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.

woensdag 21 juni 2017

AE: Alt-Drag to replace Layer Source should leave the dragged footage selected

An example:

We have 10 compositions with a Layer that refers to a certain Project item.
We want to replace that item in each of the 10 compositions.
To do this fast, it is nice when AE keeps the last modified Composition selected in the Project window.
But - when Alt-Dragging the new item (to replace the Layer Source), IT SELECTS THE DRAGGED ITEM!

This is very inconvenient for the workflow, since the last modified Composition is not highlighted, making it hard to subsequently change a bunch of Compositions.

dinsdag 20 juni 2017

After Effects: Paused Render Queue - allow to reshuffle / de-activate

How would you like the feature to work? 
When Rendering is paused, let the user uncheck next render items / reshuffle the order.

Why is this feature important to you?
Because when a Render Queue is started, we can get a feeling about the estimated render time, resulting in new priorities, we would like to see reflected in the Render Queue.

Default Layer Styles for After Effects?

I hardly ever need a 3 px red stroke - so why is that the unchangeable default for the Stroke Layer Style?

Wouldn't it be great if Ae remembers the last settings used? Of even better: offers a styles panel (like InDesigns Object Styles)

donderdag 15 juni 2017

AE: autosize expression editing field

Let the AE expression field automatically show all code.

AE: allow to reveal fx parameters while editing an expression

While editing an expression, the Pick Whip is great to make connections. But when clicking a triangle to reveal properties, the expression is no longer active, generating syntax errors. Annoying behaviour. How cool would it be when we could reveal properties while keeping the cursor active in the expression-edit area!

dinsdag 6 juni 2017

Adobe Media Encoder pops to the front when an After Effects Composition arrives in the Render Queue

How would you like the feature to work?
A Preference setting to let AME stay in the background.

Why is this feature important to you?
Because it is very disturbing that AME pops to the foreground for each AE Comp I send to the AME Queue.