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Anna Albert
Update text and image from database
on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:48:25 pm

Hi guys,

I need a solution to update my text and image data in a project from a spreadsheet or database.
I have an Ae CC project composed from several comps containing text and image layers (over 70 comps and precomps).
I have to replace all of them manually, whenever I need to update the data in the project.
I found CompsFromSpreadsheet 4 on, however this creates new comps every time I run the script. Consequently, my project is getting extremely large and unusable. After updating the data I need to fit the animation part to an audio, which needs to be done manually.
Does anyone know a script or a solution that can simplify my work flow?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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Arie Stavchansky
Re: Update text and image from database
on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:54:43 pm

Hi Anna,

Should have answered this much sooner, but you can check out Templater from Dataclay. It essentially makes footage, text, and solid layers into dynamic elements. It does have a feature where you can replicate comps, but that's not necessary. It works with Google spreadsheets or with local tab-delimited files. Check out its product page on aescripts, and for more details check out its documentation. You can download a free trial.


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