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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Bug: system crash when rendering Photoshop files

    When previewing / rendering larger comps which have sub-comps generated by importing Photoshop files as comps, system crashes because it runs out of disk space:
    In Users[username]\AppData\Local\Temp I get a file "Photoshop Temp1284038260" that keeps growing until the harddrive is literally completely full. (Although neither After Effects nor Photoshop are supposed to use that drive for caching.) It shrinks and then gets completely deleted when quitting AE.

    2 votes
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  9. "The document is locked for editing by another user"

    I would like to display "The document is locked for editing by another user" like office so that other people can not edit it.

    6 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. A better CINEWARE tool

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

    6 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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