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Noelia Sanchez
Is it possible to take composition screenshots using scripts?
on May 17, 2018 at 8:36:37 pm

Hello,
I am trying to create a personal script, to put the tools I use most together, and I would like to add a button that saves a screenshot of the active composition in a given folder from my computer... Is there a way to make this using scripts? This means that I will need a settings button where I have to input the folder where I need the images to be saved and a second button that saves the image in png format.
Can anyone help me, please?

Thank you in advance!


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Frederic Antoinette
Re: Is it possible to take composition screenshots using scripts?
on May 23, 2018 at 2:57:01 am

If you are looking for a screenshot of your whole application that is with your timeline etc... I'm don't think you can do that within after effects. You need another application.
On windows I use snipping tool, or record my whole screen using OBS.
On the other hand if you want just the compisition, You could simply use Composition -> Save frame as.
It will add to the render queue. You can create a default template so it automatically makes a png to a location of your choice.
But then you'll have to render your queue.

However I'm pretty sure you can also automate that process through a script so that it does all that at the click of a button.


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