2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2017 4:28 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    Watch Folder and XML

    ank96304316 Level 1


      I am trying to automate using a watch folder that watches an XML folder which has a set of images, template path , script path set of images and texts..


      similar to the video in here:


      Fully Automated Video Production using Adobe After Effects - YouTube


      But I am not able to find the documentation for xml format and how to configure media encoder to do that?

        • 1. Re: Watch Folder and XML
          Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

          Hi ank,

          Thanks for your post and link to the video. Very interesting. Did you ever solve this issue? Please let us know.


          I don't believe what was shown in the video is a documented or supported workflow, or even if it's a legal use of our software. I'd have to check on the specifics.


          As the author suggests, it is a custom setup on what can be done with such scripting and expressions. He doesn't offer any how to suggestions, as each scenario is likely a custom one. I'm sorry that I don't have more resources for you other than our own forums and the others the author mentioned.



          • 2. Re: Watch Folder and XML
            Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

            Hi ank,

            Further info indicates that, indeed, this is a custom setup to show "what's possible" for After Effects automation. Typically, these are all set up with large enterprises in mind. Let us know if you have further questions.


            Some other resources: After Effects Scripting and After Effects Expressions

            Feel free to ask further questions there.