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  1. "Track Matte" feature for the "Set Matte" Effect.

    CC composite is great for compositing its own layer over itself again, the track mattes is good for tracking an alpha/luma of a layer above itself.
    However, many times I'd like to composite, say an icon, over a circle shape - then animate each one independently (perhaps the circle scales up and the icon slides down to the centre of the circle), then, have the icon track the circles alpha channel so you only ever see the icon inside the circle.
    Set matte doesnt often work as you are manipulating transform properties, and set matte seems to only work when…

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  2. CRASHES when I try to use Trapcode Particular!

    AE 2022 Crashes Every Time I try to use Trapcode Particular and select PRESETS. Please fix ASAP

    5 votes

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  3. [BUG] Gamma shift with AME rendering

    Again. Dang.
    1) - 8bpc comp
    2) - Add to queue (Millions of colors, MOV DNxHR 444 12b)
    2) - Render via AME to "Mobile Device 1080p HD" preset
    3) - Gamma shift in the result
    😡

    3 votes

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  4. Error message with AE 2022

    AE 2022 is unstable and have bugs. It keeps cashing and sometimes just won't opening, I have to force quit and restart.
    I also got this error message when opening a specific project :
    "Internal verification error, sorry! [no current context]".
    I tried to reinstall AE, did not work, then I reinstalled CC desktop and all my app, and I still got this message.
    I was hoping today's update was going to fix that, but no, I still got the error.
    I had to downgrade AE to the previous version and now everything's fine. I miss the good old times…

    2 votes

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  5. Return UI to customize markers

    I would like to bring the old user interface for markers back to the new version of After Effects.

    10 votes

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  6. After Effects 2021/2022 Export Slower Than CS5 with PSD Footage

    Not sure if this is because of the upconverted AEP project file from CS5 or because of After Effects CC actually rendering slower, but I had a project started in CS5 take over 2x longer to render out in CC 2021 at 5 hours instead of 1.5 hours. I thought maybe an update to CC 2022 would help, but then the same project file ended up taking 13 hours instead.

    Switched computers just in case and the results were the same. The project is pretty simple - just a PSD with layers broken out and slightly randomized movement for that…

    2 votes

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  7. the latest version of AE (22.1.1 build 74) does not sync audio with time scrubber.

    currently AE is showing the time scrubber out of sync with audio when played using just the audio playback option. This is a deal breaker bug.

    2 votes

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  8. After Effects not collecting files on Mac

    After Effects is not copying files when collecting the project folder for archiving. I am on MacBook 2019 with Monterey OS. I have the permissions in place for files and folders but it is not working.

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  9. *Critical* All Expressions get same error

    Every single Expressions I apply throws the error
    "add() needs exactly two arguments"

    This is making all work with expressions impossible in 22.4.0
    Will try downgrading...

    EDIT:
    Downgrading to 22.3 fixed this instantly.

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  10. Update Maya & After Effects Live link

    Live Link for Maya and After Effects hasn't been updated for a while now, and isn't usable with CC 2022 and Maya 2023.

    https://exchange.adobe.com/creativecloud.details.17593.autodesk-maya-live-link.html

    It was really useful when it did work, and it'd be good not to have to run legacy versions of each program just for this feature. Can we get an update, please?

    1 vote

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  11. Contextual Highlight connected (parented/linked) layers

    When you click on a layer it would be nice to have the corresponding layers that are parented/linked highlight. Maybe an alternate color or dim highlight. That way when you have hundreds of layers you can easily see what will be affected by rapid changes.
    (maybe even pick whip linked or script linked too?)

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  12. Update Card Wipe and Card Dance to 16-bit

    Card Wipe and Card Dance remain powerful native effects for us. Please please update them to work in 16-bit color spaces!

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  13. Adding a stop in Gradient should keep the color

    When a stop is added in a Gradient, it should reflect the color at that position in stead of copying one of the other stops. The current behaviour throws away useful information - a new stop can be used to change the color at a certain point in the Gradient, but with the current behaviour, this is hard to handle.

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  14. Possible memory leak 2022?

    After finishing work in AE, I cleared project. I did not close after effects. After several days I returned and AE is now grown to nearly 87GB of memory. It was nowhere near this before I cleared project.

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  15. Bring back the .flv codec

    The old .flv codec that was discontinued years ago is truly a revolutionary codec that can make a standard alpha animation that would normally range anywhere from 200MB to several gigs into less than 10mb. There is still television software like JVC that uses that old format. I understand that flash had security issues and other problems, but as for the codec, it was the only alpha channel codec that made picture perfect animations even smaller in size than most non-alpha codecs. There is no danger for hacking a movie file. For this reason, for internal performance of your own…

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  16. Rounded Rectangle Mask Options

    When you create a rounded rectangle mask, under the Mask Path there are no roundness properties/options to change the roundness setting after making the mask. There needs to be a setting/property to change the roundness of the rounded rectangle mask under Mask 1 in the timeline panel.

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  17. text background

    Text backgrounds like in Premiere Pro.
    To be able to choose a background for our text, with different colors and transparencies so that it increases as we add characters to the text. This is mandatory as for now.

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  18. Color palette per project

    It would be absolutely life-changing if every AE project had an associated "color palette" which contained a set number of RGB colors. Then, color properties within layers could optionally point back to an index in that table. This would allow for color consistency and easy substitution across elements. Imagine what that could do for design templates, too!

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  19. Please migrate my account so I am not being charged twice for the same product

    I have tried to make contact with support but I receive no response and if I try to cancel the account, Im told that I will be charged an early cancellation policy. Do you have a helpline or support email?

    Thank you.

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  20. "Collect Files..." not working at all on 22.4.0

    I'm trying to package my project so I can move the whole thing to a new folder location. In the last version I was using, AE was crashing every time I would try to "Collect Files...". I updated to 22.4.0 hoping it would fix the issue, but now when I try to "Collect Files..." nothing happens at all. Also I have given AE full disk access in my system preferences. (I am running AE on a Apple M1 Mac Book Pro, macOS Monterey 12.3.1)

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