All requests and remarks posted on this blog, have been shared with the developers of the concerning products. The Feature Requests blog is my independent way of sharing, and recording both ideas and annoyance about software. Improvement is the main goal.

donderdag 26 juni 2014

Turn Smart Guides on and off while drawing a path with the Pen Tool in Ai

When drawing a path, Smart Guides can come in handy to align some Anchor Points, but most of the time I need to mix aligned an non aligned points. In that case, it would be very convenient to be able to turn on Smart Guides  (cmd-U), while keeping the Pen Tool active. Right now, activating or deactivating the Smart Guides breaks the path.

Copy Layers in Photoshop to Clipboard

I like the way Photoshop can duplicate layers to another open document.
But once in a while, I want to copy a layer to the clipboard, just like other apps can copy a selection to the clipboard.

Why ain't this possible?

Numeric editing colors in Adobe Kuler


Today I decided to make use of Kuler as an inter application color storage. I tried to make a color palette for a certain project, and found out that we can only edit color by using the sliders. Not by typing numbers…

This is experienced in After Effects CC 2014.

I think it's a bug.

dinsdag 24 juni 2014

Adobe CC: Sync Settings is confusing

Syncing comes in when two devices must reflect the same data. In case of Settings for Adobe CC apps, I would prefer to be able to choose "Put Settings" and "Get Settings". In that way it is easy to decide for yourself wether you are saving or restoring the Preferences.

In the case of Illustrator, Syncing did not do anything. I started my custom tunes Illustrator CC, chose Sync, quit, launched Illustrator CC 2014, chose Sync, and…. nothing. All units in pt, custom document sizes not available.

maandag 23 juni 2014

AE CC: Save templates of Render Settings and Output Module to cloud?

It would be nice if this was possible. Maybe add a button?

Or, like Photoshop does, let AE ask to migrate presets from previous version?

maandag 16 juni 2014

Please name the Channel Strip after the Bus by default in LPX

When selecting Bus 4 for output, LPX makes a channel strip in the mixer calles '(Aux 5)'. Wouldn't it be nice if it was called 'Bus 4'?

Another example (Bus 6 routes to Aux 7...):

woensdag 11 juni 2014

C4d - Exclude from a specific camera

Wouldn't it be nice when the Compositing Tag's Exclusion options work for camera's to?
Comes in handy when a POV camera is used, and the object from which it is viewing the scene, blocks the camera.

This does not work, currently:

dinsdag 10 juni 2014

Monospacing in Text Layers

When using a Text Layer for counting numbers, it would be very usefull to have a switch to fore monospacing (non proportional spacing), so the numbers stay in their place and are not adjusted (kerned) horizontally. The proportional spacing results in a very messy movement.

Remarkable is that the Numbers effect has this possibility,

donderdag 5 juni 2014

Better C4D to Photoshop integration

When rendering to .psd, with an Alpha channel, it would be nice if the Alpha-information could be automatically translated to Photoshop-transparency, or a Layer mask..

In Photoshop, I work with Smart Objects all the time. But before I can start compositing several c4d-renders, I first have to open them to convert the Alpha-channel to a Layer-mask.

Feature request for Maxon Cinema 4D:
let us choose to output alpha as transparency or layer mask

Feature request for Adobe Photoshop:
an import options dialog for linked/placed .psd files,
that let us choose to import alpha as transparency or as a layer mask

When opening a .exr file, Photoshop comes up with this:

It would be perfect if this dialog was used for other file formats as well!

maandag 2 juni 2014

C4d Expresso/Formula node Radians vs Degrees

When Angle type is set to Degree, we still need to enter 'Pi' in stead of 180ยบ to get the correct results.

This is addressed as a bug, by Maxon.