1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 15, 2012 9:46 PM by Mylenium

    After Effects scripts, split and combine comps

    LawrenceStevens

      Hi All

      I have tried to search but to no avail so I turn to this cool forum to post my question.

       

       

      We have a charity fun run coming up, and I am part of the team that films the finish line.

       

       

      We record the finish line, we string the footage together into a comp in AE and we have this cool script that splits the comp up into 30 second rendered chunks. Also it staggers the split, so split 1 = 0 to 30 sec, split 2 = 15 to 45 sec, split 3 = 30 to 60 sec and so on. The goal of this is to create short video clips of 30 seconds were runners can see themselves cross the finish line. We stagger the script so the people who cross the line at say 29 sec can see themselves in the middle of the second clip, rather than the end of the first. Hopefully this all makes sense.

       

       

      We would like to create a separate video of a logo spinning in, as well as a quick thank you message. We can then append these to the start and the end of each 30 second video.

       

       

      So to my question...is there a way to create an AE script (or append the existing script) so that as AE splits up the video into 30 second chunks, it appends, say, the same separate 10 second comp (logo) at the start of each, and the same a 10 second comp (thank you for raising money) at the end of each of the 30 second clips?

       

       

      Hopefully the above makes sense. I am pretty familiar with AE, but not so much the scripting side.

       

       

      Any insight, suggestions, would be VERY welcome. Also FYI, we have over 1.5 hours of finish line footage, so LOTS of 30 second clips... hence why the splitting script was created in the first place.

       

       

      Thanks

      Lawrence

        • 1. Re: After Effects scripts, split and combine comps
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          is there a way to create an AE script (or append the existing script) so that as AE splits up the video into 30 second chunks, it appends, say, the same separate 10 second comp (logo) at the start of each, and the same a 10 second comp (thank you for raising money) at the end of each of the 30 second clips?

           

          Sure. Ask on the scripting forum, AEnhancers or hire one of the guys from AEScripts. And I'm sure it might even elicit volunteers if you just provided the code.

           

          Mylenium