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  1. 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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  2. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. better way to work with masks in the viewer

    Everytime I work with masks in the viewer I end up selecting/moving other layers and I have to reselect the mask which constantly throws me out of my flow. This is really frustrating.
    Please come up with a better way. Maybe add a switch to the viewer that locks everything from being selected other than the current active layer.

    3 votes
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  11. Premiere Audio Amplifying

    Within Premiere one has the ability to amplify audio, normalize audio, normalize peaks and to set the audio volume. After Effects - sadly - has no comparable features. It would help out a lot though. Especially in times of video producing bots like Templater or CompsFromSpreadsheet.

    3 votes
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  12. April 2018 After Effects loses PNG sequences

    This is a bug report (although this web site makes it infuriatingly unclear if this is where bug reports go).

    I am seeing behavior in the new version in which projects that contain PNG sequences seem to lose those sequences, giving a cant open dialog for every g..d... piece of media. I can cause the error by simply tabbing to another app and then back into AE. Note that projects open fine with all media and if you dismiss these multiple warning dialogs, everything works fine (of course for some projects, that can be hundreds of dialogs).The error seems to…

    3 votes
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  13. Render files in Premiere Pro-supported formats

    With Premiere Pro about to discontinue support for 32-bit legacy files, After Effects' render outputs should be formatted in non-legacy file types so they can work hassle-free in PrPro.
    (I haven't had much luck fully retaining alpha channels with non-legacy formats from Ae renders)

    2 votes
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  14. improve dual xeon

    after effects bad improvement on dual xeon machines

    2 votes
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  15. UI "Not Responding" after very short time or ANY mouse clicks.

    The user interface times out in Windows and offers up a "Not Responding" very quickly. The timeout seems to have shortened considerably in CC2018.

    There should be a way to run the message queue both from script and from plugins so that clicking on the AE windows doesn't immediately make them stop responding and so that progress can accurately be reported to the user.

    I have written this script which highlights the problem. Playing around with various values for 'totalTime' and 'numIterations' really shows off the problem and I have something that seems to work ok as long as updates…

    2 votes
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  16. mogrt text isn't showing up

    I created a mogrt call-out locator pin file in After Effects that is essentially the same as the locator pin call-out template, only in the opposite direction. I exported the mogrt file from After Effects to my local templates folder and went to premiere to use it. But when I put it onto my timeline in premiere, the text doesn't show up. Everything but the text shows up. Why? Where did the text go?

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  17. the UI very not user friendly

    the UI very not user friendly should redesign it

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  18. Full Screen Preview UI error

    Watching RAM previews in full screen is great and something I use all the time. Except when I turn off the full screen preview After Effects has to reload the entire UI. I usually work with quite a bit of Comps open (maybe 30+). Each time after coming out of the full screen preview the UI becomes unresponsive and then loads up and opens all the comps again and then brings me back to my normal layout.

    I know there are options to have mercury playback on a separate screen, which would most likely solve this problem - but you…

    0 votes
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  19. Guides need improvement

    The guides at the moment are horrible (granted I don't use them much for most of my work but on the job I have at the moment they are proving quite critical for making accurate masks on shape layers. The three pixel width lines are truly horrible and just make them look like a blurred line. Please just revert back to standard 1 pixel width lines - that is fairly essential for accurately placing them against objects on a visual. Or, if that is an problem for retina screens (which I'm thinking may be the reason they are like they…

    0 votes
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  20. Photoshop Filters and Adjusmentlayers in After Effects and vice versa

    I think it might be obvious and it is long overdue. Some things that Photoshop does are still not available in After Effects.
    And some things that After Effects does are not available in Photoshop, escpecially in 32bit. For example gradient map and colorama could be merged and unified.

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