After Effects

ANNOUNCEMENT - This forum has been moved


In an effort to improve communications between you and the After Effects team, we are moving this feedback forum to the After Effects page on the Adobe Support Community. As requested, bugs and feature requests will be able to live separately in that forum.

This move is happening in part to acknowledge that we haven't been responsive enough here, and are combining our forums to help remedy that. All ideas and their attached comments from this UserVoice forum will be migrated based on how many voted for them. Check your profile on the Adobe Support Community to see any migrated posts that you've created or commented on. If you have an item here that did not make the migration, please bring it over to our new home.

See you soon on the Adobe Support Forum!
  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Make the 'I' shortcut go to the earliest inPoint of multiple selected layers

    Currently the behaviour when using the 'I' keyboard shortcut, when multiple layers are selected, is to move the CTI to the inPoint of the top-most selected layer in the layer stack. This would be far more useful if it moved the CTI to the inPoint of the group, ie. the earliest inPoint of the multiple selected layers.

    14 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. AE 22.6.0 (Build 64) keeps throwing error: attempt to remove an item from a position outside of list length (27 :: 9). T

    AE 22.6.0 (Build 64) keeps throwing error: attempt to remove an item from a position outside of list length (27 :: 9). The error happens any time you undo something, or move a layer or keyframe in the timeline. Working inside a TEAM PROJECT, which I assume is part of the issue. AE is almost unusable as the error throws constantly.

    7 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Bug Report AE 22.1.1: Menu Bar and all right click drop-downs not working

    Menu bar and all right click dropdowns are not working in AE 2022. You click an item in the menu bar and nothing appears, you click again and it shows up for a moment but disappears when you move your mouse over to click on a drop down item.

    When you click for the first time, you can click on drop down items by guessing the approximate location of where they are but they are invisible so it's a guessing game.

    This makes AE completely unusable. Fixes when you delete your preferences file but it is not feasible to delete…

    35 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    21 comments  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all,

    Thank you for reporting this issue and for your continuing feedback. The team is aware of this problem and is investigating potential fixes.

    The issue appears to be that After Effects is not being fully "focused" on launch due to dialogs being shown during launch or other applications being focused while After Effects is loading. The workaround is to click the After Effects icon in the macOS Dock if the menus are not working. This fully focuses the app and should allow menus to behave correctly. Please let us know if this doesn't fix the issue for you. Relaunching can also help ( as noted below ) but clicking the After Effects icon in the dock is much more direct.

    Again, we are investigating fixes for this issue to be included in a future version of After Effects. We will update this post when a fix becomes available…

  4. After Effects 22.4 crashing with Cinema 4D 3D renderer

    After Effects crashes all the time when choosing Cinema 4D renderer for extruding and animating shapes, I have tried reinstalling, clearing preferences and importing the .AEP in a new project or restarting from scratch without success.

    After Effects 22.4
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 64 GB Memory
    Monterey 12.4

    Thanks in advance!

    5 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  8 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. AE 22.6 Bug CSV File Issue

    After upgrading to AE 22.6, I am unable to render a comp that uses a CSV file to assign colors to multiple shape layers. I keep getting error 512. After rolling back to 22.5, the project works again.
    The mogrt I created from this project also crashes Premiere 22.6.1 when I try to render. Rolling back Premiere to 22.5 fixes the problem.

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks again for reporting this issue. We were able to reproduce the error with your project and we are investigating a fix for future versions of After Effects.

    In After Effects 22.6, the simplest workaround for this issue is to choose "Mercury Software Only" for the renderer in the Project Settings under Video Rendering. That should allow the project to render successfully.

    - John, After Effects Engineering Team

  6. Memory Leaks errors when exiting the app when a comp uses the Particle Playground effect

    After Effects 22.4 and 22.5 are popping up multiple dialog boxes related to memory leaks in Particle Playground (when used in a composition) if the application is exited without first closing the project.

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Crash when Duplicating Layers v22.5.0

    I found a reproducible crash in AFX CC 2022 - (no crash with CC 2021 and older.)

    This happens with JavaScript expression engine - no crash with legacy ExtendScript engine.

    I have a null layer with a shape layer parented to it.
    The null layer has an expression in the Position property.
    The expression looks at the position of the layer that is "index - 2" above it. (There are two null layers above, so the expression works.)

    When I duplicate the null and shape layer together, then drag then to the bottom of the stack, all is normal.

    If…

    3 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Instant CRASH when Copy / Paste "Camera Options" of a Camera Layer

    Reproducible crash. Tested on two different workstations. AFX CC 2022.

    1.> Create a camera layer in a comp.
    2.> COPY the "Camera Options" folder of a camera layer.
    3.> PASTE on either the same camera a layer, or a new camera layer, and AFX will crash instantly. No option for crash report.

    Happens every time.

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. AE crash when deleting expression linked effect

    AE reports 9 expressions error but in theres only 8. If I select and delete CC Toner effect on v2 the app crash. Manually deleting each expession individually is the only way to go but during the process the expression warning message reports an astronomous amount of errors (see 2nd screenshot). Bug has been reported on multiple machine.

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Text Recolor Issue

    I'm having trouble with recoloring text in AE. I highlight one line and it colors 2 lines, or I color a few words and it will color the line below what I had highlighted. I tried bringing the project into a new project in case the original project was corrupt and tried a new text box and typing it in manually, but it keeps ending up the same. Screencapture below: https://www.loom.com/share/1b8eaae9ea264d4c95aebe8cf10a3e73

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. After Effects Warning: Invalid Menu Operation - related to amount of compositions

    I believe I just found a current problem related to the "Invalid Menu Operation" warning that has been discussed on this forum several times before.

    I'm working on a project that has a lot of compositions.

    If a composition is used more than 1168 times and I try to right-click it in the Project panel, I get an "After Effects Warning: Invalid Menu Operation" popup.

    I tested it in CC 2020 and CC 2022 - same bug.

    I had four different pre-comps used over 1168 times in other compositions. As a test, I just kept deleting the comps that used…

    5 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Performace lagging on Intel Macs since version 22.3

    New After Effects versions since version 22.3 are incredibly lagging in preview performance on Intel Macs. Simple animations like a text animator take a long time to preview. Tested on iMac Pro 2018 on macOS 10.15.12 and 12.4.

    After Effects 22.2.1 works as expected, performance is good. Please bring back acceptable performance for Intel Macs so we can use the newer versions.

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Liquify effect: can't set source location by Option-clicking

    Just noticed that I am not able to set a source location while using the clone tool (inside of the liquify effect). When pushing the option key (Mac OS), the 3D camera tool shows up.

    After Effects version: 22.2.1 (german layout)

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  2 comments  ·  Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Roving bug

    Create 4 key position images
    Activate Rove Across Time for the second one
    Move the last two keys into the Graph Editor

    BUG !
    The second key multiplies with each move

    https://youtu.be/h2LJ1bN6Viw

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for filing this bug.


    I was able to reproduce this behavior and have sent this bug to our developers to evaluate.


    Note that this problem only occurs when:

    • You drag via the selection box in the Graph Editor view
    • One of the keyframes is adjacent to a roving keyframe.


    The problem can be avoided by clicking and dragging on one of the keyframes instead of within the selection box.

  15. Bug Report: The image which made rendering in Ae2022 is broken.

    When I make rendering in TIFF-sequence and PSD-sequence , an image is broken.

    OS : win10
    GPU : RTX2060S (Driver v471.11)
    Ae : v22.0.1

    Ae condition

    [project-setting]
    Depth: 16bits per channel

    [output-module-setting]
    Depth: Milions of colors+
    Color: Straight(unmatted)

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Effect compositing options: Have a 'layer' option as well as 'mask'

    It's be wonderful if, as well as choosing a mask for an effect, we can choose a layer to be used as a mask for an effect; that way, we could use another layer's alpha or luma to control the opacity of the effect, much in the same we we already do with Mask References in the Compositing Options.

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Bug: Path Group Mistaken for Mask Crash

    (MacOS - AE version 22.0) When selecting multiple path groups (not the properties) and attempting to hit the shortcut to arrange a layer forward or backward, the program will crash.

    I only came across it accidentally when I thought I had the layer selected and not the path groups.

    I've also attached an error message that pops up when only one of the groups is selected.

    It seems that what's causing it is when path groups are selected, it's confusing them for masks, as seen in the menu command for arranging layers.

    This doesn't seem to happen on Windows from…

    4 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. The Responsive Design intro moves to the cursor

    When I try to stretch the layer from the beginning it is the display of the Responsive Design area that comes.

    1 vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Bruno,


    Thanks for filing this bug. We're aware of the problem, and the bug is awaiting review by our developers.


    This problem can be caused by any marker sitting on the first frame of a layer, not just a Responsive Design – Time marker on a pre-comp. The issue is that when After Effects checks what objects are under the mouse, it finds the marker first. This is especially problematic for Responsive Design – Time markers, because they are meant to move with the layer.


    Until the bug is fixed, you can work around the problem by moving the Responsive Design – Time marker out of the way, stretching the layer as desired, and then right-click on the layer bar and choose Markers > Update Markers From Source. (Alternately, you can modify the stretch and in/out values for the layer in the In/Out/Duration/Stretch columns of the Timeline panel. They're…

  20. Perspective Offset in Turbulent Noise does nothing

    The Perspective Offset checkbox in Turbulent Noise does not currently work. No parallax. It does wok as it should in Fractal Noise.

    2 votes

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3

Feedback and Knowledge Base