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  • jose antonio villalpando

    May 27, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Hi, I don’t know if this is possible, but I have to do like 500 hundred videos which the only difference is that the first 4 seconds it displays (in text) and sounds the audio of the name of a student (some kind of a welcome video) so I was wondering if it is possible to automate this task

    First to import a txt file so the text field can display a name and somehow import an audio file (which only contains the audio of the name of the student) and then it will make the full video (which lasts like 45 seconds)

    Is it possible to automate this task with After Effects?

  • Walter Soyka

    May 27, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I think that CompsFromSpreadsheet can help you with this:
    https://aescripts.com/compsfromspreadsheet/

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

  • jose antonio villalpando

    May 28, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Walter, thanks for your answer, I see that it works with text, but will this work also to import audio files?

    As I told you I have to made 500 videos which are 1 minute length, at the first 10 seconds it display the name and id from every student but also the idea is that the name is to be recorded as an audio, after the first 10 seconds everything is the same

    I guess I have to record like 300 audio files (with each name on each file), but how to import the audio files as well via scripts? (not just the text files)

  • Walter Soyka

    May 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Maybe do the trial to make sure this works as you expect, but one of the features is importing the file referenced in the spreadsheet:

    From the features list:

    If you have a non-text layer in your comp that begins with a >, it will be replaced by a file. CompsFromSpreadsheet will import a file based on the path in your spreadsheet, then that imported file will replace the layer. If you have the same file referenced more than once in your spreadsheet, CompsFromSpreadsheet will only import it once and use that item for every other time the file is referenced. Instead of putting the path in your spreadsheet, you can define a default import directory.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

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