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  1. 14 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…

    31 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.

    135 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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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    2 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  6. 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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  7. 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:…

    4 votes
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  8. 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

    3 votes
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  9. Dynamic linking to another .aep project file

    I'm part of a team that work on multiple infographic shots simultaneously and we would really like to be able to link to external after effects compositions that could contain components that are being reused on all shots.
    In that way someone could setup and animate dummy components within one .aep file and then the rest of the team can link to those components compositions (as if it where footage) and start on each separate shot.
    All the while the dummy components can be tweaked and finished and that would ripple out to all the other team members shots.

    This…

    3 votes
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  10. 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

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    2 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.

  12. 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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  13. select multiple renders in the queue and change all of the "Output to:" with one click, same as "output module" works

    What if the sotware let us select multiple renders in the queue and change all of the "Output to:" with one click? This is how "output module" works, maybe its a good idea to aplly the same function to "Output to:".

    I'm having trouble changing one by one when I render my comps again, they create new files with numbers extension. I only wanted to substitute my pre rendered files easier, like before this update.

    3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. The ability to export compositions as new projects

    It would be wonderful to have the option to export a composition in a project as a new project, without having to save as a new copy, reduce, and then collect manually. Perhaps composition-->export as new project, which would handle the collecting and reducing for the selected composition.

    2 votes
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  16. v17.5 Camera with orbit null works differently to v17,4

    As I've showed in my desktop recording. The camera with orbit null works strangely in the v17.5 version. In the old version, if I parent the camera to a null, it will orbit oriented to the null. But in the new version, it somehow orbits orienting to somewhere else, even I chose the orient to POI tool. Also the moving is shifting when I zoom in the camera. It feels not right.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow duplicated pre-comp layers to not affect original pre-comp layers

    When duplicating pre-comped layers and adjusting the newly duplicated pre-comps attributes it automatically affects the original pre-comp as well, this for my work is irrelevant and a hassle. I would like to see it either removed or have the option to choose whether to have it affect the original layers attributes or not.

    1 vote
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  18. 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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  19. BUG REPORT 17.5 - Dynamic Link Issues

    I’ve posted before about earlier iterations of V17, since it was released. I and others have found there are serious performance issues in the Dynamic Link. Client templates created in Ae several versions ago and used continuously since, often do not appear or update in PPr when they are modified. Often the thumb will display in my account and library correctly in PPr as the modified version, but when it is opened on the PPr timeline, it displays the content of the previous template that had been deleted...
    I updated to Ae v17.5 and PPr 14.5 last week. I had…

    1 vote
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  20. 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…

    4 votes
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