Rendering a Batch of Replicas Using Adobe Media Encoder

Before you begin, ensure all of the following conditions are met:

  • The Templater Settings effect has been applied to all layers intended to be dynamic.
  • Column names or property keys in your data source match the names of dynamic layers.
  • A data source, footage folder, and output folder are entered into the fields in the Batch Assets section of the Templater panel.
  1. In the Templater panel, click Preferences to launch Templater Preferences.
  2. In Templater Preferences, under Replication, enable the Send replicates to Adobe Media Encoder checkbox.
  3. If Adobe Media Encoder is running on a system without Templater Rig, Templater Pro, or Templater Bot installed, click the Remove Templater Settings from replica's layers checkbox. Click OK.

    WARNING  Enabling the Remove Templater Settings from replica's layers preference slows down the replication process, and populates After Effects' File > Open Recent menu with paths to the replica projects. Also, the machine running Adobe Media Encoder must have the same drive mappings and fonts as the machine that created the project for the replica project to render successfully on that machine.

  4. In the Templater panel, under Transport, enter a valid data range from your data source that the batch render will process.

    NOTE  Start row must be greater than 1 for Google Sheets and tabbed-delimited files (row 1 is reserved for column names). For JSON object arrays, start row must be greater than 0. Also, the end row must always be greater than or equal to the start row.

  5. Open the Adobe Media Encoder.
  6. In the Adobe Media Encoder panel, add a new watch folder.
  7. For the watch folder, select the output destination folder that you specified in the Templater panel, Output Options group.

    WARNING  Using a cloud-based sync folder for Templater output can result in errors when using Adobe Media Encoder as your render engine. Use a local or networked folder instead.

  8. In the Templater panel, click Replicate.
  9. Ensure that the Adobe Media Encoder is processing the versioned replicate files in the watch folder.

    NOTE   During the rendering process, Templater removes replicates from the project folder automatically to conserve space on your hard drive.

    WARNING  When sending Replicates to the Adobe Media Encorder, Templater removes any unused footage references from your project and saves the master project file after each replication.