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  1. Securing project files

    It would be amazing if there was a simple way to "lock" a project file. This could come in very handy at the end of a project when archiving or even to limit certain functions of a file.

    For instance, once locked, a file can be opened but it can't be exported/rendered unless unlocked. This could be very helpful in the educational realm and for studios once a project has wrapped.

    8 votes
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  2. Command + Space Bar Zoom

    Would be nice to have AE act the same as PS & AI with the "Command + Space Bar" zooming in & out in composition.

    5 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Bug - Master Properties and toComp() expression

    Most expressions linked to a Master Property work properly when the MP is changed across different instances, but a few expression methods like toComp() and fromComp() always act as if the layer being referenced has its original transform data, even if those properties are being changed instance-wise by the Master Properties.

    For instance, if in "Comp 1" I put a Beam effect, using the positions of two 3D layers as the endpoints using toComp(), and control the positions of said layers via MP's in "Comp 2" (or control the "Comp 1"s camera position, etc.), the Beam endpoints just stay in…

    2 votes
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  5. Lab colorspace

    To be able to convert the RGB color space to Lab color space, and work in Lab in AE.

    3 votes
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  6. Foreground and Background Layers

    Currently working on GUI-simulations.
    And I think of two features that would come in handy"

    1 Mark layers as 'Comp Duration', to make sure that these layers will adjust to the Comp duration, even when this is changed (great for Background-layers).

    2 Mark layers as 'Always On Top', to prevent from arranging layers all the time: E.g. in a GUI-simulation the Mouse Pointer must be always on top.

    3 votes
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  7. Illustrator bug in 4K comps

    When animating Illustrator layers in a 4K comp, they sometimes get cut off in weird ways - as if there's a mask there that shouldn't be - and this bug is reflected in the full render as well as the preview. Setting the resolution to half (1080P) or lower displays and renders the image properly. Purging memory/cache, switching GPUs, restarting, working locally only, and trying other machines has not worked. This bug is also present when rendering at full resolution through Media Encoder. My main system is running Windows 10 Pro with a GTX 780 as my display card and…

    2 votes
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  8. A better CINEWARE tool

    CINEWARE improvements for a powerful VFX Workflow between After effects and Cinema 4D.

    6 votes
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  9. Option-pickwhip to create relative paths to layers and features within the same layer.

    This would set up relative paths based on layer index and propertyIndex.

    3 votes
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  10. Animation Preset as a Panel

    It would be useful to have independent "User Preset" and "Animation Preset" panels, dockable and stackable like the other panels, instead of a folder inside "Effect and Preset" panel.

    4 votes
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  11. Please fix the "premultiplied" alpha channel option

    There is a bug with premultiplied alpha channels. I found that it is doing the "unpremult" operation in the wrong gamma space, causing dark edges on semi-transparent CGI renderings (like clouds and smoke). Please fix this! Interestingly OpenEXR's do not seem to have this problem.

    5 votes
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  12. Brush pen draw in a shape layer

    Many AE users are also hand drawn animators and when you have a full set up of an character build in Ae.
    Sometimes in your animation you want draw a keyframe because your set up can not do what you want.
    Sometimes you want to make a build with tradionnal animation...

    How it can be:
    When you draw it make a shape layer with a path and you can draw another frames in the same path and made a morph between two keyframe.

    You can have effect with onion skin in this layer.

    It can be a really a huge…

    5 votes
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  13. bug report

    When I open a project in CC2018 that has had footage time-remapped in CC2017 the time remapping is completely messed up and needs to be redone. Can you make it so that the 2018 version doesn't have this issue?

    2 votes
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  15. Turn the Timeline into a Dopsheet

    I'm not a huge fan of using the timeline in such intensive way as it is right now as it can get so cluttered with all the twirled open settings. I would rather prefer having dedicated panels for all the individual tasks.

    So that we would have a transform panel(much like the transform effect) for altering so settings, a panel for adjusting and animating shape layers/masks, a text panel to add and adjust all those text effects, .....
    As soon as those settings are altered the parameter becomes exposed in the timeline and there you could just adjust the timing…

    4 votes
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  16. After Effects 15.1 update. Text clipped on top from older projects.

    In the newest version of After Effects all of my old projects have most the tops of the text-bounding boxes for text I have clipped at the top, I can always hack a fix with line-height and adjusting position, but with projects that have a lot of animated text thin isn't really a viable solution.

    This happens on mine as well as a co-worker's computer on various older projects.

    2 votes
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  17. How about we start by getting the apps to run under High Sierra 10.13.4?

    After running the latest MacOS update, literally none of my CC apps will open. What the heck Adobe? Earlier this week you announce you are discontinuing one of my favorite apps, and now this? I have projects due!

    3 votes
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  18. AE 15.1 Bug "After Effect warning: Unable to open file..." if give focus to another program then return back to After Effects

    AE 15.1 Bug "After Effect warning: Unable to open file..." if give focus to another program then return back to After Effects. This is on Windows 10. Happens with new and old projects every time focus is changed to another program then back to After Effects. It goes through every file in the project and says it can't open the file, but the project is working fine other than having to click OK to keep closing the warning dialogue.

    2 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. AE 15.1 Breaks Pro-Res Support

    We just updated two of our Mac Pros to the latest AE 15.1 and it is having problems importing some of our media. These are 1080p pro-res 422 .mov files.

    Error is: Source file has no importable streams. Please check that it is a valid video/audio file. (86 :: 1)

    If we go back one version of AE the files open fine again, so there is something changing with this update that breaks support for our QT Pro-Res footage, as it is the only variable changing on the system. This issue also occurred when we tested it on an older…

    4 votes
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