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  1. [Request] Fully Integrated ‘Blend If’ Functionality Would be an Absolute Game Changer.

    After more than a decade using AE, the sole feature that I wish was properly intergrated into the program would be ‘Blend-If’ functionality.

    Blend-If is a layer style and allows the user to fade and control a layer’s alpha channel based on It’s own luminosity and/or the luminosity of layers below it.

    The feature is incredibly powerful for composition and editing within photoshop and in my opinion would be a massively valuable tool for AE in the same way.

    Since it is a photoshop Layer Style property it is already somewhat useable within AE, but only if you only import…

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  2. Bug with Trapcode Particular

    This one is not easy to describe.
    Let's say you have one layer with Particular effect (layer A). As the particles source, you have selected "Sprite", and the Sprite is a precomp, or any other source that CAN be rasterised (like an Ai file, for instance). But you chose NOT to rasterise it.
    Everything works well at that stage. But later in the workflow, you create a second layer (B) with Particular, and decide to use the SAME layer (or precomp) as the source of your particles for layer A.
    What happens then is the problem: After Effects chooses to…

    1 vote

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  3. setMatteAtTime / upgrade for the Set Matte Effect

    As powerful at it may be "Set Matte" has some limitations and it is not very easy to use. More often than not you still need one layer as mask for another layer. Even simple setups become layer-salads.

    My ideas to upgrade this effect:

    • timepoint of layer matte should be accessable via Expressions/Keyframes. This way we can use one single precpomped Animation to mask as many layers as we want
    • also 3D layers should be able to be masked by a 2D animation using "Stretch Matte to Fit"
    • To use this effect I always have to precomp my footage and…
    4 votes

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  4. Adobe After Effects is crashing in mac pro with big sur everytime i try to open new composition

    after effects is crashing evrytime i try to open a new composition. ive tried un installing and re installing twice now . the problem persists. i am on big sur with a mac pro computer.

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  5. Clone Layer Effect

    I would love to have a Clone Layer Effect as an alternative to precomping a layer and duplicating. This would be applied to a solid and it would copy create an instance/clone of the layer it is pointed at with the choice of using some or all of the effects of the master layer as well as options for using the transform/feather/alpha as well. Other effects could be stacked on top of this.

    1 vote

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  6. Make All Effects 32bit Compatible

    I use After Effects for compositing my 3D renders, and I always export 16 or 32 bit EXRs, starting to use ACES. Unfortunately, many, many effects are still only 8 bit, some support 16, and some can do 32. If you don't want to lose me and many other compositors (at least those that are left), please update more effects to 32bit!

    1 vote

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  7. BUG: AE 18.4 - DNX codec footage not appearing properly

    BUG: AE 18.4 - opened an older project (18.2) containing DNX codec footage. Composition failed to preview or render. Displayed black only and couldn't display alpha / transparency toggle in comp window. Seemed related to layer render order and transparency.
    Rolling back to 18.2 fixed it. Running on Mac with AMD Radeon Pro 580 - Big Sur 11.4

    2 votes

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  8. Ignore adjustment layers switch

    A simple switch on a given layer to ignore the adjustment layer above it. Would open up so many possibilities and avoid unnecessary precomposition. Please vote and make this a reality.

    1 vote

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  9. Add blending modes to Fill Effect

    Always wondered why the effect lacks those. (and why the Opacitiy parameter of the effect affects the Opacity of the layer)

    5 votes

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  10. Content aware fill showing external library failure error in opencv

    I'm using ryzen 5 4600hs with 8gb ram and 1 tb ssd with 200 gb free space and I'm using nvidia gtx 1650 ti with 4gb graphic card. I alloted 6gb ram for after effects in preferences. and Installed 3 times after i'm keep on getting this error. I'm editing 30 seconds footage of3840 x 2160 resolution with 30 fps. My computer is pretty new and I don't know why I'm getting this error. before this library failure error, I used to get "caf: out of memory" error. After i re-installed, now I'm getting this "caf: external library failure (error…

    2 votes

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  11. Update Keylight

    Keylight is very slow, for bigger jobs almost unusable, please add hardware acceleration.

    2 votes

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  12. Text stroke on Arabic words in After Effects SHOULD be applied to the whole word, NOT to each letter individually

    Applying a stroke on Arabic text in After Effects should be on the whole word, not on each individual letter, it should work just like Premiere pro.

    Check the following images to understand the problem.

    2 votes

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  13. Make the Offset effect support 16/32 bit color

    The Offset effect is a very useful tool in many occasions. Please make it ready for todays standards.

    3 votes

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  14. Please make Track Matte (and other basic tools) 32bpc

    When blending between two layers using a track matte (luma) and exporting to full float EXR - from a 32bpc AE setup - then as soon as the part of the shot where the track matte starts to get used, the file sizes drop heavily - indicating loss of information (I'm creating a loop, so it's not like I'm fading from tons of detail to black - I'm fading from tons of detail to tons of detail). All of my layers inside AE have effects on them that should be good for 32bpc (no warning flags in the effects).

    2 votes

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  15. Rotobrush Quality Default Preference

    Would like to inverse the default value of the rotobrush v2 quality to be best.

    Perhaps its a preference.

    Reasoning: I can't think of a reason why I would want a less-than-ideal roto. Even if its for speed... if it has to be redone at best anyway, why run it faster at first?

    3 votes

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  16. Element 3D plugin with Mac GPU

    Hello

    Have any Mac users experienced problems with the Element 3D plugin in the latest After Effects release?
    After Effects: 18.2
    macOS: 10.15.7
    GPU: Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB
    Element 3D: 2.2.2

    After Effects renders black objects in the Element plugin when using a timeline layer as a custom texture. It's an 8K layer, but the project has worked without problems before the latest updates.
    Full render and Preview render modes show empty black texture. The Draft render mode shows a correct texture, and inside the plugin's Scene Setup, everything works fine.
    Have to restart Mac to be able…

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  17. Include "Remix" feature from Audition as an Audio effect

    It would be amazing if the "Remix" process and options from Audition were available as an Audio Effect within After Effects. Literally hundreds of times I have needed to extend a music track in a composition, switched over to Audition to Remix to the desired length, switched back to replace the audio layer, then found another composition edit required me to repeat the process.

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  18. Bug Report: Resizing the composition causes the 3D layer to shift.

    If you resize the composition using the "Crop Comp to Region of Interest" feature in version 17.5.1, there will be a difference in the display between 2D and 3D layers with the same X and Y numbers.
    It didn't happen in versions prior to 17.1.4.

    The following reproduction procedure
    1, Creating a composition
    2, Create a new layer
    3, Resize the composition using "Crop Comp to Region of Interest"
    4, Check the 3D layer.

    Other than "Crop Comp to Region of Interest", the same phenomenon occurs when resizing with "Composition Settings / Advanced / Anchor" selected other than the center.…

    9 votes

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  19. 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.

    1 vote

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  20. Effect similar to CC Composite, but instead takes a result from further up the effects chain

    I'd like to propose an effect that can take a result from further up the effects chain and recomposite it back over the final result. Similar to how CC Composite can put the original image back over the final result.

    Even if behind the scenes this means rendering the same thing twice, it would be convenient to have this functionality on a single layer. I often find myself making copies of a layer and using the Calculations effect to blend layers together, or create more intricate mattes.

    It could have controls like transfer mode, opacity, preserve transparency, etc. Maybe similar…

    3 votes

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