Render Frame at Markers
  • There is a bug in the actual version (downloaded today):
    The function at the checker box "Pad Marker Numbers" is always working. Either selected or deselected.
    Even when 0 digits is selected. How can I get rid of if?

    I have a further request, which is very important to me:
    In my opinion, it should be the possibility to render without any frame number at the end.
    Would it be possible to add a checker box to get rid of the _[####] at the end of the filename?
    The files are for my customer and he would not understand its meaning.
    Batch delete the number stings only is not possible, so far I know.

  • There is a bug in the actual version (downloaded today):
    The function at the checker box "Pad Marker Numbers" is always working. Either selected or deselected.
    Even when 0 digits is selected. How can I get rid of if?

    I have a further request, which is very important to me:
    In my opinion, it should be the possibility to render without any frame number at the end.
    Would it be possible to add a checker box to get rid of the _[####] at the end of the filename?
    The files are for my customer and he would not understand its meaning.
    Batch delete the number stings only is not possible, so far I know.

    We will investigate the pad marker number issue but the _[####] is an AE requirement so that is not possible to remove. However you can use a batch rename tool to remove them after they have been created. And you can use AE Global Renamer to rename the markers
  • I am trying to find a tool to render out every even frame from a comp in AE... This could work if I placed a mark at every other frame on a layer in that comp... But is there an easier way?
  • I am trying to find a tool to render out every even frame from a comp in AE... This could work if I placed a mark at every other frame on a layer in that comp... But is there an easier way?
    You can use Marker Conductor to place the markers then use Render Frame at Markers to render them.
  • Hello Lloyd,
    Is it possible to output a sequence of frames WITHOUT including the marker numbers? I've tried changing line 340 of the script from 

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + ((dialogOutput[7]) ? PadDigits((n+1),parseFloat(dialogOutput[8])) : (n+1)) + "_[#####].[fileExtension]");

    to:

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + "[#####].[fileExtension]");

    ...which does indeed give me a nice list of render items with filenames in the format [CompName]_[#####] with no marker numbers. But then I get an AE error "The name of the selected output module is already in use.  Please choose another name." Which is silly, because all the frame numbers are unique. Do you have any ideas for this, or is it just an AE limitation? I assume this error is referring to the filename; it's a bit odd.

    I also tried changing it to:

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + "[startFrame].[fileExtension]");

    ...but this outputs files in the format [compName]_[startFrame].[fileExtension][startFrame] which is odd. For example, if my comp is named "Fred", and I output frame 251, the filename would be "Fred_00251.tif0251".


  • Hello Lloyd,
    Is it possible to output a sequence of frames WITHOUT including the marker numbers? I've tried changing line 340 of the script from 

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + ((dialogOutput[7]) ? PadDigits((n+1),parseFloat(dialogOutput[8])) : (n+1)) + "_[#####].[fileExtension]");

    to:

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + "[#####].[fileExtension]");

    ...which does indeed give me a nice list of render items with filenames in the format [CompName]_[#####] with no marker numbers. But then I get an AE error "The name of the selected output module is already in use.  Please choose another name." Which is silly, because all the frame numbers are unique. Do you have any ideas for this, or is it just an AE limitation? I assume this error is referring to the filename; it's a bit odd.

    I also tried changing it to:

    var renderedFile  = new File (myPath.fsName + "/" + useCompName + useComment + "[startFrame].[fileExtension]");

    ...but this outputs files in the format [compName]_[startFrame].[fileExtension][startFrame] which is odd. For example, if my comp is named "Fred", and I output frame 251, the filename would be "Fred_00251.tif0251".


    This is a bug in AE which is why we created the script to work the way it currently does.
  • Hello Lloyd,
    Is it possible to output a sequence of frames WITHOUT including the marker numbers?


    This is a bug in AE which is why we created the script to work the way it currently does.
    Ah, I suspected it might be. I've filed a few bug reports with Adobe about this. Who knows if/when it will be fixed?!

    ~ Paul
  • hi,

    in my case it outputs TWO frames for each marker.
    Wich is a problem in my case.

    AE CC 2018

    but thanks A LOT!!!
  • Now that after effects allows Markers to be split open with the alt key to mark a range rather than a single frame. A great update to this would be that it will add the whole frame range to the render q rather than just 1. 
  • script isnt functioning like normal...Im experiencing a crash almost every time. Never happened before today
    Running AE cc2019 16.1.2 on Windows 10

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Is there any hope for a mode to queue from every marker on every layer in a work area?
  • Hi, would it be possible to have a checkbox to choose between layer markers and comp markers ? I was expecting this to work on comp markers :P
    Or at least can we mod it ?
    Thx!
  • Hi, would it be possible to have a checkbox to choose between layer markers and comp markers ? I was expecting this to work on comp markers :P Or at least can we mod it ? Thx!
    v1.93 added Comp Marker support. How to upgrade "Name Your Own Price" products (https://aescripts.com/knowledgebase/index/view/faq/how-to-upgrade-name-your-own-price-products/)
  • Came here to suggest the same thing....

    "Now that after effects allows Markers to be split open with the alt key to mark a range rather than a single frame. A great update to this would be that it will add the whole frame range to the render q rather than just 1. "
    Quite often I want to re-render a number of sub-sequences.

    Also, you could select the layer that holds the markers that should be used as render refs before (or after) running the script.


  • Came here to suggest the same thing....

    "Now that after effects allows Markers to be split open with the alt key to mark a range rather than a single frame. A great update to this would be that it will add the whole frame range to the render q rather than just 1. "
    Quite often I want to re-render a number of sub-sequences.

    Also, you could select the layer that holds the markers that should be used as render refs before (or after) running the script.



    Have you tried https://aescripts.com/set-render-queue-time-span/