To successfully install the template from Image Plugin, follow the below steps:
1 - Never use a template inside an Artboard.
2 - Do not put Layers inside Folders.
3 - Transform all Text Layers into "Paragraph Text" Type.
4 - Never use any "Blend Mode" on Layers. If you need to use them, don’t forget to rasterize them before using the plugin.
5 - The Vidmob Template Builder Plugin recognizes just files with .psd extension which includes: text layers, image layers and shape layers only.
6 - Be aware of the use of special characters or symbols in the filenames (Ç^˜etc...). This includes layer name, variable name, and folder name in the file path.
To ensure the template is installed successfully, follow these requirements:
1 - You must be using the English version of Adobe After Effects.
2 - Make sure you have your template editable file in the .aep extension with isolated layers that will become variables (dynamic content).
3 - The dynamic content of an image must have the extension .png.
4 - You must convert all dynamic text content to "Paragraph Text" style.
5 - Never use special characters or symbols in file names (Ç^˜etc...). This includes the layer name, variable name, external file name, composition name, folder name within the project, and folder name in the project path.
6 - Pre-render and optimize all non-dynamic content (video within the project must be in .mp4 format).
7 - Delete all unused files within your project. Select the main composition and go to: "File" > "Dependencies" > "Reduce Project".
8 - Always use the "Collect Files" option before using the plugin. Select the main composition and go to "File" > "Dependencies" > "Collect Files". Make sure that under Collect source files, “All” is selected and then click the "Collect" button.
9 - Do not use a space to separate variable names. Instead, use an underscore. E.g.: Product_name.
10 - All external files used in your project must be stored locally (on your computer's hard drive).
11 - Do not use plug-ins that are not native to Adobe After Effects.