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    • Support for Adobe After Effects 2020
      Templater is now compatible with Adobe After Effects 2020.
      Genuine installers prepared for macOS and Windows operating
      systems.

    • Updated Templater’s End User License Agreement
      Templater’s EULA defines criteria for designating a licensee as
      an “Enterprise”. It also includes updated terms and conditions
      for licensing and payments as well as general provisions.

    • Preference to purge unused footage after each job
      If you enable this preference, Templater will purge all unused
      footage from the project file after each job completes. Use
      this to reduce dependencies in your rigged .aep template files.

    • Added intelligence methods to Templater ExtendScript API
      Use two new methods within registered ExtendScripts to invoke
      Templater’s spatial and temporal intelligence:

    • $D.update.layout() — Invokes Templater’s algorithm
      for automatic spatial layout of dynamic layers
      within all compositions.

    • $D.update.timeline() — Invokes Templater’s
      algorithm for automatic temporal arrangement of
      dynamic layers within all compositions.

    • Faster data polling intervals for Bot
      In Templater’s Preferences, reduced Bot’s minimum polling
      frequency to 0.3 minutes (18 seconds) for Google Sheets, and 0.2
      minutes (12 seconds) for JSON sources.

    • BUG FIX: Improved organization of Replication output
      In the data, if an “output” column or property specifies a path
      with sub directories, Templater names the final output asset
      according to the path’s final leaf and saves the output asset to
      the location specified.

    • BUG FIX: Time Sculpting correctly handles nested timelines
      In some cases, Templater’s auto arrangement of elements in
      timelines containing pre-comp layers would not fully complete.
      Now, Templater completes Time Sculpting logic for all nested
      composition timelines.

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  • ariestav

    @jrbooth1 For the text layer in the AE project. Did you create as text box or just a single line? In your data source, if you have a soft return character in the data, AE should respect those soft returns even if it’s a single line text layer. Try clicking+dragging to create a text box.

    Hope this helps!

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  • ariestav

    @pbretz Can you share the command you are using to invoke from the terminal or prompt? Are you using the -ui flag? When you enable bot from the command line, the tasks object should be

    {
          "render"     : false    
        , "replicate"  : false    
        , "enable_bot" : true    
    }
    

    There is a bot object within the prefs object, and you can set what you want the bot to do there:

    {
        .
        .
        .
        "prefs" : {
                         "bot" : { "action_render": true, "action_replicate": false }
                  }
        .
        .
        .
    }

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  • ariestav

    Hi There,

    You can do this, but you would need to use the Templater ExtendScript API which lets you run ExtendScript code when Templater broadcasts an event while it processes your data. The ExtendScript can read your re-versioning data using the $D object, and specifically using the $D.job.get() method.

    So, for the case of still images being sync’ed to specific time codes you will need to write a script that reads the time code from the re-versioning data, and then alter the layer for that time code. Out-of-the-box, duration is something that is only inherent to audio / video footage layers, but since still images have no inherent duration, you need to explicitly set it using code.

    Does this help?

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  • ariestav

    @spelgrift Take a look at the table in our documentation that defines each event and when it is broadcast within Templater’s algorithm. This should help you decide which events to register your scripts to.

    posted in Templater Event Scripts read more
  • ariestav

    Improvements in Templater 2.9.1

    • Fixed an issue in floating licensing for Windows
    • Installers are now compatible with macOS Catalina

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  • ariestav

    For enabling Bot via the command line interface, you need to add the -ui flag to the command in the terminal.

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  • ariestav

    Hi there!

    How is the file referenced in your data source? And, is the file on a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive?

    To be sure the reference must be a direct download and not protected by some kind of sharing service where the actual link might be different from the actual file itself. Further, the reference must contain a file extension for AE to be able to interpret it.

    We are working on a method to support Dropbox and other sync services like google Drive, but S3 links are supported.

    Does this help?

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  • ariestav

    @Amanda-A Yes this is possible. You have to use expressions though when it comes to altering the color values in a shape layer. Take a read through this article to learn more about using data in expressions with Templater, and then also take a look at this pre-rigged template on our GitHub repository demonstrating the use of data in expression — also in the context of color manipulation. Hope this helps!

    —Arie

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  • ariestav

    How are you invoking the launcher script. If you are enabling the Bot function via the CLI, you will need to use the -ui flag in the launcher’s incantation.

    Does this help?

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