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  1. This is a challenging bug report.

    I have been using After Effects since 1995 when it was owned by CoSa. I have never had a problem like this. Strange After Effects issue: Both of these movies used the same After Effects project file. The opacity fade didn't work in CC2018. After two hours of testing I rendered one last test in CC2018 (see attached file) and was not able to see the simple opacity fade. I then save the AE project file back one version to CC2017. I rendered the same test without changing a thing and was successfully able to get the simple fade to…

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  2. Bug: iMac main Screen as Mercury, with main GUI on Thunderbolt display sometimes fails

    Bug: iMAc main Screen as Mercury, with main GUI on Thunderbolt display sometimes fails. Not sure if it is sleep, or lack of RAM, but restart needed to get it back. Latest versions as of 6July2018.
    Unusual set up I know but would be good to check and support it if possible.
    iMac18,3 i7 4.2GHz, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 580 8GB

    2 votes

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  3. Keep clip settings on PR>AE 'replace with AE composition'

    Replacing an image sequence @[x]FPS in PR with an AE composition results in AE overriding the clip framerate with the setting in AE>preferences>import>sequence footage.

    This is counter-intuitive, and can lead to a massive loss of time fixing the problem. It is reasonable to expect the clip to have the same frame rate, as the point of Dynamic Linking is surely to allow seamless movement between applications.

    2 votes

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  4. In curves the alpha curve is hardly visible

    So as the interface is dark and the alpha curve is dark it can be hardly visible make it purple or give it an outline

    7 votes

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  5. Add a way to replace an image inside a composition but keep the size of the previous one.

    Imagine you animate an image and then realize that the image's resolution is too low for your needs and you need to replace it with a bigger one. If you just replace the file, the size will be too big and you need to work around that fact. It would be really time-saving to be able to do this automatically.

    2 votes

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  6. be able to render front view

    it would save a lot of tim and work being able to render the frontal view instead of having to render a camera.

    3 votes

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  7. AE crashes every 5-10 minutes, always when I'm moving a layer in space

    Running AE 15.1.1 build 12 on Mac Pro 2013, MacOS 10.13.4 (17E199).

    I'm not using any third-party plugins. It doesn't matter what the layer is that I'm repositioning, or whether it has any effects on it. It happen in simple comps and in complex ones.

    I've tried removing and reinstalling AE from scratch. I've tried switching between software rendering and OpenGL hardware rendering. I've sent endless crash reports to Adobe. Nothing helps.

    It always happens when I'm adjusting the X, Y or Z position of a layer in the normal way. It's driving me crazy.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    3 votes

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  8. Preference for changing the default temporal interpolation

    I can already change the default spatial interpolation to linear if I don't like Auto Bezier or Continuos Bezier. Unfortunately I cannot change the default temporal interpolation which always points to linear. It would be so great to have a preference where I can change the default to Auto Bezier.

    4 votes

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  9. Be able to define and use alpha values for colours

    It would be really nice to be able to set the alpha value in colour pickers! When using expressions, AE already has the value there as the array for colours is [R, G, B, A], but changing the alpha value doesn't actually do anything to the produced colour.

    I know that opacity is already a property, but it could be useful to be able to control opacity through the colour value in addition. For instance, if making a null solid, the colour could be set to [1,1,1,0] from the colour menu and not require the opacity property to be set…

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  10. 2 votes

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  11. Add Fast Previews/Adaptive Resolution button in Layer panels

    The only way to change the fast preview/adaptive resolution setting is in the composition panel. I'll often work in a Layer panel instead (faster than soloing layers) and then have to switch back to the comp viewer to change Fast Previews to Off and then switch back.

    Most of the toggles/settings are duplicated in both panels, would be nice if Fast Previews was, too.

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  12. 2 votes

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  13. 2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Better edit Source Text

    When choose 'Edit value' in the contextual menu of Source Text, we can edit the text on the Canvas. This is not always the most convenient way to edit text. I remember in earlier versions, the text could be edited in a separate popup window. This comes in handy when the text is hidden, or Offset or blurred or whatever.

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  16. Issues with After Effects on a network. Preview window is slow to respond or doesn't respond when changes are made. Works fine offline.

    Issues with After Effects on a network. We have a SAN, no network issues or disk i/o problems. When using After Effects 2018, there are issues with the preview window and it is very slow to respond when you make changes. Sometimes it never responds and is just blank grey until you flush cache, close AE, etc. Duplicating the project locally works fine as well as working offline.

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  17. Move the Smart Quotes toggle into the Character Panel

    Currently the toggle for Smart Quotes is only accessible in the overflow menu on the Character panel. A checkbox for Smart Quotes should be added to the panel itself -- like Ligatures and Hindi Digits.

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  18. eyedropper is not working on CC2018 on high sierra

    The eyedropper is not working as expected.

    I always set the background of my comps to the color of the interface using the eyedropper but in the new version it changes the color to black, not grey.

    I have manually been setting the color to 232323, but it's too time consuming.

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  19. Improve Tutorials Guidance

    I'm watching the After Effect beginner tutorials (specifically: Create 3D Type with Cinema 4D Renderer) and the narrator is very quickly navigating through the different steps of add shape layers etc but without any explanation ahead of time of why he is doing so. Rather, it is left to the viewer to discern after the effect (pun intended) as to what the function the various layers are.

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  20. Bug Report - Broken text animator on 3d-text layers

    Text gets cut off along the top of the text box boundary when animating in from the Y-Axis -- only when the text layer is 3D. Seems to be a new bug with the latest AE update. Would appreciate it if you guys could check that out. Thanks!

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