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  1. Bug report: MoGRTs and Libraries

    When you click "Export Motion Graphics Template..." in the AE Essential Graphics panel, the "Libraries" panel opens in your workspace, re-arranging all your panels. This is very annoying for anyone who doesn't use Libraries and breaks workspaces every.single.time.you.export.a.mogrt.

    2 votes

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  2. Exporting pro res 4444 + alpha bug

    Issue when exporting pro res 4444 with alpha directly from AE. When this file is taken into premiere, there are weird purple artefacts, this can be removed by changing the premultiply settings, but this looses some alpha and introduces black fringing. When the same comp is exported via media encoder, using the same settings, no such issue exists.

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Workflow & interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for reporting this bug. Our team is investigating the cause of this problem.

    This problem occurs when rendering from the After Effects render queue using premultiplied alpha. If you change the alpha mode to straight (in the Output Module Settings dialog, set the Color option to Straight (Unmatted)), the problem does not occur.

  3. Expressions with posterizeTime fail to posterize if expression returns a property directly

    AE Version: 17.6.0 (Build 46)

    Reproduction Steps:
    - Create a New Project
    - Add a new layer
    - Animate the position property with keyframes
    - Apply the following expression to position:
    posterizeTime(6); transform.position

    Expected Behavior:
    Position animation is posterized.

    Actual Behavior:
    Position animation is not posterized.

    Additional Notes:
    The failure to posterize only occurs in cases where the expression returns a property directly. For instance, the following expression...

    posterizeTime(6); transform.position + [0, 0]

    ... does correctly posterize the position animation, despite the fact that it should be returning an identical result. This can be seen in my first example AEP…

    3 votes

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  4. rotobrush crashes on m1 macbook pro

    Hi, I've read on other issues of when rotobrush crashes on first stroke. This is NOT my issue. I'm able to generate as many strokes as I want.. but only on the first frame. As soon as I move forward (or backward), AE crashes. Help!

    I am using the latest AE on the M1 Macbook Pro — I've attached my specs.

    4 votes

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  5. Ability to "reference", rather than just import, external AE projects

    It would be fantastic to be able to reference other AE projects into the current project, so that if one of the comps in the referenced project changes it will update where it is referenced as well (not unlike when working with imported .psds or using dynamic link with premiere). This would be tremendously helpful in situations where multiple artists are sharing assets (especially for character animation/character rig/background art projects), as changes would propagate where needed rather than have to be recreated anywhere else that asset is used.

    5 votes

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  6. Hide Layer controls while scrubbing

    Simple option in preferences to Hide Layer controls while scrubbing.
    Why, because it improves performance by order of magnitude!

    Also, Hide Layer controls while handling layers in timeline, same reason!

    Or rewrite layer controls overlay.

    We all know that AE became browser engine, but please don`t be internet explorer!

    3 votes

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  7. Interface is extremely laggy and slow.. It's affecting my workflow and career. Please fix this issue already.

    Dear AE team just please put all your attention and effort into fixing this dumb bug and making your clients happy. not asking you to invent fire, it's not rocket science, just make it work better like in previous versions.
    I see I'm not the only one suffering from this problem, it's among customers with high resolution screens. narrowed it down for you. Really frustrated with you.

    5 votes

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  8. BUG: White dot/blob appears in 8bpc project

    I have encountered a weird bug. First, I thought it was a fault in the project, but today I created a new, blank one, added an empty comp and the white blob is back. It looks the same and its on the same position.
    Since its repeating in a brandnew project, this is likely a bug.

    Its only visible in 8bpc projects, all higher bpc, this blob is gone.
    I haven't re-installed AE yet, since its a workplace station and the IT has to do this and also reinstall all plugins. During a working day, thats almost impossible.

    Do you…

    2 votes

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  9. align 3D layers

    Align 3D layers. Distribute them, etc. That's it really.

    129 votes

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  10. Corner pin handles not showing up on pre-comp

    BUG When adding a corner pin effect, or CC power pin, the handles for the corner pin don't show up. Also the null object doesn't show up either. When you toggle the hide mask button a bunch of times and re-add the corner pin it finally shows up.

    8 votes

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  11. There is an issue with Key Cleaner.

    After Effects crashes unexpectedly after applying key cleaner weather you use Keylight or color range without a message or warning.

    3 votes

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  12. Playback won't stop playing back

    Bug Report:

    When doing a RAM preview, After Effects will cache and play like normal, but won't stop. The interface will hang and AE will continue to play back indefinitely. This issue occurs seemingly randomly several times throughout the day.

    This is occurring on several computers running Windows 10 and AE 17.0.4.

    31 votes

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  13. Slow... Laggy... After... Effects... Workflow

    I'm going to type my complaint in the same format that Adobe after effects allows me to work:

    I

    Can't

    Get

    Anything

    Done

    Without

    The

    Application

    Freezing

    Or

    Hanging

    Every

    10

    Or

    So

    Minutes.

    This

    is

    the

    same

    machine

    that

    spat

    out

    4

    simultaneous

    4K

    renders

    from

    After

    Effects

    DaVinci Resolve, Blender and Unreal Engine, last month (these products get their own line because I don't have to wait for them nearly as much as I do for After effects now.
    After Effects started doing this thing today where I can't use the machine or any other apps (including web…

    2 votes

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  14. Queue in AME needs to know you've queued to AME!

    Ok, so here's the thing. I have occasion to produce differing versions of graphics on a weekly basis for a regular client. These are all produced in in AE and need outputting as MP4, so my workflow is to make the changes, select the 3 comps that need rendering, add to the render queue then hit Queue in AME. So far, so good. EXCEPT that if I haven't already loaded up AME there's no real signal that you actually DID queue them until AME loads up (you know, 40 years later). More than once, I have to think "did I…

    5 votes

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  15. autosave/save in background

    Waiting for up to two minutes and having After Effects locked while saving is quite frustrating. Illustrator, Premiere and Photoshop all enable a user to save while working. I'd really appreciate this being added to AE.

    6 votes

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  16. Multi-core processing

    My company is working on the cutting edge of 6K+ stereoscopic 360 VR. We have gone through great lengths to purchase the most powerful PCs available on the market for the sake of faster performance. Unfortunately we're faced with the bottleneck of your software not utilizing this modern technology. Simple tasks are literally taking days, and at times weeks because of this. At all times, Windows Task Manager is showing After Effects utilizing less than 10% of both CPU and GPU. We have spoken at length with multiple reps from Adobe, Mocha, After Effects and Microsoft to confirm our settings…

    127 votes

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  17. Please bring all OpenType features to After Effects

    Typography is an important part of many animations. With the great amount of options designers have with OpenType-Fonts every aspect of a font should be accessible in a modern animation software.

    Please add all OpenType-Options as seen in the Photoshop Character Panel to be natively accessible in After Effects.

    139 votes

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  18. SIMPLE, EASY = Folder locations always open at current project's folder

    When choosing a folder to Render or Save into, simply open the folder of where the current project has been opened from. That's it. Not the previous project's save location, or previous render location, but always starting from where the current folder has been opened from and let the user decide from there. This simple change would save so many headaches and be greatly appreciated.

    When working on a tv series many project files have been accidentally saved in incorrect locations because AE currently uses the last render or save location, which is often different from the current project.

    A…

    3 votes

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  19. Allow markers in AE-created .mogrt files to be seen in Premiere

    .mogrts are a great way to create stylized transitions and such, but the inability to add markers that are viewable within Premiere creates inconvenience when actually putting these into use. Being able to send an AE timeline marker back into Premiere within the mogrt would be hugely helpful!

    2 votes

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  20. Stop working on features and make it stable becouse its a piece of junk.

    Dont just tell people to go do a workaround for issues.
    Fix the issues.

    I reguralry spend a third of the time each day on the program's inability to perform.

    Granted Our teachers are idiots making us do vfx compositing in a program thats made for

    6 votes

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