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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Comp Frame Rates

    Ideally, when you make a new comp in a project, it should check the frame rate of the last comp you made in THAT project. Often I switch to another project in between that has a different frame rate, and then I go back and don't notice I'm making new comps at 59.94 instead of 24fps. I know it's my fault, but can I get a little help? :)

    2 votes

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  12. Make the "Create VR environment" dockable

    When using composition -> VR -> Create VR environment, the small window isn't dockable.
    It's fine for creating a comp, but afterwards you need to "refresh the VR output" quite often, so it's really tedious having to go to the menu every time.
    When it was still Mettle skybox this option was available in the effects panel, way more practical !

    4 votes

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  13. toggle mask and shape path visibility

    button does not seem to stay on

    3 votes

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  14. Bringing back the scrollbar in the Character list.

    Just give us back our scrollbar in the Character list! AE had it, they dropped it in the previous version because the developers didn't have the time to implement it. Adobe promised to get it back in there in the latest version. Guess what? They didn't.
    So please, put it back in there!

    4 votes

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  15. Ability to see audio waveform and keyframes at the same time

    It would be great if you could see a layer’s audio keyframes and waveforms at the same time - maybe a bit like in Premiere. It’s annoying to have to toggle between the two when working with audio. It would also be useful to be able to see a muted layers waveforms.

    13 votes

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  16. Bug in Extract effect for After Effects 2018 (15.1.0 Build 166)

    The latest update has changed the Extract values from float to integer. It's now useless for 32-bit comps. Please fix.

    3 votes

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  17. Move the new transform pickwhips next to the value fields so they're not directly under the layer pickwhips

    Putting these new pick whips directly under the layer pickwhips creates a confusing, cluttered area of the UI.
    Move them so they are away from the main pickwhip

    5 votes

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  18. Expression Keys

    Similar to "Label Colors for Keys" suggestion, with the added functionality of triggering expressions.

    Create a keyframe
    Right-Mouse Click the keyframe and select Scripted Key
    Write parameter specific script in pop up script panel
    Scripted key is red with an "E" or "S" on it and triggers expression when playback head hits it.
    You could also select script range, and bar is created that indicate the start and end of the script.
    No expression controls need.

    7 votes

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  19. Improve multi window support

    Make the new windows have the default window controls like maximize and minimise and let them appear as different tabs in the task bar aswell.

    9 votes

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  20. Importing folder of WAVs error "evaw"

    Dragging a dropping a folder of .WAV's into the after effects bin no longer works on the latest version 15.0.1.

    Error: file 'Folder name here' cannot be imported - files of type "EVAW" cannot be used as sequences.

    2 votes

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