v2.1 Dataclay Templater Rig


Dataclay Templater Rig


Download demos and trial versions, product documentation, free presets and more.

You May Download a Free Demo After Logging In!

Dataclay Templater Rig

Easily customize video with an elegant and streamlined workflow solution.

Templater turns the arduous task of customizing video content into an elegant workflow solution. Users automate AE project customization with a simple interface that transforms text, footage, and solid layers into dynamic elements. Templater is design aware; automatically adjusting dynamic elements to produce a finely crafted result just the way you like.



Templater was made to improve the process and workflow of producing targeted video based on various external data sources. As organizations mine and store more information, they need ways of leveraging this data to create meaningful connections with customers in markets across the world. Big data can drive media content, but video producers need a way to easily insert information into custom video without tediously replacing assets.

How It Works

  • An effect plugin and a ScriptUI panel are installed into AE.
  • Users feed customization data into After Effects from a data source. Templater can read Google Sheets documents, JSON object arrays in text files, or tab-separated value files.
  • Users tag layers as dynamic with the custom effect and map data to those layers.
  • For each row in a spreadsheet or object in a JSON array, Templater updates each tagged layer with its mapped data.
  • Templater's layout engine automatically adjusts dynamic layers to produce a finely crafted composition that is either rendered or replicated.
  • Users take advantage of either Templater's graphical user interface or The Bot and its command line interface to achieve results.

Suggested Uses

  • Customizing television network branding graphics
  • Integrating social media content into video
  • Localizing text to be rendered into video
  • Personalizing ads and communication campaigns
  • Producing video content for e-commerce platforms
  • Producing video content for digital signage
  • Creating video slates and slideshows at live events
  • Customizing video slideshows of photo streams
  • Creating motion graphic material for video art
  • Quality assuring video templates


Post production pros, application developers, motion designers, marketing automation gurus, web developers, artists, and anybody using After Effects as a central part of their workflow will find that Templater increases their productivity. Whether they work in television news or live event control rooms, post-production houses, or their own private studios, Templater users work smart hours rather than long hours.

After Effects CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5