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  1. Fix expression editing within graph view

    In both AE 17.0.0 and 17.0.2, I did not test it in 17.0.1. Using Win10 with a Ryzen 3700x and a GTX 1060 6gb

    When editing or writing expressions while in the graph view mode, it is hit or miss whether or not the new code will be commited.

    It was suggested by another user to use the 'enter' key on the numpad to commit changes, but this didn't work every time either, so it doesn't solve the problem.

    When editing expressions in the normal layer view everything works and saves/updates as it should. You just type out the code…

    12 votes

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  2. fix the timeline markers on OSX. they broke in cc 2021

    the timeline markers broke. I cannot place with CMD + 1, 2 ,3 and I cannot recall timeline markers with keys 1,2,3 anymore. I cannot bind new hotkeys to these either. please fix asap.

    1 vote

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  3. AE 2020 fixed ram preview for me... YAY! However, Numberpad "." no longer previews just the audio

    AE 2020 fixed ram preview for me... YAY! However, Numberpad "." no longer previews just the audio. If I hit the "." key, the play-head moves across the timeline, but there's no audio... and I don't see anything in the audio levels display either. If, however, if I enable video preview in the Numberpad "." preview, I get audio... AND video—which obviously defeats the purpose of an audio-only preview.

    11 votes

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  4. Bug: AE and AME Tool Panel UI color after update 17.5 (Win10)

    After updating AE (and AME) to 17.5 (on 10/20) for Windows 10, the tab area on the Tools panel is white at startup. References attached.

    Turning the Tools panel on/off (Ctrl+1) or un-docking and re-docking the Tools panel will revert the tab area back to the intended color.

    On the subject of bright white UI elements, bright white is extremely abrasive and distracting, especially for users working in AE day-to-day for 8+ hrs.

    Please, please, adjust the AE UI on Windows 10 so that the Menu for AE, AME, and PR respect Darker brightness settings for appearance, or, adopt the…

    1 vote

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    Thank you for filing this bug. We can confirm that this issue occurs. It has been fixed in the Beta builds of After Effects (17.5.1) and Adobe Media Encoder (14.5.1), and will be rolled into the public builds when those versions are released from beta. You can verify the fix now by installing After Effects Beta and Adobe Media Encoder Beta from the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  5. scroll through fonts with arrows (v17.0)

    In version 17.0 it seems like the ability to preview fonts with the arrows keys is, once again, broken. It's crazy how much this slows down a workflow. Can we get this fixed please?

    11 votes

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  6. Bug - Roughen Edges doesn't work the same in 2020 as it does in previous versions

    In AE CC 2020, the Roughen Edges effect still shows the original edges of shapes and vectors. It also produces oddly colored edges.

    This wasn't the case before this version. It used to produce nice rough edges.

    7 votes

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  7. Bug with .setPropertyParameters() for Dropdown Control

    This method seems to generate a "Duplicate item names are not allowed" error when using an array where an index is a substring of another index. This example specifically triggers it: ["HeadTop", "Head", "HeadBottom"]; will not be accepted by the method (the "Head" index seems to throw it off) - But: ["HeadTop", "HeadMiddle", "HeadBottom"] will be accepted.

    2 votes

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  8. AE 17.0 RAM Preview unresponsive / stuck

    RAM Preview speed has improved but the entire program becomes unresponsive to clicks, spacebar, Num0, ESC, etc. Playback continues on loop and the only way I've found to regain control is to minimize/maximize AE.

    4 votes

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  9. [BUG] Master Properties can't be changed with expression

    I put this simple expression on a master property that cycles through some items. It shows 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc. on the control, but it only shows the item #1.

    timeToFrames(time/50) % 3 + 1;

    This wasn't working on another master property, but it started to at some point on it's own. I've tried purging, recreating the property. About the only thing I haven't tried so far but sometimes works is recreating it all in a new comp.

    5 votes

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  10. URGENT BUG - Effects on 3D shape layers don't show at all - 2020 17.0.2

    This is a crucial bug that needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY!

    Any shape layer that's 3D doesn't show any effects. If 3D is disabled on the layer, the effects show.

    This is a crippling bug introduced in the latest update and it needs to be fixed ASAP!!!!

    3 votes

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    Resolved  ·  2 comments  ·  Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Compatibility issue - MacBook Pro 16 - AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 16 with AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB, and there appears to be a compatibility issue between AE and the graphics card. My composition window is completely distorted with horizontal lines running through it.

    2 votes

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  12. String memory leak

    Error 83::2 - String Memory Leak
    I get this error message every time I log out of AE 2019 whilst using one particular project that involves a lot of imports. Will not open the files again later. I can work around it by importing the file into a new project, but once I save the NEW project, under a different name and go to quit the program, I get the same error message and rinse and repeat. I don't know which, if any, files are corrupt and the program otherwise acts normally until I try and close out the program.It…

    47 votes

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  13. Bug - Opening projects that use 2020 drop-down menu expression controls (Pseudo dialog on startup)

    I love the new drop down expression control effect in AE2020. Unfortunately though I have a bug on opening the project file. I get a dialog box similar to the attached screen grab for each instance I've used the drop-down menu as a master property. The code in the dialog changes for each instance.

    For context, my project file features one precomp with a number of properties controlled by 3x dropdown menus on a control layer for colour, text option and positioning. That precomp is used in 5 other compositions, where using Master Properties I have used different drop down…

    2 votes

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  14. BUG - AE 2020 Viewport glitching out at 100% or less zoom.

    The viewport completely glitches out at 100% or less.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling AE 2020.

    Viewport is fine in AE 2019.

    Hardware specs:

    Mac OS Catalina
    Macbook Pro 16" 2019
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
    64GB RAM

    1 vote

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  15. 2 votes

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  16. Drop shadow/stroke not working when 3D mode is enabled on layers

    I've successfully tracked a video to add text into it.
    Drop shadow and stroke will not show up unless I turn the 3D layer check box off.

    I've added drop shadow as a regular effect and as a layer style.

    This has to be a bug of some sort, I've done this many times before.
    I'm working on After Effects 2020

    1 vote

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  17. Interpret footage bug

    AE2020, Mac i7:

    1. There is an asset in project encoded with Apple ProRes 422 LT movie with assigned profile HDTV (Rec. 709) 16-235.

    2. This is incorrect so user selects Interpret Footage.

    3. User sets color management to sRGB working space.

    4. Closes and saves file.

    5. Reopens file and the asset has gone back to the old profile again, HDTV (Rec. 709) 16-235!

    2 votes

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  18. RAM preview is not playing at the correct speed anymore.

    In a 1080p comp, a shape layer is animated in position, the RAM preview is slow/laggy and play aorund 19-20 fps instead of 25.
    But if I scrub the timeline, everything is smooth, reactive.
    See the video attached, What can I do ?

    Here is my specs :
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Professionnel
    Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft
    System Type x64-based PC
    System SKU LENOVOMT20M9BUThinkFMThinkPad P52
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8850H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2592 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
    BaseBoard Manufacturer LENOVO
    BaseBoard Product 20M9001KMB…

    7 votes

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  19. bug report - playback issue

    Having an issue with the new 2020 update that was not happening with 2019. First off, a lot of things are quite laggy when clicked so take a long time to react. Sometimes it's a second or two, sometimes it's so long I start thinking AE is locked up. I can start playback on a section and then it won't stop (by hitting 0, clicking the playhead, hitting Space). Sometimes it takes a few seconds to respond and sometimes up to a minute. Several times now I actually had to force close AE just to make it stop playback.

    I…

    3 votes

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  20. RAM Preview Performance Bug... Again :\

    Since updating to the latest build of AE (16.1.2 Build 55) my ram previews are again unstable at best (a problem I haven't had with a number of previous AE builds).

    If I open a project that has a number of other reduced AE projects that have been imported into that project, my RAM previews stutter like crazy and the feature is basically unusable (again, a problem I haven't had with a number of previous AE builds… I’m so disappointed to see it return).

    If I reduce that project, I can get an almost useable RAM preview, but there’s still…

    7 votes

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