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  1. Background color should not default to black when rendering via AME

    When outputting via AE (without an alpha channel) the chosen background color renders as expected, but sending the same comp to AME results in a black background. Why do we need to place a solid behind each comp, only to let us render via AME.
    I only use AME to either render while working, or now because I'm forced to use it for common compression codecs, so for that one pass I need to remember that every single second of every single comp needs a solid on the bottom layer, yeah right.
    If you force us to use AME, give…

    2 votes
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  2. Bug Report - AE 17.0 - Lumetri Scopes displaying wrongly when Color Management ON

    Footage displaying identically between AE and Premiere so not always have the same scopes between the programs.

    Repro:
    Get just about any file in Rec. 709 0-255
    Import into Premiere
    Import same file into AE
    Open both scopes. Easiest to see in luma waveform mode.

    With color management off, scopes and pictures seem to match. Once you turn color management on in AE (still off in PP), I'm unable to get AE and PP to match at all, ever.

    I've tried teh following Working Spaces:
    sRGB
    Rec 709
    Rec 709 2.4
    Rec 709 16-235

    and also tried all those spaces…

    2 votes
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  3. DXV and HAP encoding!!!!!

    Why would you get rid of the ability to use and encode to DXV and Hap Codecs, seriously why?? Both these codecs are so widely used with Media Servers for Live events, Concerts, Touring, Multimedia performances and Installations. As they are very efficient for playback systems. I’ve been an Adobe user for over 20 years, after effects, premier and photoshop have been important tools in my work flow. But I’m seriously looking into alternatives, because of the lack of support for these codecs. The live event world has very demanding deadlines and by no longer supporting theses codecs my turn…

    3 votes
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  4. RAM Preview + Click on Timeline freezes After Effects

    RAM Preview + Click on Timeline freezes After Effects

    While RAM preview is running, if the user clicks on the timeline, After Effects freezes and I am forces to shut it down.

    2 votes
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  5. Make the Snapshot button slidable for opacity

    AE has the Snapshot button, which lets you hold on it to switch between what's currently visible to the snapshot you took

    Right now, the button will simply show you the snapshot and that's it

    I think it'd be cool, if by holding the button and dragging your mouse left-right, you could overlay the snapshot with 0 to 100% opacity

    2 votes
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  6. フォントのバグ

    フォントをキーボードの十字キーで移動して選んでいるとき10個目ぐらいからエラーが起きてソフト自体が「応答していません」と表示されます。
    十字キーで移動でき、フォントを一個ずつ表示されるのは本当に助かってます!
    あとはエラーが起きないようにしていただけると助かります!
    よろしくお願いします!

    1 vote
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  7. Allow AE Cache and Database to be stored on external media

    In the new and the classic Mac Pro the fastest drive possible is a NVME SSD or a RAID of multiple SSDs that is connected via a PCI card such as the "Sonnet M.2 4x4 PCIe Card" or the equivalent from HighPoint.
    The problem is that these volumes get recognized as external, removable drives and After Effects will not except them as cache location.
    So it's nonsense to restrict the drive selection. Please remove that function and let the user choose. If someone stores his cache on a slow thumb drive it's his own fault.

    2 votes
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  8. Select Same Fills and Strokes for Shape Layers

    Adobe Illustrator has a very useful feature in that you can perform a Select Same function that targets specific properties. For example, Select Same Stroke Color select all objects that have the same stroke color. Select Same Fill selects all objects with the same fill, etc.

    It would be really useful to have something similar to this inside of After Effects. It is common to have to modify colors as a project progresses, and After Effects doesn't make it very easy to either access or change colors of Shape Layer properties without resorting to 3rd party tools like BQ Shape…

    4 votes
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  9. Paint\Clone\Stamp tool one frame length mode

    Add one frame length mode for Paint\Clone\Stamp tool. Its always hard to use this tool for frame by frame, i always need to setup length manually to one.

    1 vote
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  10. WideGamutRGB/Log3G10

    Colour Space for RED Camera would very useful feature. Very recently I worked on a project which was shot on RED Camera. IPP2 workflow was adopted and I was asked to Output DPX/EXR with Log3G10 Colour Space by the technicolour. Unforunately, this particular colour space & any other colour space for RED camera does not exist in After Effects.

    I spent months for the solutions but no luck. Everyone talks about the input using LUTs but there is nothing for output.

    I am really happy that Arri Alexa and Sony is in place. But RED should be compulsory too since…

    2 votes
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  11. Expression pickwhip to Checkbox

    pickwhipping to a checkbox
    should automatically write

    .value

    at the end of the expression

    5 votes
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  12. duplicate layers below

    it would be nice to have the option to duplicate layers below the source layer. Maybe via a shortcut, like "command + control + D".

    It's handy when using a bunch of "index - 1" expressions

    4 votes
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  13. add 24bit audio export

    24 bit is frequently asked for. Please make it available.

    3 votes
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  14. 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…

    1 vote
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  15. Expose char data

    Currently, AE text layers do not export char data. Only at the textbox level. That means that, if I have a text layer with multiple fonts, or sizes and I use a script to separate each line or each word into its own layer, After Effects just assumes the first font and size. I believe Adobe apps suffer from this issue across the board, actually.

    This is a problem when creating Motion Graphics Templates for Premiere Pro, when using Battle Axe's Overlord, exporting Lottie Animations and just generally limiting for developers.

    1 vote
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  16. sRGB mode in Linear color space

    Is it possible to work in linear color space and color correct like in sRGB space with that smooth color shift?

    2 votes
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  17. 2D tracker points to 3D Tracker

    It would be grate if you let 3D Tracker to use 2D Tracker points for solving.

    2 votes
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  18. Premiere to AE Import is Great!

    Just want to express how much I appreciate the interoperability between Premiere and AE. Composing complex visuals has become a delight. Thank you.

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  19. Bug: Errors when importing Animate .fla into AE project

    As of the recent 17.0.2 update, I'm finding that I can't import Animate .fla files into AE.

    The import dialog hangs for a while (whited-out in a non responsive state), then returns an error simply stating: "An error occured while importing this file. Please try again.". This error often appears behind the import dialog, and is easily missed.

    This seems to happen with all .fla files, so I don't think it's a specifically broken file. On the previous AE / An version I had gotten around 50% of the way through a large project with fla importing working fine, and…

    1 vote
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  20. Glyphen

    Glyphen Window for Text Elements directly in Ae instead of using Hex Code or Photoshop Glyphen with copy and paste into Ae for non keyboard glyphen.

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