I thought it best if I made a description of what I wanted to do, then maybe you fine people could help guide me in the right direction:
What I want to do, is to create a web interface (php/mysql) where a user can log in, change some basic settings of a project, and then start a render of the project with these settings.
What I imagined doing (but it seems more and more unlikely);
- Create a project where the animation has been set up properly (layers, images, text, etc.)
- Create a php/mysql interface where the user can change things such as background colour, images (logo's and the like) and also text (here is the biggest problem I imagine)
- After clicking "submit" in the webinterface, I plan to create a script file dynamically (based on a template) and using a search-and-replace, change the contents such as "%%bgcolor%%" to the chosen bgcolor, and so forth.
-Launch after effects with this script, which opens the project file, and modifies the properties of the different layers and so forth.
-AE then renders the modified version to a specified folder (which can also be modified in the web-interface)
This is in theory what I want to do, but I feel there might be several problems here; Any feedback, comments and so forth will be more than welcome.
One of the problems that I am aware of, is the problem of changing text in a layer. I am aware that this is a problem, and it might not be possible to create a textlayer dynamically and then modify the font, size, etc. But how about my above suggestion? will that be possible?
Thank you again for any guidance that you can give me.
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