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  1. Add photoshop layer update feature

    Its cool that Photoshop has the Ctrl+E feature but it would be cooler if there is a button that you could add the new layers of the Photoshop fil, something like the cinemware where you can re import the contents of the c4d file into after.
    So photosop will have no steps inbetween importing and updating files.

    6 votes

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  2. 4 votes

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  3. 32bpc and screen layer mode

    In 32bpc mode, if footages had got HDR(1.0+ or 0.0-) pixels, screen layer mode doesn't work properly.

    5 votes

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  4. 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.

    7 votes

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  5. Make use of TIFF's ExtraSamples tag

    The TIFF file format contains the ExtraSamples tag (338) which can be used to give a description of extra components. This field can be used to specify inside the file if it contains premultiplied or straight data.
    When AE exports a TIFF sequence it just leaves this field as UNSPECIFIED. This causes other software (and AE itself) to be unable to know if the data is premultiplied or straight.
    Similarly, when a composition is created from a TIFF file AE does not seem to read this field and thus it's guessing wrong as to what kind of contents is in…

    4 votes

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  6. Keyboard shortcuts are not updated in the Tooltips

    When you update your keyboard shortcuts, the tooltip shortcuts should update with the new key command.

    4 votes

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  7. 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.

    7 votes

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  8. 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…

    7 votes

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  9. Fully customizible Light Wrap with ton's of settings

    including inputting a texture, if needed!
    including Adobe Sensei to match to the background!

    6 votes

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  10. Lumetri Color to be reversable

    for cases whe you work with some graded material with effects and especially lighting like glow effects, and than they're like send you the ungraded clip for finalization, and you kind of need not to touch already all your settings for lighting that were involved with the graded clip and you just have to downgrade what's graded.

    4 votes

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  11. Create New Shape Layer Above Existing Selection

    Add feature that places new Shape Layers above a selected layer. Nulls and Solids already behave in this manner, so it would just be a matter of applying the same behavior to Shape Layers.

    6 votes

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  12. New Project Template Improvement

    New Project Template is a great addition for getting your project off on the right track quickly. But if you've taken the time to setup a template for yourself, you've probably noticed that you routinely have to tell AFX that you don't want to "save" when you open something else.

    When you start up AFX or close a project, the template loads. But then you open an existing project and you're prompted to "Save Changes?" AFX should be able to tell that this is an unchanged template and not prompt you to save.

    In a production environment, I'm opening existing…

    6 votes

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  13. Smear/smudge feature in the clone stamp tool

    It should be possible to blur/smear/smudge strokes to allow for color uniformity when making a clean plate, for instance. Take note from Nuke's rotopaint node.

    3 votes

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  14. 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…

    5 votes

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. Reveal Composition in project not working

    Using the latest Version of AE 15.11.0 and MacOS 10.13.4. The "Reveal Composition in Project" feature is not working properly. It is should reveal the comp in the project window but no longer does this.

    6 votes

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  17. Rotobrush Enhancement

    In future releases of After Effects updates, would it be possible to make the Rotobrush behave more like a manual brush to better record our actions as we draw upon the surface that we want to separate from the background? I know the Favor Current Edges feature helps with this but there are still calculations that throw off the contour lines you set. If only there was a way to better track the outlines we set on the base frame, plus have the rotobrush more accurately record our manual strokes set. I believe it will speed up the rotoscoping process.…

    3 votes

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  18. Fix After Effects

    My After Effects and AME options went from around 50 codecs that I need access to for both import and export to MAYBE 10?? And the ones that remain are the ones o never ever ever ever use.

    What kind of decision is this?? Eliminate MODERN AND HEAVILY USED codecs like HAP? NDI?

    This is ridiculous!!

    Please tell me there's a fix coming... I'm very unhappy paying for what is basically a useless subscription at this point...

    Please!!! A Fix?? Is it coming??

    I don't care that Apple stopped supporting QuickTime... There are still new and great codecs using the…

    5 votes

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  19. After Effects 15.1 bug: File "(filename).aif" cannot be opened, it may be in an unsupported format. ( 86 :: 1 )

    Please also see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2476842, as this was previously submitted in the community forum.

    Expected Result: Users should be able to use AIFF files in After Effects. It is an industry standard file format.

    Experienced Issue: The current version of After Effects will not allow them to be used. After updating to 15.10, After Effects stopped recognizing .aif files.

    Error message when opening any project with .aif files in them: After Effects error: File "(filename).aif" cannot be opened, it may be in an unsupported format. ( 86 :: 1 )

    -This happens on multiple machines tested.
    -Uninstall/reinstall does not resolve. …

    5 votes

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  20. Please give ability for AE to read EXR written by Houdini !!

    Please give ability for AE to read EXR written by Houdini !!

    3 votes

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