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.
After Effects' Sequence Layer Keyframe Assistant lets us place adjacent layers offset in time. The order it does this, is the order in which the layers are selected. When using this feature not everyday, it is hard to remember which order of selection has the expected result.
Wouldn't it be convenient for the user to have a selector?
-Higher Layers First
-Lower Layers First
The Random option would be nice to make some effects. This should have every layer start at it's own random time, but without any overlaps or blanks.
I always wonder why I have to tell After Effects twice how I want it to import multi layer .psd or .ai. When selecting 'Import As Footage' in the first dialog, the second comes up with 'Import Kind Composition'. Then I have to say 'Footage' again. Why? Anyone?
Since the update I have had several situations where the trusted Snap To Point is not working. Drag an Anchor Point to an other Anchor Point, see how the mouse pointer becomes whit to verify that snapping is going to happen. Release the mouse button and… see how the object does not exactly snap. This is best visible when zoomed in at maximum.
When switching back and forth between Cinema4d and After Effects (I know, there's Cineware, but that is not yet suitable for power users), making the mistake to re-render (and overwrite) a clip that was already imported in AE will result in a loop of error messages which can only be escaped from by force quitting After Effects.
Wouldn't it be possible to let After Effect just replace the file by a proxy? Or give the user the option to either forget the clip or replace it? A bit more empathy with the user is required.
When making a pattern of small circles, a datatreduction technique is to use only two Anchor Points to create a circle. You can do that by placing two Anchor Points excacly on top of each other, and give this path a stroke with round Caps. But I was suprised that Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 does not know how to snap this when Smart Guides is active. See my screen recording.
I Synced Settings in InDesign CC, then opened InDesign CC 2014, and Synced again. Then came this 'Ready to apply' message, without an Apply-button (this can be done only in a document window…?)
Ok, I had to create a document first to Apply the setting for the application.
And after applying, my New Document-dialog does still not reflect my old settings.
AE CC 2014 makes use of Mercury Transmit. And now it is only possible to view HD compositions via the Decklink, while in earlier versions of AE CC it was possible to automagically upscale SD to HD for output. In the current version the screen stays black…
I just updated to Desktopvideo 10.1.2, but still output of SD compositions via the Decklink Studio 2 does not work.