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  1. Take Snapshot to Clipboard

    Add Take Snapshot to Clipboard so that the current appearance of the Composition can be pasted to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, PowerPoint, Slack, TextEdit, or any other application that allows one to paste a graphic from the Clipboard.

    This could be implemented with a modifier key like command + click Take Snapshot on Mac and control + click Take Snapshot on Windows.

    While it's easy enough to use Command +3 or Command + 4 on Mac, having Take Snapshot to Clipboard would allow for getting just the visible area of the Composition more quickly, speeding up one's workflow.

    8 votes

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  2. Please bring back some way of profiling composition performance.

    I love the new multi-frame render, but on the way, the old data After Effects showed, where you could see on one frame, the heaviest effects and processes so you could optimize is gone. If you could bring it back, or better yet, have a way to assess performance of effects and layers in a visual way, that would be amazing. I mean this data:

    9 votes

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  3. BUG: AE v.18.1- Shape and Mask vector line doesn't align to shape or mask

    In v.18.1 After Effects, the editable vector line describing a shape or mask does not align to the shape or mask. It is offset by 1-2 pixels, which makes accurate work difficult.

    5 votes

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  4. Bug - bad render image frames on preview

    Tired of updating the software, waiting for the error to be fixed. When a video is played, lots of glitchs appear, unfortunate error that causes a lot of production problems.

    1 vote

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  5. User Preset Bug - 3rd Party Effect not saving settings unless paired with another effect

    Interesting bug:

    When trying to save a preset for the Video Copilot 3rd party plugin "Saber" (yes, I know, I'm basic), I can save easily using the "Create new animation preset" under the effects & presets box, but when I do, none of my settings are actually saved.

    HOWEVER, I found a workaround. If I also have another effect, say "Levels" to make my animation preset include two effects, not just the one 3rd party effect, then it DOES save the actual parameters for both effects.

    And yes, trying to save just "Levels" by itself also saves the parameters.

    Thanks,…

    1 vote

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  6. Have certain windows like project as sidebar. Icons to toggle windows on and off

    Instead of having the project window taking up space or other windows, have a icon that is clicked so the window can be toggled. It could even just be the project and effects window as an icon

    1 vote

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  7. ALT+drag copy/duplicate

    I would like to see ALT+Drag to copy/duplicate for layers in the timeline and assets in the project panel. Its a standard function for the rest of the adobe suite and for some reason its missing from AE. There's not even an alternate function, its just missing. I understand holding alt and dragging selected key frames in the timeline does temporal stretch. so I see why it might be harder to implement for key frames without upsetting current functions. But, this seems to be a missing feature that would be widely appreciated for those of us that use the wider…

    67 votes

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  8. Command to Toggle "Synchronize Time of All Related Items"

    I really wish there was a quick way to toggle this setting, either with a shortcut or button, because going into the Preferences is a major PITA.

    1 vote

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  9. Bug Report AEv22.01 enabling Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network causes freeze and crash especially with Render Brain install

    Multiple crashes with Render Brian installed. Problem still exists without Render Brain but happens less often. Only happens when Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network is enabled, which Render Brain requires.

    Win10
    AE 22.0.1 build 2

    1 vote

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  10. Dimension > to > After Effects

    Rendre exploitable des projets (ou à minima des objets 3D) créés dans Dimension sur After Effects.
    En effet impossible de réutiliser une création faite dans dimension sous After... c'est très frustrant. Ne serait-il pas possible d'envisager un pont entre ces 2 logiciels ? Un format d'export pour Dimension qui serait accepté par After ? Merci

    1 vote

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  11. Have the Home screen appear after closing a project

    It'd be nice to have the Home screen appear after I've closed a project, so I can see my most recent projects (I know I can just go to File > Open Recent, but the Home Screen would make it just that tiny bit easier).

    1 vote

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  12. Have auto-saved projects appear in the Home/startup screen

    When starting AE (after a crash, for example) it'd be nice to have on the Home screen, as well as the "Recent" projects, another section listing the most recently auto-saved projects. This would save us having to dig around to find the auto-saved project file.

    1 vote

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  13. CUSTOM GPU SELECTION

    Im running after effects 2022. Im on the newest Mac Por Tower. I have (2) GPU's installed. The normal AMD Radion Pro 580X, and the AMD Radion Pro w5700x. When I goto my AE preferences, then "Fast Previews" and click on my "GPU information" it shows im only using my Radion 580X, not the the much faster W5700X. i have worked with your team on troubleshooting this and there's no way for after effects to recognize my W5700x. I would be great if after effects allowed me to select what GPU i'd like to use for my renders and previews.

    1 vote

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  14. After Effects 2020 is very slow please help

    Hello,
    I am using AAE 2020. Preview is very slow, i am trying to use simple template like Europe Map Toolkit from video hive and its paint full slow. Maybe you can say where is my bottleneck?
    My specification:
    48GB ram
    AMD ryzen 5 3600
    GPU nvidia 980
    motherboard with x570 chip
    I know gpu is not supperted, but i marked use CUDA.
    Thanks for any tips :)
    Regards.

    2 votes

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  15. 3D workspace layout

    Since the update 18.0, 2021, the old layout options for 3D has been removed. The old (17.5) used to look like the picture.

    Now you have options for:
    1 views
    2 views
    4 views

    You used to have options for:
    1 views
    2 views (horizontal/vertical)
    4 views (top/bottom/left/right)

    4 views - TOP for example (as in the picture) would then allow for a big "main" window and three smaller windows.

    Why is this necessary to still have?

    When I (and I guess a lot of other people) work with 3D in AE, we merely use for example the TOP and…

    3 votes

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  16. After Effects 17.5 Separate 3D Gizmo and the Bounding Box in the 'Handles' option for 'View Options'

    We often use Cyclops in order to create behind the scenes breakdowns of our shots. However with the new 3D Gizmo, it's not possible to show bounding boxes of different layers without also having a giant brightly colored 3D Gizmo on every layer as well.

    Behind the Scenes footage is a backbone of our studio workflow, so it's a bummer that we won't be able to update and utilize the 3D tools while this is a thing.

    At the very least maybe have options for Gizmo size/opacity, something to make it less in your face.

    20 votes

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  18. MOGRT Destination - Feature Request

    EGP > Export Motion Graphics Template... > Destination > Local Drive > Browse

    Problem:

    AE doesn't save the last used Destination for MOGRT export.
    When saving MOGRT to "Local Drive" and selecting a Destination, it currently defaults to the last "saved" location. This effectively negates saving of custom folders on MOGRT Export, because the last "save" location is overwritten when you save the project file.

    Solution:

    AE Project File "save" locations are often different from MOGRT export destinations, they should not share and overwrite each other's memory of save locations. MOGRT Export should remember the last used MOGRT Export Destination.

    2 votes

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  19. Ghost keyframes

    The display of keyframes in a closed property group is not selectable. Can you make them selectable, so that you can move or delete them? These ghost keyframes are especially annoying when they belong to a hidden property.

    1 vote

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  20. Reset settings in a dialog box

    To reset the settings in a dialog box, can we add the same principle as in Photoshop :
    Holding down the Alt key, the Undo button becomes Reset?
    That would be very useful (each team does its own thing? please talk to each other!).

    1 vote

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