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  1. Add Fast Previews/Adaptive Resolution button in Layer panels

    The only way to change the fast preview/adaptive resolution setting is in the composition panel. I'll often work in a Layer panel instead (faster than soloing layers) and then have to switch back to the comp viewer to change Fast Previews to Off and then switch back.

    Most of the toggles/settings are duplicated in both panels, would be nice if Fast Previews was, too.

    2 votes

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  2. Move the Smart Quotes toggle into the Character Panel

    Currently the toggle for Smart Quotes is only accessible in the overflow menu on the Character panel. A checkbox for Smart Quotes should be added to the panel itself -- like Ligatures and Hindi Digits.

    2 votes

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  3. eyedropper is not working on CC2018 on high sierra

    The eyedropper is not working as expected.

    I always set the background of my comps to the color of the interface using the eyedropper but in the new version it changes the color to black, not grey.

    I have manually been setting the color to 232323, but it's too time consuming.

    2 votes

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  4. Edit original in context menu

    It's a minor thing, but I tend to use the context menu quite often. I wish I could have edit original in there in After Effects as well. I use a couple of other Adobe Apps and most of them have Edit Original in the context menu. In After Effects I always have to remember the Keyboard Shortcut cmd+E (which is different in other Apps). So when I toggle between multiple Apps it would be just nice to have Edit Original where I expect it.

    2 votes

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  5. Adding marker removes existing marker properties

    Hitting * or alt/option-* on a frame with an existing marker should just open the edit marker settings dialog. Instead it wipes out all existing properties (comments, color, duration, etc.).

    I use the marker text comments field heavily and would be great to be able to open and modify existing markers without having to take my hands off the keyboard.

    2 votes

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  7. Sub menu for Precomps in timeline panel

    It's basically a treeview..

    By right clicking a layer and selecting treeview comp menu icon, I want to be able to see whats inside of that precomp without actually going inside,

    The treeview of precomp layers could be visible and controllable without the need to actually open that precomp.

    See attachments

    It's big news if it could be done.

    2 votes

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  8. Allow L*a*b* -values in Color Picker

    Hi,

    Photoshop has an excellent color picker that allows user to input Lab*-values and then converts those values to a corresponding RGB-values based on the color profile that's loaded into your working space. Similar functionality would be great addition to After Effects and extremely useful when dealing with brand colors.

    6 votes

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  9. Missing percentage/frame counter in VR Comp Editor when Tracking

    When tracking a 360 shot using the VR Compe Editor and 3D Edit i no longer have the percentage/frame counter telling me progress of the track. The tracker then starts solving the track but never finishes just sticks on the yellow solving bar.

    3 votes

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  10. Pin Project Template

    In our studio environment, we have a standard after effects template that gets loaded for every project. It would be nice to be able to pin a few project templates in the startup window along with recent files.

    2 votes

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  11. Rotobezier / X-Spline Handles

    Add tension handles to rotobezier (x-splines) so they are easier to edit without a modifier key.

    Basically, just steal how MochaAEs X-splines work, they are great.

    5 votes

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  12. CC2018: I called the local Adobe help phone number, but after 8 minutes there wasn't any answer only the music

    Black hole, I interrupted the line!
    Good support!
    On the chat, they asked my phone number to upgrade many times, i don't understand why not once!

    2 votes

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  13. Make keyboard shortcuts menu resizable.

    Currently, it is essentially impossible to change my keyboard shortcuts, because the window is too large to fit on my screen. This could be easily fixed if the window could be resized.

    2 votes

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  14. "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" Bug Report

    MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3, AE 15.1.1 (but I've noticed this in many previous versions as well)

    Steps to Reproduce:

    • Turn "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" on.
    • Play the current composition.
    • Switch the timeline to another composition.
    • Switch back to the first composition.
    • "Toggle Mask and Shape Visibility" is now turned off and needs to be turned back on again.

    It's mildly annoying and I've noticed this for a long time but only recently discovered what actually causes it. It seems that when you play a composition, it will disable that switch in order to not show layer handles/outlines and such…

    2 votes

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  15. Make it easier to view Imported Assets

    Right now the only way to view an asset without adding it to a composition is my watching it in the Footage window, which is a bit slow and clunky to work with.
    It would be really useful to be able to scrub through assets like videos and sounds faster to recognize them.

    One way of approaching this would be to match the Project Window/Media Browser with Premiere Pro's a bit more.

    An other would be to improve the footage window by making it more responsive so it could be used as an video previewing tool.

    5 votes

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  16. a shortcut to flip through the drop-down menus in the Effects Control Panel

    a shortcut to flip through the drop-down menus in the Effects Control Panel. Something similar to the shortcut in the Layers Panel (Shift+ +, -) would be nice. Thank you!

    2 votes

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  17. Allow "snapping" of layers to certain time codes

    When I trim down a layer, I should be able to have the "snapping" option, to ensure it is inline with the other layers. Similar to Premiere Pro, where you get that red line when something is perfectly aligned with something else

    2 votes

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  18. Please fix issue with views on new project. I cannot fix the application layout to fit my laptop screen on initial load.

    Please fix issue with views on new project. I cannot fix the application layout to fit my laptop screen on initial load. This is preventing me from having fun with an art project I was hoping to spend time on. Completely frustrating.

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  19. Add label colour selection to new composition

    Allow the setting of label colour when you create a new comp (or precomp), rather than having it just adopt the label colour of the parent.

    4 votes

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  20. resize mask from corner

    On Windows 10.0.16299 Build 16299 and After Effects 15.1.1 (Build 12)

    When pasting shapes from illustrator or even creating a new mask shape in After Effects there is about a 5-10 pixel radius in which the user must hover over the corner of the mask in order to have the diagonal or 45 degree shaped pen tool appear which allows the mask to be resized from the corner, or proportionally while holding ALT + SHIFT at the same time.

    This is a feature I use across all Adobe software often as it easily allows the user to resize the mask…

    2 votes

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