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  1. Tapered Strokes

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

    181 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 :)

      156 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        14 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          12 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            8 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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?

              47 votes
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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    3 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Save comps as "Smart Objects"

                    I don't think this is currently possible, but it would be great if we could reuse comps as linked smart objects within projects. For instance, if I have a brand logo transition comp that is imported and used across multiple projects, and I made a change to that "base" brand logo transition comp, the change would automatically propagate to all other projects containing that linked "smart object" comp.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Scripting access to master properties (motion graphics template, essential graphics panel)

                      1. Path of the source/original properties of Master Properties objects

                      example:
                      `app.project.item(1).layer("comp_template")("Master Properties")("Color").motionGraphicsTemplatePath`

                      Read-only Property object attribute for master properties that would return the path of the original property that was used to create (and is now linked to) the master property.

                      Ideally returning a path of the property relative to the master comp as a string (from which we could then get a Property object) would be more useful than returning a Property object directly without any information about the hierarchy.

                      2. Push and pull methods for Master Properties objects

                      example:
                      `app.project.item(1).layer("comp_template")("Master Properties")("Color").motionGraphicsTemplatePush()`
                      `app.project.item(1).layer("comp_template")("Master Properties")("Color").motionGraphicsTemplatePull()`

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Frame sequences naming consistency with AME

                        AME should render frame sequences, using work area ranges, identical to AE. After all these years, it still doesn't, which makes AME and frame sequences, useless. You're forced to always render directly within AE.

                        For example a frame sequence within AE would name it
                        Comp 1_[#####].png The #### obviously representing the work area.

                        From AME it will render it as Comp 1_[#####]00.png, Comp 1_[#####]01.png

                        It ignores the #### and will ALWAYS start at 0. It won't name frame 1250, 1250 or frame 700, 700. It names it 0. It always starts at 0, no matter what the range is set…

                        5 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Collect Files 2.0

                          Collect files is a handy feature when you just have one simple project to archive or pass to another artist. It becomes a nightmare when that happens 2 or 3 times and the folder hierarchy gets insanely deep and convoluted! I'm working on a project now where files don't actually get collected because they are so deep in the hierarchy that neither the Mac Finder nor Windows Explorer can even handle them. They just disappear! Please create a tool that can keep projects more organized. You could have options to arrange all video footage, images, Illustrator files, etc into their…

                          5 votes
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                          • 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.

                            10 votes
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                            • I want a function that saves for every footage extension with dependency function

                              I want a function that saves for every footage extension with dependency function

                              Now all goes into the folder

                              ファイル収集をした場合に一つのフォルダに全部入ってしまうのを種類ごとに分けられるようにしてほしい

                              2 votes
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                              • Switch between Graph Types with a simple Keyboard Shortcut(would enhance productivity!)

                                Switch between Graph Types with a simple Keyboard Shortcut(would enhance productivity!)

                                6 votes
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                                • Swap Footage Source with Essential Graphics/Master Properties

                                  We should be able to create a photo or footage layer as a "placeholder" and replace the source of the layer with photo/footage after creation.

                                  This is really the only thing keeping me from using mogrts in projects, I need the ability to change keyframed photos and footage used in the template.

                                  29 votes
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                                  • Full support for importing Illustrator paths as shape paths

                                    While it is technically possible to paste Illustrator paths into After Effects as shape paths, the method is very convoluted when multiple paths are involved. Using the CC apps for their intended purposes is the most efficient workflow. Adobe could do users a huge favor by supporting a easier method of importing/pasting Illustrator paths as shape paths into After Effects.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • MULTIPLE REQUEST :: VOTE PLEASE

                                      Maybe some of the below requests are available now and I'm not aware or they are in development (cross fingers), but here they are:

                                      Multiple core support... of course.

                                      Trim layer like Premiere does it "Alt + arrows"

                                      Paint EFFECT on Text Layers ...

                                      Show Layer Styles in the Effects Panel like an effect (not forcing the user to navigate the layer controls to find them)

                                      Have the option to choose between Icon (Thumbnail) or List view on the Project panel. Like premiere , and roll over a video file to scroll it ?

                                      Show Layer Styles in the Effects…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • mp4 Codec in Render would be nice

                                        Could you please allow AE to export .mp4? My agency is not a big fan of using Media Encoder. Thanks!

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Organize fonts within design programs (cursive/angsty/serif/handwritten etc)

                                          Would love to have to keep from wading through so many fonts and just focus on one kind that I'm looking for. Sometimes I just need a handwritten font and I'd like to tap through JUST those and not have to go through the entire alphabet to find them because I can't remember their names. I don't mind doing the work to organize them, I just want to be ABLE to.

                                          2 votes
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