Your application can integrate with Templater Bot by using either of the two following methods. They both allow your application to feature automatic creation of custom, on-demand, video content.

Pulling Data into Compositions

One method involves running After Effects on a machine that is “always on” while having The Bot regularly poll Templater’s data source. This is called Enabling The Bot. When enabled, The Bot queries Templater’s data source for ready values in a column or property named render-status. Templater then automatically performs its output tasks with those query results. This is the easier of the two methods to understand and to implement.

You can see an overview of how Templater Bot pulls data into After Effects compositions by watching the following video.

Pushing Data to Compositions

The other method involves “commanding” Templater to push data into an After Effects project and to perform its output tasks. To do this, use Templater’s command line interface to push data into compositions. You can wrap your own REST API around Templater’s command line interface which gives you unparalleled flexibility in how your data is delivered to Templater for processing. Implementing this method does require software development skills, but you gain more flexibility, robustness, and scalability using this method.