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  1. Bug: After Effects 2020 crashes on zoom

    After Effects 2020 keeps crashing when I use my Apple Wireless Magic Mouse 2 to zoom in. As soon as I slide my finger, the application crashes. It seems like it's isolated to one specific pre-comp.

    5 votes
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  2. Colorama color panel update please !?!?!?

    Colorama is so powerful; but the color picker suck.
    Just use the same picker as the rest of the Program, PLEASE.

    Why this color picker from the 80's, for a such a great effect?

    Also, we should be able to see live update in the composition panel

    8 votes
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  3. Bug: After Effects 2020 crashes on preview

    After a short work, when I do a preview, the ae2020 stops working and crashes. it happens all the time

    5 votes
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  4. Please add option to not load workspace on file, but rather stick to the one you are currently using.

    Opening old files or files from other designers always loads the workspace on the file, which in most cases doesn't match the current one, or simply isn't available.

    I've found that it is very rare that I want to use a different workspace than the one I am currently using when opening a file, so this behavior forces unneeded interaction and interruption to the workflow

    It would be ideal to have a general option to disable this behavior and instead ignore the workspace setting saved on the file.

    Thanks!

    7 votes
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  5. Layer selection bug After Effects 2020 (v17.0) with dual monitors?

    My setup uses two monitors with the left monitor devoted to the timeline alone and my main monitor for the Project, Composition, etc. windows.

    In all previous versions of AE I could adjust something in the timeline on my left monitor, go to the comp window on the main monitor, then click, hold, and drag a layer to move it around.

    If I do the same thing in AE 2020 the selected layer will NOT drag on the first click. I have to click it once to "activate" that window (a blue outline appears) and then click and drag the…

    4 votes
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  6. [BUG] on 17.0.1 rotobrush breaks the project after reloading

    If Rotobrush is applied in anyway, after saving, closing and restarting the project won't start.
    Returns an error: missing data in file

    3 votes
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  7. Make an archive of the AE SDK forum available.

    The old AE SDK forum contained hundreds of threads with valuable information that is not available in the AE SDK guide. Very many of those threads are no longer available at all, and the new interface is no longer navigable because it is not possible to limit searches to posts tagged with 'SDK' or in any other meaningful way. Moreover, questions about the SDK are simply not being answered any more, and there is no other support resource. I don't think I would have been able to get anywhere near where I am now without the help of the forum,…

    4 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Onion Skin

    You propably have people asking you that, but it would be just great to have a Onion Skin function at the Ae, so we could see some of the frames/keyframes before or even after. That could help a lot while doing some animation, effects and I think everything, couse you have a more wide view of what you are doing without needing a pre render

    112 votes
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  9. Allow for scripts to access After Effects Color picker

    Writing scripts for after effects is fun as well as frustrating, but scripts allow for the community to bring features to After effects to ease workflow processes.
    And I think adding the possibility to access After effects native color picker would open up a great amount of potentials for scripts.

    Currently we have to adress OS native color pickers which from my experience doesn't match colors with AE.

    9 votes
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  10. Add Grain in 32bit

    Please move this to the top of priorities.
    Since we're now all moving towards ACES which requires working in 32bit, not having a grain effect that works in 32bit makes most of the compositing work almost impossible to do. It's hard to think of an effect that doesn't require grain matching with the background plate, and now every time we apply the add grain effect all, overbright values get clamped, so we CAN'T use the effect on any new production :/

    6 votes
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  11. bug report: add to media encoder queue is broken

    On After Effects 2020 when I tried to send my compositions to Media Encoder Queue, Media Encoder started and opened but nothing was added to the queue list. I tested this several times with different projects and several compositions.
    I also tested sending Premiere Pro 2020 sequences to Media Encoder Queue and everything worked fine - so my conclusion is that something in Dynamic Link from After Effects is broken.
    I'm working on a MacBook pro 2018 on iOS Catalina.

    5 votes
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  12. RAM Preview Broken

    In the latest update, RAM preview is broken. It will cache frames but never finish or get stuck locking existing frame. even when cached, playback is not working. I have to scrub everything right now. I've reset the RAM preview pane state but same results.

    9 votes
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  13. Multiple projects open simultaneously

    Premiere Pro use to not be able to open multiple projects simultaneously, but now that it does it has helped make my personal workflow so much better because I can easily copy elements from one project to another without the need to go to import an entirely separate project.

    I think it would be just as helpful to be able to open multiple projects in After Effects the same way.

    3 votes
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  14. Don't Auto-Select the Expression Auto-Fill

    When you start typing an expression and the Auto Fill pops up it also Auto Selects it so when you just want to press enter to close the expression it actually auto-fills and closes it at the same time. This is rage inducing. (just sayin). Please don't auto select the auto fill.

    11 votes
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  15. Possible bug with timecode override checkbox in a ProRes output module

    Bug Report:

    I suspect a bug in Quicktime Format options when setting custom start timecode (vs using timeline timecode).

    "Output Module Settings"> set to Quicktime ProRes422 > "Format Options">"Quicktime Options">"Set Start Timecode" checkbox and customize value.

    If you check the checkbox, customize the value, click "ok", reopen "Format Options" checkbox is unchecked and value default.

    This is on Windows 10 with AE v16.1.3 & v17.0.0.

    Please let me know if this is a reproducible bug, or if this setting is not expected to work with certain codecs, like ProRes422, as I'm testing it with.

    Thank you.

    4 votes
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  16. Masks should have a keyframeable transforms

    Currently you have to animate the mask "Path" in order to achieve any translation. However when doing roto/tracking it would be extremely handy to be able to separately keyframe translation from the mask path. For example when applying tracking data to a mask you could track just the position and keyframe the mask path separately. Similarly when using the "mask tracker" the results are virtually unusable for any detailed roto work because you end up with a keyframe on every frame, therefore any manual edits cause popping in the animation. With the addition of position, rotation and scale it would…

    5 votes
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  17. Preferences modal takes a long time to appear

    This problem started with AE2020. When selecting After Effects > Preferences, it takes several seconds, first a few seconds with no visible activity, then a few seconds of beach ball, before the preferences modal opens. Every time it happens I get a twist in my stomach that AE is about to crash. Please fix! (Mac Book Pro 2018 - Mojave 10.14.6 (18G1012))

    2 votes
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  18. Define the Output Path / Module for a Project

    When working on several alternating projects, for each time we render the Output Paths and Output Module have to be set.
    Why not make these part of the Project Settings?

    6 votes
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  19. Scaling down output size in Media Encoder from AE is buggy

    When sending compositions to Media Encoder for rendering, scaling the output size down from the original size results in really bad, jaggy pixel scaling.

    This only happens when exporting AE to Media Encoder, not when importing footage into Media Encoder or when exporting from Premiere to Media Encoder.

    Tested in:
    AE 16.1.3
    AE 17.0.0
    ME 13.1.5
    ME 14.0

    5 votes
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  20. Make FX Console a native AE function

    Video Copilot's FX console is useful, but it seems to break with every major AE update, and support is sporadic. Make something like it that can be stable and reliable!

    2 votes
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