Swap Footage Source with Essential Graphics/Master Properties
We should be able to create a photo or footage layer as a "placeholder" and replace the source of the layer with photo/footage after creation.
This is really the only thing keeping me from using mogrts in projects, I need the ability to change keyframed photos and footage used in the template.
Enzo Fiorello commented
Elle Hansen commented
You can make a precomp with all the footage clips you want spread out along the precomps timeline. then add a time remap to that precomp and add the time remap properties to the master properties. thats what I have been doing with still images I need to cycle through, but i think it would also work for videos or keyed content. as long as its within the time remapped precomp.
AGREED! I need to make templates for my editors. They need the ability to replace elements.
Example: A lower third that features a client logo.
My editors need the ability to swap/replace the graphic source or footage that is used within a .mogrt file that was created in After Effects.
Teresa Demel commented
Please respond to this survey. We are working on this feature in a future version: https://adobe.allegiancetech.com/surveys/GMHAJS/
Media Easier commented
So there is a trick way to do this....
1) rename the .mogrt file, from '.mogrt' to '.zip'
2) unzip this zipped file
3) It will reveal a file called '.aegraphic', also, rename this to'.zip' and then unzip it
4) Finally open the assets folder containing the images you want to replace, just swap them out with the same name.
Really need this! Animating in Premiere is a pain and lacks motion blur, etc but doing multiple videos a day in my work environment, I don't have time to dynamic link everything in AE to animate some photos in the screen. Please add this feature Adobe!
Sami Succar commented
As it stands now, that's the only missing feature that keeps me from using MOGRT.
Patrick Middelkoop commented
Voted! Really need this too.
steven j commented
Need this too! Need to be able to easily swap an image file inside a mogrt. And since clients will be all over the world and wont have after effects, I need to make this mogrt inside of premiere. Text works good, media doesn't.
JIm DiGiovanni commented
This would be helpful as both a Master Property inside After Effects and cascading into Premiere. For example, every year I produce over 100 network IDs where I need to replace just a logo that is a couple of layers deep in a precomp and some live text that can be swapped in the main comp.
The ability to drag and replace a source property in the Essential Graphics panel, especially a source footage that is inside a nested precomp, would be a huge game changer for my workflow and probably for others. It is the only feature keeping me from using essential graphics
Oscar Höglund commented
I double this request. If I make a template using placeholder footage in AE, my client can then simply change the placeholder in premiere with all animation/effects already applied.
Michael Rogowski commented
Yeah! That would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
I think I see what you mean now. Something like this, right?
Add an editable Source Media property for media layers for Ae mogrts. (like Source Text for Images/Video layers)
If so, I can forward the request to the product team.
Michael Rogowski commented
Ideally it would be a "Source" property just like the "Source Text" for text layers. Would be draggable into the Essential Graphics panel, and changeable by either dragging new footage from the project panel onto the property, or clicking on the property to import new footage and automatically replace the source. This would need some basic transform controls somewhere because of the varying dimensions photos/footage, and it would need to be editable in both AE and Premiere.
[Deleted User] commented
Good suggestion. Thanks! To be clear, do you want to be able to replace the footage in Ae, and then have a way to ripple that change to the applied aegraphics in your Pr sequence(s)? Or do you just want to be able to replace the media in Ae without having to re-animate, etc?