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  • SCRIPT – Duplicate an already rendered composition

    Posted by Scott Mcgee on March 28, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    The answer might be no.

    But let’s see what the boffins have to offer.

    I currently have to export 100+ files and they have lengthy titles, but it’s essentially 15-20 different aspect ratios, such as;

    5x 1920×1080
    12x 1080×1920
    3x 1080×1080

    and so on and so on.

    But I only need to export them once, but it takes time to copy and paste each title from a spreadsheet and relabel them.

    Rather than a script that exports 100+ comps relabelling them. Is there a way to export just one 1920×1080 comp that can duplicate and relabel the other 4?

    I used to write it in bat script, but the company I’ve just joined lock that part of the machine off. Otherwise I’d have done that.

    So it’s copy and paste if I can’t figure another way. Was hoping that I could cobble something into my Spreadsheet reader that could spit out them all, without having to render the same comp several times just to relabel it.

    Dan Ebberts
    replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Dan Ebberts

    March 28, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    I’m not sure what you have available, but if you have a script that’s rendering files, then presumably you have access to the rendered file object, which means you can use fileObj.copy() and fileObj.rename().

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