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Stuart Clark
Multiple custom exports
on Sep 21, 2018 at 3:02:46 pm

I've got a project whereby I need to create more than 200 very slightly different versions of the same video in After Effects. They're essentially personalized e-cards, so the only difference is an altered text layer at the beginning that introduces the video to each different person its being sent to.

If I have to, I'm going to need to work through this, manually changing the text layer each time then sending it to export... pretty boring and time consuming (and I hope needlessly so).

It so happens that I have all the names I need for this on an Excel spreadsheet. So, I wonder if there might be a way I can automate a batch render to create the requisite versions of my composition by somehow pulling the text information individually from each Excel cell and pasting it into the text layer each time. Then I'd be able to batch export the whole lot and spend the rest of the time with my feet up with a cup of coffee rather than getting a migrane and feeling the joy drain from my very being from the repetition!

I wonder whether there might be an script or function etc that could do the job? Any suggestions much appreciated!


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Blaise Douros
Re: Multiple custom exports
on Sep 21, 2018 at 4:07:31 pm

https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/944530#944546

Check out this old thread and see if it helps.


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Stuart Clark
Re: Multiple custom exports
on Oct 12, 2018 at 11:13:19 am

Many thanks, this was very helpful


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Walter Soyka
Re: Multiple custom exports
on Sep 21, 2018 at 5:58:44 pm

Check out CompsFromSpreadsheet:

https://aescripts.com/compsfromspreadsheet/

Walter Soyka
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Stuart Clark
Re: Multiple custom exports
on Oct 12, 2018 at 11:13:55 am

I think we may invest in this script, thanks for the link!


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