I have found a few posts online about the capabilities of creating templates dynamically via script and the consensus is that it isn't possible. Have there been any updates to these capabilities? Here's the basic requirement:
Designers need to have some specific settings created inside their compositions before they will be able to render on our cloud rendering platform and be processed properly. Rather than have them create the template themselves and tie to the comps in the render queue properly, I'd like to be able to create the output template dynamically and associate it to the comp in the render queue all through script.
I've figured out the render queue piece, and have gotten stuck on many properties that are read-only. Please tell me that I don't have to have my customers create these templates after 4 years still!!??
Thanks for all your help!
Unfortunately, nothing has changed since forever when it comes to render templates.
You are right, there's no way to create render templates via script, however, there's a workaround. Create AEP file with your custom templates and use this snippet to install templates on user machines rendertom / _Snippets_ / source / After Effects / Apply custom Render Template.jsx — Bitbucket
Hope that helps.