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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. VFX

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

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. bring back brainstorm.

    the little button that makes things.

    11 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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