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ben wolfinsohn
batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 7:29:24 pm

if i have a photoshop file with a LOT of layers inside AE and i want to change the name of each file inside AE, like adding and "A" to the end of each file name, is there a way to batch this? another program that will let me record a key action to do that?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 7:46:08 pm

You want to rename individual Photoshop LAYERS? That is something that's done best within Photoshop. Not AE.

Consider it a lesson well-learned: name your layers in Photoshop.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 8:28:58 pm

Look for Project_Items_Renamer here:
http://www.crgreen.com/aescripts/

Please consider sending Chris a little gratuity if it helps.

Walter Soyka
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ben wolfinsohn
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:55:45 pm

if i have 100's of files in AE and i want to add another number or letter to the end of each one, instead of doing that manually, can i use automator or something like it to do it? its only a few keystrokes that need to be played out over and over again.

thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 10:10:59 pm

[ben wolfinsohn] "...its only a few keystrokes that need to be played out over and over again..."

Well, at least you can do it in AE if you want, and I suspect copy & paste will be your friend.

Better get busy....

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter Soyka
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 2, 2013 at 10:21:31 pm

Yes -- select the Ps layers you want to rename in the project panel, then use the script I called out above to append something to their name. Nice and easy.

Note this is not quite the same as actually renaming the layers in Ps, but it will help you differentiate layers in your Ae comp.

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
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Matt Gerard
Re: batch name changes in AE
on Apr 3, 2013 at 4:56:37 pm

[Walter Soyka] "Look for Project_Items_Renamer here:
http://www.crgreen.com/aescripts/"


I use this ALL THE TIME!!! Its a great script, and works wonderfully. And instantly. aescripts is my new favorite place to go when I need a workflow enhancer.

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