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v2.9.5 Dataclay Templater Rig

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Dataclay Templater Rig

Easily customize video with an elegant and streamlined workflow solution.

Dataclay Templater Rig 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 designed aware; automatically adjusting dynamic elements to produce a finely crafted result just the way you like.


Dataclay Templater Rig Highlights

 

Dataclay Templater Rig was made to improve the process and workflow of producing targeted videos 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 videos without tediously replacing assets.

How Dataclay Templater Rig 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, producing a finely crafted composition, either rendered or replicated.
  • Indeed, users take advantage of either Templater’s graphical user interface or The Bot and its command-line interface to achieve results.

Suggested Uses for Dataclay Templater Rig

  • Customizing television network branding graphics
  • Integrating social media content into video
  • Localizing text to be rendered into a 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

Audience

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 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5

2.9.7  (Current version)  –  Oct 27, 2021

– Installer updated for AE 2022

2.9.6  –  Mar 17, 2021

+ Installers are compatible with After Effects 2021
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Templater now installs to the correct directories for AE 2021+ Image sequence support for dynamic footage layers
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Users can reference image sequences as source media for dynamic
footage layers. Enter the path to first file in the sequence
and prefix it with a hash symbol `#`. For example, if you have
a sequence at `/ads/anim_0000.png` relative to Templater’s
footage root, entering `#/ads/anim_0000.png` into your data
source lets Templater know it should import and replace it as
an image sequence. When Templater imports a sequence, it sets
the sequence’s frame rate to match the rate of the currently
mapped layer source.

+ Improved network communication on Windows
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On Windows, a new, flexible, and robust network communication
library is utilized when Templater makes requests. For most
users, this will not affect behavior, but for users with tight
security protocols, special privileges might need to be granted
to this library to communicate over the network.

+ Included Output Module and Render Setting Templates
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Templater installs two new files that assist in render setup.
The file `dataclay-output-modules.aom` contains AE Output
Module Templates and file `dataclay-render-settings.ars`
contains AE Render Settings Templates that are optimized for
Templater batch performance. Load these files using AE’s “Edit
> Templates…” dialogs. On macOS, find these files in
directory “/Applications/Dataclay”, and on Windows find them in
directory “C:\\Documents\Dataclay”.

+ Defaults for Output Module and Render Setting selection
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Templater will use a default Output Module and Render Setting
Template upon clean installation to avoid errors initiating
batch processing workflows.

+ Specify a path for writing Templater’s log
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In Templater’s Preferences dialog, within the “Advanced” group
of controls, users can now specify a path for where Templater
writes its log.

+ Improved messaging for license expiration and renewal date
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Clicking the “License Info” button in Templater’s Preferences
now displays the date when the activated license will either
expire or renew.

+ Improved log messages for Templater requests to Google
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To assist users with troubleshooting, the Templater log reports
more specificity regarding requests made to Google’s API.

+ Various bug fixes have been addressed
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· The correct Windows and macOS version numbers are now
reported in the log.

· Fixed recurring license expiration issue when launching
Templater via its command line interface.

· Fixed Templater’s scaling logic for portrait, square, and
landscape footage sources in accordance to its containing
composition.

· Dynamic audio layers now ignore spatial layout properties.

· Fixed hard crash bug when using AE’s “Add to Adobe Media
Encoder Queue” menu command w

2.9.5   –  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.

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