Andy Engelkemier

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    The bug is actually worse than that. It seemed like that once to me, but I think it may have been only because I did that the first time and it didn't change, then I did it by clicking save the second time and it worked. So it Seemed like that was the bug.
    But in my current file with 3 speakers I have been able to change the speakers, but I had troubles getting them to take. And right now I have tried multiple methods of changing the speaker's name that I incorrectly placed as "Mark" to "Adam" and it just will Not change. Close premiere, open it again, do the exact same procedure...and it changed no problem.
    So this is a bug that Adobe is Really going to have to dig in to because the ones that seem only to randomly be broken are Very difficult to track.
    It Has seemed to be very frequent though, so I'm a bit surprised that more people aren't complaining about it.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    Is it so freaking hard? Adobe, do you folks need some help with UX design? Because Your UX design is Terrible.

    First off, you keep putting settings like these in Terrible locations, without providing a good way for users to find them.
    Do you know how many users know the location is %AppData%\Adobe\After Effects\[version]\ModifiedWorkspaces ?
    Of course, since that has "version" in there, I can't even create a link to it.

    Here's an idea. Put things like workspaces, Luts, basically anything that people aren't going to want to have to search out every stinking minor update (most of which don't add anything other than Hopefully fixing what you folks F'd up in the first place) just to copy files from one place to the next. It's super awesome (sarcasm here) that you also have a LUTS location for AME, Premiere, and AE all in separate locations. And if you take something from Premiere to AE it doesn't even find the file even though the location should come through.

    How it should work:
    I create some workspaces. I specify where they are saved to in preferences. I'll keep them in creative cloud so they get backed up to any machine I happen to run creative cloud software on.
    AE gets updated. It takes my modified workspaces and makes a copy to a versioned folder just in case. That folder should be within the same folder btw, unless otherwise specified by the user in preferences. So my ModifiedWorkspaces folder that I chose doesn't even change. It still has my user workspaces there from the previous version, but a backup has been created in case yall ***** up something and they no longer work in the new version.
    Also, the user workspaces have a name. Here's an idea. Name the File with that name. UserWorkspace.xml, UserWorkspace_1.xml, UserWorkspace_2.xml, etc......Is that useful? No. So don't Do it!!!

    Seriously Adobe. Please hire a UX designer. Not an software engineer. Find a UX designer that uses all your software and hire them. Then listen to them, and do what they say. You Seriously need help.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    Yeah, I have this issue as well and it looks to have been here for 2 years!?!? This is a bug. It's a bug that has been around for 2 years. Great Job Adobe!
    The current Workaround is to nest the clip, but that's just a workaround. The BUG needs to be fixed.
    The scaling workaround also works, but it also doesn't work for me at an even 50% I've got 8K RED footage in a 4K timeline. This happens when the scale is at 50%, so it's not just that you have to change it. But it looks to be fine if I change it to anything else. I tried 51, 50.1, and 54%. My wonder is if the footage fits your sequence vertically, if you have to change it slightly for that workaround to work.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    Please take this down. It only has votes because people don't know the answer.
    Alt replaces one clip with another, using length of the footage ONLY, while keeping your motion and other effects in tact. It's great if you're replacing one piece of footage with something completely different.
    Alt+Shift does exactly what this person is asking for and they just didn't know about it.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    The worst part is it's not even Just image sequences! It's illustrator also. You can do a replace footage, and just select the file again, but why on Earth would you make such a menial task require, well, you to do anything at all!? AE, PS, both handle this automatically. Save file, go over to the software it's referenced in and it just updates.
    And fine, that might take some resources. But making a button to just reload the same footage again? That really only takes the resources of likely one of your most lackey programmers. There's really no excuse for not adding this.
    You could actually list this as a bug even. I'll explain. Just take one illustrator file and add that to your sequence. Go to illustrator and change the file. Head on back to PrP and note that it hasn't changed. Now right click on the footage > Modify > Interpret footage and change the alpha mode. Hit ok. Great, the footage is updated....or Is it? Now do the same thing and change it back. So it's not Undo. You're just changing it back to what it should be. And look at that, it went back to the previous version of the file.
    It Will eventually update. Go do some other things, then come back, and it updates. But it does not give you any indication of if that.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    I think what Patrick is trying to say is, he would like the ability to pass adjustment layers through essential graphics to content below. This is more of a request for how AE and Premiere work, rather than having much to do with essential graphics. Currently, the only way to pass through adjustment layers in AE is to check the continuously rasterize button. This has some undesired effects as well though. Rather than choosing the entire composition, it would be much more flexible to allow single layers to pass through the composition. So if a layer adjustment to do something like blur what is below it is within your composition, anywhere that composition would be used would blur anything below it, but limited to that composition's size. Using the continuously rasterize, it allows objects to go outside of the composition, causing more work if you intent to use the composition's bounds as a mask, which is typically how moving an object outside of the comp bounds works.
    Because yeah, you can definitely have controls for gaussian blur in essential graphics. But you can't have it blur layers Below that composition. What had been added was the ability to add footage inside of your comp, but that is Really just meant for your title/whatever you're making to Hold that video/image element. Plus, if you want to apply an effect over top of other several elements with different in/out points, this could create a very annoying precomp/nesting issue.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    OMG, why does this not exist? Honestly, if a box is created it shouldn't even Just be exposed to expressions, it should be exposed to the user.
    Right now, the way it works is Kind of dumb. You can move the text box completely independently of the layer's position and anchor point. Well, that's all fine and all IF the user has access to the box's transforms as well. Shouldn't it work just like a shape? The shape Layer itself has transforms for the layer, but a rectangle shape within that layer Also has it's own properties like size, position, and an entirely new set of transforms just for that object.

    This is how a paragraph text box should also work. It would be even better if you just let us wrap text inside a shape layer so it isn't even limited to just a rectangle. I mean, powerpoint has that. If powerpoint can do it, AE should be able to do it right? That's always a disappointing realization.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    I believe I have figured it out. If you create anything from premiere to AE, but you have multiple AE files, if premiere and AE are open at the same time, it will say some files are missing. They aren't, and you don't do anything about it. Just save your file, close premiere, then open again. It will continue to work fine until you open something different in AE.

    It's really sad that Adobe likely won't do anything about this bug until enough people vote for it.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    Have you tried disabling all but one graphics card? This has been a problem in the past. Chances are Adobe just screwed it up again. They are a very siloed company, so this happens frequently, and it also holds back changes. I think that's why we get stupid new features, that no one wanted, that aren't connected to anything. But anything that's connected to another silo takes Forever to happen, or never happens at all.
    One thing you can try doing here is rendering with software mode. If that works, you're probably on the right track and you can fiddle around with graphics cards. I have an external graphics card, and noted this issue before. Most people don't have two completely different NVidia cards, so they probably didn't notice the issue. But the issue Also has happened with an nVidia card and the built in intel card. But after disabling the intel card as well, AME worked.

    I almost forgot, and this is a terrible workaround, but when I first updated to 2022 I had this same issue. AE couldn't render to AME. But premiere could. So I created a premiere project, put the AE compositions I needed into new premiere sequences (Awesome how they can't even call them the same thing between the two software right? lol) and then render from Premiere.
    At the time, I still couldn't use AME, but at least I was able to render them one at a time. The alternative would have been to render out image sequences from within AE, THEN use AME to put those together into the format I needed because AE doesn't render with the same settings AME has. I needed H.264 with specific settings.
    Good luck to you folks still being ignored. Hopefully you find something that works.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    One other thing that is just plain stupid is Adobe created a LUTs folder for AE and a LUTs folder for Premiere. They are the exact same set of LUTs!
    But still, like you mention, it won't find them.
    AND if you use a custom LUT using the "browse" feature, Premiere Surely knows the path right? That path doesn't come across to AE. Not only that, but when AE asks you to find the LUT, it doesn't tell you which one it's looking for!!! So if you do something like send over several sequences/clips at once to AE and they all have a couple luts to find, you'd just hoping to get them right.
    There's also the issue of color workflow management. What bit depth is Premiere working in? It's not 8bit, but is it 16, 32? Sending something from Premiere to AE should set AE up to be the same, but it doesn't.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    2022 and Still no arrowheads?
    No, no, it's ok guys, because you can just create a null for every line you need an arrowhead, attach it to the path, then do this, then do that. 3 layers later, a couple expressions, and you've got an arrowhead. And you have 30 layers you need to do that to? Well then that's going to take you a few hours.
    WTF adobe!? You've got it in illustrator. Can you just add it to AE already?

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    This is a great request that is certainly something we want to implement. Rest assured our engineers DO understand the importance of this feature and how to get the job done. We also know that the performance and stability of the app should be our #1 priority and that is where our focus is right now.

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    Andy Engelkemier commented  · 

    Please don't pay attention to how many/few votes are on this one. You know this is needed, so just do it.

    You should also expose this to Premiere, so users can move them there. It must be that you're moving the protected region based on percentage. If it's starting 25% of the way it, it's scaling to start at 25% of wherever you're at. Allow the user to drag that, AND have access to that percentage (or however you're actually positioning the section).
    This way we could even send over that number to premiere via the Essential Graphics panel. Suddenly you need it in the middle of one, so you change the number to 50%, and Boom. I don't want to have to cut the thing a bunch of times just to get things landing where I want them. It starts to defeat the purpose of the tool pretty quickly.

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