Bot Property Keys

Table 3: Property keys in templater-options.json for configuring The Bot characteristics

Key Name Type Default Description Notes
name String empty Specifies an identifier for the current instance of The Bot Use this if you have two or more Bots processing the same data source. Do not include if you are using only one Bot. See Setting up Your Data Source for Multiple Bots to learn more.
goog_freq Integer 5 Sets the frequency, in minutes, at which Templater checks for new data in the data source The minimum value is 3 minutes between checks.
json_freq Integer 1 Sets the frequency, in minutes, at which Templater check for new data in a local, JSON formatted data source This is only for local JSON formatted data sources, not remote JSON data sources.
post_cmd_job String empty The path to a shell script to be executed after Templater completes a single output task This shell script can be any executable script that can be launched from the operating system's command line terminal.
post_cmd_batch String empty The path to a shell script to be executed after Templater completes a batch of output tasks This shell script can be any executable script that can be launched from the operating system's command line terminal.
shutdown_cmd String empty The path to a shell script to be executed after The Bot shuts down This shell script will not execute if After Effects undergoes a hard crash. It will execute if the use disables The Bot manually.
max_queued Integer 20 Total number of rows that can be picked up by The Bot any time it checks for new, ready, or versioning data The maximum amount of rows you can queue at any given time is 100.
job_detail_args Boolean false Specifies whether shell scripts executed by Templater receive versioning data Use this to make versioning data available to script files registerd with an event broadcast by Templater. See Passing Job Details to Event Scripts for more information.
action_render Boolean false Specifies whether The Bot should render output when it finds new, ready, or versioning data in the data source  
action_replicate Boolean false Specifies whether The Bot should replicate output when it finds new, ready, or versioning data in the data source