hi. i want to know if there is any solution to my problem.
i have a comp that needs to be rendered as tiff sequence (for archiving).
then import the rendered sequence and render again as flv with two extra layers: a company logo and a background music.
i have to do this for lots and lots of comps. is there any way to automate these actions, and how? i haven't been into scripting before so i suppose the solution is somewhere near.. where can i start?
thanks a lot
Yep, Dave's right, you'll have to setup a second project... or maybe it will work if you setup projects with proxies and then choose to "import and replace" the file sequence. They should be after all the initial comps in the render queue and have the exact name as the proxy. This may work, never tested it though.
Re: improving workflow by Walter Soyka on Apr 15, 2011 at 4:47:09 pm
[Pantelis Adamantiadis]"but i want to render the still sequence as flv and not the original comp cause that would save me much more time."
[Dave LaRonde]Very easy: import the sequence into the existing AE project or a new one, set the appropriate frame rate for the imported sequence, and follow Ted's instructions above."
This can be automated. Right-click the sequence in the Project panel and click Create Proxy > Movie. Set up your TIFF sequence here, and it will be added to the render queue.
Add the second sequence (which contains the first sequence as a layer) to the render queue, below the TIFF render, selecting whatever alternate output setting you need, and make sure that Proxy Use is set to either All or Comps.
Render using the render queue.
AE will create the TIFF sequence first, then use it in the project as a proxy. When the second item renders, it uses the proxy files instead of recalculating frames.
Another option might be to add the audio and bug with a compression application from the original TIFF sequence, instead of using additional comps in AE.
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