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Scott McGee
aerender script
on Sep 25, 2018 at 9:14:05 am

What I'm currently doing.

Using the new JSON feature I update my data using a JSON file, using aerender this works fine. The only flaw is that it runs awfully slow rendering it out.

What I can do.

if I open After Effects then launching a script I have built. I can change the data using a similar method as above but it's hard changing the data so that it's not treating it like a valueattime. This reduces the render time dramatically.

What I want to do.

I want AfterEffects to launch and then launch my script, update the data then export. Using similar bash info and what I've found trawling forums, the below is what I've come up with but it's not working. It's launches after effects successfully which leads me to believe it doesn't either like my script (Which works if I use manually), or my bash file isn't written correctly. This is more what I'm inclined to think. Unless someone says NOT A CHANCE CAN THIS BE DONE.

#! /bin/bash

/Applications/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CC\ 2018/aerender -project /Users/scott/Desktop/Mess\ Around\ .aep & /Users/scott/Desktop/Source2.jsx;
/Applications/Adobe\ After\ Effects\ CC\ 2018/aerender -project /Users/scott/Desktop/Mess\ Around\ .aep -comp "1 - TEST" -output /Users/scott/Desktop/TEST/TEST.mov


Any help would be appreciated.


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Scott McGee
Re: aerender script
on Sep 26, 2018 at 8:53:53 am

This appears to work using osascript, but is there a way using -noui?

tell application "Adobe After Effects CC 2018"
open "/Users/scott/Desktop/MessAround.aep"
DoScriptFile "/Users/scott/Desktop/Source2.jsx"
end tell

Otherwise I'm nearly there.


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