Essential Graphics Media Replacement controls
The media replacement feature in MOGRTs is a game changer!!!
I would like to see the ability to set a few media defaults in After Effects so the Premiere user doesn't have to. Specifically, I'd like to be able to set the media to "Scale to Fit" by default in After Effects.
Also It would be nice if Expression controls kept their parent name when dropped into the Essential graphics widow in After Effects. Currently, I have to name the control in the effects panel and then give it the same name a second time when dropping it into the essential graphics pane to create the MOGRT.
I would like to add on to this (let me know if I should submit separately):
It would be great if there was a way to (a) retain the media size without cropping/scaling to fit a precomp and (b) get the height of the replaced media.
Here is my use case:
I am building a motion graphic template that has an area to swap out a logo. The logo is positioned via an expression from the bottom edge of the comp. There is text positioned above the logo via an expression relative to the top of the logo. This way, the positioning/spacing of everything is responsive depending on the height of the logo. However, when setting it up for a media replacement, there doesn't seem to be a way to grab the height of the newly replaced logo, only the precomp.
So happy you like the new feature, William!!!
We are pretty stoked too!
Soooo there are new scaling preset options to Media Replacement controls in the EGP as of 18.1 but there is a bug when exporting the mogrt where Scale to Fit changes back to Scale to Fill 😿
We're working on a fix and I'll update this thread when I have the Beta build nailed down.
As far as custom names being honored on drop in the EGP... I HEAR YOU!! It's definitely in our backlog, and a much-needed improvement. Ima keep the pressure going on me end and squeaky wheel this one with devs.
Thanks so much for the feedback!