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    Nick Dorn commented  · 

    Jess McMillan, the applications that cause the most pain are the ones its used with most, premiere and encoder. simply put, encoder isn't a very good idea, it's just one more place for the data to route through for actual output- that introduces slowdowns and bugs. It's far worse with premiere. as I said, the amount of data that needs to be processed and sent is inordinately large- and because we always push our hardware to the limit, linking footage is largely infeasible, if you mean to provide viewport previews at least- it causes redundancy- two programs needing to work at once, on the same thing, or two separate programs that need to have the same functionality to provide the same result from a single set of data. It would be far more helpful to link a filename in a folder, and occasionally check the file's last version and reload if it's been changed. None of this would be an issue if rendering and effect computing was faster in the first place, though!

    It's an issue that most of the addons... shouldn't be addons. https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/after-effects-plugins pretty well states it. you need to know the basics before plugins will actually help, so not only is is hampering artists, but the learning community as well. Blender has a great way of handling this. Most plugins are turned off by default. it's easy to turn them on, but new users don't open effects and see an CVS receipt of proprietary and confusing names like lumetri, keylight, cineware, and so on. Many of the addons actually provide VERY IMPORTANT functionality. these should be merged with the program's main codebase, to facilitate optimization.

    but the main concern here... is that it's just been developed too long. it's like league of legends' player say. "it's been patched so much and is so convoluted, you'd have better luck optimizing spaghetti- every bugfix adds an exploit or breaks something else" and while after effects... almost works... the fact of the matter is I can't actually make money with it any more, so I have to consider it a deprecated part of my workflow and offload the costs to my clients, so they can buy me a month or two of it. I have to tell people that "their prices are exorbitant, but because your files are already in this format, you don't have a choice. I'll do it from scratch in something else, and it'll cost less. and take less time, but then you might not be able to find another editor who uses these other tools, as they're not a monopoly."... and I'm not joking. people pay me by the day- and my cost is a minimum of 2 days: one to be paid, and the other to pay for the program.

    another part of it is your obligation to your clients. The primary expectation clients have for the service's promised features (Access to well-working programs, with meaningful updates, new useful features, intuitive UI, and performance improvements) is not being provided in a satisfactory way, while prices for those unsatisfactory services and client dissatisfaction is mounting.

    After effects is old, its most powerful tools have been deprecated and replaced with tools that are too sluggish to be worth the convenience. so- deprecate after effects, and make After Effects 2. I know it hurts to hear that as a dev. I'm a dev too. it breaks my soul a little every time I need to start a vfx scene from scratch, I learn a program I've been writing will never be feasibly efficient because of the library I built it on, that a game I've worked on for 3 years had to be scrapped.

    it hurts. but in the end, the second try always ends up better than the first and easier to make, even if it's less nostalgic.

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    Nick Dorn commented  · 

    I really wish I didn't have to vote for this, but I'm writing this now, because tracking footage slows after effects to the point that it can't register clicks or keypresses, so I'm stuck waiting on this track for the next hour, and previews are verifiably a third or less as efficient as previous versions, and to top it all off, because I have to wait for so much as a single value change on a greenscreen, my client is getting this AT BEST a day late.

    I've begun telling my directors to ignore this program. it's not worth the pain, the addons just make it worse and aren't useful, and for 10% the price you can get a clone that isn't using 20 year old code

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