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SOUNDVISIBLE TEMPLATE AUTO-SETUP SCRIPT

USER GUIDE

Table of Contents

What is it?

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Installation

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Settings

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Music File

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Text Inputs

3

Image Selectors

3

Audio Spectrum

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Output Resolution

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File Type

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Actions

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Updates

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User guide version 1.1

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What is it?

This is a script for Adobe After Effects. It does all the tedious work on a project preparation for rendering. Using this script, you can make an initial setup of a SoundVisible music visualizer within a minute or so. After the initial auto-setup is completed, the template is ready for rendering. Of course, you may adjust the visualizer appearance and animation settings before starting the render if needed.

Installation

1. Download the SoundVisible Template Auto-Setup.zip file and extract its content.

2. Open a SoundVisible template in Adobe After Effects CS6 or above.

3. Select File > Import > File

in the main menu to import your music track and images or videos if

you want to set a custom background, logo, etc.

4. Go to the main menu Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or After Effects > Preferences > General (Mac OS) and tick the Allow Scripts to Write Files and Access Network checkbox. It is required for license activation and checking for updates.

5. Run the script by going into File > Scripts > Run Script File, browse to the location where you extracted the archive content and open the SoundVisible Template Auto-Setup.jsx file.

6. At the first start, you will be asked to enter a license key for a template. You can find it on a purchase receipt. Each SoundVisible template requires license activation, so you may be asked to enter a license key again in future if you use another template. The script itself needs no license activation.

7. The script will notify you if any updates are available. It also checks for a template updates. Take a look at the Updates section for more information.

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Settings

After completing the steps described above, you will see the main script interface. Essentially, all you

have to do is to type in your texts, select the images you want to use and press the

Apply
Apply

button.

Text Inputs Image Selectors
Text Inputs
Image Selectors

Music File

All the music files imported into the project are added to this selector. Select the file you want to use. If

you import a new file after you run the script, you have to click the selector options.

Refresh
Refresh

button to update the

Text Inputs

The number of text fields may vary depending on the current template features. Fill out Track Name, Artist Name, and other text fields (if any). If you don’t want any of those texts to be displayed, just leave

the text field blank. After entering a text, you may change its font. Click the

field to open the composition containing this text. After that you can select any font in the "Character" panel. If you can’t find this panel, select Window > Character in the main menu to open it or just press

Ctrl+6 (Windows) / Command+6 (Mac OS). Notice, the text layer has to be selected while you change its font.

button beside a text

Adjust
Adjust

Image Selectors

The number of image selectors may vary depending on the current template features. All images or

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videos imported to the project are added to the image selectors. If you import a new file after you run

the script, you have to click the

selectors, you may set a Logo, Cover Art, Background images or videos. After clicking the all the images will be placed at the right locations.

Refresh
Refresh

button to update the selectors options. Using the image

Apply
Apply

button,

After the settings are applied and you may adjust an image position and scale to fit it in better. Click the

Adjust
Adjust

button beside the corresponding image selector to open the composition containing the image.

Press S to display the scale property of the selected image layer. Use arrow keys (, , , ) to adjust the image position. You can zoom in/out a viewer using a mouse wheel.

If you want to remove any of the previously applied images, just select "None" in the selector and apply the changes.

Audio Spectrum

This setting is optional. The Adjust Spectrum Maximum Height checkbox is displayed only if the current template has a spectrum which needs to be adjusted.

This operation runs only once for a selected music track. The value won't be calculated again until another music file is selected. It may take a couple of minutes to run through all the frames and set the optimum value to the "Audio Bars Max Height" control. You may adjust this control manually later.

It's not available in After Effects CC 20152017. Use CS6, CC, or CC 2014 to get an advantage of automatic spectrum height adjustment.

Output Resolution

Available options depend on output compositions included in the current template. Generally, you may select one of the following options:

1080p — Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels;

720p — HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

Notice that the render time doesn’t depend on an output resolution. In case you select 720p, the project is rendering in Full HD and then scaling down to 720p resolution.

File Type

Available options depend on the version of After Effects that you are using.

MP4 Render the project to .mp4 format (H.264 video codec, 12Mbps bitrate, AAC audio codec, 320 kbps bitrate). This file type has been removed from After Effects since version CC 2014 (13.0).

MOV Render the project to .mov format (H.264 video codec, 12Mbps bitrate, AAC audio codec).

JPG Sequence Render the project in .jpg sequence. It allows you to interrupt rendering at any time and continue it later. After the render is done, convert the .jpg sequence to a video of any format.

Actions

There are a few buttons at the bottom of the window:

ApplyActions There are a few buttons at the bottom of the window: Refresh Clicking it starts

RefreshThere are a few buttons at the bottom of the window: Apply Clicking it starts the

Clicking it starts the setup process. If no music files imported the button is disabled.

Clicking it refreshes the user interface after importing new files.

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Cancel Updates
Cancel
Updates

Clicking it closes the script window.

The script checks for updates at the first start and once a week after that. If any updates are available, you get a notification.

that. If any updates are available, you get a notification. Click the Download Area. Notice, you

Click the

Download Area. Notice, you have to be logged in to download updates. Your login credentials have been sent to your email after making a purchase.

Download
Download

button to get the latest version right away. You will be redirected to your

You also may click the

What's New?
What's New?

button to view a change log before downloading updates.

If you don't want to be notified about this version again, click the newer version will be available, you will get a notification.

Skip This Version
Skip This Version

button. When a