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  1. Larger than 30000px framebuffer

    I create still renders than can sometime be greater than the 30000px framebuffer limit of After Effects. While I normally will create 8K animations for playback, I will need still imagery for booth and signage designs at hi-res that mimic the animation, hence the need for larger framebuffers.

    3 votes
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  2. BUG: Render queue output directory doesnt ...

    Why i can not go directly to where I did render my frames just by clicking in directory link like it was always ?? Now when I click it it takes me to "My Computer"

    2 votes
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  3. 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…

    20 votes
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  4. A render settings token that allows you to climb up a directory until you find "Folder X"

    Situation: I have parallel folder structures.
    CLIENT/PROJECTS/ProjectName/project.aep
    and
    CLIENT/RENDERS/ProjectName/RendersDate
    "Renders" is dropbox shared with the client so they can just watch for new files.

    I can write a template that chains together "../" tokens to climb up the hierarchy from the project folder and then down the Renders hierarchy, but it's brittle because if I subfolder my AEP, there is a mismatch and then a bunch of folders get spawned.

    I'd love a token that's like "..../CLIENTNAME" so I can say "climb up this hierarchy UNTIL THIS PARTICULAR FOLDER and then down.

    (Yes I'd need different render templates per client,…

    3 votes
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  5. Rednder Queue playback during rendering, edit in revisions without a complete rerender

    During rendering, inside the render Queue. Have The ability to play the section that has been rendered so we can check for mistakes. If we find a mistake we can pause the render, choose an in and out point of the section that needs a tweak. Make the tweak and have the render queue render just the revised section, then continue on with the render job. A way to make changes without completely rerendering the entire video.
    Also be able to open up the last render job, choose an (in and out point) and using the previous render it will…

    3 votes
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  6. Ripple Delete function

    Introduce a 'ripple delete' (premiere) function. So that any gaps made or shortening of layers in a comp can be filled without selecting all the layers and moving them manually.

    1 vote
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  7. Increase recent projects list

    Like you can in photoshop or premiere i'd like to be able to expand my recent list when opening files....

    1 vote
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  8. Cloud Rendering in Creative Cloud

    Would it be possible to have a cloud renderer for After Effects. I have had instances where I needed to render compositions and it would take hours upon hours to render out. A render farm hosted in the in the cloud be an option for this and increase my workflow tremendously. Would this be possible to export to cloud for rendering?

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    15 votes
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  10. Stop ordering imported Illustrator layers Alphabetically

    When importing Illustrator layers do not automatically sort them alphabetically. When I import a file and a layer titled Background keep it in its original place so I don't have to spend time ordering them in the way they were in illustrator. There is an option that says force alphabetical let that be the way to import layers alphabetically.

    1 vote
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  11. align dashes to corners and path ends

    The same as what already exists within illustrator. PLEASSEE

    1 vote
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  12. 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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  13. Smarter way of retiming Essential Graphics

    Protected regions are great for adding intro/outro animations. The trouble is that the retiming of the middle is just a simple stretch of whatever falls outside the protected region.

    So if I have background movement throughout a graphic, its speed changes wildly when someone extends or contracts the run time.

    What I'd like to see is a way to either not time stretch certain layers/properties and/or some way of accessing the modified run time of the comp in Premiere. (As in it's a property I can use in expressions)

    I often have background animations that are driven by expressions like…

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. Bug: Importing additional project(s) into an existing project affects the parent project settings.

    Importing another project into an existing project changes the "project folder" in the renders to the new imported project folder instead of the actual project location of the *.aep file you are working in.

    This bug causes much confusion when projects are imported simply for reference or additional content.

    only tested in AE 2019

    As a workaround, How can I change the project folder of a project so it reverts back to the parent project folder?

    1 vote
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  16. crazy wall/ network view for assets

    I like to have a crazy wall/ network view to show how my assets connected to my aftereffect project (*.aep). most times when I start a project I end up importing files from multiple folders and I like to know how fragmented my project is.
    most times I end up to collect my files into a new folder using Dependencies collect option but it would be nicer to see the relation between files and project before multiplication

    1 vote
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  17. 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.

    11 votes
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  18. Jump to the next whole 1 second.

    It would be great to help speed up my work flow if, as I am working at 60fps, and I have a clip, image or effect at say 0:00:16:10, to be able to press a button - eg F5 - and have the timeline marker jump to the next whole 1 second eg 0:00:17:00
    thanks!

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  19. Have the same roughen effect from Illustrator in After Effects (with the same parameters)

    I have this issue all the time and it'd be great - and allow for much creative variation - if you could add this feature.

    Illustrator effects in After Effects.

    Simple.

    I often get logos/designs etc that have effects used in Illustrator that can't be copied directly across to After Effects.

    For example, I'm currently working on a logo animation in AE. Designer provided an Illustrator file. The .ai file has a 'roughen' effect on the text. There's also a 'clean' version of it without the effect.

    I'd like to be able to work with the 'clean' version in AE…

    1 vote
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  20. BUG:Inaccurate results when setting displayStartTime via script

    After Effects does some bad math when I try to set the displayStartTime of a comp via script.
    Run the attached script on an active 30fps comp. The script attempts to set the displayStartTime to frame 1000 (33.333333333333 seconds).
    The result startTime is instead 33.3333320617676, which rounds down to frame 999.
    However, setting the startFrame to 1000 manually in the comp settings does make the startTime 33.3333333333333, which should be the expected result via script.

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