In Premiere, there's this very useful transition called "Morph Cut", that basically morphs layer A into layer B. It's very cool and useful when you want to create something like an unnoticeable cut in the editing.
Is there a "Morph Cut"-transition effect in Ae, or at least something very similar without having to do a lot of manual work?
I'll probably sound like the laziest person ever now, but I think it's a missed opportunity from Adobe by not implementing the "Morph Cut" as a transition in Ae; instead, there's a lot of extra manual work that easily could have been avoided. I mean, the "Morph Cut" in Premiere is fantastic, it's just a simple drag-and-drop. I've never experienced any problems, glitches or unwanted results with it (but I understand that it's not perfect for everybody).
the only time I needed morph cut is for morphing talking heads on a premiere edit, and I did it in premiere. when I tried to use morph cut as to something that was more challenging - it failed miserably. and of course you could always just copy the clip from Ae to Premiere, apply the morph cut, render and bring it back.