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  1. Memory management that works least a little bit

    No matter what I do, no matter how little RAM I assign After Effects to use, no matter how I configure the computer's virtual RAM handling, after some minutes After Effects always grabs the whole 64GB Ram ...AND SOME, so that the whole system crashes or if I'm lucky, I get an "out of memory" message and still have the chance to close some other window to free up some RAM. Sometimes the whole OS gets crippled from this and I have to start all over again, doing a cold reboot of the system.
    Having had this problem on 4…

    1 vote

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  2. Relaunch ScriptUI Panel after crash

    Hey. Sometimes ScriptUI Panels crach because a dialog pops up (like the Auto-Save dialog).

    The way it is being handled now is the script crashes without a noticable warning, then after you relaunch the script you get an error about how "a script can't run when a modal dialog is active", and then the script doesn't open so you have to relaunch it again.

    This is terrible from a user standpoint.
    It would be much better if this can be streamlined. If there is no way to make script panels inactive when modal dialogs open in order to solve this…

    1 vote

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  3. Toda vez que abro um "Novo Projeto" no After Effects, ele trava.

    Olá tudo bem? Sou Néterin Frantz. Preciso muito de ajuda, toda vez que abro um "Novo Projeto" no After Effects, ele trava. Então preciso forçar o fechamento e dai então abrir um projeto antigo e "Salvar Como" para então começar o novo trabalho.

    1 vote

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  4. Unspecified Drawing Error - Mac OS Big Sur

    Can't escape this error after updating to OS 11.0.1 (20B29).
    Deleted my user preferences. Uninstalled AE and reinstalled. It keeps popping up.

    3 votes

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  5. BUG; exporting .vpe from photoshop does not work with AE

    after using the vanishing point filter in photoshop and exporting "for after effects as .vpe" After Effects CAN NOT IMPORT THE VPE FILE. It simply can not be selected, the ONLY file which can be selected is the .3DS file inside the folder with the png files.

    if i select the .3DS file (since that is the only file AE lets me import) after effects says there is a error with the script on line 138...

    i have reset preferences for both programmes, i have uninstalled and reinstalled but it must be bugged as it has not fixed the issue

    3 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. BUG: Variable leaking in __unprepareContext

    At the moment variable names are not deleted between expressions, which causes leaking. For example, putting this in any expression:

    var hello = 5;
    

    The variable "hello" can be found in Object.keys(this) of any expression, despite having no value.

    This is because of the way __unprepareContext sets variables to "undefined":

    function() {
        Object.keys(globalObj).forEach(function(key) {
            globalObj[key] = undefined;
        });
        Math.random = null;
    }
    

    Perhaps this could be fixed by changing the line:

    globalObj[key] = undefined;
    

    To:

    delete globalObj[key];
    
    1 vote

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  8. Tracker analysis can't be stopped after it has run for a few frames

    I'm running motion tracker analysis on a clip that moves a lot, so there's a decent sized search area. Each frame takes a few seconds to analyze. That's not a problem ... the problem is, once I start the tracker analysis using the play button (forward or backward), I can't stop it. Another user had a workaround, which was closing the AE window from the Windows task bar, but AE crashes instead of asking me to save.

    If I hit "play" to analyze and quickly click the square, I can stop it. But if I click "play" and wait 10-15…

    1 vote

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  9. Dynamic Link ruins Camera Tracking

    While Analyzing a long clip, a Dynamic Link message pops up, and stops analyzing.

    2 votes

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  10. Current build sometimes has cmd+s just delete your project file save.

    AE build 17.1.4, somewhat often pending project, will fail to save and delete the projects saved file. The work around is to save as almost every time. It's happened a few times over the last week, but today I've experienced it 3 times already. I screen recorded everything after I hit cmd-s. I've also attached a screen shot of my computer's specs. Actually, it's not letting me post with the recording attached, so here's a dropbox link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6cw4fqcne2iwjp/2020-10-20%2010-33-38.mkv?dl=0

    1 vote

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. System wide hang ups

    Clicking doesn't work while Adobe AE is not responding click get registered but only take effect after AE starts responding again.

    2 votes

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  13. Major Bug - Linear Color Key Effect Breaks Adobe Media Encoder

    Latest version of AE, Media Encoder, Mac Catalina, on an iMac Pro base model.

    If an AE project has a layer with the Linear Color Key effect applied, the project will fail to load in Adobe Media Encoder. If the effect is removed from the layer, then it loads in Media Encoder as expected.

    The same issue occurs if a layer has Video Copilot Optical Flares plugin applied.

    There may be other effects causing this issue, but these are the only two I have definitively identified.

    7 votes

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  14. Roto brush is causing a 33:4 data not found error.

    I have discovered that in the latest version of After Effects 2020, I get a "data not found error (33:4)" message when trying to open a file where the roto brush was used. I've tested this extensively, and it's definitely the roto brush that is causing the issue. Any file which uses the roto brush effect will not open after being saved. I suspect AE is having trouble finding the roto brush data, but there is no way to fix the problem as the files won't open at all. This has caused a fair amount of lost work.

    16 votes

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  15. Preview issues with Rtx 3090

    When I select my gpu as the render device and start previewing my video I get audio popping on my Go xlr mini. But when it's in cpu mode there's no issues.

    1 vote

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  17. Selective Loading of Third Party Apps at Startup in Premiere and AE

    So, this would be an Advanced Option:

    At startup, you would have the ability, via a key-combination, to have a list of third party add-ons and via a set of checkboxes, load or not load Apps you suspect may be creating trouble (ie - crashes or other issues like lock-ups or severe slow downs).

    Normal loading would not see this option. Only after pressing this somewhat obscure key combination would the user see this list of add-ons with, by default, checkboxes already checked, to enable the existing installed add-ons. Then at that point, the user would be able to selectively…

    7 votes

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  18. C4D Lite update

    After can´t find C4D lite after updating the software.

    If I update C4D lite to a new version (as it asks to on the first time it runs) After effects can't find C4D server, and an error message saying "Cineware AliveThread - Execute failed "
    The only way to make it work again is to uninstall Both AE and C4D lite and use an outdated C4D lite version.

    2 votes

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  19. EXR sequences won't reload/refresh

    I usually render image sequences from C4D, load the first few frames and then have AE reload/refresh the new frames as they are rendered.

    For some reason this is not possible with EXRs (PNG sequences are working fine) I have to manually replace the footage with the same sequence or it won't load the new frames.

    I tried this with versions 17.1.2 - 17.1.3 - 17.1.4 - 17.5 and 17.5.1

    I also tried deleting the preferences and trying that again but no luck.

    I did notice this behavior when loading multiple sequences at once made it worse

    1 vote

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  20. Align is very broken still

    Please fix the 2D align bug. It's been there too long.

    VERY easy to reproduce.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mF_U4a9Rg8&t=9s

    This video shows the quickest way to reproduce the bug, (with 2 align clicks). But when you have a complex enough scene, even a single align click is broken too.

    3 votes

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