OpenSesame Server - automated online template editing


#1

Hey guys,

I just discovered this new script on aescripts.com

Basically, it allows you to edit templates via a webinterface, so you could automate the (simple) customizations of AE projects and let users without AE and without any AE knowledge customize your templates.

This is not very new, I have seen websites with such a function in the past. But they all did not live up to their potential.

This could change the whole template market, as it is no longer restricted to customers who own the software and are willing to dig into a maybe unknown program to get their one logo reveal. Clients without any video-knowledge will be more interested in templates. There will be possibilities to see a preview of the customized piece before you even bought the template.

If videohive would implement such a function, I can imagine a much larger userbase will buy our works.

What do you think?


#2
Creattive said

Hey guys,

I just discovered this new script on aescripts.com

Basically, it allows you to edit templates via a webinterface, so you could automate the (simple) customizations of AE projects and let users without AE and without any AE knowledge customize your templates.

This is not very new, I have seen websites with such a function in the past. But they all did not live up to their potential.

This could change the whole template market, as it is no longer restricted to customers who own the software and are willing to dig into a maybe unknown program to get their one logo reveal. Clients without any video-knowledge will be more interested in templates. There will be possibilities to see a preview of the customized piece before you even bought the template.

If videohive would implement such a function, I can imagine a much larger userbase will buy our works.

What do you think?

This one has come up before. If it’s offering access to the software without owning a copy of it, then it’s specifically not allowed by Adobe’s license agreement.


#3

Yep, but we can use this tool for “live preview” purposes for example. Not for rendering and delivering final product. Basically clients will be able to see a number of final result screenshots with their photos, videos, texts, etc.

This script have a good potential for VH authors. But it’s probably overpriced i think. 500 USD is a lot!


#4

Strange, I posted a reply yesterday, but it appears to have been removed from this thread. Basically, I was just pointing to http://aescripts.com/templater for a cost effective solution to the “live preview” feature you wanted to try out.