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  1. instance effect

    With the addition of the ability to choose between "source","mask" and "effects and masks" it becomes more and vital to be able to quickly point a layer's rvba and create an instance of it without downgrading it to 16 or 8bpc.
    For now the quicker way to do this is to use arithmetic compound, blend, set channels but none of those are 32 bpc...

    10 votes
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  3. I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    I would like to be able to open folder in separate panels, similar to having multiple bins open in Premiere.

    12 votes
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  4. make median and dust and scratches faster in 16bpc

    Median is a very conveniant effect when it comes to removal or retouching works and super fast when your project is set to 8bpc but when you turn it to 16bpc or more it takes forever to render. I would be really thankful if you could do some dev blackmagic to fix that

    9 votes
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  5. Incorporate game engine graphics and the ability to import models and apply materials

    Instead of 3d element, use Nvidia's state of the art game engine rendering and the ability to import models and change their materials...so like a better and more integrated version of 3d element

    11 votes
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  6. bring back brainstorm.

    the little button that makes things.

    11 votes
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  7. 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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  8. IMPROVE CINEWARE FOR VFX

    After Effects needs to improve its CINEWARE for going to be better and better en el flujo de trabajo VFX con Cinema 4D, being more compatible with this Maxon product (ProRender, hair tools, performance and more).

    5 votes
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  9. Bug: Crash during save using Master Properties and Joysticks 'n Sliders

    CC 15.1 - MacOS 10.13.3 - J 'n S 1.6

    See steps below, but boils down to when creating a new pre-comp from a shape layer using J 'n S, any subsequent save will crash AE.

    Steps to recreate:

    1. create a new comp, add shape layer, add Joysticks 'n Sliders to shape layer
    2. add any property from J 'n S controller to Essential Graphics / Master Properties
    3. pre-comp shape layer
    4. save
    5. crash

    3 votes
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  10. Bug Report: AE 15.0.1 unable to interpret alpha channel- unless there is a starting frame with alpha.

    When doing character animation, I typically use Toonboom Harmony, and then render out PNG4 sequences for compositing in AE. However, since version 15.0.1, I've been having an issue where my PNG sequences were not having their alpha interpreted. While this is hard to convey without pictures, here's how I solved the issue and it may help you guys to squash the bug:

    1) In Toonboom, I create an animation that starts on a full background, no alpha channel, then transitions in-animation to a wipe that then needs to be comped in AE.

    2) Render it out as a PNG4 sequence…

    3 votes
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  11. Potential workaround for two issues with Master Properties

    Specifically, the inability to copy keyframes or set a nested comp's Master Properties as a MP in a parent comp. Create a solid/null/something invisible, and apply multiple Effect Controls corresponding to each MP (Slider, Angle, Checkbox, etc.), then link the MP's to them with the new pickwhip.

    It's a pretty clunky workaround, and not robust at all, but it's better than nothing (arguably).

    4 votes
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  12. make ctrl-z after rendering works ^^

    undo does not work after a render... Bug reported a million times

    11 votes
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  13. Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    3 votes
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  14. Ability to have bullet pointed text

    Often I’ve needed to create a bullet point list but AE doesn’t support these and it’s a right faff trying to bodge them yourself.

    7 votes
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  15. Make AE great again!

    What you can do? You could program it to work! The last update (15.1) is not acceptable on my system. My workflow is interrupted and I have to jump back to an older version (14.2). This costs time, money and annoyance. After Effects was(!) quality, stability and reliability. Now it has become a rattle box. Make AE great again!

    Using AE since 1995 - on a PowerMacintosh with a dongle.
    Now: MacBook PRO OSX10.13.4 - with annoy.

    3 votes
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  16. Complete dark mode

    Right now the appearance can be set to pretty dark, but would be great to make it even darker if the user would like. Hours and hours in AE hurts the eyes!

    9 votes
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  17. Add an icon toggle for Parenting&Link in timeline view please

    How would you like the feature to work?
    There are currently 3 icon toggles in the lower lefthand corner of the Timeline panel -
    1-Layer switches
    2-Transfer Controls pane
    3-Timestretch
    Please, please, please add a 4th icon/toggle for Parenting



    Why is this feature important to you?
    Parenting is used more far than Timestreching and yet its not included in the toggle icons below.
    This continues to make no sense especially now that you've added Linking in the panel.
    Parenting is also the panel most would open to use quickly and then collapse to save space.
    Come on guys. This is…

    10 votes
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  18. complex compositions significantly slow the comp/timeline panel responsiveness down, especially on Windows

    As recorded here:
    https://youtu.be/WH9BVhcAXgo

    ..when working with even semi-complex compositions with many layers, the composition panel becomes quite sluggish and slow to respond. Curiously, this is especially bad on Windows even if you throw very high end hardware at it. OSX does get slower in the same type of projects, but isn't nearly as bad. Experienced on multiple machines, over multiple versions of Windows, this is something that's been an issue for years, if not has always been there.

    No system resources are being maxed out here. It would go a long ways for UX if you could at least…

    9 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Keyframe-able Blend Tool (From Illustrator)

    This is much like an echo or repeater type shape creation. Apply to a Shape on a Shape Layer, interpolates a set number "steps" between it and another Shape in a different position and/or configuration.

    Example, a straight Line "Blend"-ed with 5 steps to a wavy Line at a different place in space will produce 6 Lines (if the first is counted as a step) with the first being a straight line and each line placed in space between it and the wavy Line. Keyframe it for super cool animations!

    reference Blend Tool in Illustrator: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/blending-objects.html

    8 votes
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