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  1. JSON file bug rendering outside of AE UI

    It appears a JSON file at the top level of a comp will break all other instances of itself in pre-comps, when rendering outside of the UI (ie, AErender or Media Encoder). Rendering within the UI and everything works fine.

    Detailed thread here with a flow chart:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2632080

    Thanks!

    1 vote
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  2. Automatically remove AME folder after render

    Automatically remove AME folder after render.

    Now when exporting from AE to Adobe Media Encoder, the folder get polluted by AME-folder.

    21 votes
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  3. BUG: TSV data no longer exporting .mogrt / read by Premiere

    I no longer get a pop up warning me that AE is needed to run the .mogrt in Premiere with the TSV data...
    The data is no longer read in Premiere, which it was before the last "upgrade"
    Is there any troubleshooting tipd for TSV based expressions in mogrts?

    2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Switch between Graph Types with a simple Keyboard Shortcut(would enhance productivity!)

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

    8 votes
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  8. Collect data sources!

    Highly recommend making data sources collectable.
    And in the interim list it as a known issue to warn users.
    Collect files does not collect TSVs.
    These are a dependency!
    That is the point of Collect Files!
    Appreciate data is a new part of the default application, but quite a vulnerability at present

    2 votes
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  9. More advanced 3D Tracker

    After Effects needs a 3D tracking tool were we can help the algorithmen in a advanced mode.

    -Set relations between points (distance, line, flat surface ect.)
    -Lens distortion
    -Object-tracking
    -Export/Import to other applications.

    16 votes
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  10. Drop all selected Comps in AME Render Queue

    When AME needs to start up while choosing 'Add to Adobe Media Encoder Render Queue...', AE hands over only 1 of the selected compositions.

    1 vote
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  11. Updated Flowchart View

    With the advent of Master Properties and Data-based footage, a refreshed Flowchart View would be a welcome update to help us manage the piping, parenting and referencing that is now possible with the bi-directional push and pull flows of information between Comps and Precomps.

    This is NOT a request for node-based compositing, but rather a node-based viewpoint that can allow us to organize and unravel comps that can quickly become much more complicated.

    48 votes
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  12. Schedule a time to launch the render queue in advance.

    So, I have a CG render I'm expecting to finish at about 5 am... I have my AE comp all good to go and awaiting. It would be so awesome to schedule my comp render to start at 6 am or 7am or even better... if AE could watch the CG render folder and just render the comp as the frames come in... Just a smooth pipeline all the way through. Then I'd have something to look at when I came into the office instead of reloading the footage and then waiting around for AE to finish for a couple…

    1 vote
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  13. 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.

    37 votes
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  14. 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!

    5 votes
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  15. Leave attributes & Adjust duration

    When PreComposing, we have the choice to Leave all attributes in the original compostion, or Move all attributes to the new Composition.
    Only the latter gives the option to Adjust the new compositions's duration.
    Why? There are many cases where we want to move effects and animation to a new precomposition and make that new composition exactly the duration of the layers.
    Now we have to do that by hand.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Add dynamic link between imported FLA files and After Effects.

    When importing a .fla file into after effects, it divides the file into individual layers as .swf files, and plays them in AE. This is a very useful tool, however if changes are made to the FLA there is no way to update these files except to import them again, and replace the footage, and delete the old footage. It's a very tedious task.

    Otherwise this feature is exceptionally useful, however it is rendered very frustrating by the lack of connection.

    5 votes
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  20. Create Layer Groups

    I would like to be able to group layers, similarly to in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    Creating small groups of objects without the need for making them into a comp first would be very helpful.

    18 votes
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