ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

parameterize text or image file path

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Taein Kim
parameterize text or image file path
on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:12:16 pm


I am very new to After Effect and this may not be possible.

I was wondering if it is possible to parameterize some of texts and image files that I use in my project so I can later change them when I run the project using commandline.

This way I can produce very similar but somewhat customized videos from command line.

I tried saving the project as XML and change the text manually but that did not work.

I did diff and there are many other places that got changed so this won't work,

If commmandline doesn't work, is there a way to use script within AE?
I am using CS6.


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: parameterize text or image file path
on Jun 11, 2012 at 2:10:12 pm

You might be interested in pt_OpenSesame [link], which would give you a better avenue for automation than AE's XML does, or CompsFromSpreadsheet [link].

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 All Rights Reserved