Suppose I have an adobe after effects project open. Is it possible to use the command line on Windows to run a .jsx script that will execute for the currently open instance of after effects?
I know this might seem like a strange request, but I'm trying to interface python code with after effects scripting, and if I can somehow get .jsx script code to execute automatically after a Python script finishes, that would be fantastic.
If I can run the .jsx script from command line, then I could just have Python make a system call to that file. But opening a .jsx script with ExtendScript just brings it into the editor and does not execute it on Windows.
So perhaps associating the .jsx extension with a different .exe file could do it, but I'm not certain.
If it's not possible, then how can I write an After Effects script that runs the Python code and doesn't continue executing until the Python script is completely finished?
I think the command for windows would be "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2018\Support Files\afterfx.exe" -r "script/path/here.jsx".
You may need to modify the first path based on the version and installation path of your after effects.
andreip14565073, you are correct, except there should NOT be quotes around the path to the script, even if there is a space in the path to the script. Interesting, but that's how it works. Thank you!
Actually, you were correct, if running directly in cmd. I was running it from a Python "os.system()" call, in which case there shouldn't be those second quotes as I mentioned... I'm not sure what causes that difference.
So helpful, thank you: worked like a charm without the quotes.