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  1. Bug Report: Immersive Environment Projection Options

    In Version 18, they removed the "VR Goggles" from the Composition Window which is where we would change the projection for the Adobe Immersive Enviroment so that the footage would be properly displayed inside of a VR Headset. You didn't give us another place to change this settings so any versions of AE past 17.7.0 are unusable for 360 VR workflows. Can we get our button back? #AdobeUXQC_Fail

    37 votes

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  2. After Effects 22.4 crashing with Cinema 4D 3D renderer

    After Effects crashes all the time when choosing Cinema 4D renderer for extruding and animating shapes, I have tried reinstalling, clearing preferences and importing the .AEP in a new project or restarting from scratch without success.

    After Effects 22.4
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 64 GB Memory
    Monterey 12.4

    Thanks in advance!

    5 votes

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  3. Save location should be where I opened the recent project...

    There are few posts on this but I'm surprised it doesn't have more votes.

    It seems really counter intuitive and downright frustrating that whenever I open a recent project and go to save it, it automatically suggests the folder I used last, which could be a completely different project... not just simply where I opened the file from!?

    It's such a time sink having to manually dig through folders between clients and it's way too easy to accidental save files in the wrong projects.

    6 votes

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  4. Magnification Ratio Revamp

    Hello. We would love to see the Magnification Ratio updated with custom zoom values. Based on a small poll in MDA Slack, 7 people agree.

    1. Customize the values in the Magnification Ratios list in the AE Preferences.
    2. Add "Custom..." to bottom of Magnification Ratio list and allow entering one-time custom value.

    Thanks!

    9 votes

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  5. AE frequently resets preferences upon opening

    Ever since the release of AE 22.2, it happens quite frequently to me that AE resets all preferences upon opening it. Maybe something like every fourth or fifth time of opening it (but the frequency seems to vary). Other times, I just get an error message that some preference file contains an expected value (but I don't think it resets all preferences, though).

    Is this a known bug? Can I do something about it? There are so many preferences I have to add back every time that I can't really work in these AE versions.

    11 votes

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  6. Essential Graphics in Render Queue

    Exposing Essential Graphics/Essential Properties in the Render Queue would let us quickly render out variations of a single composition without having to create several copies of a comp within the project.

    I could see this as either a tab in the Render Settings dialog, or possibly an entirely new Render Item row that sits between Render Settings and Output Modules when a comp has properties in Essential Graphics.

    Bonus points if this Essential Graphics render item row could be scriptable or tie into CSV/TSV/JSON data. This would be great for automated headless rendering. (But maybe this is a separate feature…

    7 votes

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  7. Make All Effects 32bit Compatible

    I use After Effects for compositing my 3D renders, and I always export 16 or 32 bit EXRs, starting to use ACES. Unfortunately, many, many effects are still only 8 bit, some support 16, and some can do 32. If you don't want to lose me and many other compositors (at least those that are left), please update more effects to 32bit!

    58 votes

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  8. AutoSave Does. Not. AutoSave.

    AutoSave DOES NOT ACTUALLY SAVE half the time. This is ridiculous, especially since your software is famous for crashing regularly for approx 100% of users.

    Stop with horrible annual upbreaks and just. fix. your. software.

    4 votes

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  9. AE 22.4.0 is horrendously slow

    Sorry, I'm not sure what else to say about this other then AE 22.4.0 is EXTREMELY slow in performance all round. I mean the timeline takes forever to cache and render just a single frame for the viewport.

    I rolled back to 22.0 and the speed difference is chalk and cheese. 22.0 is an order of magnitude faster.

    8 votes

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  10. AE 22.6 Bug CSV File Issue

    After upgrading to AE 22.6, I am unable to render a comp that uses a CSV file to assign colors to multiple shape layers. I keep getting error 512. After rolling back to 22.5, the project works again.
    The mogrt I created from this project also crashes Premiere 22.6.1 when I try to render. Rolling back Premiere to 22.5 fixes the problem.

    2 votes

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    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks again for reporting this issue. We were able to reproduce the error with your project and we are investigating a fix for future versions of After Effects.

    In After Effects 22.6, the simplest workaround for this issue is to choose "Mercury Software Only" for the renderer in the Project Settings under Video Rendering. That should allow the project to render successfully.

    - John, After Effects Engineering Team

  11. Add a "Set text layer to current font" option/button to the edit dropdown/Character panel

    In After effects in the Character Panel, if I have a font selected e.g. Roboto Regular and with my cursor I select a text layer, which has a different font let's say Arial Regular, There is no way to apply the currently set font to that layer. I have to switch the font to let's say Roboto Medium and back to Regular to apply the currently selected font.

    4 votes

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  12. 22.6 render >10 times slower in Mac M1 than 22.5 - PLEASE CHECK!

    22.6 render engine is not working properly on M1 Macs. After a couple of seconds rendering times rise by 10x to 100x times. AE sequence in Premiere are causing Premiere to export in hours or "GPU Error" crash. Please check. Just rolled back to 22.5 and that is working properly.

    4 votes

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  13. Option to see if a layer has any other layers connected to it

    Before deleting a layer that looks 'un used' it will be super useful to be able to quickly double check if maybe some other layers are reliant on it because they are either parented or linked to it.

    When a project has many layers, especially if the project file has been worked on by more than one person, you sometimes don't know or don't remember if a null layer is actually being used, or an old version of a layer, that you switched off, is actually parented to a new layer (usually to save time reanimating stuff).

    It will be…

    5 votes

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  14. Bug: Layers becoming unparented in comp when project is imported into another project multiple times

    I am able to reproduce this bug consistently, if I have an AE project, containing a comp with a layer that is parented to a null, then I import that project into another project 4 times, on the fourth instance that was imported, the layer is no longer parented to the null.

    I have included a simple project file that I'm importing, as well as a project where I've imported it 4 times, you'll see on the fourth imported project, layer isn't parented.

    4 votes

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  15. Dark Mode support in MacOS

    import and save and close windows are light when they should be dark when system dark mode is on. please please please fix this, I've been waiting years for this to be fixed but somehow not fixed yet.

    9 votes

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  16. 11 votes

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  18. RAM Preview not realtime and unusable after exporting MacBook M1 Pro

    RAM Preview is fine when freshly opened After effects but when you export your project to Media Encoder things gets annoying. Now if you go back to your project and start RAM Preview it only renders about 2-5 frames. The only fix i can do is restart the after effects and load the project again.

    AE v 22.6
    ME v 22.6
    Chip: Apple M1 Pro
    Total Number of Cores: 10 (8 performance and 2 efficiency)
    Memory: 16 GB

    2 votes

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  19. View Options

    Would love "Copy View Options" and "Apply View Options" as a Menu Item. This would allow batch updating view options across all comps.

    View > Copy View Options
    View > Apply View Options

    Should "Copy" the current Composition's Magnification Ratio, Resolution Factor, Fast Preview Pref, Transparency, Mask/Shape Visibility, Title/Action Safe, Proportional Grid, Grid, Guides, Rulers, 3D Reference Axes, RGB, Exposure, and all settings under View Options...

    Should "Apply" all the above to the current Composition, or all selected comps in the Project Panel.

    (If Mag Ratio > "Fit" or "Fit to Comp" are selected, don't just copy the zoom value…

    6 votes

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  20. Please my effects aren't working

    When I drag the change to colour effect to effect to my clip and I customize it, there are no changes.

    2 votes

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