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  1. Fix After Effects V22.5 Mask pen tool please

    Pen tool only put the first point and then nothing, cant mask. please! its a professional soft, test before public a new update....

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  2. Two sequences with the same source layer in a project cannot properly have different frame blending on that source

    1. Create a sequence in a project ("source")
    2. Create another sequence ("wrapper") which imports the first, then time warp it to be a bit slower. Leave the Frame Blending at "none"
    3. Copy/Paste the wrapper, then in only one of the wrappers, change the source Frame Blending to "Pixel Motion".

    Expected: AE preview frames, and renders via Premiere Pro import, both respect each sequence's respective frame blending options.

    Actual: Only one of them is actually respected for both sequences. Which one is used is pretty arbitrary, depends on what AE is using to render the frames. Once the user fiddles with things…

    3 votes

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  3. AE 2022 V22.3.0 does not update layer in composition viewport when transform parameters are changed

    In the latest and greatest AE 2022 22.3.0, when I change a layer's Transform parameters, like adjusting rotation for example, the layer does not visually update per the change in view in the Composition viewer. This happens frequently and on a M1 Max MacBook Pro 16" with the latest macOS.

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  4. *Critical* All Expressions get same error

    Every single Expressions I apply throws the error
    "add() needs exactly two arguments"

    This is making all work with expressions impossible in 22.4.0
    Will try downgrading...

    EDIT:
    Downgrading to 22.3 fixed this instantly.

    2 votes

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  5. Bug Report: line spacing weird behaviour / broken in AE 22.2.1

    The Line Spacing option from the text tool seems to be broken.It feels a bit like some value is added internally: e.g. spacing value "0" no longer results in several lines of text being on the very same baseline, but instead, it gives me something that I would expect from [value line spacing] = [value font size].

    Setting line spacing to "auto" leads to too much spacing, too, especially when using smaller font sizes.

    I first noticed this bug earlier this week, maybe last week. Should be around the time of the latest AE update, so I think this specifically…

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  6. (BUG) aerender -reuse => Illegal argument flag | v22.1.1x74

    Please support it back or provide some info in the doc to explain why this option was removed ?

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  7. [BUG] Draft 3D not working

    Updated to 18.0.1 today. New Project. Draft 3D button is clickable, but nothing ever happens. If hovering the button, it says 'enable hardware accelerated panels in prefs/display', yet I got that already on. Could anybody help? What did I miss? Does the GPU or driver version matter?

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  8. Import multiple image sequence in one go

    When importing multiple image sequences (by pointing to one frame, just like when importing only one sequence), Ae imports only the single frames, not the sequences.

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  9. BUG: After Effects 2020 and 2021 cannot open seq files from server

    AE 2020 and 2021 can't open any sequences what include image files that show file size on disk: 0 bytes.
    On server Data Deduplication changes that size on disk to 0.

    it wasn't problem with AE2019
    Please fix that

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  10. After Effects v18.0 won't start

    After I installed v18.0 of After Effects, AE will not start. The launch screen gets stuck at "Initializing Required Components"

    I've tried renaming Rename 18.0 as 18.0old in C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects

    I've tried clearing the Media Cache stored at: C:\Users<User>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common

    All with no luck. Crash file attached.

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  11. BUG: White dot/blob appears in 8bpc project

    I have encountered a weird bug. First, I thought it was a fault in the project, but today I created a new, blank one, added an empty comp and the white blob is back. It looks the same and its on the same position.
    Since its repeating in a brandnew project, this is likely a bug.

    Its only visible in 8bpc projects, all higher bpc, this blob is gone.
    I haven't re-installed AE yet, since its a workplace station and the IT has to do this and also reinstall all plugins. During a working day, thats almost impossible.

    Do you…

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  12. Multi sequence import it broken.

    When I try to import multiple sequences, they will all import however only the last one will have all its frames eg 0-249 the rest will have the frame I selected and say 0-0 or 180-180.

    It would be much more user friendly (and honestly save me a lot of time) if I could just import the folder and it would import the images as a sequence, or in this case multiple sequences

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  13. TEXT cursor BUG / ERROR

    When using the "all caps" feature in the character panel, the cursor in the composition window inserts a double space after the last character.

    The other very annoying bug is when I have the text cursor selector hovering over 3 text layers in a composition (two or more text layers are HIDDEN, only the TOP one remains visible) the text selector ALWAYS selects the HIDDEN text layer, even though a) they are BEHIND, AND b) HIDDEN.

    I'm so done with Adobe's monoply honestly.

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  14. Expression replaces special characters with basic alphabet for layer.source.name

    Hi, I have a bug to report.

    If I import a file with special characters the expression engine interprets the basic characters when using layer.source.name (eg. ö and ç become o and c).

    Similarly, if the layer name is edited (eg. to remove the file extension) the string is still sanitised in this way when using layer.name.

    My workaround is to copy the layer name to a text editor and paste it back. It appears the same in the UI, with the special characters, but now the expression engine reads it correctly too.

    Thanks,
    LY

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  15. CTRL+ALT+A no longer selects all visible properties

    Pressing this combination used to select all visible properties. now it just causes random windows to open and close. Appears to be a bug.

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  16. [BUG] Auto-Save stops working if AE fails to delete the previous auto-save

    There's a bug with After Effects where, if for any reason, After Effects fails to delete an older auto-saved file, the auto-save feature just stops working, and no new auto-saves are created.

    In my case, AE failed to delete the older auto-save cause it was locked by Perforce.

    This should NEVER be the case. After Effects should warn the user it could not delete the auto-save (which it already does. That's good), but it should never stop doing further auto-saves after that.

    Auto-save should always work, regardless of what's going on.

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  17. Bug Report - Layer/Camera/Link Focus Distance To Layer does not work!

    3D Camera 'Link Focus Distance to Layer' does not work. When initially linking the focus distance, it is set correctly. But as soon as you orbit the camera around an orbit null, the focus distance no longer stays locked to the focus layer. Also, and bizarrely, if the orbit null is deleted the focus distance resumes the correct lock. After a lot of experimenting and 2 completely useless and infuriating sessions with Adobe support (Adobe - your tech support sucks - I have NEVER had a satisfactory experience with your tech support), I discovered that the problem appears to be…

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  18. Remember output folder for every project

    My life would be days longer if After effects was able to render to the same folder the project rendered to last time instead of switching to the last place chosen regardless of wether it was a different project file (which makes no sense to me)

    Having to work quickly on multiple projects in the same timeframe leaves me with scatterer render files that swell the hard drive and take an age to sort through down the line.

    55 votes

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  19. AE CC 2019 keeps crashing

    I didn't experience any immediate problems after updating to the new version, and I was actually excited about it. However, today the problems started. I was masking a layer, when all of a sudden AE crashed and I got this error on my screen "<140735526355840> <BEE_MiscTasks> <5> Set Artisan Task: Classic 3D". Tried googling but couldn't really find a solution for this specific problem. Running AE on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Mid-2015) with OS High Sierra 10.13.6. Now, when I try to open the project the app keeps freezing.

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  20. Fix timeline issue in the latest update

    On a macbook air 2017 running mojave 10.14.3, left clicking in the timeline DOES NOT work at all, only option is to right click which somehow registers, the recent update broke left clicking on the timeline and no layers can be clicked, this is a major bug and paralyzes my work. Please get it fixed ASAP

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    Thank you for reporting this bug.

    We are currently investigating this problem but are having difficulty reproducing the issue. To isolate and fix the problem, if you are experiencing this we would like to know:

    - What OS and version are you using? (ex., Windows 10 or macOS 10.14.3)
    - What hardware are you using? (ex., 2018 MacBook Pro or MacBookPro15,2 (A1989)
    - Did the problem always occur since you first installed After Effects 16.1 or did something trigger it?
    - If something triggered it, does restarting After Effects clear the problem? Restarting the computer? Clearing the After Effects preferences?
    - If something triggered it, what is the trigger?

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