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  1. Move the new transform pickwhips next to the value fields so they're not directly under the layer pickwhips

    Putting these new pick whips directly under the layer pickwhips creates a confusing, cluttered area of the UI.
    Move them so they are away from the main pickwhip

    5 votes

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  2. IMPROVE CINEWARE FOR VFX

    After Effects needs to improve its CINEWARE for going to be better and better en el flujo de trabajo VFX con Cinema 4D, being more compatible with this Maxon product (ProRender, hair tools, performance and more).

    5 votes

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  3. Bug: Crash during save using Master Properties and Joysticks 'n Sliders

    CC 15.1 - MacOS 10.13.3 - J 'n S 1.6

    See steps below, but boils down to when creating a new pre-comp from a shape layer using J 'n S, any subsequent save will crash AE.

    Steps to recreate:

    1. create a new comp, add shape layer, add Joysticks 'n Sliders to shape layer
    2. add any property from J 'n S controller to Essential Graphics / Master Properties
    3. pre-comp shape layer
    4. save
    5. crash
    3 votes

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  4. Potential workaround for two issues with Master Properties

    Specifically, the inability to copy keyframes or set a nested comp's Master Properties as a MP in a parent comp. Create a solid/null/something invisible, and apply multiple Effect Controls corresponding to each MP (Slider, Angle, Checkbox, etc.), then link the MP's to them with the new pickwhip.

    It's a pretty clunky workaround, and not robust at all, but it's better than nothing (arguably).

    4 votes

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  5. Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    Bug Report. AE 15.1.0 can't playback Apple PNG format sequences with alpha channel. Images are corrupt.

    3 votes

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  6. Ability to have bullet pointed text

    Often I’ve needed to create a bullet point list but AE doesn’t support these and it’s a right faff trying to bodge them yourself.

    7 votes

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  7. Make AE great again!

    What you can do? You could program it to work! The last update (15.1) is not acceptable on my system. My workflow is interrupted and I have to jump back to an older version (14.2). This costs time, money and annoyance. After Effects was(!) quality, stability and reliability. Now it has become a rattle box. Make AE great again!

    Using AE since 1995 - on a PowerMacintosh with a dongle.
    Now: MacBook PRO OSX10.13.4 - with annoy.

    3 votes

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  8. Expression Keys

    Similar to "Label Colors for Keys" suggestion, with the added functionality of triggering expressions.

    Create a keyframe
    Right-Mouse Click the keyframe and select Scripted Key
    Write parameter specific script in pop up script panel
    Scripted key is red with an "E" or "S" on it and triggers expression when playback head hits it.
    You could also select script range, and bar is created that indicate the start and end of the script.
    No expression controls need.

    7 votes

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  9. Bug: system crash when rendering Photoshop files

    When previewing / rendering larger comps which have sub-comps generated by importing Photoshop files as comps, system crashes because it runs out of disk space:
    In Users[username]\AppData\Local\Temp I get a file "Photoshop Temp1284038260" that keeps growing until the harddrive is literally completely full. (Although neither After Effects nor Photoshop are supposed to use that drive for caching.) It shrinks and then gets completely deleted when quitting AE.

    2 votes

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  10. "The document is locked for editing by another user"

    I would like to display "The document is locked for editing by another user" like office so that other people can not edit it.

    6 votes

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  11. Improve multi window support

    Make the new windows have the default window controls like maximize and minimise and let them appear as different tabs in the task bar aswell.

    9 votes

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  12. Securing project files

    It would be amazing if there was a simple way to "lock" a project file. This could come in very handy at the end of a project when archiving or even to limit certain functions of a file.

    For instance, once locked, a file can be opened but it can't be exported/rendered unless unlocked. This could be very helpful in the educational realm and for studios once a project has wrapped.

    8 votes

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  13. Importing folder of WAVs error "evaw"

    Dragging a dropping a folder of .WAV's into the after effects bin no longer works on the latest version 15.0.1.

    Error: file 'Folder name here' cannot be imported - files of type "EVAW" cannot be used as sequences.

    2 votes

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  14. Lab colorspace

    To be able to convert the RGB color space to Lab color space, and work in Lab in AE.

    3 votes

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  15. Foreground and Background Layers

    Currently working on GUI-simulations.
    And I think of two features that would come in handy"

    1 Mark layers as 'Comp Duration', to make sure that these layers will adjust to the Comp duration, even when this is changed (great for Background-layers).

    2 Mark layers as 'Always On Top', to prevent from arranging layers all the time: E.g. in a GUI-simulation the Mouse Pointer must be always on top.

    3 votes

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  16. Illustrator bug in 4K comps

    When animating Illustrator layers in a 4K comp, they sometimes get cut off in weird ways - as if there's a mask there that shouldn't be - and this bug is reflected in the full render as well as the preview. Setting the resolution to half (1080P) or lower displays and renders the image properly. Purging memory/cache, switching GPUs, restarting, working locally only, and trying other machines has not worked. This bug is also present when rendering at full resolution through Media Encoder. My main system is running Windows 10 Pro with a GTX 780 as my display card and…

    2 votes

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  17. A better CINEWARE tool

    CINEWARE improvements for a powerful VFX Workflow between After effects and Cinema 4D.

    6 votes

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  18. Option-pickwhip to create relative paths to layers and features within the same layer.

    This would set up relative paths based on layer index and propertyIndex.

    3 votes

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  19. Animation Preset as a Panel

    It would be useful to have independent "User Preset" and "Animation Preset" panels, dockable and stackable like the other panels, instead of a folder inside "Effect and Preset" panel.

    4 votes

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  20. bug report

    When I open a project in CC2018 that has had footage time-remapped in CC2017 the time remapping is completely messed up and needs to be redone. Can you make it so that the 2018 version doesn't have this issue?

    2 votes

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