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rd: Solid Renamer

This script displays a palette with controls for renaming the selected solid footage in the Project window. You can use this script to, for example, include the pixel dimensions, aspect ratio, and RGB color values in the name.

The Template field can use literal characters or any of the following tokens:

  • [name] — The current name for the solid footage.
  • [r] — The red component value for the solid color.
  • [g] — The green component value for the solid color.
  • [b] — The blue component value for the solid color.
  • [w] — The pixel width of the solid footage.
  • [h] — The pixel height of the solid footage.
  • [par] — The pixel aspect ratio of the solid footage.

Notes: Expressions that refer to the solid layers that haven’t been renamed from their source solid footage names are not updated, so it’s best to use this script before referring to these layers in expressions.

Note: This version of the script requires After Effects CS5 or later. It can be used as a dockable panel by placing the script in a ScriptUI Panels subfolder of the Scripts folder, and then choosing this script from the Window menu.

Inspired by a request from Stu Maschwitz.


rd: Solid Renamer
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revision history

VersionDateDescription
v3.011-may-2013Updated minimum version to CS5, added small UI tweaks for CC, and cleaned up some code.
v2.012-aug-2007Requires AE CS3. Can work as a dockable panel or a palette.
v1.125-mar-2005Fixed bug with still images and placeholder footage being selected. Use for AE 7.0 or earlier.
v1.025-mar-2005Initial release. Use for AE 7.0 or earlier.