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  1. move layers order up and down in timeline

    We should be able to change the order of the layer simply by draging the block up or down in the timeline... like in Premiere Pro.

    1 vote
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  2. Warn when rendering a comp using a [missing] font

    When rendering a comp that includes a text layer that has been replaced with the default font, there should be a dialog warning that fonts are missing.

    3 votes
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  3. Edit multiple interpretations

    I know - we can copy/paste ('Remember/Apply') footage interpretations, but why not edit the interpretation of multiple selected footage items at once? The current process is very unique and clumpsy (including the Remember terminology), and not very logical in all cases. Keep it for cloning interpretations (and call it copy/paste interpretation preferably), but please make the other method work (again).

    2 votes
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  4. Master Properties Source Text Input Field

    When linking source text into a master property you currently get no input field. The process is to right click and edit and you can change it. I'd love to be able to just type it into a field in the MP list. A current hack is to use and expression string to define the source text but that can get heavy pretty fast.

    7 votes
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  5. Allow compositions to be packaged and saved into Libraries

    I think it would be extremely helpful to be able to add individual compositions to Adobe Libraries. Somehow package the external assets in the composition into a comp file, and save it to the Library panel. This way we could save frequently used compositions (like character rigs) and easily import them into other projects through the library panel.

    1 vote
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  6. Retain Stroke Width

    In Adobe Illustrator you can choose to retain the width of a stroke even when scaling the object the stroke is on.

    However, in After Effects this functionality only exists for parametric shapes when scaling the size of the Parametric shape itself; scaling the Shape Transform scales the stroke proportionally to the transform, which is unhelpful for at least two reasons:


    1. Parametric shapes, while useful, are limited in utility, and this restricts the functionality to only basic shapes


    2. The scaling of the stroke does not update the value of the stroke width, which, while I suppose is accurate since technically…

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    18 votes
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  8. 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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  9. javascript math rounding issues

    Make a null object

    Put a point control on it

    Make a text layer

    Set the text layer source text to script:

    x = thisComp.layer("null").effect("Point Control")("Point")[0];

    y = thisComp.layer("null").effect("Point Control")("Point")[1];

    s = x + "-" + y

    Result: the text layer shows 50-50

    Type "486" into either of the point control values

    Result: the text layer shows "50-486.0000000000000006"

    Why is there some kind of javascript math rounding issue when typing an integer into a point control and trying to display it? I mean, even if it's a stored as a float in the point as "486.0", it's still: 486 Point.…

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. Shapelayer snapping

    Contents of a shapelayer should snap to itselves and of course the rulers. Snapping when changing the anchor point would also be handy.

    1 vote
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  13. being able to open multiple projects at once similar to cinema 4D

    I know this can be done in a workaround by importing a second project into the first, but it would be amazingly useful to be able to open 2 or more projects at once when you want to copy from one into another without importing every asset from an older project. I absolutely rely on this in cinema 4D and I think After effects should try and make this a feature.

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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

    5 votes
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  16. 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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  17. [Feedback] The Rotobrush Tool's AI is just plain amazing...

    I am just making this post to tell the fine people at Adobe that Rotobrush is really well developed. It works very, very well and is very time saving. I love how when I see a mistake and correct it, the neural network corrects the rest of the error on the footage. Also, the AI learns mind-blowingly quick. Keep up the fantastic work.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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