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  1. Fix scrolling and pinch to zoom when using Wacom products

    I use a Wacom Intuos Pro M, I use two finger scrolling and pinch to zoom on both my home and work machines. (Home mid15 Macbook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7, Work 15 iMac running Mojave which I cannot update).

    This works fine in all software except After Effects, where nothing happens in any window. I know it's possible as I can use two finger scrolling and pinch to zoom in my timeline and other windows using my Macbook touchpad. And that is the exact functionality that should happen with the Wacom.

    Yes I can work around by re-arranging my grip…

    4 votes

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  2. After effects shapes are pixelated

    i need help plz
    why suddenly my after effects shapes become pixelated not vector when i draw any shape or import any doc its pixelated like when you create a circle in photoshop till yesterday it works well idk how to fix it
    check the attachment file while i zoomed a vector circle

    1 vote

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  3. Bug (confirmed by the support): Projects are rendered different between 17.6 and 17.7

    Hi,

    As I discussed with the support team, some of my projects are rendered different since the 17.7 update.

    There is a color shift (maybe gamma, or exposure.?) when I open a project made in After Effects 17.6 in AE 17.7

    1 vote

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  4. Bug: The RGB sliders in the color select menu have no limits

    Using the number fields in the color selection menu in the default mode makes problems. You can type in or slide to numbers from -2.147.483.648 to 2.147.483.648. even though just the normal colors are displayed, afterwards the normal range does not go from 0 to 255 but som strange numbers (600 to 20384).
    (I am using the latest version of aftereffects (2021))

    1 vote

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  5. Expression does not work if function(){} is declared at the end of code

    Hello,
    I have the problem that expressions that still worked in AE 2018 now throw the following error in the 2020 and 2021 (screenshot). I then found out that a function is now not allowed to be at the end of the code. But according to Javascript this is basically irrelevant where the function was defined. In AE 2018 this also worked correctly.

    foo();
    function foo() {
    return(1);
    }

    crashes.

    function foo() {
    return(1);
    }
    foo();

    works.

    I'am using the german version of AE if this matters. Please fix. Thank you!

    1 vote

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  6. Just updated AFX 18.1 build 38, modes between layers does not work anymore

    Hello

    I can not get modes between layers to work anymore. I tried different footage, but no interaction between layers in any mode.

    2 votes

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  7. AE render files have wrong timestamp

    When I render out of After Effects (.mov file in attached screenshot), it shows a timestamp of one day in the future. When I render out of Media Encoder (the mp4 file in the attached screenshot), it shows the correct timestamp. I can reproduce this error everytime.

    My computer's date and time settings are correct, in the right timezone, and synced to update automatically.

    27 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. Face Tracking (Outlines Only) and RotoBezier Issue

    After the track has completed, if RotoBezier is switched off the masks lose any curves that were in the original mask. This is a serious problem for anyone trying to fine-tune a mask that has been face-tracked. This wasn't the case in older versions of After Effects (CC2018 and earlier)

    1 vote

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  10. Pencil Tool

    The idea is to add a pencil tool inside of After Effects, for the purpose of drawing within shape layers. Here are a few notes about it...

    • Copying and pasting a path from Illustrator to AE is okay when there's just one stroke involved, yet the process of creating several shape paths within a single illustration is tedious--which can result in several masks being created.

    • There are a lot of cases where a quick, fluid swish of the hand is preferred over the controlled, mechanical pen tool. Plus, people using drawing tablets would be able to add details…

    2 votes

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  11. I'd like to align dashes to shape corners like in Illustrator

    The feature is working perfectly in Illustrator. Thanks for listening

    2 votes

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  12. Hindi, Thai, Arabic, Urdu and others do not work

    Across all Adobe products these languages do not type correctly and more immortally don't copy and paste over correctly. Even changing the settings to South Asian and switching the direction of the type doesn't work. Someone created an AE script that works pretty well for Arabic reversing the type, but it doesn't work for Urdu. Thai and Hindi render certain characters incorrectly. Like for Thai is squishes down certain accent marks that should be spaced out. It could be a font thing, but the Adobe Thai font works well when using .srt files in Premiere Pro. but only from SRT…

    2 votes

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  13. Trouble with Dynamic Link

    I am teaching an advanced motion graphics class this term and about 20-25% of my students are unable to get Cinema 4D Lite running. After Effects is throwing variants of the 5027 error, and it is happening on both Mac and PC. There are also differences in OS version, graphics cards and other hardware among the students experiencing this. It makes it very hard to troubleshoot. I have noticed a lot of problems with the Dynamic link this term that we did not experience in the fall. Media Encoder has had issues too. Please revisit this system before the next…

    1 vote

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  14. Expressions with posterizeTime fail to posterize if expression returns a property directly

    AE Version: 17.6.0 (Build 46)

    Reproduction Steps:
    - Create a New Project
    - Add a new layer
    - Animate the position property with keyframes
    - Apply the following expression to position:
    posterizeTime(6); transform.position

    Expected Behavior:
    Position animation is posterized.

    Actual Behavior:
    Position animation is not posterized.

    Additional Notes:
    The failure to posterize only occurs in cases where the expression returns a property directly. For instance, the following expression...

    posterizeTime(6); transform.position + [0, 0]

    ... does correctly posterize the position animation, despite the fact that it should be returning an identical result. This can be seen in my first example AEP…

    3 votes

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  15. Bug: Save As does not point to the most recently opened location

    Save As does not function as expected, or as it functions in other Adobe apps.

    The default location that pulls up is the previously SAVED location, and not the previously OPENED location.

    Use case:

    1. I use Save As to save a new version of a project, for Client A.
    2. I Open a project for Client B, to continue editing.
    3. I use Save As to save a new version of the project for Client B. But the default location that the Save As dialog box points to is the folder for Client A.

    Please fix!

    1 vote

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  16. Adobe 2021 User Presets Issue

    The User Presets folder is still "Documents\Adobe\After Effects 2020\User Presets" on AE 2021. This breaks scripts that set variables for the User Preset folder's location based on the software version u're on, like Aescript's "Quick Menu" or Video Copilot's "FX Console," to name a few I'm familiar with. It may seem trivial, but little inconveniences like this slow down people's workflows, and they add up over time. Please fix this!

    2 votes

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  17. Fix Dynamic Link Server issues with AME

    I have endless problems with AE connecting to Media Encoder, every time there's any updates it completely messes up my workflow. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the Dynamic Link Server?

    It constantly freezes mid render and struggles to connect to my projects. When trying to bulk render animations this makes projects incredibly difficult as you have to render each individually - and AE can't be used while rendering.

    I have seen a lot of complaints about similar issues on the forums but no solutions that aren't temporary get-arounds. I've cleaned my computer down several times…

    3 votes

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  18. [BUG] Wrong cineform encoding color depth

    1. Set up Quicktime/GoPro CineForm/Quality 5 as destination format
    2. Set it to "Millions of Colors" and render Result: AE reports the generated file as trillions of colors. 😐

    Please fix!

    Tested with a 5120x2560 comp with both 8 and 16-bit processing.

    2 votes

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  19. Collapse Transformations + Adjustment Layer bug

    Posterize Time is on an adjustment layer in Comp 1. When Comp 1 is added to Comp 2 and "Collapse Transformations" is applied, all layers inside Comp 1 are repositioned relative to Comp 2's resolution.

    Looks like a layer space transform bug.

    2 votes

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  20. BUG: File > Export > Add to AME Queue gives a different colour result vs Queue in AME in AE render queue.

    If you add a video to the AME renderer using File > Export > Add to AME queue. You get a slightly darker 'closer to correct' version than if you add to the AE render queue then queue in AME.

    The reason for using the second method is for scripting.

    project.renderQueue.queueInAME(true);```
    
    I've tried changing a bunch of render settings but still end up with a slightly paler version.
    
    Image attached: AE then queue in AME button on the left, straight to AME on the Right
    
    1 vote

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