- December 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm
I know about a couple of scripts that help with several tedious tasks. I am looking for something that could really cut down some tedious work:
I have a spreadsheet (Excel) with 50 rows (for 50 Comps)
Each row has a name column (Comp name)
and size column (all different resolutions)
Is there a script that I can execute and get an AE Project to help with creating those 50 Comps, each comp having the specific rez?
If anyone knows, any tip will very very much appreciated!
- December 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm
Hey Dave, thanks for the reply.
Sure making 50 comps is easy, but since it’s a pretty automatic task, and my situation might happen a couple times a week, not a one time project, where 50 can turn to 80 or even more… An automated way of starting a project, which is dealing with the content of these comps, will help tremendously. I thought asking here might be helpful.
This forum helped me numerous times with knowledgeable scripting suggestions or direction ☺
- December 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm
- December 8, 2018 at 10:31 pm
Yes there is a script! I haven’t seen it for ten years, but its out there. Sorry to be of no help now, but maybe I can find it.
- December 9, 2018 at 7:30 am
Mark, thanks for the reply. If there is one I’ll be very thankful!
- December 9, 2018 at 11:25 am
This sounded useful, so I wrote one:
You will need a six-column Excel grid with header rows for Comp Name, Width, Height, pixel aspect ratio, time, and frame rate:
The script presents an area for input like this:
Paste your data from Excel into this area, like this:
Click the “Make many comps” button, and many comps will be made.
- December 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm
Walter, this is not the first time you reply to my quest with a tailor-made useful script. I am speachless. I am sure its useful many purposes and many people. i’m going to try it first thing tomorrow morning. Stay tuned ????. Thank you so so so much!
- December 10, 2018 at 10:37 am
Walter Thanks again! It works like butter! (I needed to tweak the order of the columns a bit, but I think its due to RTL-LTR on my side, and btw, it works with other languages – for the comp names!)
Can I share this with people of interest?
- December 10, 2018 at 10:44 am
You’re welcome, Adam. This looked like the sort of thing we could use, too, so hopefully it works well for both of us. Please do feel free to share; I post these publicly so the whole community can benefit.
- December 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Walter, where do you post publicly?
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