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  1. Label Color Shape Layer from Vector

    Please make it so that when I Create Shapes from Vector Layer the new Shape layer retains the Label Color of the source / original Vector layer. Right now it gets (re)set to the default label color. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  2. BUG: Undo not updating viewer window until move viewer or zoom

    When you undo currently then the viewer doesn't update. The bounding box of what has been undone moves into place but the image doesn't update until you move or zoom into the image

    Running AE 16.1
    OS: OSX 10.14.4

    17 votes
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  3. Please check Cinema 4D installation when After Effects installation

    From 2020CC, C4D lite is separately installed. When AE is installed or update, C4D is installed replaced currently installed version. This behavior is very bad for commercial Cinema 4D users. In AE installation process, please check Current version of C4D and if R21 is installed, please don't installed Cinema 4D. It should install C4D lite, when R21 is not installed.

    3 votes
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  4. Individual Comp Settings Render Path

    This is something that has bugged me for years.  I open a project, render.  Hop into a different project. Add to Render Queue.  Now all of my settings are pointing to the other projects render paths... 

    I work for an advertising agency and I am constantly rendering work for multiple clients. When going back and forth the only way to retain output paths is to duplicate the item in the render queue.  Why?  Each composition should have the option within the -- Composition Settings -- to set a render path.  When you duplicate the comp, the render path stays.  This…

    1 vote
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  5. Ability to Rotate Axis

    I'd love the ability to rotate the axis, so if I want a shape to move diagonally I only have to keyframe a single axis instead of trying to manage 2.

    3 votes
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  6. When adding a composition to AME Queue, give the user the option to pick "render settings" similarly to the AE render queue options.

    I'm often using scaled down proxy footage for multiple compositions on big projects to speed up workflows. For final quality renders, I am currently limited to either using AE's render queue using the "Best Settings" render setting which locks me from doing more work in AE, or manually turning off all my proxy links before sending my comp to the AME queue.

    I understand the dynamic link protocol has limitations which is why I suggest adding a dialog box or a preference option where AE users can choose the render settings that get translated to AME, allowing options other than…

    3 votes
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  7. Fix Adobe AE 2020 export in AME 2020

    When exporting from After Effects 2020 or a Premiere Pro sequence that has a AE sequence inside, AME 2020 crashes when trying to export.

    See https://adobeproblems.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/daily-adobe-quirks-media-encoder-failed/ . Having the same problem on macOS Majove on an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017.

    5 votes
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  8. Gallery mode for project panel

    There should be a button on the bottom of the project panel to toggle "Gallery mode" which would show thumbnails for all of the assets in your project. Or perhaps there is a new "Assets" panel instead of replacing the project panel, which might be more useful.

    This would operate somewhat like Adobe Bridge, allowing you to quickly and easily view images in high resolution. It should also be able to scrub/play videos similar to the Premier Pro project panel.

    This would be a very useful feature that I am sure many, many After Effects users would enjoy! It would…

    3 votes
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  9. Please give options to change missing font in template project!!!

    I came across a .aet project that has a missing font, and I just can't get the text to change font in the comp, it resizes as if it was changing but the font remain the same no matter what...

    After consulting with Adobe technical support, they responded that there is no such a function to change missing font. I sincerely hope in future version they include this option! Thank you!

    2 votes
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  10. Label Colors for Keyframes

    Allow users to use the same label colors but for keyframes similar to markers. This would definitely be helpful for character animation to help organize different loops or cycles. Simply add a list to the context menu when right clicking on selected keyframes.

    484 votes
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  11. Allow scripts to have access to clipboard

    Currently, scripts need to send a command line to copy from clipboard, this seems to be much slower on Windows than on MAC, making scripts not as optimized on Windows machines. Allowing scripts to have direct access to clipboard would fix this issue and make the workflow on Windows comparable to Macs in this regard.

    18 votes
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  12. Per vertex rounding on shape layers

    It's be great to be able to adjust and animate the rounding of individual vertexes on shape layers just like a user can in Illustrator.

    3 votes
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  13. Import multiple layers

    When working with Ai and Ae, we can import a complete .ai as a Comp, or a single layer for the .ai. Why not make a dialog with checkboxes to import multiple layers?
    Especially handy when working on infographics or cartoon style storytelling, where during the animation additional layers are created in the .ai.

    5 votes
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  14. After Effects 2020 Much Much SLOWER

    Was working with 2020 for 5 min.
    Out of the box in comparison seam to be slower on a comp of a resolution of 5400x1080, as compares to AE 2019.

    Certainly twice(!!!!) slower from AE 2019 in reading JPG SEQ res:5400x1080.

    Did not checked it further.

    Both Apps synced with their preferences.
    Both of them have the Cache option disabled.

    3 votes
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  15. Bug? Wrong audio settings after importing Premiere project in 2020

    Since Adobe 2020 there is a strange behaviour when importing a Premiere project in After Effects.

    CC2019: I create a new project in PP, insert some video files into the timeline, and import it in After Effects. The single sequences in AE automatically get the effect "stereo mixer" with settings 100%/100%/-100%/100%. (1x for mono, 2x for stereo video)

    CC2020: The same, but the Stereo Mixer has the settings 35,57%/35,57%/-100%/100% (even when importing PP2019 files), so the audio is way quieter than it should be.

    Is this a bug? Or a feature? ;) Tested on 3 systems, Mac/Win.

    3 votes
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  16. "Erode" effect to replace "Simple Choker"

    It would be very nice to re-write the "Simple Choker" effect to perform more closely to the Nuke "Erode" node. Specifically the precision is much higher and the results more reliable. When using "Simple Choker" any feathering is lost and the matte becomes hard, it seems to exponentially get less effective the wider you go, and it does not keep the original shape of your mask very well (there seems to be a blurring effect which rounds out edges). On the other hand the Nuke "Erode" node works in pixels and no precision is lost in terms of your mask…

    4 votes
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  17. Disk playback instead of RAM,

    I get that 20 years ago hard drives weren't the quickest and there was a limited choice in codecs so it made sense to playback from RAM. But now we all have SSDs and DNxHR exists I don't get why AE has not been re-written to playback straight from a hard drive rather than moving it into RAM first. It would be great for AE to playback from disk with a choice of codec and bit depth dependent on a users needs and system capability, much in the way that Resolve does with smart cache (see pic). Uncompressed I gather…

    169 votes
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  18. Make Stroke of 0 possible in Layer Styles

    When animating Stroke Width of Layer Styles, it's essential to be able to have a Stroke of 0 (zero) width. But the lowest possible value is 1.

    4 votes
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  19. Allow manual substitution of missing fonts at startup

    A common problem I have is when a font is missing, and currently, on startup there is only the option to find it on Adobe or accept the default font. It would be so helpful if you could select a font in the list and manually choose one from your system fonts to use instead. Otherwise you are stuck with the default font through a potentially large project.

    Another common example which happened this morning is that I have Futura Bold installed, but the project I've been sent says Futura Bold is missing (as the spelling is different) - if…

    7 votes
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  20. Add an option in settings to automatically purge Disk Cache when AE is closed and/or opened.

    Would be great to constantly have the disk cache cleared when I don't need it. Clear it out every time I open and/or close After Effects and it will keep things running smoothly and not have 300gb of cache sitting on my hard drive. Thank you very much!

    4 votes
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