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  1. [BUG] ROTOBRUSH

    The rotobrush tool doesn't work correctly. I can't drag the pencil to make a successful selection.

    2 votes
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  2. After the new update, After Effects won't open a fairly large file that I NEED for my work

    After the most recent update, After Effects won't open a file I NEED to open. (it could always open it before the update)

    Link to video demonstration:
    https://vimeo.com/265197055

    3 votes
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  3. better handling of large illustrators files

    Large (pixel wise) illustrator files take forever to preview the first time you open it in your comp, I don't recall it being that long I would say prior to CC2015 please take a look at it

    15 votes
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  4. track matte per effect

    The possibility to add mask per effects through the compositing options was a great addition would be great to be also able to choose another layer as a track matte for each effect the way set matte works.

    15 votes
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  5. Essential Graphics Bug

    Need to fix a bug in the system. Killing projects by trying to use Essential Graphics is essentially a bad way of business.

    I'm stuck in a loop with the error
    After Effects error: internal verification failure, sorry! (stream at index has gone wrong matchname)

    This is the first time I've seen this error.

    3 votes
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  6. Bug: "Create Nulls from Points" and 3D layers

    There is a bug with the the "Create Nulls from Points" feature. If all the nulls and layers are set to 3D, and then the project is closed and opened again, After Effects will crash (i.e. the file is corrupted). Leaving the layers as 2D seems to work fine.

    3 votes
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  7. Bug after updating to 15.1

    After updating Ae to the current version the program became buggy.

    Pop-up dialogue boxes are just white (no buttons visible), program becomes unresponsive and can't perform tasks like pre-compose.

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

    Help!

    4 votes
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  8. Create a keyboard shortcut for the transparency grid's switch (at the bottom of the composition viewer).

    Unless there's an underlying programming issue, this seems like an easy lay up.

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. could not open file

    After updating to After Effects 2018 when I try open projects made in the previous version i'm bombarded with multiple errors such as "Could not open the file...", "Unable to open the file.... If the file is opened in another application...". This pops up for each video asset I have in the projects.

    I've tried converting these files to another format and saving to a local HDD rather then the network they were on but still get the same issue. I've also tried back-saving, deleting old preferences files, clearing cache etc.

    AFX 2018 is barely usable at the moment for…

    4 votes
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  11. Escape button in keyboard shortcuts editor

    Currently (in Ae version 15.1.0) it is impossible to assign a hotkey combination that contains Esc button.
    There is no Escape key in left upper corner in displayed keyboard model, so you cannot drag some action to button (or button to some action).
    When you try to create a new key binding and press Esc, then this Keyboard Shortcuts window will just close.

    This bug has an easy workaround: Press "ctrl + alt + ;" to open settings, then press Reveal Preferences in Explorer, then go to aeks folder and edit Custom.txt manually.

    To solve this bug Adobe can add…

    3 votes
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  12. Click and Drag Freezes App

    Anytime I try to click and drag in the composition, whether it's to move something, resize something, or change an anchor point, the whole application will freeze for a few minutes, giving me the "not responding" indications that Windows has. Eventually, it will start responding again, but without having made any changes.
    I can still change position, scale and anchor point numerically in the timeline, but that can be inconvenient for certain things

    3 votes
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  13. CINEWARE & VFX

    After Effects needs to improve the compatibility with Cinema 4D, adding into CINEWARE tool more features and faster performance for VFX workflows.

    4 votes
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  14. simplify the output render template

    Right now if you want to render a comp from after effects you have to set its output render setting, its output module and its output path.

    Speaking for myself I've saved the render settings and output modules I use the most as presets and I even saved some "file name and location templates" which are using the project folder token to have relative path to my current so I don't even have to go through an os window to choose my output path (by the way those 'tokens' would need some love from the marketing and developping team because…

    13 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Close Tabs To The Right

    Borrow the wonderful little Close Tabs To The Right option from Chrome (and add a "To The Left" option) and add it to the Timeline Panel menu.

    When working with deeply nested comps, it would be really handy to close a bunch of comps to the right (or left) of the currently open comp. Close Other Timeline Panels isn't always the best option to clear out the tabs you want shut.

    13 votes
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  17. Jump custom number of frames on the timeline

    Ability to go forward/back a settable number of frames (like 7 or 24) using a non-existing combination (like Cmd+Shift + PgUp/Down on Mac and Ctrl+Shift + PgUp/Down on PC).
    The number of frames could be set in the Keyboard Shortcuts panel.

    12 votes
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  18. Please can you bring back the Filmstrip export / import function in After Effects (and Premiere and Photoshop)

    Hi,

    Please can you bring back the Filmstrip export function which I think was dropped from After Effects after CS4 and I think from Premiere after CS3.

    (Or alternatively, please can you make the CS3 and CS4 versions of Adobe CS software available through Creative Cloud subscription so the Filmstrip feature is readily available to use again.)

    I realise that it's possible to draw on top of video frame by frame in the Photoshop CC2018 Timeline - and that's great, it's a very useful feature.

    However I was trying to create a distressed effect across a video where precision as…

    3 votes
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  19. The ability to import multiple img seqs

    When compositing, you want to be able to batch import img sequences. You currently have to use a third party script.

    12 votes
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  20. VFX

    After Effects could have more and better effects and tools for VFX workflow.

    2 votes
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