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  1. "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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. A better CINEWARE tool

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

    6 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 2 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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