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  • Jon

    @Singit we’ve lowered the polling time to 30 seconds for the next release. Shorter polling than that can cause unexpected results or instability.

    Also, if you architect your app to use the CLI instead of the Bot, you can “push” data into Templater, instead of “pulling” with the Bot. You could set up triggers with your app that launch Templater whenever data is added. Check out this thread for some basics.

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  • Jon

    @Ridvan Text color is not a directly accessible property, but you can control the color via expressions and a Fill effect. We have a sample project on our GitHub page that demonstrates one of the ways you can approach the issue.

    posted in Local JSON read more
  • Jon

    @groundless Yes, the Bot will work in trial mode. What are the contents of your test.json file? If you named your bot “xx”, then in your data, every JSON object will require a key/value pair of:

    "bot":"xx",
    

    If you don’t set those values, in addition to the “render-status”, the Bot won’t know to pick up your data.

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  • Jon

    @rivalpro I wrote a forum post a while back for this type of “slideshow,” with a variable number of slides. You can find it here.

    There is one minor tweak that you can do with this method. We’ve added comp switching via a flag in your data (wrapping the comp name in double curly braces) to the latest version of Templater, so instead of swapping with a video asset, you could swap with an empty 2-frame comp that is double the framerate of the containing comp.

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  • ariestav

    Hi there,

    Just following up to the support ticket you submitted regarding the error. This usually means there is a “stretch” parameter that is set within the Templater Settings effect that cannot work for the dynamic layer. Are any of your layers making use of any Templater Settings effect’s Time group of controls?

    Thanks,
    Arie

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  • Jon

    @spelgrift

    Make sure that at least one of the layer is set to “Initialize to center”. In the Attachment properties, set the top layer’s Attach on to “Top Edge”, Group Position to “Cap”, and Center on edges selected. For the bottom layer, make sure that you have Attach on “Bottom Edge”, Group Position “Base”, and Center on edges selected. If you have more than two layers, use Group Position “Middle” for layers that aren’t a “cap” or “base”.

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  • Jon

    @kdav82 Are you using a local JSON file, or a JSON feed/URL? If you’re using a JSON feed, have you registered a script with the post-output or post-job event in Templater’s Preferences, and if you have, what is the script/incantation that you’re using? When you are using the CLI, are you launching the Bot, or are you launching a batch render job? If you’re using a render job, it will ignore the render-status. The downside of using the CLI to run the Bot is that it won’t ever spin down-- the process needs to be ended manually, where a batch render job can close on completion.

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  • ariestav

    Google Sheets is really the data source type that always has these strange issues with what can and cannot be in the header. Other data source types (JSON and TSV) do not have this issue.

    You can see all the “reserved names” that you use in your data source that are NOT related to actual composition layers. You can also checkout the “warning” in the “Mapped Data” page to see the documentation re: Google Sheets problems.

    Glad you got it working, and I hope this helps!

    Best,
    Arie

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  • ariestav

    The effect can be as deeply nested as you need it to be. You can see which layers Templater “recognizes” as dynamic via the log file. Click on “Show Log”, then click preview and then inspect the log to see if Templater picked up the layer. Don’t forget that with google sheets data sources you cannot use underscores in column names and the header name cannot start with a numeral. Does this help?

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