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  1. Tapered Strokes

    And generally more interoperability with Illustrator and support for the SVG standard

    204 votes
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  2. Separate Dimensions on by Default

    Add a toggle in Preferences for users to default to Separate Dimensions enabled rather than something that needs to be turned on for every object.

    It could fit really well right underneath "Default Spatial Interpolation to Linear" in the General Preferences tab :)

    163 votes
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  3. maybe they'll listen to a poem?

    I miss you h dot two six four
    your size and speed we all adored
    but woe the codec list is bare
    and media encoders just as impaired
    hope someday it will be restored.

    7 votes
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  4. Open EXR timecode

    Now that HDR is all the rage, we need better EXR support:
    - import timecode from an EXR sequence, right now only writing timecode works during export. All imported sequences come in with a 00:00:00 timecode :/
    - support for EXR specific metadata
    - EXR in AE is still slowest in the industry. By my test it's 3x times slower than Nuke, and 8x times slower than Blender!!!. Come on, it's an open source program, just steal their importer ;)
    - Can we set a default action to "interpret as linear light"? Right noe all EXRs always get in as…

    17 votes
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  5. Add rendering to HTML5 and other tools to make animated and responsive webdesign

    With extensions like Bodymovin and Lottie, the design community is literally screaming for a web friendly solution within AE.

    4 votes
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  6. Add Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro

    The Touch Bar could add an infinite amount of possibilities to increase the speed of using After Effects. For example, one thing I REALLY want is to be able to assign different buttons on the
    Touch Bar to different effects and presets that I choose so that I can quickly access them. This can change the entire experience. Also, some smaller additions like the color picker, sliders, timeline scrubbing, and assignment of adding different layer types to buttons as well would be a very welcome change. I hope this could be added, because it’s extremely useful.

    13 votes
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  7. Blackmagic Raw

    Blackmagic Raw needs to be supported natively in both After Effects and Premiere Pro. It is already getting a lot of use and will only become more and more popular. There are some things I still can't do in Blackmagic Fusion and I prefer to use After Effects. Please add it. It has an open API, so it should be extremely easy to implement. Thanks.

    4 votes
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  8. Show images sequences as one line item

    Fusion and DaVinci handle image sequences very well, not like AE.

    AE should handle image sequences as one line files. Perhaps before 2030.

    9 votes
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  9. Zoom To Work Area

    How about a command that allows us to zoom the Timline to the exact in and out frames that the work area bar is set up to?

    Right now we can tap the ";" key to Zoom in to Frame Intervals – how about Alt+; to trigger Zoom To Work Area?

    51 votes
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  10. FBX Export format with scaling

    FBX Export format with scale factor and upnode selection. Not everyone works in Cinema4D, this would allow more 3d user to composite easily in AfterFX.

    Third party tools for this are dismal. I wrote a script based tool for 3ds MAX in 2007 and have added new classes for MAX updates - but scripts are slow for large scenes. A good FBX exporter would go a long way toward making AfterFX a more universal tool. Thnx

    4 votes
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  11. BUG: AE Doesn't Display Space Characters (breaks interoperability with PS/AI)

    After Effects doesn't display space characters in text layers.

    This is important because:
    1. A space is not always blank.
    2. Photoshop and Illustrator show the spaces correctly.

    Some typefaces use spaces to create effects such as creating a solid block of text or a cutout look. Designers use these on purpose to create specific effects. However, you can't use the same fonts in After Effects to create the same outputs.

    The two attached screenshots are:
    - Photoshop displaying space characters correctly in a font with non-empty spaces.
    - After Effects displaying the same text.

    In this case, you cannot…

    3 votes
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  12. Master Properties Source Text Input Field

    When linking source text into a master property you currently get no input field. The process is to right click and edit and you can change it. I'd love to be able to just type it into a field in the MP list. A current hack is to use and expression string to define the source text but that can get heavy pretty fast.

    3 votes
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  13. Multiple Comps to AME Queue - only first arrives

    When multiple AE Comps are Exported to the Media Encoder Queue when AME is not yet started, only the first selected Comp makes it to the queue.

    2 votes
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  14. Import layer transfer modes from Illustrator

    It would be great if the transfer modes from illustrator layers would be reflected when the .ai file is imported into After Effects.

    18 votes
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  15. Ability to split a layer in the timeline similar to Premiere

    When working with assets that are coming on and off you have to create multiple instances of the same layer. However premiere allows you to cut segments out of a track and it always stays on one line. It would be so nice if after effects allowed you to do this to a single layer so you don’t have to keep duplicating it just for it to be visible again later in the timeline. Some of our AE files at work are very cluttered with the same layer on the timeline just because to bring back a layer later you…

    2 votes
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  16. Background Render and background continual Auto-Save, please it's time.

    Background render would allow all users to continue working and the render would pick up during inactivity. And background auto save wouldn't force times of inactivity.

    5 votes
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  17. Handle Photoshop masks on folders

    It would be nice if masks on Photoshop folders come through to after effects when converting to precomps. They could just show up as their black/white layer above the comp with the suffix "_MASK".

    Alternatively, give a warning if there are folders with masks when importing, so that you know to go look and resolve them. Sometimes in large PSDs it's hard to track down every instance of a mask, and it'd be nice to get a warning about.

    3 votes
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  18. Bake master comp (motion graphics template, essential graphics panel)

    Currently, when using master properties within After Effects there's no easy way to "go back" to a regular tree of comp and pre-comps without losing the custom values applied to each instance of the master comp.

    Suggestion:
    Right-click menu to duplicate a comp that has been customized using master properties.
    This would create duplicates of the selected master comp and all of its children/pre-comps with the custom master properties values applied to the appropriate source properties within those duplicates.

    In short, something like True Comp Duplicator, but compatible with master comps: https://aescripts.com/true-comp-duplicator/

    Expressions used inside the master comp and its…

    8 votes
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  19. Multi-core or GPU accelerated reading of EXR frames

    The reading / caching of EXR frames is a very slow process that can easily bottleneck a workflow.

    13 votes
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  20. Live Text Templates that were working in PPro 2018 are not linking in PPro 2019

    We have over 150 LTTs in a PPro project, most of them referencing the same Comp in an AE file.
    They worked fine in PPro 2018, but since upgrading to PPRo and AE 2019 they no longer function.
    The PPro and AE project files have not changed names, nor have they been moved.
    LTTs show "Media Pending" indefinitely until you launch the AE project on which the LTTs are sourced.
    Once the AE project is loaded there is a very long delay, and eventually an error message: "Unknown Exception" at which point back in PPro the LTTs fail to "Media…

    7 votes
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