Highlighted

Discuss: Media Replacement for Motion Graphics Templates

Adobe Employee ,
Oct 14, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Today we’d like to offer you early access to a much-requested feature for Motion Graphics templates and Essential Properties (formely Master Properties) in After Effects: the ability to replace images or videos in your motion graphics. We are looking forward to your feedback! 

 

You can create multiple variations of a template with different media, enabling a wide array of new uses for MOGRTs, from news and social graphics to animated slideshows and customizable logo templates.

To get you started here a very simple MOGRT which contains a logo and a background to replace: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wib8o2d13pdd9ad/Miami%20Moon%20Intro.mogrt?dl=0

 

Important: Different than with other beta features, you will need to manually enable Media Replacement through the new Beta menu.

Enable Feature.png

The reason behind this is that enabling this feature in Premiere Pro will cause Beta projects to be incompatible with the current shipping release. This is not the case for After Effects. If you want to try out Media Replacement but want to later make sure not all projects are incompatible, you can disable the feature after using it through the Beta menu. After restart new projects will be compatible with releases of Premiere Pro 2020 again.

 

To use a Media Replacement MOGRT in Premiere Pro:
1. Use the Essential Graphics panel to choose the template and apply it to your timeline.
2. Select the template in the timeline and navigate to the media thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel.

Miami Moon.png

3. Drag your replacement media or sequence onto the thumbnail. For MOGRTs with multiple Media Replacement controls you can drag multiple clips at once.

AnnikaKoenig_1-1602710685335.png

4. Use additional controls underneath the thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel to adjust position, scale and rotation and to add an time offset to your media (e.g. to start your video used in the MOGRT a few seconds later)

image.png

5. Swap the order of the media when there are multiple Media Replacement controls by dragging one thumbnail onto another.
6. To apply more complex custom edits to your replaced media (such as applying effects), open the embedded sequence by double-clicking on the thumbnail or by clicking on “Open in Timeline” in the menu of the Media Replacement control (Hamburger Menu). When there is no track item selected, the Program Monitor will show a widget for direct manipulation of Position, Scale and Rotation. This will apply transforms to the entire sequence.

AnnikaKoenig_3-1602710685338.png

 

 

In seconds you can now change this MOGRT....

Before.png

...to look like this:

After.png

 

 

To create a Motion Graphics template with replaceable media in After Effects:
1. Drag the layers you want to make replaceable to the Essential Graphics panel.

AnnikaKoenig_6-1602710685346.png

2. Export the template as a Motion Graphics Template.

Optional: To reduce the file size of your template, you can right-click on the thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel and replace it with a thumbnail or placeholder.

AnnikaKoenig_7-1602710685346.png

Note: The Media Replacement feature will not work with MOGRTs that require Dynamic Link.

 

To use Media Replacement features in After Effects with Essential Properties: 
Note that this part of the feature is still in active development and may bake existing issues into the projects themselves. Project files may become invalid after bug fixes.
1. Drag the layer you want to make replaceable to the Essential Graphics panel.

2. Nest your composition inside another composition.
3. Twirl down to the media’s Essential Properties in the timeline

 

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.39.03 AM.png

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.39.26 AM (2).png

3. Drag and drop another piece of media from the project panel – an image, video or comp – on top. The thumbnails now show a blue outline and the media is replaced.

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.40.43 AM.png

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.40.46 AM (2).png

  1. Double-click on the media in the timeline, which opens a precomp to edit that instance of the media.

Master Prop Embedded Sequence 2.png

Master Prop Embedded Sequence .png

Have fun!

 

 

TOPICS
Feature request, Feedback

Views

1.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Discuss: Media Replacement for Motion Graphics Templates

Adobe Employee ,
Oct 14, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Today we’d like to offer you early access to a much-requested feature for Motion Graphics templates and Essential Properties (formely Master Properties) in After Effects: the ability to replace images or videos in your motion graphics. We are looking forward to your feedback! 

 

You can create multiple variations of a template with different media, enabling a wide array of new uses for MOGRTs, from news and social graphics to animated slideshows and customizable logo templates.

To get you started here a very simple MOGRT which contains a logo and a background to replace: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wib8o2d13pdd9ad/Miami%20Moon%20Intro.mogrt?dl=0

 

Important: Different than with other beta features, you will need to manually enable Media Replacement through the new Beta menu.

Enable Feature.png

The reason behind this is that enabling this feature in Premiere Pro will cause Beta projects to be incompatible with the current shipping release. This is not the case for After Effects. If you want to try out Media Replacement but want to later make sure not all projects are incompatible, you can disable the feature after using it through the Beta menu. After restart new projects will be compatible with releases of Premiere Pro 2020 again.

 

To use a Media Replacement MOGRT in Premiere Pro:
1. Use the Essential Graphics panel to choose the template and apply it to your timeline.
2. Select the template in the timeline and navigate to the media thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel.

Miami Moon.png

3. Drag your replacement media or sequence onto the thumbnail. For MOGRTs with multiple Media Replacement controls you can drag multiple clips at once.

AnnikaKoenig_1-1602710685335.png

4. Use additional controls underneath the thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel to adjust position, scale and rotation and to add an time offset to your media (e.g. to start your video used in the MOGRT a few seconds later)

image.png

5. Swap the order of the media when there are multiple Media Replacement controls by dragging one thumbnail onto another.
6. To apply more complex custom edits to your replaced media (such as applying effects), open the embedded sequence by double-clicking on the thumbnail or by clicking on “Open in Timeline” in the menu of the Media Replacement control (Hamburger Menu). When there is no track item selected, the Program Monitor will show a widget for direct manipulation of Position, Scale and Rotation. This will apply transforms to the entire sequence.

AnnikaKoenig_3-1602710685338.png

 

 

In seconds you can now change this MOGRT....

Before.png

...to look like this:

After.png

 

 

To create a Motion Graphics template with replaceable media in After Effects:
1. Drag the layers you want to make replaceable to the Essential Graphics panel.

AnnikaKoenig_6-1602710685346.png

2. Export the template as a Motion Graphics Template.

Optional: To reduce the file size of your template, you can right-click on the thumbnail in the Essential Graphics panel and replace it with a thumbnail or placeholder.

AnnikaKoenig_7-1602710685346.png

Note: The Media Replacement feature will not work with MOGRTs that require Dynamic Link.

 

To use Media Replacement features in After Effects with Essential Properties: 
Note that this part of the feature is still in active development and may bake existing issues into the projects themselves. Project files may become invalid after bug fixes.
1. Drag the layer you want to make replaceable to the Essential Graphics panel.

2. Nest your composition inside another composition.
3. Twirl down to the media’s Essential Properties in the timeline

 

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.39.03 AM.png

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.39.26 AM (2).png

3. Drag and drop another piece of media from the project panel – an image, video or comp – on top. The thumbnails now show a blue outline and the media is replaced.

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.40.43 AM.png

Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 10.40.46 AM (2).png

  1. Double-click on the media in the timeline, which opens a precomp to edit that instance of the media.

Master Prop Embedded Sequence 2.png

Master Prop Embedded Sequence .png

Have fun!

 

 

TOPICS
Feature request, Feedback

Views

1.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Oct 14, 2020 2
Explorer ,
Oct 14, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I found a bug while testing out your Miami Moon .mogrt file in Premiere Pro Beta. After coverting .mogrt to a video file using the "render and replace" feature, there is an error when trying to play the video: 

Adobe_Premiere_Pro_(Beta)_-_DVideosProjects1._ 10-15 at 01.29 AM.png

 

Just keep this bug in mind as you continue to work on the feature. I do like the feature as a whole, it has potential and is something that is needed in Premiere Pro. However, something that is 10x more needed that people have been begging for is folders in Essential Graphics panel, folders where we can add our own thumbnails to the root folder, and live-previews. Like this: Adobe_Premiere_Pro_(Beta)_-_DVideosProjects1._ 10-15 at 01.35 AM.png

10-15 at 01.36 AM.gif

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 14, 2020 0
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 15, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi JohnHarvard! Thanks for taking the time to bring that error to our attention. You caught a real bug!

As for your request about previews and folders: please file a feature request on UserVoice https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro. Note that you can sort your MOGRTs similar to what we see in your gifs above, the Essential Graphics panel just uses dropdown menus to populate MOGRTS in libraries or local folders instead of in folders.

 

I am open to having a further discussion about this in a seperate thread. I suggest we keep this thread focused on the Media Replacement feature.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 15, 2020 0
Engaged ,
Oct 16, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

This is really GREAT !!!! I have to say that this is a really cool update for a lot of people. Can't wait to show this ! I'm testing now and if I see any king of bug, I'll tell you. Next great step , rebuild the time remapping feature 🙂

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 16, 2020 0
Explorer ,
Oct 20, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Great feature.
Some thoughts about.

I programmed my templates in After Effects with expression. My Footage will automaticly scaled to recommended size.
In Premiere this expression will overwritten. It would be nice to give a choice how transform features will interpretated.Bildschirmfoto 2020-10-20 um 15.43.52.pngBildschirmfoto 2020-10-20 um 15.45.20.pngBildschirmfoto 2020-10-20 um 15.45.37.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 20, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

 

I'm following the After Effects steps above but when I drop a layer into the Essential Graphics panel nothing happens. This is of course becase AE doesn't know which attribute of that layer to use.

 

The instructions above simply say:

1. Drag the layer you want to make replaceable to the Essential Graphics panel.

 

So, where is the 'image' attribute to drop into the Essential Graphics panel?

 

Cheers,

Andrew

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2020 0
Adobe Employee ,
Nov 04, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Andrew,

could it be that you have not enabled the feature through the new Beta menu? If the feature is enabled you should in fact be able to just drag and drop the entire layer to the Essential Graphics panel.

Annika

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 04, 2020 0
Explorer ,
Oct 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm not glad with the feature.

It doesn't feel nice, that Premiere Pro is ignoring my expression.

 
//Scale to fit
x=thisLayer.width;
y=thisLayer.height;
cx=thisComp.width;
cy=thisComp.height;
if
(x/y<=cx/cy)
[(cx/x*100),(cx/x*100)] else
[(cy/y*100),(cy/y*100)];

 

This expression is fitting automaticlly my media to the comp in width and height.
It seams that the layer size depends on the original footage in the comp.
The new layer values will ignored.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 28, 2020 0
Explorer ,
Oct 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If I replace the layer in After Effects everything is nice.

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 28, 2020 1
Explorer ,
Oct 30, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I was wondering about different sized media too. It seems like Premiere does a "Scale To Fit" that fits the replacement content to the AE media element, cropping it to fit if it scales larger than the media element. You're method is what I assumed we'd have to do when making templates, but this current implementation sort of "idiot proofs" the replace given any effects that get added in AE.

 

I think we need 4 source scaling options for a replace, much like Media Encoder exports:

  • Scale To Fit
  • Scale To Fill
  • Stretch to Fill
  • Change Size To Match Source

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 30, 2020 1
Explorer ,
Oct 30, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Also, if you a have those 4 options, either give control to the template maker about which options you can enable/disable or at least pass along the option that the user picked so we can write expressions approprately.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 30, 2020 0