You can set the time span to be rendered for each render item by choosing Custom for the Time Span in the Render Settings dialog box.
You could set up a single render item and then duplicate it for each custom time span, and then set the time span for each duplicate.
When you talking about duplicates you mean duplicate sequences or duplicates queued items ?
This solutions seem doable but a bit alembiced.
Any way that AE allows repeated sequence like AME does with Premiere (but with AE stability ...) ?
> When you talking about duplicates you mean duplicate sequences or duplicates queued items ?
I was referring to duplicating a render item.
Add a composition to the render queue. Set up all of the settings for one of you custom time spans. Duplicate this render item as many times as you want. In each duplicate render item in the render queue, set the time span to be rendered to a different custom span.
Also, you need to be careful with your terminology. I am interpreting you to mean 'composition' when you say 'sequence'. There is no concept of "sequence" in After Effects (except in terms of an image sequence, which is a totally different thing).
Sorry about terminology, I'm more from editing backgroung then compositing....
Still, having to manualy type in Timecode for In and Out of duplicate is a bit tedious.
Is there no other way that I could not type TC but have it referenced?
Right now I'm using "I", "O" and "B" "N" to quickly set up work area.
Just to give you an idea, I got 37 Comp that I need to break into about 10 to 20 clips each...
So that whole lot of TC to seach and type manualy.
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Yes, but unfortunately there's only work area to set in the timeline. So you can't use it to set 37 different In/out ranges in a single batch.
It looks like you'd have to manually enter the ranges in the custom time fields in the Render Settings.
I guess I should file it as a 'Feature Request', but I agree it's a big pain having to change the RenderSettings to Custom for all those items in the queue.
I wish when you ctrl-m (make movie), it would automatically set Time Span to Custom with Start/End corresponding to the work area boundaries.
Basically, I wish could open a comp, set my work area with b and n, ctrl-m, set my template, name my file, go back to the comp, set a new work area, ctrl-m, and be able to render both clips. Right now, it'd screw up the time spans (unless you went in and changed the Time Span to custom on each queue). Pain......
Anyone got workflow suggestion that could help me with this to go quicker ?
This might get you started. I'm sure the code can be expanded to cater for any specific requirements, but assuming you really only want to render the different sections whicht thmeselves reside in sub-comps, RenderLayers sounds like what you are looking for.