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Thomas HannenAfter Effects notifies iPhone when render is complete using Prowl and Growl for Windows
by on Aug 4, 2011 at 9:34:05 pm

I wanted to get After Effects to notify my iPhone when it had
completed a render. I'm using After Effects CS4 for Windows.

I had followed the steps shown here.

But couldn't get it to work. Here's how I fixed it:

* Installed Prowl app on the iPhone ($3)
* Make sure Notifications are enabled on the iPhone (settings / notifications)
* Registered an API key on the Prowl website, and entered it into the iPhone app
* Install Growl for Windows, and set it to "forward notifications to
other computers" see here.

Then wrote this very simple script in After Effects:

var appStr = "C:\\Program Files\\Growl for Windows\\growlnotify.com";
var scriptStr = "/t:aetest 'render_completed'";


var myQueue = app.project.renderQueue // Creates a shortcut for the
Render Queue.

// Start rendering.
myQueue.render();


system.callSystem(appStr + " " + scriptStr);


Things to note:

The annoying double slashes in the path
Underscore in the scriptStr - I couldn't get spaces to
work.
There are lots of better scripts that test for render queues properly, but I couldn't get them to work (but I have NO idea what I'm doing with scripts)...

Hope it helps someone!


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Greg BurrusRe: After Effects notifies iPhone when render is complete using Prowl and Growl for Windows
by on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:40:54 am

I can't help with you script but I can suggest you check out BG Renderer, http://aescripts.com/bg-renderer/ , which has an option to do what you want plus more if you don't mind paying a bit.


Greg

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