OutputModule object

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index)

Description

An OutputModule object of a RenderQueueItem generates a single file or sequence via a render operation, and contains attributes and methods relating to the file to be rendered.


Attributes

OutputModule.file

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).file

Description

The ExtendScript File object for the file this output module is set to render.

Type

ExtendScript File object; read/write.


OutputModule.includeSourceXMP

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).includeSourceXMP

Description

When true, writes all source footage XMP metadata to the output file. Corresponds to the Include Source XMP Metadata option in the Output Module Settings dialog box.

Type

Boolean; read/write.


OutputModule.name

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).name

Description

The name of the output module, as shown in the user interface.

Type

String; read-only.


OutputModule.postRenderAction

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).postRenderAction

Description

An action to be performed when the render operation is completed.

Type

A PostRenderAction enumerated value (read/write); one of:

  • PostRenderAction.NONE
  • PostRenderAction.IMPORT
  • PostRenderAction.IMPORT_AND_REPLACE_USAGE
  • PostRenderAction.SET_PROXY

OutputModule.templates

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).templates

Description

The names of all output-module templates available in the local installation of After Effects.

Type

Array of strings; read-only.


Methods

OutputModule.applyTemplate()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).applyTemplate(templateName)

Description

Applies the specified existing output-module template.

Parameters

templateName A string containing the name of the template to be applied.

Returns

Nothing.


OutputModule.getSetting()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).getSetting()

Note

This functionality was added in After Effects 13.0 (CC 2014)

Description

Gets a specific setting for a given Output Module.

Example

See the example in RenderQueueItem.getSetting() for structure reference.


OutputModule.getSettings()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).getSettings()

Note

This functionality was added in After Effects 13.0 (CC 2014)

Description

Gets all settings for a given Output Module.

Example

// Get object that contains the string version of all current output module setting
// values of output module item 1 from render queue item 1.
// To get the values in the number format, use GetSettingsFormat.NUMBER as an argument.

var omItem1_all_str= app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1).getSettings( GetSettingsFormat.STRING );

// Convert to JSON format so that it is human-readable.

var omItem1_all_str_json = omItem1_all_str.toSource();

// Get object that contains string version of settable output module setting values
// of output module item 1 from render queue item 1.
// If you want to get the values in the number format, use
// GetSettingsFormat.NUMBER_SETTABLE as an argument.

var omItem1_settable_str = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1).getSettings( GetSettingsFormat.STRING_SETTABLE );

// Currently, the format setting in the output module is not settable, but it
// is readable. The next line will tell you the current format of output module
// item 1 from render queue item 1.

var current_format = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1).getSettings(GetSettingsFormat.STRING).Format;

// This line will tell you the output module file info.

var current_omFileTempalte = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1).getSettings(GetSettingsFormat.STRING)["Output File Info"]["File Template"];

OutputModule.remove()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).remove()

Description

Removes this OutputModule object from the collection.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Nothing.


OutputModule.saveAsTemplate()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).saveAsTemplate(name)

Description

Saves this output module as a template and adds it to the te mpl ate s array.

Parameters

name A string containing the name of the new template.

Returns

Nothing.


OutputModule.setSetting()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).setSetting()

Note

This functionality was added in After Effects 13.0 (CC 2014)

Description

Sets a specific setting for a given Output Module.

Example

See the example in RenderQueueItem.setSetting() for structure reference.


OutputModule.setSettings()

app.project.renderQueue.item(index).outputModule(index).setSettings()

Note

This functionality was added in After Effects 13.0 (CC 2014)

Description

Warning

There is a bug that causes OutputModule object to be invalidated after the output module setting is modified, so you need to retrieve the Output Module again after you modify it.

Examples

Get the settings from one item’s output module and use them on another:

// If you want to get the values in the number format, use
// GetSettingsFormat.NUMBER_SETTABLE as an argument.

var omItem1_settable_str = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1).getSettings( GetSettingsFormat.STRING_SETTABLE );

// Set output module item 1 of render queue item 2 with values that you get from
// output module 1 of render queue item 1

app.project.renderQueue.item(2).outputModule(1).setSettings( omItem1_settable_str );

Set output module item 1 of render queue item 3 with values that you create:

var crop_data = {
  "Crop":        true,
  "Crop Bottom": 0,
  "Crop Left":   0,
  "Crop Right":  8,
  "Crop Top":    10
};

app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(3).setSettings( crop_data );

Route the output file to the user directory:

var om1 = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1);
var file_name = File.decode( om1.file.name ); // Name contains special character, space?
var new_dir = new Folder( "~/new_output" );
var new_path = new_dir.fsName;

var new_data = {
  "Output File Info": {
      "Base Path":      new_path,
      "Subfolder Path": "draft",
      "File Name":      file_name
  }
};

om1.setSettings( new_data );

In this example, the output file is routed to the user directory, but this time using the full path:

var om1 = app.project.renderQueue.item(1).outputModule(1);

// Name contains special character, such as space?
var file_name = File.decode( om1.file.name );
var new_path = "/Users/myAccount/new_output";
var separator = "/";

if ($.os.indexOf("Mac") == -1) {
  new_path = "C:\Users\myAccount\new_output";
  separator = "\";
}

var new_data = {
  "Output File Info": {
    "Full Flat Path": new_path + separator + file_name
  }
};

om1.setSettings( new_data );