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  1. Project Window Toggle to Hide Empty Folders

    You know those project templates that teams create with way too many folders in them, just in case you might put an asset in one? I think it would be very useful if After Effects (and Premiere for that matter) had a checkbox in the Project window to hide empty folders. And folders with nothing but empty folders in them. That would help so many of us with the ultra **** folder structure builders who think they are helping us stay organized.

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  2. Impliment option to have "Generate solid" create shape layer instead of new project item

    When the user chooses to create a new solid, the user should be presented with an option in the dialogue box for the new solid which, when checked, toggles the creation of a shape layer in the comp rather than creating a new "Solid" project item.

    Purpose: Solids behave differently than shape layers for some effects. In example, apply "Set Matte" to a text layer; set the source of the alpha to reference a solid or a shape layer and the results are different when the referenced layer is transformed.

    2 votes

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  3. add shift frame to sequence layers

    Sequence Layers command is very useful but not very fast to use. Most of the time I use it to shift layers of a few frame: I must select all layers, cut them, sequence layers and the trim back all layers to the end.
    It would be easier if you can add a sort of Shift time in the Sequence Layers Window, so we can choose how many frames to shift the in point of the next layer than the previous one.

    5 votes

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  4. Please provide the measure tool in After Effects that is in Illustrator.

    Allow us to count pixels in any direction in After Effects, the same exact tool that is currently in Illustrator.

    4 votes

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  5. 2 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Please provide more detail about the problem.
    - What OS and version are you using? ex., Windows 10 or macOS 10.14
    - What exact steps do you take before the problem occurs?
    - Do you get an error dialog or crash report dialog?
    - If you get a crash report dialog, have you submitted the report? If you’re not seeing the crash report dialog, choose Help > Adobe Crash Reporter in After Effects, and choose Always Show. When the crash report dialog appears, we appreciate if you fill in your email address and check the box that allows us to contact you about the crash.
    - What directories are your media and disk cache set to?
    - Have you tried resetting the preferences for After Effects? Hold Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Alt + Shift while After Effects starts.

  6. pre compose

    When pre-composing by going right click > pre-compose, AE crashes.

    AE 16.0.0
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

    2 votes

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    Thanks for filing this bug report.

    We need information about this problem:
    - Does the problem only happen in a specific project, or does it happen in all projects? Does it happen in a new project with a simple comp that only contains a solid or shape layer?
    - If the problem doesn’t happen in a new project, or happens in a specific project, what is in the comp that you are pre-composing? What types of layers or footage are being used? Effects? Expressions? Does the composition have properties in the Essential Graphics panel?
    - Do you choose to Leave All Attributes or Move All Attributes? Does that affect the problem?
    - Is the problem persistent after resetting the preferences for After Effects? Hold Command + Option + Shift while starting After Effects.

  7. Mojave Update and After Effects CC2019 Crashes Premiere CC2019 loses Audio

    Ever since I updated to Mojave Aftereffects will open for a second and then crash. Importing video into Premiere I get "An unspecified error occurred while performing a conform action on the following file:/" and there is no audio coming in with any of the videos I am importing.

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  8. BUG - Can't render in premiere pro with after effects open

    I've noticed lately that I can not render Ae comps in Pr while the relative project in Ae is open. Also, upon closing Pr after a successful render of my comps I lose the render files after relaunching Pr and have to re-render the comps.

    2 votes

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  9. AE 2019 Clips with Trillions+ of colors don't properly display alpha.

    Clips with Trillions+ colors will not show alpha even if the file has an alpha.

    2 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We need more detail about the problem you are describing.

    What format and codec are being used by these clips?

    Where is the alpha not visible? Is it in After Effects, or in a different application? If in After Effects, what is the color depth of the project set to? (8-, 16-, or 32-bpc?)

    I suspect that you may be encountering this problem:
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/35769118-bug-report-after-effects-cc-2019-can-t-read-alpha

    Please confirm if that is the case.

  10. Bring back after effects 15.0.1

    AE 15.0.1 was the last version that supported QT codec based exports.
    For many professional content deliverers this is a crucial part of their work. (Prores 422 is still THE standard for most).
    Now, after the plublication of cc2019, the option to install the "older version" 15.0.1 is gone from the cc installer tab.

    This is a severe problem for all QT based workflows.

    Please bring back this option.
    The only possible reson to withdraw this version would be if there were serious security issues with this version in which case it would be adobe's duty to report those.

    3 votes

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  11. Crashes on load every time, absolutely unusable. Tried all the usual tricks, this is an extreme issue.

    Crashes on load every time, absolutely unusable. Tried all the usual tricks, this is an extreme issue.

    4 votes

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  12. ctrl+2,3,4,5 crashes AfterEffects

    ctrl+2 crashes AfterEffects, if this combination is set for changing language in windows 10.

    2 votes

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  13. Trim to Comp Error

    When using "Trim Comp to Work Area," if my Timecode Display Style is setup as "Timecode," the beginning of the trimmed comp is whatever timecode it was previously, but if I'm in the frames "Timecode Display Style," it resets the beginning frame to "0," instead of the frame number that it was before.

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  14. Bring back AE 15.0.1 and ME 12.0.1

    By introducing AE16 Adobe has also removed the last working versions of AE and ME from the list of older versions in the CC installer.
    By last working we are talking about native QT export in industry codecs like prores, hap or any other professional QTbased codec.

    This means: If You got lured into installing AE16 by the news the missing QT features where fixed by bringing back at least HAP then You just destroyed Your production workflow. Because now there's no way of safely going back to AE15.0.1

    This is an unacceptable step and severe problem for most of…

    4 votes

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  15. 2 votes

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  16. Curves and Levels - allow user to adjust Lab curves instead of only RGB

    Curves and levels allows you to adjust RGB channels, which can be destructive to colors if you just want to adjust the lightness

    Allow user to change the curves/levels mode to Lab color mode and offer those channels as an alternative to RGB

    4 votes

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  17. Project settings set to 16-bit fails to render alpha channel (8-bit works)

    This happens both in-app and on imported prores4444 clips.

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  18. Home panel has cut content

    Home panel has cut content and it doesn't change when resizing the window.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    This is a known problem that we are investigating for a future update to After Effects. The problem happens when you migrate preferences from an earlier version of After Effects.

    If you reset the preferences for After Effects (hold Command/Ctrl + Alt/Option + Shift during application startup), this problem will go away.

  19. roll and scrollbar on layer control

    on any layer control fx (like lut on lumetri) the hability to change it using the scroll and add a scrollbar if the list its to long! PLEASE!

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  20. Automatically import export from AE to Premiere Pro

    When rendering something out of AE using the Render Que, have option to automatically import into Premiere Pro. I do not use dynamic link for various reasons, one being how slow and unstable it is.

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