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  1. Add customizable tokens/properties to Render Queue

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to define our own render tokens somehow. We often have very long and complex filenames that string together common elements like "Project Code," "Client Name," "Project Name," "Deliverable Name," "First/Last Initials," "Version Number", "Language"

    It would be helpful to be able to define these somewhere in the AE project, perhaps as metadata, and then allow them to be used as render tokens/properties that can be used in the existing File Name and Location Templates.

    Sure, we can manually enter this information ourselves when we go to render. We could also rename our…

    17 votes

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  3. 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…

    46 votes

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  4. Network Shared Plugins Folder

    Medium sized studios struggle with differences in plugins installed. Artists often encounter missing plugins when opening other people's projects. And keeping track of what plugin is installed where is a hussle.

    Nuke allows linking to network folders (via Python) where every gizmo and plugin is installed. Loaded on application open. Of course licensing is still configured per plugin but it unifies what peple have and even with missing license you can see what it does.

    Please give us such option

    4 votes

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  5. Allow markers in AE-created .mogrt files to be seen in Premiere

    .mogrts are a great way to create stylized transitions and such, but the inability to add markers that are viewable within Premiere creates inconvenience when actually putting these into use. Being able to send an AE timeline marker back into Premiere within the mogrt would be hugely helpful!

    4 votes

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  6. the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more

    the idea:- is we want make range selector also from right to left in arabic text to move 2 line and more you can see the problem in this video i explane https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/a946e31a-cfb6-4d71-7d98-8c94322159d2

    4 votes

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  7. Ability to "reference", rather than just import, external AE projects

    It would be fantastic to be able to reference other AE projects into the current project, so that if one of the comps in the referenced project changes it will update where it is referenced as well (not unlike when working with imported .psds or using dynamic link with premiere). This would be tremendously helpful in situations where multiple artists are sharing assets (especially for character animation/character rig/background art projects), as changes would propagate where needed rather than have to be recreated anywhere else that asset is used.

    6 votes

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  8. Exporting pro res 4444 + alpha bug

    Issue when exporting pro res 4444 with alpha directly from AE. When this file is taken into premiere, there are weird purple artefacts, this can be removed by changing the premultiply settings, but this looses some alpha and introduces black fringing. When the same comp is exported via media encoder, using the same settings, no such issue exists.

    5 votes

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    Thank you for reporting this bug. Our team is investigating the cause of this problem.

    This problem occurs when rendering from the After Effects render queue using premultiplied alpha. If you change the alpha mode to straight (in the Output Module Settings dialog, set the Color option to Straight (Unmatted)), the problem does not occur.

  9. Magenta Color Shift when exporting ProRes4444 with AE2020 on Windows

    In AE2020 Exporting a clip as ProRes4444 Millions of Colors on Windows results in an Output with a color shift towards Magenta. This can only be resolved by changing the codec to Trillions of colors.

    Also when Using ProRes 4444 XQ with the same color settings the color shift gets an additions Gamma shift problem.

    On AE 2019 this issue was not there. Also on Mac this issue can not be seen.

    We tested it on multiple Windows machines and on all of them the problem appears with AE 2020 v.17.1.4

    Please fix this problem

    5 votes

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  10. 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.

    141 votes

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  11. Export transparent animated GIFs from After Effects/AME

    Currently, if I want to export a “sticker” (Animated GIF with transparency) for social media, I animate the GIF in After Effects, export a MOV with alpha, via the AE renderer, bring that MOV into Photoshop and export a GIF with transparency via the (legacy) web export. This is a lengthy, complicated process that creates a heavy and useless, for the end product, MOV file.

    In my opinion there are multiple things wrong with this workflow and could be improved by allowing direct export of transparent GIFs from AE.


    1. The Adobe export/render preference for most formats is via AME
      Issue:…

    6 votes

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  12. Bug when using layer search bar

    Hi Adobe,

    After Effects keeps deleting multiple layers when I use the layer search bar to search for 'color' and cmd/ctrl+z won't bring them back so I have to close and reopen the program. Any help would be much appreciated!

    1 vote

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  13. Add ability to search and add Adobe Stock directly from After Effects CC

    Add ability to search and add Adobe Stock directly from After Effects CC.
    Why is this ability only an option in Premiere Pro?

    1 vote

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  14. Disable Render Logs

    There should be an option to disable render logs entirely

    3 votes

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  15. missing Thai font accent mark if not follow by character in AE 2020 ver.17.5

    My issue is when the accent mark (letter or symbol which placed above or below normal line) are not follow by letter or symbol in
    line it will disappear. I attached link of my post in community here
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/thai-font-missing-accent-mark-issue-in-ae-17-5/m-p/11548957?page=1

    3 votes

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  16. Bug in Team Project using Essential Graphics with nested composition.

    I'm using Team Projects for After Effects and have a face-composition with a nested mouth-composition two levels down in the face-composition.

    From the mouth-comp I've added some Essential Properties to the face-comp. This works.

    When re-opening the Team Project however, I get the following error:
    "After Effects warning: Could not create Essential Graphic parameter because it refers to a non-existent layer."
    The file opens but the master properties referring to the mouth-comp on the face-comp have all disappeared. Needless to say that is a serious problem because all keyframes added to these properties are lost.

    Don't know if this is…

    1 vote

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  17. Shape Layer Wiggle

    We should be able to customize the Shape Layer Wiggle Path look and animation with an other layer with black and white value. Like Fractal Noise for example.

    2 votes

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  18. Add auto-incrementing number as render token

    It would be helpful to add a token for a number that automatically increments if a file with the existing number already exists. This would be great for versioning renders automatically. For example: [compName]v[##].[fileExtension] would produce compNamev00.mov, and then a subsequent render of the same comp would produce compName_v01.mov

    2 votes

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  19. AERender in AE 2019 don't wait for job completion

    Up until 2019, AERender, when executed with the -reuse option, waited for the job to complete before terminating.
    On AERender 2019, AERender, when used with the -reuse option, open (or use the already opened) gui, set the job to work on the gui and terminate immediately.
    This is problematic, because we relay on the -reuse option to complete jobs very quickly, while still checking to know when the job is complete.

    We are asking to return the AERender to behave like in previous versions - that it will terminate after the job is complete, even with the -reuse option.

    thanks

    2 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug. We’re aware of an issue where, on Windows, the aerender process will crash at process start if the -reuse flag is used and the UI of After Effects is running. If the UI of After Effects is not running, the -reuse flag will cause the aerender process to crash after the render job is completed.

    Our apologies for the disruption. We are investigating a fix for this bug for a future release.

  20. 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.

    29 votes

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