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  1. "V" shortcut does not work in AE 18.1

    After update to 18.1 the "V" key is not working to choose the selection tool.

    21 votes

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  2. BUG: Unable to Launch Script UI Panels

    BUG: Unable to Launch Script UI Panels

    Since updating to AE 22.1.1, I am unable to launch script UI panels. I've tried with multiple ones that I've used the last several years (all from AE Scripts) but get the beach ball of death and AE becomes unresponsive causing me to Force Quit. I've tried deleting AE and reinstalling multiple times to no avail. Help in this matter would be greatly appreciated as I use these scripts everyday and do not have a workaround.

    System specs:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro18,2
    Chip: Apple M1 Max
    Total Number of Cores:…

    1 vote

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  3. RAM Preview not real time on MacBook Pro M1 Max

    I'm currently having to use After Effects 2021 instead of 2022 because 2022 will not RAM preview in real time. I'm running a brand spankin' new 16" MacBook Pro M1 Max with 64GB Unified Memory & 4TB of space. The system is screaming fast so this AE issue is evidently a bug. Please fix as soon as possible Adobe because AE 2022 looks amazing and I'm dying to dive in.

    2 votes

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  4. After effects 2021 hangs on composition opening

    AE 2021 hangs when I load compositions in the project.
    If I move to a different composition or go inside a nested composition it doesn't matter - the program will hang - only force quitting will help.
    Makes this version unusable.
    I have older versions of AE and it works fine.
    I use macOS Catalina
    happens randomly on new projects as well as old ones.

    10 votes

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    Needs More Info  ·  24 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. BUG: Changing color mode on Illustrator file crashes AE

    This is a repeatable error in After Effects. It involves changing the color mode on an Illustrator file that is already in and AE comp with Hue / Saturation effect on it.

    • Import a CMYK Illustrator file into AE and place it in a comp.
    • Put a Hue / Saturation effect on the Illustrator layer in the comp.
    • Save the AE project.
    • Open the Illustrator file and change the color mode to RGB and save the Illustrator file.
    • After Effects will crash, and will crash whenever you try and open the project again. EVEN if you change the Illustrator file…
    2 votes

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  6. Audio pipeline for essential graphics media replacement

    Media replacement in Mogrts has been amazing for so many usecases. But as it stands, it is only pushing pixels outside of source compositions.

    This means it still does not have a ton of use outside of still images or media without audio.

    It would be great if I could use media replacement to replace a video clip in after effects, and have the audio from the replacement video playback as well!

    10 votes

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  7. CRASHES when I try to use Trapcode Particular!

    AE 2022 Crashes Every Time I try to use Trapcode Particular and select PRESETS. Please fix ASAP

    5 votes

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  8. [BUG] Gamma shift with AME rendering

    Again. Dang.
    1) - 8bpc comp
    2) - Add to queue (Millions of colors, MOV DNxHR 444 12b)
    2) - Render via AME to "Mobile Device 1080p HD" preset
    3) - Gamma shift in the result
    😡

    3 votes

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  9. Error message with AE 2022

    AE 2022 is unstable and have bugs. It keeps cashing and sometimes just won't opening, I have to force quit and restart.
    I also got this error message when opening a specific project :
    "Internal verification error, sorry! [no current context]".
    I tried to reinstall AE, did not work, then I reinstalled CC desktop and all my app, and I still got this message.
    I was hoping today's update was going to fix that, but no, I still got the error.
    I had to downgrade AE to the previous version and now everything's fine. I miss the good old times…

    2 votes

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  10. Image import not fit for purpose

    I'd like to replace the embarrassing image import code (presumably knocked together by an intern in 1998?) with something that has functional parity with the rest of the Adobe CC apps. Why should a JPG that opens without issue in Photoshop/Illustrator etc. cause After Effects to soil itself? Why can AE still not deal with CMYK bitmaps? Why does AE still not give you actual useable info on which images were not imported, rather than having to dismiss 2, sometimes 3 individual error messages for each image and then having to manually sift through what did import and try to…

    2 votes

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  11. Return UI to customize markers

    I would like to bring the old user interface for markers back to the new version of After Effects.

    10 votes

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  12. After Effects 2021/2022 Export Slower Than CS5 with PSD Footage

    Not sure if this is because of the upconverted AEP project file from CS5 or because of After Effects CC actually rendering slower, but I had a project started in CS5 take over 2x longer to render out in CC 2021 at 5 hours instead of 1.5 hours. I thought maybe an update to CC 2022 would help, but then the same project file ended up taking 13 hours instead.

    Switched computers just in case and the results were the same. The project is pretty simple - just a PSD with layers broken out and slightly randomized movement for that…

    2 votes

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  13. Bug: Mercury Transmit causes freeze when Comp settings change

    Using After Effects 18.2.1 (2021), when Mercury Transmit is active, switching to a Composition that has different settings than the current one will cause the program to freeze.

    I've tested Comps with different resolutions and frame rates and both changes cause the program to freeze.

    I will try to describe a couple example scenarios below:

    1) With Mercury Transmit active, if I have a 1920x1080 comp and I switch to a comp that has a 4K resolution, I get a spinning wheel (the program freezes) and my only option is to force quit.
    Here is a video of this specific…

    10 votes

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  14. Using Gyro-Data as tracking data (e.g. from Sony A7S III)

    Newer Cameras like the A7S III record not only the Video footage but also gyroscopic data for stabalizing in their own Catalist Browse Software. Now when the camera has data to how it moves within a room, one could think about using this data to create an accurate virtual camera within after effects.
    So instead of software tracking in After effects it uses the actual Gyro-Data. This could be more accurate and way quicker than tracking.

    An iPhone app that does similar things is called CamTrackAR. I would love to see this elevated to professional cameras ;-)

    7 votes

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  15. 3D Camera Tracker - Missing Functionality

    The 3D camera Tracker is missing some vital tools to make it usable in a professional environment.

    1. USER TRACKS: AE already has point tracking. Let the 3D camera tracker use those points as user defined tracks that have more weight than the auto generated tracks and help guide the auto tracks to be more accurate. If you have enough User Tracks, we should have the option to turn off the auto-tracking generation.

    2. MASKS: there needs to be a way to mask areas off with out precomping so the tracker will ignore anything inside the masks. This can be either using…

    4 votes

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  16. Don't publish updates unless they are tested and working!

    Every time I update After Effects and Media Encoder, multiple problems occur. Projects get broken, plugins and scripts need reinstalling, I have to set up my workspace again and in the end I usually have to roll back to an older version because the new one is too broken to use. I waste days of production time with this. Just stop posting updates unless they are 100% solid.

    4 votes

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  17. Bug Report: The image which made rendering in Ae2022 is broken.

    When I make rendering in TIFF-sequence and PSD-sequence , an image is broken.

    OS : win10
    GPU : RTX2060S (Driver v471.11)
    Ae : v22.0.1

    Ae condition

    [project-setting]
    Depth: 16bits per channel

    [output-module-setting]
    Depth: Milions of colors+
    Color: Straight(unmatted)

    3 votes

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  18. "Track Matte" feature for the "Set Matte" Effect.

    CC composite is great for compositing its own layer over itself again, the track mattes is good for tracking an alpha/luma of a layer above itself.
    However, many times I'd like to composite, say an icon, over a circle shape - then animate each one independently (perhaps the circle scales up and the icon slides down to the centre of the circle), then, have the icon track the circles alpha channel so you only ever see the icon inside the circle.
    Set matte doesnt often work as you are manipulating transform properties, and set matte seems to only work when…

    24 votes

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  19. Add customizable tokens/properties to Render Queue

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to define our own render tokens somehow. We often have very long and complex filenames that string together common elements like "Project Code," "Client Name," "Project Name," "Deliverable Name," "First/Last Initials," "Version Number", "Language"

    It would be helpful to be able to define these somewhere in the AE project, perhaps as metadata, and then allow them to be used as render tokens/properties that can be used in the existing File Name and Location Templates.

    Sure, we can manually enter this information ourselves when we go to render. We could also rename our…

    39 votes

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  20. GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU should be used more especially when using shape in animations.

    GPU utilization too low while working.I want you to use about 80% of the whole.

    GPUの使用率が低すぎるので70~80%ぐらいは常に使う様に処理を改善して欲しい。現状ではかなり使用率が低すぎる。

    476 votes

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