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Dataclay Templater Rig


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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 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 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5

2.9.5  (Current version)  –  Mar 5, 2020

  • Critical upgrade to support new Google Sheets api. Any user who wishes to use Google Sheets as a data source they MUST upgrade to 2.9.5 no later than April 9, 2020.
  • A live data toggle preview setting — You can enable the live data toggle to request live data when generating previews, or you can disable it to use cached data and speed up the previewing process.
  • Default visual and audio placeholders — Templater points to these defaults within the preferences if you don’t specify a placeholder.
  • Search functionality for locating a Google Sheets data source — It’s now easier to specify a linked worksheet.
  • Status message and logging improvements — A variety of changes, tweaks, and additions to make status messages clearer and more accurate.
  • Bug Fix: CLI checking JSON freed with headers — An issue has been resolved when passing headers values to access a JSON endpoint via the CLI.
  • Bug Fix: Retrieve the correct row within range during preview — An issue has been resolved when iterating through previews and the Start and Finish range values change.

2.9.2  –  Dec 5, 2019

+ Installers compatible with After Effects CC 2020
+ Fixed a replication bug when `output` specifies sub folders
+ New preference for removing unused footage after each job
+ New ExtendScript methods to update layout and timeline
+ Google Sheets minimum polling frequency reduced to 0.3 mins
+ JSON minimum polling frequency reduced to 0.2 mins
+ Fixed a Time Sculpting bug related to nested compositions
+ Updated messaging in various parts of UI
+ Included new EULA for enterprise end-users

2.9.1 – Oct 15, 2019

  • Installer is macOS 10.15 Catalina compatible
  • Fixed bug when requesting license from server.

Dataclay Templater Rig, Pro & Bot Tutorials #gettingstarted

Watch these tutorials to learn how to use Templater 2 Rig, Pro and Bot to easily customize your After Effects videos with an elegant workflow.