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  1. 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.

    6 votes
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  2. rotoscoping bug

    Ich habe (leider nicht freiwillig) eine Möglichkeit gefunden, die After Effects Projektdatei komplett zu zerstören:
    Ich habe einen HD Footage 1920/1080 23,98 Frames/Sekunde über sich selbst gelegt und auf dem oberen das Roto-Pinsel-Werkzeug angewendet und die Datei gespeichert.
    Sobald ich die Datei danach geöffnet habe, bekomme ich folgende Meldung:
    "After Effects Fehler: Fehlende Daten in Datei. ( 33 $ 4)".
    Dieser Fehler ist beliebig oft reproduzierbar, an verschiedenen Computern.

    Version 17.0.1

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. Cryptomatte not working in 17.0.1

    Everytime I do compositing with cryptomatte (using it as a luma matte for an asset) I have this error (see picture) and my after effects crash.
    Thanks if you can solve it.

    1 vote
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  5. Allow fractal noise evolution to go beyond 91x

    Such an infuriating bug. First, this wheel should be able to go beyond 91x without the evolution just resetting to an arbitrary point.

    IF we really can’t have a wheel go higher than that (doubtful… we have put multiple robots in space), then WHY ALLOW IT TO BE SET HIGHER and waste 8 hours of precious render time instead of just not letting me do that in the first place???

    1 vote
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  6. 3D Camera projection on primitive objects for Matte-Paintings

    Would be great to have the possibility to add 3D objects like deformed layers to project pictures or images onto it - for example to create a cool looking 3D mountain matte-painting or to project objects on primitives. Some more 3D features overall would be cool.

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    9 votes
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  8. Better Grouping in Shape Layers

    Grouping can be improved, by grouping the selected items automatically in a Group, in stead of adding a Group (= a folder) and then drag all items in there.
    Furthermore, I would the Group to automatically update any involved expressions. Currently expressions are broken by changing Shape Layer hierarchy, and have to be repaired manually.

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. Add points to Curves effect by cmd+clicking pixels

    In Photoshop you can exactly target a specific value in the curve dialog by cmd+clicking a pixel in the image. This would be great to have in AfterEffects too!

    3 votes
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  11. cropping without changing position

    It would be nice to crop comps, footage without loosing its position and keep it in same place in other comps without reposition.

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

    3 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 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 transform…

    237 votes
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  15. Vector Fields for new creative Effects

    A Vector Field Effect were you can paint your motion fields in 2D and use them on textures and particles etc.

    Something like this in 2D:

    https://hocuspocus-studio.fr/tools/product/vecmap-tools/
    https://vimeo.com/254351991

    2 votes
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  16. Please fix radial wipe transition!

    Radial wipe only works properly if it's a proper circle. I wanted to create a narrow oval to circle some text, but it won't work because of the narrower shape. The wipe goes both clockwise and counterclockwise when it should only go the one way.

    1 vote
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  17. Robobrush addition/subtraction highlighting

    After making stokes with the robobrush, the preview goes black for a moment and then when it reappears, it shows the results of the new foreground segementation. Sometimes when zoomed into a specific region the strokes made improve the segemtation boundary in that region. However, when zooming out, often I notice that the strokes also had an effect on the segementation in regions far away from where I made the new strokes. It would be really handy if there were a thumbnail somewhere that colour codes pixels that have been added and removed from the foregorund as a result of…

    1 vote
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  18. Make the mesh warp effect easier to use, and allow tracking to background footage with it.

    I've been using the Mesh Warp recently, and I've found it incredibly annoying to use. It seems really hard to be able to grab the mesh points correctly without clicking off the effect, or clicking off the selected layer. The bezier grab handles are fiddly to use too, they could do with improvement to make it an easier effect to use.

    Would there be any chance that we could see a larger improvement to the effect where by you could use it to warp textures to a background/source layer? it'd be handy for the mesh points to be driven/tracked to…

    2 votes
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  19. bug. classic color dodge transparency

    Bug, When applying classic color dodge to a solid and applying it over a .mov on another layer, when fading out the transparency of the solid it creates a strange dither bit reduction until the fade ends, then jumps to 0% transparency. Ive tried it outputting to HAP and H264 and only happens when outputting to HAP

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