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  • ariestav

    @Sudhansu Thanks for your post. The installation steps are not different between any machine. Your machine should meet, at least, the system requirements specified by Adobe for After Effects. There is only one way to install AE and that’s through the Adobe Creative Cloud Installer wherein you need your login and password for your account. With Templater, you do it the same way and you’ll need your key to install to there.

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  • ariestav

    @pej87 We are always happy to help. Please submit a ticket to support@dataclay.com for more information.

    Thanks!

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  • ariestav

    @rivalpro Unfortunately, what you are encountering here is a known issue with using Bot and Google Sheets. Can you somehow, make an invisible field that does the “stitching” of the other fields in the form and inject that invisible field into the Google Sheet. In other words, the output column should be hard coded. I know this is not what you want to hear, but it is a limitation of writing data back to a Google Sheet using their API.

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  • ariestav

    You’ll definitely need to encode the mask’s coordinates as text into a JSON object that will eventually be read by Templater as a render job. That data can be read by an ExtendScript that you write using the Templater ExtendScript API and which should probably be registered to the “After Update” event. Custom ExtendScripts can read job data — you just need to look at the API reference to get it.

    In the ExtendScript you write, you will likely need to make use of the $D.job.get(<key>) method.

    Let me know if you need a simplified example.

    Thanks,
    Arie

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  • ariestav

    @Ridvan Are you wanting Templater to do this? If so, you can use the Templater Events together with the Templater ExtendScript API to write co-ordinates out to a text file.

    If you’re not using Templater, you simply need to write your own ExtendScript to read co-ordinates and write them to a text file.

    Please help me understand the context of the application you need to do this in.

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  • ariestav

    Hi Rival,

    Apologies for the long delay on the forum reply. We’re you able to get this solved? It sounds like a cacheing issue or possibly that either AE or AME need to be restarted. Were you able to get it resolved?

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  • Jon

    @rivalpro

    The way to avoid the issue is to use a # before all hex values in spreadsheet data. This shouldn’t happen with JSON data, as it is a quirk of how spreadsheet software (including Google Sheets) attempts to detect the data type in a cell and set the formatting. Using # will override the Sheet from setting incorrect formatting while the Bot is processing its data. While the Bot is running, the Sheet will think that you are changing data, and will try to automatically format all-numerical hex values as numbers unless they use the #.

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  • ariestav

    Unfortunately, yes text animators can throw off Templater’s layout logic. You will like have to tweak the animator’s params based on how the data looks for various jobs. Does the issue show up each time you preview? To gain a clearer sense, can you post a short screencast or GIF capture?

    Thanks,
    Arie

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  • ariestav

    Many thanks for these details. They will help us troubleshoot. It does seem strange that retrieval begins at 12:26:47, but then the next message that reads Now rendering target for rows 1 through 5 is stamped 39 seconds after that @ 15:27:26. We will try to reproduce — are you using any kind of authentication scheme for the remote JSON feed?

    Thanks,
    Arie

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  • ariestav

    @Singit Thank you for the clarification. Maybe AE is taking its time to prepare for actual rendering — loading output modules, render settings, etc.? Are you certain that the issue is related to data retrieval? We have noted the issue and will try to reproduce it.

    I have seen cases where the CLI can take much longer to complete when rendering due to Templater making use of AE’s render engine. When you launch AE’s with its GUI normally, it’s likely that its rendering engine modules are loaded automatically, but via the cli it can feel like it’s the cause of delay. With replication, there is no use of AE’s rendering engine — the layers are invalidated with new data and then the project is copied to a new file, so it is speedier in execution.

    What do the time stamps in templater.log file say?

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