Adding After Effects to an older config

After Effects is set up by default in our latest default configurations, however, if you have a configuration from before that which you would like to add After Effects too, here are the steps:

Tip 1 : I’d recommend reading through the adding an app guide, which contains some good tips and adding an app is very similar to adding an engine.

Tip 2: Consider using a source control management system like git, to track your changes to your config, so you can roll back if you make a mistake.

Steps for adding After Effects

  1. Add the env/includes/settings/tk-aftereffects.yml to your config, as it contains all the engine settings. This file points out to other settings files that contain After Effect specific settings, So you’ll need to add the following lines to the respective files in env/includes/settings/:

  2. Add the Adobe framework by adding these lines: env/includes/frameworks.yml.

  3. Add the engine location: env/includes/engine_locations.yml

  4. Add the reference to the Adobe engine in your various root level environment yaml files:

    • env/project.yml - engine and include
    • env/asset.yml - Repeat as above
    • env/asset_step.yml - Repeat as above
    • env/shot.yml - Repeat as above
    • env/shot_step.yml - Repeat as above
  5. If you have a centralized config run ./tank cache_apps (on Windows: tank.bat cache_apps) from within a command-line inside the root of your config.

  6. Add an After Effects Software entity to your site:

And that should allow you to start using After Effects.
Please post below if you think I’ve missed anything out, or if it isn’t working for you.

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