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  1. BUG: Double clicking keyframe in timeline does not open keyframe properties

    When double clicking a keyframe in the timeline the keyframe properties do not open, only the keyframe is selected. You need to manually right click and edit the keyframe to change values.

    This issue only started when updating to AE Version 17.1.3 (Build 41) on Windows 10.

    19 votes
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  2. ALT+drag copy/duplicate

    I would like to see ALT+Drag to copy/duplicate for layers in the timeline and assets in the project panel. Its a standard function for the rest of the adobe suite and for some reason its missing from AE. There's not even an alternate function, its just missing. I understand holding alt and dragging selected key frames in the timeline does temporal stretch. so I see why it might be harder to implement for key frames without upsetting current functions. But, this seems to be a missing feature that would be widely appreciated for those of us that use the wider…

    20 votes
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  3. Please bring all OpenType features to After Effects

    Typography is an important part of many animations. With the great amount of options designers have with OpenType-Fonts every aspect of a font should be accessible in a modern animation software.

    Please add all OpenType-Options as seen in the Photoshop Character Panel to be natively accessible in After Effects.

    129 votes
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  4. Global Color creation in After effects

    The ability create a global color and assign it to different items in your comp so you can make color revisions fast. On creation would automatically generate a chip in the color pallets, it would have a special marker to say it's live in the preview.

    27 votes
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  5. Keyframe Velocity shortcut (alt + double click) doesn't work, why?

    That shortcut has been deleted and it was really useful!!!!

    2 votes
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  6. Can't drag in 3d space

    After upgrading to AE 2020 I can't drag 3D objects on the z axis when viewing though the Active Camera. Please fix this ASAP.

    3 votes
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  7. Add Property to Essential Graphics

    You can right-click to add a property to the Essential Graphics panel. Great! But it always pulls up the last comp that was open for some reason—and you might not even remember which comp it was if you haven't opened the panel for quite a while. I can't see a use case where I'd ever want to add a property from one comp to another comp's Master Properties—especially as it throws an error.

    Rather than going through all of that error checking and forcing me to first right-click to open the comp in the EG panel, when I use Add…

    7 votes
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  8. Workflow between illustrator and after effects (ai layer to shape layer in AE)

    Hi, feature request please. It would be great to improve the link between illustrator and after effects.
    - It's actually impossible to get the path with stroke correctly from an illustator's shape layer : the brush is vectorized and we can't trim path it correctly in after effect.
    - we still can't transform an ai text to a text layer in ae...
    - the gradiant aren't available while creating shape layer from ai file
    - it would be great to have the possibility to create bin in illustrator ( as already existing in photoshop) for conversion in AE (i mean…

    3 votes
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  9. Dynamic Link After Effects projects within After Effects projects

    When transitions between scenes are more complex using Premiere to dynamic link AE comps isn't an option. Being able to dynamic link .aep files within .aep files would allow multiple users to work simultaneously on different precomps while not disturbing or overwriting the master comp.

    When we're up against deadlines we need 2-3 animators working at the same time. It would save a lot of time not to collect a comp work on it, bring it back in and replace the old one or simply waiting for one animator to finish their task before another can open the file and…

    3 votes
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  11. Bug in comp.exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate() when exporting Motion Graphics Templates from ExtendScript in AE 2020

    I need to make an automated workflow for versioning motion graphics templates and exporting .mogrt files. I've implemented a .jsx script to do so.

    However, when exporting via script using exportAsMotionGraphicsTemplate, the exported .mogrt files loose some properties in their embedded deifnition.json files - they miss eg. default values, default text strings and their menu options arrays are empty.

    This means they are not working in Premiere, where the result is empty dropdown menus and text inputs that reset to empty and will only send empty strings to the template regardless of user input.

    Attached is a zip file with…

    3 votes
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  12. H.265 footage got pixelated and lost details

    I found some specific H.265 footages imported into AE/PR partially (e.g. the clouds I marked in the red box) got pixelated after few frames, but the first frame (which I think it is the keyframe) is ok, when you zoon in, you can see the obvious pixelated blocks both in viewer and final output. But it will not happen in DaVinci Resolve nor I exported the footage to ProRes them imported into AE/ PR.

    The PSD file is exported from the video, you can zoon in 300% and switch the layer to see what happened.

    This issue happens in both…

    1 vote
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  13. Lock specific effect values, ex. the anchor point and/or position, in the Transform scroll down menu in After Effects.

    It is far too easy to grab hold of the wrong value (the anchor point instead of the position value and the other way around) and completely mess up an animation. Usually it takes quite some time to relize the mistake, Most items given different default anchor points by different size, it may take quite a while before realizing the mistake since it's impossible to keep all these values in your head. The only way to save the day is to reset to default values and start all over again loosing a lot of valueble time, and money! Most people…

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  14. BUG: Expression "Drop-Down" menu the word "Menü" changes to "Men," in german version when saved on a PC and opened on a Mac

    I worked on the german version of After Effects CC20 on a PC, when i saved the project and opened it in the german Version on the Mac in the "Drop-Down"-Menu the word "Menü" has changed to "Men," which brakes the Expressions, so there seems to be a problem with the german letter "ü" when saved on PC and opened on a Mac. Manual FIX: I could fix it by duplicating the "Drop-Down"Menu, the duplicate than automatically inserts the word "Menü" correctly.

    1 vote
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  15. Please add simple audio recording straight in AE

    Many times we use voice guides which changes constantly, it will be much easier to record straight in AE instead of Audition each time...

    1 vote
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  16. Enable/disable Constrain Proportions on Multiple Layers

    Is there a way to select multiple layers and uncheck constrain proportions on all of them at once? That would save a lot of time as opposed to selecting multiple layers, hitting s, then unchecking each individual link button.

    2 votes
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  17. About removing the Pro Import plug-in on MacOS

    Sorry about the ranting, but this made me very disappointed to Adobe again:

    So, Adobe and Mac combination is not for pro users?

    First Adobe disabled exporting Prores XQ on Mac, now latest update (17.0.4.) disables Pro Import plugin, making importing AAF, OMF, FCP XML impossible - even I don't use macOS Catalina!
    In Orwellian way, this is listed under "Bug fixes"! Made me spill my coffee.
    At least add a warning sign to get user attention before pressing update!

    If Premiere can import some of these formats, why not After Effects?
    I would imagine Adobe's $11 billion annual revenue…

    3 votes
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  18. Use System Browser for Dynamic Link Import Dialog

    The built-in file browser for File > Adobe Dynamic Link > Import Premiere Pro Sequence... doesn't show Windows shortcuts or OneDrive folders. We should be able to browse using the system file explorer.

    4 votes
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  19. mpeg 2 video failing to import

    Version 17.1.3 is no longer importing MPEG 2 Long GOP HDV 720P footage. I have older footage from a JVC GY HD250 that still opens in Premiere, but the After Effects project will no longer conform the footage. So, I open AE to check the project, to find that footage, and any MPEG 2 I try to import, will import without error, but only displays black. Brand new Wintel machine with RTX 2080 super card. Other AE projects work fine, just not ones with this footage. Any workaround? I don't even think I can re-render the footage in Media Encoder,…

    1 vote
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  20. About New Rendering method

    Hello Adobe,
    In after effects render a big project it might be spend lot of times.So I have one idea for that if it can be possible.
    For Example:-
    I have a computer their ram is around 16 GB.
    So after effects use this ram to render.
    But I say I have a storage in my computer about 50 GB left to fulfil my computer storage,so in this situation after effects use 50% use my remain storage as a ram to render the file and another 50% for a device as it is,if it is possible?
    If possible so made…

    3 votes
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