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Ted Bragg
Can AE use data merge like PS and InD?
on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:53:12 pm

I've been making lower thirds and other graphics via data merge in PS -- it's a huge timesaver but I've never had time to really delve into AE. I don't even think I have it on any of our workstations yet. Does AE have a data merge feature? Are there scripts/macros available that can facilitate this?

What I do is set up a PS template, then punch in the data in a formatted Excel spreadsheet. Export to CSV, run datamerge in PS and boom. All my graphics are done. I really wish Premiere had this but their crappy titler would probably go berserk... AE is where we want to get more into, and this would be a handy way to do it.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Can AE use data merge like PS and InD?
on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:51:28 am

Sure, there are scripts that make this short work:

http://aescripts.com/compsfromspreadsheet

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Arie Stavchansky
Re: Can AE use data merge like PS and InD?
on Jan 9, 2017 at 4:13:29 am

Yes, it definitely can. You can convert your layers into dynamic elements. I would be remiss not to mention Templater from Dataclay. Check out our site when you have some time to learn about all the layer types that are supported.


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