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  1. 1 vote

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  2. RenderQueue.render interacts poorly with undo.

    I understand that it doesn't make a lot of sense to undo rendering but I maintain a suite of scripts (written by others) which do a lot of complicated project manipulation along with rendering here and there.

    The scripts stopped working in CC2017; app.project.renderQueue.render() wouldn't do anything. No errors, it would just immediately return without running the render. app.onError would catch a couple of lines suggesting a render was started but only for the first item in the RQ.

    During the course of ripping everything apart and putting it back together again I started getting these "undo group mismatch, attempting…

    3 votes

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  3. Save backup project to creative cloud

    Have a backup project that is automatically saved to the cloud when you save the local project file, like Premiere has.

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  4. Prevent comp expression reference errors when importing project with same-name compositions

    Example: I have a project with a "Video" comp. I import a project that contains another "Video" comp, and another comp with expressions referencing the "Video" comp. This reference now goes to the wrong comp.

    Obviously, the expression should reference the "Video" comp in the imported project, but this is not the case (at least not always).

    Solution 1: Go to the closest comp in the project files. You choose the comp that you need to go up the least folders to get to. This means that it'll prioritize the comp if it's in the newly created "<project file>.aep" folder.

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  5. AE 2019 Clips with Trillions+ of colors don't properly display alpha.

    Clips with Trillions+ colors will not show alpha even if the file has an alpha.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We need more detail about the problem you are describing.

    What format and codec are being used by these clips?

    Where is the alpha not visible? Is it in After Effects, or in a different application? If in After Effects, what is the color depth of the project set to? (8-, 16-, or 32-bpc?)

    I suspect that you may be encountering this problem:
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/35769118-bug-report-after-effects-cc-2019-can-t-read-alpha

    Please confirm if that is the case.

  6. Home panel has cut content

    Home panel has cut content and it doesn't change when resizing the window.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    This is a known problem that we are investigating for a future update to After Effects. The problem happens when you migrate preferences from an earlier version of After Effects.

    If you reset the preferences for After Effects (hold Command/Ctrl + Alt/Option + Shift during application startup), this problem will go away.

  7. Bug report: Text layer grouping alignment reverts to 0%

    When duplicating a text layer, the grouping alignment reverts to defaults (0%) on the new layer. A duplicated layer should retain all of the properties of the original.

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  8. Bug Report - Layers jump position on their own

    This is not an idea, it's a bug report, I have a bunch of layers staggered in time, they have no animated position, however, when the needle reaches the out point of the following or previous layer in the stack the current layer visibly changes its position. If I solo each layer then they behave as expected.

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  9. Fullscreen Mode doesn't work on macOS

    Please for the love of god enable fullscreen mode in the entire Adobe suite. Why is this not a thing in 2018? When I'm using multiple Adobe apps at once, this becomes super frustrating as all of them are stacked on the desktop with other application windows as well.

    PLEASE, implement this.

    Thank you

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  10. pointsOnPath/normalOnPath bug

    I'm using the createPath() function to create an arrow based on a driver path (the arrow will follow the driver path). I created a driver path that has two points and no bezier handles. I make the expression and the results are that the end of the arrow next to the first point on driver path won't take the expressions normals that I coded. They are at 0 height above the path. Until I add a bezier handle to the driver path's origin point - it can be any bezier handle, and everything will work as expected. I've included an…

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  11. sample files

    im doing the after effects tutorials.
    But the samples files on "GET STARTED WITH AFTER EFFECTS - REPAIR VIDEO" take 4 hours to download.
    its not my internet, i tried some other tutorials sample files with the same size and they download just fine.

    my download speed is 150 mb/s
    upload 300 mb/s

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  12. 360 VR output mismatches 3D edit when input clip has non-2:1 aspect ratio

    I'm editing 360 video shot on a Garmin VIRB 360. The footage I'm working with has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and dimensions of 3840x2160. I'm adding some simple 3D shape layers to the scene using the VR Comp Editor's "Add 3D Edit" feature. When I click back to "Open Output/Render" I notice that the object I've added to the panoramic footage does not line up with the output. After struggling with this for a while I tried the same exact same process, but I performed "Add 3D Edit" on footage I had resized to an aspect ratio of 2:1.…

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  13. On screen, granular text formatting tools, accessible to keyframes, expressions, master properties, and mogrts.

    There are issues with the current text formatting tools, as we all know. All text properties are buried in a single source text property making it difficult to swap out multi-formatted bits of text in mogrts or with keyframes or expressions, etc.

    I think the best way to change this is to add on-screen UI boxes to text. Thin boxes you can use to select different pieces of the text in order to separate characters and/or words, in order to attach properties to them. But the properties would be attached to the boxes, not the words themselves. That way you…

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  14. Ellipse Path Closing with Trim Paths

    There seems to be a bug when working with parametric ellipse paths in tandem with trim paths.

    It only seems to occur when the Start or End properties in the trim path are set to 50%, while the other is set to 0%. I've attached a couple videos for reference.

    When the ellipse path position is adjusted the ellipse path will occasionally close itself, resulting in an unwanted half-circle. The half circle is a result of the Start property set to 0%, and the End property set to 50%. However, when the values are swapped (Start: 50%, End: 0%) it…

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  15. CC Desktop App reports 2014 installed instead of 2017

    CC Desktop app shows 2018 and 2014 installed; whereas in fact 2018 and 2017 are installed.

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  16. Big Bug: Expressions on Shape Layer FX (with demo video)

    Here's a two-minute demo of the bug in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_c6XOWOv-w

    ...and here's the same thing in text form:

          Steps:

          1) New Comp ([1000,1000])
          2) New Shape Layer
          3) Effects -> Expression Controls -> Point Control ([100,100])
          4) Change Comp Size ([880, 1230])

          Result:

          The value of the Point Control CHANGES ITSELF from [100,100] to [88, 123].

    As I mention in the video, I'm sure this has something to do with the back-end of how Shape Layers deal with the canvas — and, obviously, Shape Layers aren't meant to have renderable effects applied to them. That said, I can't think of…

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    Thank you for reporting this. At the moment, it’s unclear what you would like to have changed.

    The cause of what you are observing is that shape layers always inherit the dimensions of the composition that contains them. Thus, by changing the dimensions of the composition, you are also changing the dimensions of the shape layer.

    You will get the same result if you apply a Point Control effect to a solid layer, and then change the dimensions of the solid layer. The coordinate values of the Point Control will scale to compensate.

    The result in both cases is that coordinate values are scaled along with the layer so that the any rendered result is proportional to the original. If this wasn’t done, effects wouldn’t appear to scale with the rest of the layer and the result would look “wrong”.

    I can see that may not be the result you…

  17. 14.2.2

    Need to work in 14.2.2 to be compatible with a clients back end. On the CC installer it claims to be 14.2.2 but when opened & running, it states it’s 14.2.1.34. Which is correct?

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    After Effects 14.2.1.34 was the last release of the 14.x versions of After Effects CC. (That is, it was the last release of After Effects to be branded as “CC 2017”.)

    The version number “14.2.2” was an Adobe-internal label to differentiate a change in the installer package, and was not advertised as a new release.

    > Need to work in 14.2.2 to be compatible with a clients back end.

    Please clarify this. Since 14.2.1 was the last release, this doesn’t make sense to me.

  18. Fix the bugs first

    Forget about new idea... fix the bugs first
    Just out of the blue the render queue messes up as nothing opens up when i click to set the output location. It really is making me frustrated.

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  19. On write-on, move CTI to last keyframe of each stroke.

    In the paint panel, when you have the write-on option selected, every time you make a stroke and let go, it disappears, because keyframes are added, but the CTI stays at the time of the first keyframe. Instead, make it so the CTI moves to the last keyframe of each new stroke, so the strokes stay visible and it is much more natural to keep drawing.

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  20. Track Motion Error Calculation

    When doing Motion Tracking it would be great to see pixel error value

    like in PF Track

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