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  • Buy 2 for $180.00 each and save 10%
  • Buy 5 for $170.00 each and save 15%
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Quick Overview

Templater Bot extends Templater Rig by offering full server automation, allowing you to build applications that version, render, and distribute custom video on demand. A recurring monthly subscription plan is available as well. Activating Templater Bot requires that Templater Rig already be installed and licensed.
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What is Templater Bot?

Templater Bot is an enterprise solution for custom video on demand. It works as an automated system. Use it to periodically check for incoming data, pull new data in, and render video as a background process. Or use the command line interface to push data in to create new renders. Once your AE project is prepared, use The Bot or the command line interface to customize and render it without operating the After Effects user interface. Developers can create front end applications, such as web or mobile apps, that feed data into Templater's data source, offering a collaborative, custom video content creation solution.

Templater Editions

Templater 2 is available in three separate editions—Rig, Pro, and Bot. Learn more about Templater Rig and Templater Pro on their catalog pages.

Subscription Types

Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month license in an up-front transaction by adding this item to your shopping cart. Get Templater Rig for free when bundled with this item in your shopping cart. Click here to subscribe to Templater Bot on a month-to-month plan.

Important Requirements

  1. To activate Templater Bot on your system, you must have Templater Rig installed and licensed.
  2. Templater Bot activation and license verification requires your system to be online and connected to the Internet.

Submit a help ticket if your organization requires offline activation.

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Why Use Templater Bot?

Sometimes you need to fully automate After Effects to handle the versioning and rendering of a master composition and then automatically distribute the output. Use Templater Bot to develop applications that can harness the power of After Effects. Reasons you might need to use Templater Bot in your organization:

  • You need an efficient way to create anywhere from 15 to 15,000+ unique videos based on a data source.
  • You want to automatically create a video based on web form input and run a script to upload it to a server.
  • You want to integrate Templater into an existing automated production pipeline.
  • You need to automatically run a script after every render job or after all render jobs are complete.

A single license of any Templater edition allows you to install and / or activate that edition on a single machine for one user. Before purchasing, you should verify that Templater will help your workflow by using it in trial mode. The trial lets you explore Templater Rig and Templater Pro features only. It adds watermarks to dynamic layers, and allows for up to six previews and renders—comp replication is disabled. Customers who own a Templater Rig license are eligible for a one month trial of Templater Bot. Please submit a help ticket to request a Templater Bot trial. Download the trial on the Templater Rig product page.

Compare Edition Features

See the table below to note which features ship with Templater Bot.

Key Feature Rig Pro Bot
Use a JSON-formatted text file as a data source
Use a Google Sheets document as a data source
Use a Tab-separated value file as a data source
Incorporate web API feeds into a data source
Easily swap out footage sources
Use cloud-based footage references
Apply layout rules to layers
Store batch asset reference presets in project files
Preview compositions with data
Log Templater activity to file
Batch replicate compositions  
Batch render compositions  
Batch render with Adobe Media Encoder  
Custom output naming  
Switch AE projects within the data source  
Run shell scripts while Templater processes    
Command-line interface control    
Version AE projects as a background process    
Process extremely large data sources    

Subscription Pricing

Templater is a professional grade application—the kind that eliminates the worst of the tedium in post-production. Taking user feedback from the original release, we re-engineered our product line-up to accommodate users in any environment, from independent producers needing a single copy of Templater Rig to those working in studios and organizations running Templater Bot on dedicated server farms. What's more, this new model provides better sustainability for continued support and development.

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Templater Bot Screencasts

After Effects CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5