1) There ought to be the option to render out Marker Regions in the Composition Timeline as separate QuickTime Movies. One could add to this the ability to just render Timeline area 1 or 2 or 5. More flexible than just "Work Area Only" and really useful if you're burning a DVD etc.
2) This MUST get in sooner or later! When you (Mac) Control+Click a composition's Tab for that menu there ought to be "Reveal Comp in Project Window" option. No more searching around the Project folder for composions....
i This MUST get in sooner or later! When you (Mac) Control+Click a composition's Tab for that menu there ought to be "Reveal Comp in Project Window" option. No more searching around the Project folder for composions....
Try control- or right-clicking on empty space in the timeline window. You'll get just such an option.
I wish the below items :
1 - selecting color like photoshop , especialy the magic wand tool
2 - extrude , extrude , extrude
for text and shape
3 - something like REVOLVE in Adobe Illustrator or like LATHE in Maxon Cinma4D
Being able to specify how many processors to use in the multiprocessing preference pane.
I've got 8 processors. Using six of them should be more than enough. Using 1 roughly quadruples render times, but using 8 makes the computer unusable for anything else. Perhaps an option to instruct AE to leave 2 of those processors alone would solve the problem.
Also I want to add my support for extrusion and lathing of shapes and text. Being able to use bezier paths to drive the extrusion scale over it's length would be very helpful.
I'd like the ability to enable or disable multiprocessing in the render settings. Some projects benefit from MP, while some are hindered by it, and keeping those that benefit straight from those that don't can be difficult when I work on several projects during the course of a day.
Either that or a more efficient multiprocessing system that obviates the need for end users to make these sorts of choices in the first place.
The interface with Photoshop's vanishing point is a little incomplete at the moment. What I'd really love to see is a vanishing point-like tool in AE for creating planes and a camera in 3D space in AE directly whose perspective could be matched to an underlying video layer.
"The interface with Photoshop's vanishing point is a little incomplete at the moment. What I'd really love to see is a vanishing point-like tool in AE for creating planes and a camera in 3D space in AE directly whose perspective could be matched to an underlying video layer. "
SynthEyes can create an AE camera based on a still or video layer, although I haven't attempted that.. There's a tutorial on the site that demonstrates it, though...
I don't know if this has been mentioned already, but:
I'd like to have a more functional footage viewer. Right now there is no way to play back image sequences in realtime without RAM previewing them, and the movie viewer that lets you view movies ignores interpretation settings like alpha, pixel aspect ratio, and pulldown removal. This means to view movies as interpreted by AE I have to drop the movies in a comp and do a RAM preview, which is a pain.
Also, someone may have mentioned this but it would be great for individual projects to default the location of rendered files to the last place a file was rendered by THAT PROJECT or even that comp, rather than the last place rendered to by anything in After Effects.
The ability for keyframes on multiple selected layers to be able to be copied and pasted onto their respective layers. Currently, the layers themselves will copy/paste. Or, perhaps a toggle switch in the preferences that would allow this behavior.
Hi, i wish "Shape Motion Track" for next cs4 version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsP4I6rC3Rg <-this is what i mean.
I also hope possibility to see each selected Vertex keyframes on timeline, so i can see each selected Vertex keyframe and see that where is the problem in the graph editor. And it would be nice to have possible to track motion for each Vertex by one by one.