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criis daw
change comp names automatically
on May 26, 2010 at 10:11:08 am

Hi everyone..

heres a challenge for you.

I am doing a versioning job, comping up tiles in different languages for a film.
I was wondering if anybody knew a way (a script perhaps ??) that would allow me change the comp names without have to clic each one and paste in the new name.

For example I would like to change the 'german' of each comp name to 'english' for all 30 odd comps without doing each one manually. There are many languages .. it would be a great help

cheers



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Ram Manohar
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 27, 2010 at 3:45:20 pm

Hi there...
I made a script to do your task, but it will not do the task in a single click.The script will ask the user to run script again until all the specified names are changed..

It is because AE automatically sorts the Project items when the name is changed.

I hope it will help you...

Click here to download the script..


For More Scripts click here



How to use this Script??


manohar


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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 27, 2010 at 4:17:57 pm

you are the man !

i'll try in in a mo



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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 27, 2010 at 4:32:20 pm

do i just put in it scipts or should i like a folder scripts UI as it says on your website ?



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Ram Manohar
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 27, 2010 at 4:40:28 pm

Yes put this script in 'ScriptUIPanels' folder..
and you can get it on AE from Window menu....

manohar


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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:07:52 pm


I cant get it to work.

No window appears nor will it run from run script.

i am using CS3 .

Any ideas ?



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Ram Manohar
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:30:29 pm

If you paste the "Compsitions Renamer.jsx",file correctly in
" C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS3\Support Files\Scripts\ScriptUI Panels " Folder. Then you can get the Script's UserInterface from Window menu.
i.e. Click on Window menu from After Effects menu bar. Then try to Find Compsitions Renamer.jsx in that menu.. and click on it.


If you still hav any problem loading the script..,then go to ...
Edit->Preferences->General, in that make sure that.,
"Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network" is checked.

yes it will work on CS3, even I am using CS3
then try it.. i hope you will get it now..


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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:34:36 pm

i have done all those things

it doesnt appear in the drop down

my preferences are set correctly

?

:(

Any other ideas ?



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Ram Manohar
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:47:31 pm

Yaaa.. I got it..
The "ScriptUI Panels" folder should have proper spaceing check it out..
it must be like this ScriptUI Panels the Capital letters and small letters and space beteween ScriptUI and Panels

manohar


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Brett McConnell
Re: change comp names automatically
on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:54:01 pm

Hello<

Thanks you for writing this script. i have it installed and it appears to be working. Does the script work with wild cards? I need to change names like a typical 'find and replace' function names in an After Effects comp. for example, say i have the following: Joes_PreComp, Joes_GlowComp, Joes_ShadowComp and I'd like to go through and change 'Joes' to 'Larrys' everywhere in my After Effects file. How can I do this?

Thanks for your time.

Best,
Brett


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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:49:02 pm

i copied and pasted the scrips ul folder name off your web site but ..

lets try it with these new details



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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:52:00 pm

no joy i'm afraid



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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 3:54:12 pm

I have tried it on a mac and PC and nothing happens on either.

.....




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Ram Manohar
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 4:17:10 pm

do you ever run any scripts before.. from Scripts folder or ScriptsUI Panels folder??

manohar


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criis daw
Re: change comp names automatically
on May 28, 2010 at 4:37:12 pm

yes from the scripts folder; all the time.

no from scripts UI panel.

nothing shows up from the window drop down in either a mac or PC , i copied the folder name exactly as you wrote it.

I dont know why it isn't working. If you have had this work fine then maybe there is something wrong with the set ups of these machines. I couldn't tell you, but they do run other scripts with no problems.

If you have the answer then great but in the mean time thanks for all your effort so far.



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Earl Cabuhat
Re: change comp names automatically
on Nov 19, 2015 at 5:07:22 pm

Hi. Thank you for this script. It seems to be working in CS6.

Did you ever figure out how to create a "find and replace" function as mentioned by Brett McConnell?

Thanks,
Earl


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