After Effects needs to be rewritten from the ground up. It’s slow, buggy and the UI is years behind other products in Creative Suite. Adobe has taken advantage of the fact that they are the dominant player in the motion graphics market and effectively have no competitors. They keep pushing forward building on 20 years of legacy code ignoring many long withstanding bugs and core improvements that could have slowly made their way in. Here’s a wish list of improvements and features that I would warmly welcome in a new After Effects.
A growing list of needed features/improvements for Cinema 4D.