certain number of seconds. For example if I have a 15 minute clip, I could rotobrush one frame for each minute of the clip. Therefore each of those minutes could be handled by a separate core on my computer. As I have 16 cores, each core would only have to process one minute of video rather than one core doing all the video sequentially.

    2 votes

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  13. Layer effect source

    When setting effect layer source, I would like to see this option:

    Source
    Masks
    Effects & Masks
    Effects & Masks & Transform

    I need this almost every time. Would save a ton of unnecessary precompositing.

    3 votes

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  14. BUG - Shadow/Highlight effect with "Effect Opacity" of "0%" breaks time remapping

    In AFX 2021, when using the "Shadow/Highlight" effect on a layer that uses time remapping, setting the "Effect Opacity" (in Compositing Options) to a value of "0" will cause the time remapping to break. When the value is set to "0", the frame of the video displayed when the value is changed will be the freeze-frame. Purging image cache memory can change which frame is displayed, until a value of "0" is set again, then the current frame will freeze again. Similar issue when using keyframes on the "Effect Opacity" with a "0" value. Bug. Needs fixing.

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  15. BUG: After Effects 22.0.1 Warp Stabilizer effect zooming in and out.

    Hardly to describe.
    In Premiere 22.0 and older versions of After Effect the effect works normaly.
    When I apply the effect to videos in 22.0.1, after 5 to 7 seconds the video starts to jump a little up and down, in and out. Nearly every video causes the problem. The same setting in Premiere and After Effects results different videos. Videos made with Premiere are fine.
    System: I9 12900K, 64GB RAM, GTX 1080, Windows 11.
    I also notice, that the RAM Cache jump inside seconds to 55GB and sometimes crashes the After Effects application.

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  16. Allow Set Matte effect to see/respect transforms

    If I want to use a layer as a matte using Set Matte, AE won't recognize any transforms (position, scale, etc) that I've done to it within the comp. It will only see them if I precomp the layer, adding more complexity to the file, and causing other issues.

    Instead of just the option to use Source, Masks, Effects & Masks, can you add transforms? Maybe instead of the pop-up selector, you could have checkboxes, so the user could choose what combination of modifiers they want to use.

    9 votes

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  18. Composition Groups

    Comps can get out of control quickly when pre-comping and/or having to build from multiple sources. It would be helpful to have Comp "groups" or "sets" as a way of organizing that would allow a user to define a set and then subsequently open or close an entire set in the comp panel. For instance, if I'm working on a series of VFX shots in a scene, I could have an entire set of comps defined for "shot_001 Final" that I can open when working on it. When I'm done and ready to move on to the next shot, I…

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  19. Color correcting with region of interest

    Hi
    When color correcting skin tones, the region of interest would very useful to isolate image area. Only I just found out, Lumetri scopes show the whole image instead of the cropped area.
    A fix would be nice, please.

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  20. Bring back vector paint

    It would save a lot of time, especially when you want to create a brush stroke effect on texts, instead going through making the path, masking it, and animating the stroke, why can't we just draw with pen tablet and turn it into animation?

    It was available in CS3 so I don't know why we don't have it now.

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