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  1. 2 votes

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  2. ASCII project files

    Please provide an option to save project files as ASCII files instead of binary. This is particularity needed for source control (such as when checking in After Effects projects into a Git repository) and for traceability (i.e., who/when changed what) but also allows project issues to be easily rectified with a simple text editor (such as performing search-and-replace of media paths or replacing one plug-in with another and do it across projects in a fraction of the time that it would take to do it manually).

    Note that all professional content creation software support ASCII files including Maya.

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  3. It would be great to be able to invert and keyframe the freeze area mask in the liquify effect, so that it effects the deformation

    It would be great to be able to invert and keyframe the freeze area mask in the liquify effect, so that its effect on the deformation throughout the animation can change, rather than just being a "stencil" for individual brush strokes being applied.

    3 votes

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  4. Workspace dissapeared

    I created a simple character in illustrator and imported it into my after effects project file. The character used some rigging, but this was by no means an advanced animation. I created two solids (below the character layers) and on one I tried to add Fractal Noise, but after doing that I am no longer able to see my workspace. I have attached a screenshot for reference. You will see in my second screenshot that I am able to select the elements that are in the composition, they just are not visible.

    This must have corrupted my file in some…

    2 votes

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  5. Option to Import of Seq With Missing Frames as Multiple Sequences

    I'd like an option to have an image sequence with missing frames be brought in as separate image sequence items.

    Reason being, if an edit uses multiple instances of the same clip but from different in/out points, and I need to deliver shots with matching timecode and clip IDs, it currently requires a rather tedious build of the comps.

    3 votes

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  6. The problem is when I add a video into after effects then on playback this red line appears. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2182742

    The problem is when I add a video into after effects then on playback this red line appears. Even if I randomly shift the marker to another point the red line appears again. Due to this red line the video is looping around that part for a short time but each time it loops with the red line appearing continuously Please help. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2182742

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. Stop hiding the project window

    Please stop hiding the project window every time I click away. This did not happen in previous versions of AE, and is clearly a complete waste of the user's time to have to re-call this window constantly.

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  10. convert CMYK ro RGB option for vector files

    option to convert a CMYK vector file to RGB, from within AE.

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  11. Dark border with glow effect

    Sometimes, when the glow is applied to a layer with transparency, the effect would render a dark border outside. Since you mostly want glow to make things more shiny, this behaviour is really not suitable.

    So please make it shine, at least in the corresponding effect operation mode.

    It happens to me only with the following setting: Glow in original colors

    See image attached.

    2 votes

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  12. Fix interruptive save behaviour

    Under Windows 10, if one double-clicks an After Effects project in File Explorer, that file is correctly highlighted as the selected file as After Effects opens the project and the user works on it. However, once After Effects saves, the highlighted file is no longer highlighted in File Explorer, in fact, no file is highlighted. The effect of this is that the behaviour interrupts the workflow, especially when working on a set of files that each must be systematically verified and possibly modified.

    Any other software would not affect the highlighted file in File Explorer when saving, but After Effects…

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  13. Allow file-based versioning/snapshotting of all media relating to a project

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    An After Effects project is frozen. As such all media related to that project must remain untouched yet remain in their location on the file system while still allowing the next version to build on the previous version.

    Currently, to support this, I version all media using the prefix _v###. Then, every time I need to freeze a project, I duplicate all the versioned files and increment the version numbers. Sometimes files are renamed, sometimes files are deleted in the process, yet the versions before remain untouched.

    In fact, depending on the structure, the files of the new version…

    2 votes

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  14. Big Bug: Expressions on Shape Layer FX (with demo video)

    Here's a two-minute demo of the bug in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_c6XOWOv-w

    ...and here's the same thing in text form:

          Steps:

          1) New Comp ([1000,1000])
          2) New Shape Layer
          3) Effects -> Expression Controls -> Point Control ([100,100])
          4) Change Comp Size ([880, 1230])

          Result:

          The value of the Point Control CHANGES ITSELF from [100,100] to [88, 123].

    As I mention in the video, I'm sure this has something to do with the back-end of how Shape Layers deal with the canvas — and, obviously, Shape Layers aren't meant to have renderable effects applied to them. That said, I can't think of…

    2 votes

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    Thank you for reporting this. At the moment, it’s unclear what you would like to have changed.

    The cause of what you are observing is that shape layers always inherit the dimensions of the composition that contains them. Thus, by changing the dimensions of the composition, you are also changing the dimensions of the shape layer.

    You will get the same result if you apply a Point Control effect to a solid layer, and then change the dimensions of the solid layer. The coordinate values of the Point Control will scale to compensate.

    The result in both cases is that coordinate values are scaled along with the layer so that the any rendered result is proportional to the original. If this wasn’t done, effects wouldn’t appear to scale with the rest of the layer and the result would look “wrong”.

    I can see that may not be the result you…

  15. 3D Drifting Camera Tool Bug

    I am experiencing an issue when using the camera tool to track xy. I am using a late 2013 Mac Pro with 32 gigs of RAM; OS 10.11.6. This issue only occurs when using AE CC 2018. It doesn't occur in any of the older versions. I have found this issue with each CC2018 update. I have been using After Effects daily since 1995 and have been using the 3D capabilities since they were released in 2001 and never experienced the problem I am having. See attached video; every time the cursor stops moving I have completely removed my hand…

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  16. nvidia 1030

    pls test gpu for adobe after effect nvidia geforce gt1030

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  17. Premiere Dissolves no longer create Opacity keyframes in After Effects

    In the past, you could create a video in Premiere Pro and add in typical Cross Dissolves. Then, when you send the clips through to dynamic link, all of the dissolves would be converted into Opacity keyframes.

    This has not worked for a large number of previous versions.

    Was this feature removed? If so, why? Can it be added back? Is this a bug?

    3 votes

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  18. Major issue with resizing!

    In the latest version I've had an issue where resizing comps, footage or using resize at export results in a video file that is either unplayable or distorted. Only unresized footage seems to export properly, and yes I am using uncompressed AVI and square pixels. I talked to support and they recommended I roll back.

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  19. 14.2.2

    Need to work in 14.2.2 to be compatible with a clients back end. On the CC installer it claims to be 14.2.2 but when opened & running, it states it’s 14.2.1.34. Which is correct?

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    After Effects 14.2.1.34 was the last release of the 14.x versions of After Effects CC. (That is, it was the last release of After Effects to be branded as “CC 2017”.)

    The version number “14.2.2” was an Adobe-internal label to differentiate a change in the installer package, and was not advertised as a new release.

    > Need to work in 14.2.2 to be compatible with a clients back end.

    Please clarify this. Since 14.2.1 was the last release, this doesn’t make sense to me.

  20. Scripting access to set markers as "selected"

    Please open the API to allow access to programmatically select a given marker.

    I am trying to write a script to access the "Update Markers from Source" context menu item, but because that particular command requires a layer marker to be selected, and it's impossible to select a marker via ExtendScript, my script cannot ever work.

    It's already possible to loop through to select a certain layer. It should be just as easy to select a layer marker on that layer, once the layer is selected.

    4 votes

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