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AFTER EFFECTS WISHLIST

Adobe Community Professional ,
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What features would you like to see implemented in After Effects? New ideas for plugins? Interface changes? Post 'em here!

Let's keep bug identification to individual posts, as these will probably be addressed more readily. Let's use this thread for specific ideas about ways that AE can be improved and expanded.

These Forums are for users, not Adobe employees, so don't forget to also fill in an Adobe feature request form.

To view the Wish List posts prior to September 2009, look here.

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AFTER EFFECTS WISHLIST

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What features would you like to see implemented in After Effects? New ideas for plugins? Interface changes? Post 'em here!

Let's keep bug identification to individual posts, as these will probably be addressed more readily. Let's use this thread for specific ideas about ways that AE can be improved and expanded.

These Forums are for users, not Adobe employees, so don't forget to also fill in an Adobe feature request form.

To view the Wish List posts prior to September 2009, look here.

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Hi!

I was wondering when we'll have the new 3D camera preset - the one that people use those glasses to "see things getting close".

I believe that if we work on our compositions always  in a 3D space using that camera, it can output the image sequence already set for these technology.

Thanks

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What you are talking about is called stereoscopy, and cannot be acheived that simply. But know that it's already possible to do it in AE,and that the process have been simplified by a free script available on the web, or a pay plugin available on the toolfarm online store.

It's not  new "3D preset" or 3D camera, the stereoscopy involves the use of 3 cameras in the same 3D world, one of each eye, linked together.

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Hi!

Thanks for the fast response.

Hey, that's the name! Stereoscopy! I'm from Brazil and wasn't sure how it was called in english.

Can you provide the names of those tools (the free script and the plugin)? I'd like to try that feature ASAP.

Thanks again!

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Here is the link for the plugin: http://www.toolfarm.com/2009/09/new-product-noise-industries-dashwood.html

And for the script: http://vimeo.com/5918877

Enjoy

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We have the 3D Stereo Rig and improved 3D glasses effect in After Effects CS5.5. Have you looked at that?

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS2bacbdf8d487e582-7a9ae7f112de8fcfcfb-7fff.html

There are also videos and other resources on Todd Kopriva's After Effects Region of Interest post about Stereoscopic 3D: http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2011/04/stereoscopic-3d-in-after-effects-cs5-5.html

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I think that the rotate function could be more intuitive.  Instead of ctrl+shift+R bringing up a dialogue box, it should allow you to just move the mouse around and rotate your layer. If you need precise rotation you could type in a number and hit 'enter' to rotate a specific degree amount.

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1) Swatches

2) Scale tool to work like AI, ID and PSHOP

3) Ability to Import/Export Precomps (or share from a database of linked precomps) rather than a collect and import.

4) All Layer Styles to be moved to the effects pallette. I find it laborious to access layer styles in AE

Thanks for asking!

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It would be great if AE could interpret images with more than one alpha channel. For instance, Cinema 4D places the depth map and object buffers in the alpha channels. However, AE only reads the first alpha channel and interprets that as transparency.  It would be great if AE could read the other alphas and let me decide which one (if any) is transparency.  Or if I just wanted to import Alpha #5 from an image, it would let me.

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As a workaround, you can export your animation and passes as an EXR sequence, and import it inside AE and then use the EXtractoR plugin to select the pass you wanna use.

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Thanks for the info. C4D doesn't support layered EXRs yet.  So layered TIFF and PSD are the main way to get 32-bpc HDR multi-layer multipass images out of Cinema.

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I don't know the political nature of the different CS divisions at Adobe, but it would be super keen if you and the Photoshop team could get on the same page.

AE is always a version behind in supporting the latest PSD features (like CS4's Vibrance adjustment).  Would be also great if you could make some of the Adobe RAW controls available as 32-pbc AE plug-ins -- such as White Balance, Recovery, Fill Light, Blacks, Clarity, and the aforementioned Vibrance.

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> AE is always a version behind in supporting the latest PSD features (like CS4's Vibrance adjustment).

After Effects CS5 added new Color Correction effects based on Photoshop adjustment layer types. When you import PSD files with these  adjustments, they are preserved:

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This one is pretty simple, and like 64-bitness, hopefully already on the books.  But EVERY AE plug-in needs to work in 32pbc color. There's really no excuse for some plugs to support only 8-bit color in 201x (whenever CS5 comes out).

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