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  • After Effects Feature Request – Auto restart

     Rob Frese updated 8 years ago 7 Members · 13 Posts
  • Gary Huff

    March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I just sent Adobe a feature request for AE for a menu option that would close and relaunch automatically (with the option to also automatically reload the project that is currently open).

    Why? Well, I tend to do a lot of plugin installation of trials to see if there’s anything that will help out with the project I am currently working on, and I find that I have to do this manually each time I have to close and shut down after installing a plugin.

    Am I alone in this or do other people think it would be useful to have? If so, please also submit a feedback request to Adobe to have this feature added.

  • John Cuevas

    March 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    You have the “Cntl + Alt + Shift + P” which will open your most recent project. There is also a script that will do it too, Load Project or Template at Startup

    Johnny Cuevas, Editor
    Thinkck.com

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
    —THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.

  • Gary Huff

    March 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    [John Cuevas] “You have the “Cntl + Alt + Shift + P” which will open your most recent project.”

    Still manually closing the app, relaunching, and pressing a keyboard combination when I could simply click a menu option and have it do that on its own.

  • John Cuevas

    March 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Then check out the script, should do exactly what you need.

    Johnny Cuevas, Editor
    Thinkck.com

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
    —THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.

  • Gary Huff

    March 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    [John Cuevas] “Then check out the script, should do exactly what you need.”

    John, I don’t think you understand the issue. These projects are, first, constantly changing. Thus having a script I have to manually set just adds to the time involved, doesn’t subtract from it.

    Second, I still have to close the app and re-launch it myself. And I don’t always have it in the dock (I trend to constantly change what is in the dock because there’s nothing more annoying then accidentally opening apps while trying to launch others), so if I have forgotten to add AE back to the dock, it’s not as simple to open up.

  • Roland R. Kahlenberg

    March 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    You’re the only person I know that installs plugins only as and when they need to use it. I suppose that you then uninstall these plugins as soon as you are done with the project? This doesn’t sound like an efficient way to use plugins.

    HTH
    RoRK
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  • Ridley Walker

    March 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    [Gary Huff] “I trend to constantly change what is in the dock because there’s nothing more annoying then accidentally opening apps while trying to launch others)”

    I know we each have individual workflows and develop work habits, so take this with a grain of salt – but moving things in and out of the dock seems like more trouble than its worth.

    I have a minimal dock, just Finder, QT 7, Downloads, Documents folder and Trash. I rarely click to open apps, having been a QuickSilver user for years and lately I’ve transitioned to using Spotlight to launch apps by typing the first few characters of the app’s name.

    For info on the excellent and free QuickSilver see: https://qsapp.com

    I find it faster and easier than the Dock, YMMV – indeed I expect it would.

  • Chris Wright

    March 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    you could script something in autohotkey or vb. a single button like windows+q would close ae, open previous project, uninstall plugins silently, and do all sorts of funky stuff automatically.

  • Walter Soyka

    March 19, 2014 at 5:14 am

    If you’re going to make a request to support this workflow, why not request the ability to refresh plugins without quitting and reopening the app?

    Walter Soyka
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  • Gary Huff

    March 20, 2014 at 1:54 am

    [Walter Soyka] “If you’re going to make a request to support this workflow, why not request the ability to refresh plugins without quitting and reopening the app?”

    That would be fine too. I am assuming that there might be a larger issue at stake by doing so.

    Even FCPX has to be shut down and relaunched to show plugins. Not aware of any other NLE that doesn’t do the same.

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