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  1. Introduce Locked But Editable Compositions

    I do a lot of wire and rig removal work, and am constantly battling moving a spline point and finding the entire composition is being moved. This happens while doing other work, as well.

    My concept would be a "locked but editable" feature, where the layer is locked in position, but can still be worked on.

    1 vote

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  2. Pick Whip all parameters of an Effect in one go

    There are a lot of occasions where the same effect is applied to several layers.
    Wouldn't it be great if all parameters of these effect instances could be linked together in one Pick Whip?
    Please add a Pick Whip symbol to the Root / name of the effect that, when used, connects all the effects' settings.

    5 votes

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  3. [BUG] Roto-brush freezing errors

    1. Paint Roto-brush to good result
    2. Freeze
    3. Freezing produces different and wrong result
    4. :(
    1 vote

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  4. Crashes when EXRs don't match comp size and have any transform settings

    Basically, EXRs must be precomped to apply any sort of transform to then. Otherwise I get a repeatable crash.

    1 vote

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  5. Add Geometry options for transform

    Photoshop Camera Raw has an awesome geometry tool that lets you draw out the horizontal and vertical lines to straighten, level, and fix perspective issues with the image. I cannot for the life of me figure out a simple and easy way to do this inside AE or PR

    1 vote

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  6. Effects to camera and lights

    I want be able to add effects like Expression Controls to Cameras & Lights. For example to add a checkbox to switch Dof on-off more easily, from the effects window. So you don't need to create an extra nulllayer that holds the controlls.

    THANKS

    3 votes

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  7. Add Motion Source choice to Mask Tracker

    I would like the Mask Tracking to work on a Solid Layer, while looking to a video layer.

    1 vote

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  8. LIVE LINK (!) seemless integration of autodesk 3DSMAX into after effects

    as many of us in VFX have been working with the combination 3dsMAX - after effects , to create compositing / animation / camera / modelling it is absolutely obliged to have a fast integration like maxxon cinema 4D connection in after effects. the compositors link is NOT providing a real fluid workflow .
    els one has to switch finally to theFoundry nuke / autodesk 3dsmax. Yet after effects is a very fast solution . to keep this we'd like to have a simillar link , without scaling / axis issues , between 3dsMAX and after effects .")

    1 vote

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  9. tangent

    Implement tangent (ripple) color grading tool in after effects for lumetricolor and sync with previsously made color in premiere

    10 votes

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  10. Stabilization around a point or shape for roto or tracking

    Hi Adobe !

    It would be great to have an option allowing to stabilize the viewport around a point / shape / mask / layer. This would be a huge help for rotoscoping work, or for manually correcting bad 2D or 3D tracking.

    This option is available in Mocha, but this would be great to have something similar directly in AE ;)

    Thanks, and please excuse me if I made some english mistakes, I'm French and dumb ^^

    1 vote

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  11. Caustics Effect resolution independent and 32 bit

    It would be better if the caustics effect was resolution independent. As it is now it produces different result if you set resolution to half insted of full in the viewport. Which make it more difficult to work with.
    Also it would be nice if it could be updated to work in 16 and 32 bit. (same request for all effects please)

    1 vote

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  12. Essential graphics should have a function to replace an image inside the control comp.

    I'm working on a large ongoing project that requires a lot of title animations with different text and images. Essential Graphics has helped but could be improved vastly if there was some sort of "placeholder" layer inside a composition that could be used to swap or select different images inside of essential graphics.

    Thank you!

    1 vote

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  13. 3d Lightning in After Effects.

    The Lightning in After Effects is Fantastic, Curious if in the Future After Effects Could Create a 3d Lightning Function According to the Camera and its Position.

    3 votes

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  14. 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.

    108 votes

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  15. Background per line of text

    I'm missing the opportunity to add background to text layers. More specifically, a background that adapts to the line breaks in any given text.

    3 votes

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  16. AI-Generated Depth Maps

    There are many experimental and research projects that have attempted to create a depth maps from single non-stereoscopic 2D images. Many of these attempts have had greats results, and there are ways to get this effect for yourself if you scower the internet and piece together multiple free and open-source applications, scripts, and machine learning databases. But given that apps like Instagram already do a basic version of this for video in realtime, it's not unrealistic to apply the same effect to videos, especially as computers get faster and the research/resource pool grows in the next couple years. I know…

    2 votes

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  17. 3 votes

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  18. Add effects to better handle 3d passes

    with the upgrade of the EXR workflow inside AE it is easyer than ever to do 3d compositing inside AE. But there is a lack of native tools to do so.
    First of all the camera blur is slow, doesn't handle the aliased problems in the zdepth very well and doesn't produce a convincing photorealist blur...
    Next the pixel motion blur was a great addition when it was promoted a few years ago but it would have been great to be able to feed it with a motion vector pass coming from the 3d render to be able to produce…

    8 votes

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  19. Set Channel’s alpha with masks does not work if set to same layer

    The Set Channel effect does not seem to respect masks for the alpha source anymore, if the layer refers to itself.

    When „Source Layer 4“ points to the same layer it is applied to, with the dropdown set to „Masks“, the effect would apply the layer’s alpha, but only within the layer’s masks. Now, it does not respect the masks at all and won’t apply the alpha.

    Simple Setup: red shape layer with a mask, „Solid Composite“ with green color applied, then „Set Channels“ with „Source Layer 4“ set to the same shape layer, using „Masks“. See attached images for…

    4 votes

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  20. About the phenomenon that the preview freezes and the error notification appears when duplicating the composition.

    I encountered a phenomenon that the preview freezes when processing in a specific order on Windows version cc2020 (17.1.4).
    It occurred even if I tried it on another PC in the same environment.

    Steps to occur

    1. Create a composition. (Including precompose) ↓
    2. Read the aep file. ↓
    3. Duplicate the composition created before reading the aep file on the project window. ↓
    4. Duplicate the duplicated composition further. (The preview of the composition you create later will not be updated.) ↓
    5. If you erase the layer in the composition that was duplicated for the second time after the preview freezes, You will…
    1 vote

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