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  1. Add a feature to allow the user add shape to a light.

    Add a cutting option in the Light Settings window that allows the user cut the light source using four shutters. It should also allow rotation of the shape.
    Another idea would be to allow the user place a shape inside the light - a Gobo projection?
    Look forward to seeign this feature added in the future.

    2 votes
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  2. Fix the problem about the windows disappearing from screen

    If I connect with my laptop to an external screen and start working in after effects I cannot detach the screen without all my windows are moving to nirvana and there is absolutely no chance to get them back and rearrange them since all required controls are somewhere out of my screen. To fix this I have to kill all my personal menu settings. That bug exists since 2008!!! So please!

    4 votes
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  3. One popup for all shape properties

    PLEASE (I am begging), When I want to change the properties of a shape layer, color and fill type, PLEASE put all of that into one screen. I am new to After Effects and I am constantly clicking the color swatch while wanting to change the properties of no fill, fill and gradient. I am constantly getting frustrated and wished these things were all in one click rather than separated in a color swatch and a word link. PLEASE put this in one popup!!

    5 votes
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  4. Open-EXR 16-bit HALF-float rendering

    32-bit Open-EXR is now supported. The ability to render a HALF float from AE will improve workflow with smaller files and data rates when 32-bits is not necessary.

    13 votes
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  5. Über keyframes for tracked mask path animation

    When tracking a mask path or import a shape data from Mocha, keyframes are created in every frame. Further tweaking of the animation is nearly impossible because only a single keyframe can be modified. We need Mocha-like "über keyframes" to modify the whole shape animation or a group of keyframes.

    12 votes
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  6. Let us view the timeline while viewing the Graph editor

    It is very tedious to switch between the graph editor and the timeline over and over again.

    By changing this it would be possible to easily change the keyframes position, moving layers and adjusting the velocity of the keyframes in the same workspace.

    12 votes
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  7. Add metadata back in to project files

    After Effects used to add in a "CreatorTool" to the xmp metadata in the project file (eg. "<xmp:CreatorTool>Adobe After Effects CC 2018 (Windows)</xmp:CreatorTool>").

    This is really useful for finding out the version of AE the project was created in, so the correct version can be opened (especially when coding). This also displayed data in Adobe Bridge that's now missing.

    Any reason why this was removed in CC 2019? Can we have it back?

    1 vote
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  8. Center Path / Shape Anchor Point

    Currently there is no way to center a paths anchor point. It would be helpful to have a keyboard shortcut that would take the current selected path anchor point and center it to the path points, much like Ctrl + alt + Home does for layers.

    This would allow path level animation to happen around the center of the path or shape instead of wherever the Anchor Point is arbitrarily put when created.

    9 votes
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  9. render notifications.

    Mobile app with notification as render finishes.

    3 votes
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  10. Hard lock on previewing comp

    Attempting to preview a 1080p comp with a couple 3d layers and effects, and After Effects locks up completely while generating a humongous crash log without offering a dialog to close the program. I need to kill the process in Task Manager in order to shut down. I submitted a crash report on the one time I received the proper dialog, but have more (5-10 GB) crash logs should they be useful.

    Running latest version of AE on Windows 10, Nvidia 970GTX with updated drivers.

    1 vote
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  11. Track Matte (alpha/luminance) on multiple layers

    Preferably I would love Groups to do this (being able to add multiple layers to a group thats affected byt he same adjustment or alpha layer), the same way as Photoshop. But being able to select that multiple layers track matte from one source is something I miss a LOT of times and have to find ways to work around the limitations of the program.

    8 votes
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  12. Advanced Puppet Issue

    The new "advanced puppet" is coming into act as a force. The user must be able to set all the future pin creations to either Legacy or Advanced. As the Advanced Puppet tool does not support "Starch" it is not usable for a savvy animator anymore. It does have other good funcations probably but as far as character animation is concerned, without starch tool, you lose the desired workflow.

    Hope this get fixed in the new update.

    Thanks!

    4 votes
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  13. Import Illustrator Brushes

    Since the brush/paint tool uses vector brush shapes, we should be able to import illustrator brushes and use them within After Effects.

    12 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. Hide/delete trimmed markers

    It'd be great to have an option to hide or delete markers that are trimmed from a clip. Ideally it could be set as the default behavior with the markers' right-click menu giving users the option to unhide them, though I realize that hiding the markers would require a new level of interaction, where automatic deletion of trimmed markers would be a relatively easy implementation. Either way would be a massive improvement on the current process of removing unnecessary markers.

    3 votes
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  16. Display Acceleration Disabled

    Can you fix this issue? I recently updated to the latest CC and now I can no longer see my RAM Previews which is a major issue for my workflow!

    I run a MAC that is already fully upgraded so thats not really an option for me.

    7 votes
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  17. Deform layer along path

    Deforming an object along a spline/path is a pretty basic feature in any 3D application, and it would be quite useful to have this functionality built into After Effects. It would make animating custom strokes and lines far easier and simpler.

    Basically, build the functionality of this plugin into AE:
    https://aescripts.com/bao-boa/

    7 votes
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  18. #ProjectGoodBones

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    1 vote
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  19. Add button to assign mask to effect to the controls panel

    Right now it is possible to assign a mask to an effect, but we have to twirl down the layer and go to the effects compositing option to do this. It would be better to have these buttons on the effects panel right by the effect.

    6 votes
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  20. Synchronize scripts using Creative Cloud

    Scripts are often very small files and each user tends to have a combination of scripts they use on their workflow. It would be great if scripts could be synced across computers using Creative Cloud.

    6 votes
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