Using Templater > Data Source > JSON-formatted Text Files & URL Feeds > Setting up a JSON Plain Text File as a Data Source

Setting up a JSON-formatted Text File

Follow these steps to set up a JSON-formatted text file for use as a Templater data source:

  1. Using your preferred plain text editor, create a text file.

    NOTE  TSV and JSON plain text files must be UTF-8 character-encoded to ensure that Templater can read all international language characters.

  2. Within this file, create an array of JSON objects. Property keys included in the JSON objects must match dynamic layer names in your After Effects project file. See below for an example of formatted JSON text.
    
    [
      {
        "ID": "json_dyn",
        "title": "Create Dynamic Renders",
        "caption-1": "Prepare AE projects!",
        "caption-2": "parameterized rendering",
        "album-cover": "vangelis-spiral.jpg",
        "disc-face": "discs/vangelis-spiral.png",
        "tint": "89B85C",
        "render-status":"ready"
      },
      {
        "ID": "json_fit",
        "title": "Automatic Fitting",
        "caption-1": "Auto scales your data",
        "caption-2": "to fit your layout",
        "album-cover": "gatsby.jpg",
        "disc-face": "discs/gatsby.png",
        "tint": "684489",
        "render-status":"ready"
      },
      {
        "ID": "json_easy",
        "title": "Easy Alignment",
        "caption-1": "Align dynamic elements",
        "caption-2": "for perfect renders",
        "album-cover": "achtung-baby.jpg",
        "disc-face": "discs/achtung.png",
        "tint": "D369B3",
        "render-status":"ready"
      },
    ]