Here's what I want to do, but I don't know if it's possible:
For my company, I have designed a fairly simple motion graphics type video for various products that we sell online. It involves the image of the project, some descriptions of it and a title, with some simple movement and transitions with music underneath. The problem though is that we have 1000s of products. Is there a way to create, buy, or have written a script that will be able to take the template project that i've created and use it to do a similar thing with the 1000s of other products (over a long time, presumably)? Just replace the image and text with text and image in a predetermined location.
Does this make sense? Is it possible? If so, how?
If not, what other approaches would you guys suggest to approaching this problem?
Thanks a lot.
in short: yes.
what you're asking for is very much possible, and actually not too complicated to do.
it's one hell of a lot easier to develop and also to adjust, and it has all the facilities you need.
1. you supply a file with a list of the data you want to input to each product. (i.e. file names, text, ect...)
2. the script parses that file and iterates though the entries, each time importing the base project and replacing the footage and text.
3. either render each project and move to the next, or create a big project containing any number of the entries and render it all together.