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  1. Add items to library

    I have a library with different folder for different cilents.. each can contain color schemes, stock images pertaining to them / per projects, etc. In after effects, I would like to be able to drap an animated layer, or a sub-composition to the library so I can quickly re-use it in other projects. Right now, Using essential graphics work for the workflow between AE-PR, but not withing AE..

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  2. 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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  3. Render Settings template for specific frame

    I have this project with 200 animations. I want to render a specific frame of each animation as a .png. But the Edit/Templates/Render Settings... doesn't allow me to enter a Custom Tikme Span. It's greyed out.
    Would love to see this repaired.

    2 votes
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  4. Time Expressions for Markers

    The ability to add an expression to a marker which dictates the marker's time value. For example:
    1) Add marker to comp or layer
    2) Add expression to marker, for example thisComp.layer("SFX").inPoint
    3) Add caption to marker, for example "Hey you, producer who is out of your element- ADD YOUR LOGO HERE"
    4) The maker's position in time dynamically updates with the "SFX" layer's in point

    This would be useful while creating templates.

    1 vote
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  5. Preserve gradients from Illustrator to After effects shape layers

    It would be lovely to be able to preserve the gradient and/or blending mode of illustrator files when you convert them to shape layers in AE.

    6 votes
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  6. Consolidate problems on Content aware fill reference frames.

    Content aware fill generates reference frames with the same name in the project but saves with a different file name and location. When using "Consolidate all footage" after effects treat all the reference frames are the same file. So, it breaks the composition.

    It will be better to name reference frames with different names like comp name+frame number. Also, an option which able to save all reference frames in composition to a single folder instead of put each file in a seperate folder.

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    3 votes
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  8. Node-based UI for effects.

    A node based environment, should be implemented esp for basic tasks like applying the same effect to multiple layers, alpha mattes, value parenting (like the current pick whip in the expression options), Anything that you can currently do using an adjustment layer (but would be selective), I'm sure many more uses. You could use it in tandem with the layer system, but would be an easy way to do these kind of tasks without copying and editing multiple instances of the same thing.

    43 votes
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  9. VR Edit scripts behaving erratically

    VR Edit scripts behaving erratically - sometimes when working with a 3d comp made from an equirectilinear plate. Output update will convert the edit VRcamera to a two node camera. the VR Convert Sphere to Plane plugin is also buggy: I have used two instances side by side where one of them will have gimbal lock flipping for no apparent reason. The workflow from an import 3d camera is cumbersome: linking both VRCamera and VR backplate with VRConvert Sphere to Plane plugin to rotation. Sometime the Edit VR output update stops import the 3d camera and requires using a null…

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  10. Enable After Effects to run in a Windows Service Enviroment

    Enables you to start After Effects in Render Engine Mode as a Windows Service or in a Windows Service environment without Windows login. This allows After Effects to be used with render management programs such as AWS Deadline in a render farm. We also comply with the European DSGVO, as After Effects starts without logging on to Windows and the computer itself can therefore remain password-protected.

    Currently, After Effects crashes when, for example, it is executed using the Windows Task Scheduler directly after system start, but without physical user logon.

    Informations about RE Mode: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/installing-after-effects-cc-render-engines-with-adobe-creative-cloud/

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  11. Ability to import a single comp from another AE project

    I'd like to be able to import a single comp from another AE project. I often work on projects where we keep a library of animated comps inside a "master" AE project. Whenever this gets updated, or I need to pull in a specific animation, I have two options:

    1) Import the entire project and then go back through and delete what I don't need.
    2) Open the master AE project, save a new copy of it, reduce it to just the comp I need, open my target AE project, import the copy I just made, then go back and…

    8 votes
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  12. aerender ERROR An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

    Hey everyone. Thank you for reading.

    I have a very simple test project. One comp with a solid and timecode effect applied to it for testing purposes. Built in CC 2019 (16.1.11).

    Try to render this with the aerender CLI. Get the following error message:

    "aerender ERROR An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
    : Unable to receive at line 316
    aerender ERROR: After Effects can not render for aerender. Another instance of aerender, or another script, may be running; or, AE may be waiting for response from a modal dialog, or for a render to complete.…

    1 vote
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  13. aerender ERROR An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

    Hey everyone. Thank you for reading.

    I have a very simple test project. One comp with a solid and timecode effect applied to it for testing purposes. Built in CC 2019 (16.1.11).

    Try to render this with the aerender CLI. Get the following error message:

    "aerender ERROR An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
    : Unable to receive at line 316
    aerender ERROR: After Effects can not render for aerender. Another instance of aerender, or another script, may be running; or, AE may be waiting for response from a modal dialog, or for a render to complete.…

    1 vote
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  14. Blending modes for essential graphics

    Blending modes do not take effekt on the lowest layer which should interact with video in premiere pro.
    Would be nice to have that feature.

    3 votes
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  15. Forcing users to Migrate to CC15 and above changes over a decade of solid workflows.

    Recent email from Adobe essentially forces users to adopt the latest versions of their software that do not support HAP or WAV exports, among others, because they refuse to obtain licensing or develop solutions outside of changing the GUI/splash screen for every "new" release.

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  16. Introduce the feature to package all project files

    Package feature like in InDesign

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  17. Automatically copy assets to a separate folder for this specific project

    Similar to other applications (like indesign) there should be a feature that automatically copies any files you used in the project into a specific folder for this specific project. That way it can be easier to find "missing" files when I return to old projects and it can also keep the workflow neater.

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  18. importing indesign file into AE

    I'd like to be able to import indd (with layers, as with the ai files) files into AE. I do often prepare some animations, having only the InDesign file. Copying every single object into Illustrator first is annoying and time consuming.

    1 vote
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  19. Ability to add content to "Libraries" in After Effects

    For better interoperability between After Effects and Illustrator, it would be useful to be able to add content to the Libraries panel in After Effects like you can with Illustrator. Right now it seems to be a one-way street. I propose that you should be able to select a timecode and basically drag and drop flattened, still images, freeze-frames of videos, text, and vector graphics into the libraries panel for easy access in Illustrator.

    4 votes
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  20. Default shutter phase should be - 1/2 of shutter angle NOT 0

    In the comp settings, the Shutter Phase should be set to a default of -90 since the default shutter angle is 180°. This is how real motion blur occurs on shot footage. Adding a toggle setting in the preferences would be helpful to lock the shutter phase to -1/2 of the shutter angle.

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