Can AE use data merge like PS and InD?
by Ted Bragg on Sep 7, 2016 at 10:53:12 pm
I've been making lower thirds and other graphics via data merge in PS -- it's a huge timesaver but I've never had time to really delve into AE. I don't even think I have it on any of our workstations yet. Does AE have a data merge feature? Are there scripts/macros available that can facilitate this?
What I do is set up a PS template, then punch in the data in a formatted Excel spreadsheet. Export to CSV, run datamerge in PS and boom. All my graphics are done. I really wish Premiere had this but their crappy titler would probably go berserk... AE is where we want to get more into, and this would be a handy way to do it.