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    @SammyGDrake

    Do you have anything set for the Alignment, Align To, or Scale factor settings in the Templater Settings panel? It sounds as though Templater is aligning the text based on the Layout settings and breaking the Mister Horse Animation presets. Could you try clearing any settings you might have in the Layout section and see if that makes a difference? Thanks.

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    @IanW

    Most of the basic testing we’ve done indicates that .ai files should be able to be swapped in without an issue. However, due to larger files’ potential complexity, there’s some possibility that performance might be impacted. If you’re looking to use more complex files, I’d recommend downloading the free trial version of Templater to see if it works well with you’re planning. The demo is a fully functional version of Templater Bot with a 30-day trial, so it should give you ample time to see if you run into any difficulties. We also provide support during the demo period, so if you run into issues, we can do what we can to help you in any way possible. Hope that helps!

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  • Jeff Jeff

    Pete,

    Sorry about the delay. I needed to do a bit of research on this. The $D.harvest command should give you the in and out points for the compositions. As for the active render, I believe that $D.target() function should work to pull that info. Hopefully, that will get you started.

    Jeff

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  • Jeff Jeff

    @pbretz What you’re proposing should theoretically be possible using Templater’s Event Script feature, but it’s likely going to be very involved. It should be possible to use the Harvest function from the Templater ExtendScript API to retrieve information about the layers. However, it would still need to be formatted correctly and then output to a useable file. The links above should provide a good starting point, but if you have any further questions, just let us know. Thanks.

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  • Jeff Jeff

    Pete,

    Glad to hear it. If you have any other questions, please just let us know!

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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  • Jeff Jeff

    Pete,

    If you remove an asset that’s currently in use, it’ll delete that layer from your Template. If adding that layer back in is too much of a pain, what you might try first is pointing that audio layer at a placeholder file in the data set, removing the .mp3s from the TEMPLATER IMPORTS folder, and then switching the data set back. Once you go to preview the line, it should re-import the audio file.

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  • Jeff Jeff

    Pete,

    That’s pretty strange. There could be a problem with the settings left over from before the change was made. I’d recommend removing all of the duplicate audio files from the TEMPLATER IMPORTS folder and double-checking the data set to ensure that Templater is pulling the correct file from the right location. If that doesn’t make a difference, could you try importing and placing both files in After Effects manually and see if they play the same audio when placed on the timeline? If you run into further problems, could you send a copy of the templater.log file so we can see what’s going on in the background? It should be located in the same directory as your project file. Let us know what happens, and we’ll see if we can’t get this sorted out.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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  • Jeff Jeff

    Pete,

    As long as the two files are distinct, Templater should keep separate copies of each file in the [TEMPLATER IMPORTS] folder in After Effects. It should not overwrite the file as long as the data source is pointing to different locations. I hope that helps but if you have any more questions, please just let us know.

    Jeff

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  • Jeff Jeff

    @jkdc2020

    In theory, it should be possible for Templater to swap .ai files without an issue. We had some difficulty using raw .ai files in the past, but Adobe has made updates to After Effects that have smoothed the process out quite a bit. I’d recommend giving it a shot and letting us know if you run into any difficulty, but there’s no reason that we know of right now that you shouldn’t be able to use Illustrator files.

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  • Jeff Jeff

    @Jorge-Santana said in Google Sheets Authorize error:

    “Acess Denied”

    Jorge,

    There are a few things that might be causing this error message. Can you try running After Effects ‘as an administrator’ and see if that makes a difference? Could you also try temporarily disabling any antivirus or antimalware software you might be running as sometimes these programs can interfere with Templater’s communication with Google. If neither of those changes makes a difference, could you attach a copy of the templater.log file for this project? It should be located in the same directory as the .aep file and might have some information that’ll help us narrow down what’s causing this issue. Thanks.

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