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