Switching between After Effects Project Files within JSON

Templater can switch between AE project files on a per-object basis within the same JSON data source. You might want to do this if you have two or more template projects that need to make use of the same data.

NOTE  In order to switch between projects within the same data source, your AE project files must open without error. Missing fonts or missing effects might halt Templater's processes.

  1. Create a new property key in each JSON object, and label it aep.
  2. In each aep property key, specify an absolute path to an After Effects project file rigged with Templater.
  3. Specify a target composition you want Templater to version. Refer to Specifying a Target Composition to learn more.
  4. In the Templater panel, in the Start and Finish fields, enter a range of objects from your data source that you want Templater to process.

    NOTE  When referring to the range, use the ordinal position of the objects in the JSON array. Ordinal numbering starts at 1 rather than 0.

  5. Click Render or Replicate (requires Templater Pro), depending on which functionality you need.