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  1. Automatically clean disk cache

    After Effects should automatically clean the disk cache, removing the oldest cached frames / information as needed to ensure the cache isn't filling to the maximum unnecessarily.

    Currently I have 1TB dedicated to my disk cache and have to purge it weekly. This is frustrating because not all of the items should be purged, and removing items selectively isn't currently practical.

    Thank you for your consideration of this idea.

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  2. Projects from previous version of AE opening like molassess in 2022

    AE version: 22.1.1 (Build 74)
    Mac OS: Big Sur 11.6.2

    I'm trying to open some AE projects that were created in the 2021 version of AE, and it takes on average 10-15 minutes to open them. Once they're open, I can't get a single frame of the composition to appear in the main window. This has effectively blocked me from doing any work in any of these projects, and since I can't roll back to the previous version of AE (which would block me from opening these projects entirely), I'm not really sure what else I can do.

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  3. After Effects 22.5 Build 53 on M1 MBP

    I wasn't able to save. I had no other application open or running. And I just wasn't able to save. I tried every possible of saving and it just would not save. Now I lost one hour of progress and there was nothing I could do...
    I also couldn't find any articles on the Adobe Support covering this issue...

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  4. Transition generator directly from After Effects to Premiere Pro

    All the time when I want to add my custom transition in premiere I have to create new AAE comp and all the time make the same things. This app need to easy transitions making system where you'll declarate "dummy in" and "dummy end" of clip, and import it into Premiere pro, as transition with all comp solids, adjustment layers, nulls and effects.

    I've tried to do my custom transitions using newest option to replace video components from premiere pro, but it's stupid declarate. There isn't "dummy video" but you have to set video path and replace this path from…

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  5. After effects travando do nada

    Programa congelando e fechando sozinho durante animação de um projeto....
    Utilizo a ultima versão do After effects, original e atualizado, se puderem me ajudar, ficarei muito grato!

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  6. Fix Auto-save function

    MacOS Big Sur

    Auto-save is enabled ”next to project file”. However there were no autosaved project files at all.
    Rendering of project file was frozen out after 2 hours (estimated total render time was 17 min).
    Have to redo the project. Really disappointed and unreliable product.

    2 votes

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  7. Fix Export After Effects to Premiere Pro

    Hi,
    I didn't know where to report bugs. So I'll do it here.

    Project structure in PP after export from AE 2020. Everything looks like it should

    After Effects 2021/2022 versions export project to Premiere Pro with errors. The project structure breaks and duplicate elements appear, if you try to remove the duplicate, the original will also be deleted. Items from their folders end up in the root folder

    I don't update new versions right away. But there was a need to update. And I was surprised that this bug has existed for several years and has not yet been…

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  8. Include FolderItem.duplicate()

    compItem.duplicate() is a thing but can't duplicate folders at all. Seems like it should be a thing.

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  9. Include item.index to ExtendScript

    Yes, 'item.id' is cool, but it's not serial, and sometimes you need to iterate through items based on their indexes, trusting the indexes are in numerical order. When I need to get an item's id I need to use its name to loop through the entire project manager until I get a match. It just is so much for something so simple and it feels like item.index should be a thing, just like 'layer.index' is! Please!

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  10. Venice X-OCN delayering results in clamped highlights and does not allow linearised workflow

    The internal X-OCN debayer results a) in clamped Highlights even in 32bpc and is b) slightly less sharp.

    I compared AE to the Reference DeBayer from Sony (Same as SCRATCH & Resolve in Sony Mode).
    Presumably AE debaters in Standard and not in High Quality Mode. Sadly there are no settings possible beyond Colorspace in AE.

    And: AE shows a black image and is laggy when enabling linearised workflow and crashed when you try to simulate a Display Workspace in Color Managed workflows.

    The DeBayering pipeline seems to be broken / low quality and should not be used in an…

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  11. AE forgetting it can save

    AE randomly stops saving projects; Save, Save As, Auto Save, Collect, Quit application prompt to save, none of them work; not grayed out, they’re still clickable, just nothing happens and you still see the black dot within the red circle on the left top corner, and when you quit the application and click save at the prompt, it’ll go ahead and close the application but not save.

    It happens at random times, sometimes couple of minutes after I open the project, sometimes couple of hours. So far the problem only developed after working on the project for a while, but…

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  12. Every comp should include the location of the anchor point, which will be used in the parent.

    Currently the anchor point on comps and templates can only be set to an outside edge or the center. Instead provide an actual field in the composition settings where you can enter the anchor point. Clearly for any layer you can move the anchor point to a specific location, so this isn't a foreign concept. I've been creating templates and the most annoying thing is that in a complex template I can't set the most useful anchor point. The user of the template must either deal with the fact that they won't be able to rotate/animate/etc. the template usefully unless…

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  13. Multi frame rendering having trouble with cached frames

    Hi
    this already happened a couple of times.
    I leave the comp for some time - the bg mfr rendering kikcs in - the green cache bar fills up.
    When it's done i go to the beginning of the comp hit Space (or 0 - doesn't seem to matter) and the playback starts properly in the native project framerate.
    Suddenly at some point of the timeline playback stops, and it seems these frames get rendered again - they are still cached - green bar and everything - but the CTI seems to go as if it's rendering one by one.…

    4 votes

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  14. Optimize layered videos.

    just, watch the attached video. There's no reason for a moving plate to be hundreds of times easier to compute than a still one. How many optimizations are so niche that they actually hurt performance overall? I get it, an optimized program will no doubt not always have the same efficiency on one frame as another, but this is just silly.

    This is the reason my old compositions were all lagging. They all... had un-transformed video files in them. in what world is it less efficient to not calculate movement?

    They're the same video, and when they're on top of…

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  15. After effects crashing when opening preferences with new update. Please help!

    16 RAM and preferences is not opening up. This never happened before the update 2 days ago. Need help!

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  16. Yellow info panel on graph editor gets in the way

    For very specific changes to animation graphs, the yellow info box can make it very frustrating by obscuring the handles (see screenshot). It would be great to provide an option to remove this feature in settings.

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  17. Already selected colour tags

    When I go to apply a new colour tag to a layer, I often find myself picking a colour already in use in that composition (more often than not, the reason to pick a colour is for it to be unique to those selected layers). It would be great to have a little dot or something next to the colours that have already been 'taken'.

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  18. Layer Aliases

    How great would it be to have the ability to create Aliases (or Instances) of Layers?
    These Layers (with the name Italized) should dynamically reflect the exact RGBA content of their original.

    Would save a lot of copying, expressions etc. And would be a nice hybrid of node based and layer based compositing.

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  19. BUG REPORT: RAM Preview gets slower over time (AE 22.3.0)

    Ram preview gets slower overtime (caching/rendering) and then even stop or slows to a crawl. Would have to restart it to then have it go fast then gets slower overtime. Rinse Repeat. This has to be some sort of bug. My system is pretty powerful. Uploaded a video showing the sympton.

    Specs
    AE 22.3.0 (MFR - ON)
    Windows 11 (lastest)
    AMD 5950x
    Gigabyte Vision D B550 Motherboard
    128 GB Ram
    2TB NVME (Cache)
    Nvidia 3090 with lastest Drivers

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  20. Select Similar groups of properties

    Select Similar groups of properties would be great. For instance if you have 20 shapes layers underneath one layer, select the positions property then add a keyframe to all selected. Also, another idea is to create selection groups or define your own set of selection groups of properties so that you can add,select and move around keframes within layers quickly without having to scroll around the tiny bottom section of After Effects trying to search between words and keyframes. Also, Coloured Keyframes would make life a lot easier

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