Job Start Adobe After Effects Action

The Job Start Adobe After Effects Action allows you to initiate a specific version of After Effects by specifying the path to the .exe file (Windows) or .app file (macOS).

The purpose of this action is to launch After Effects and wait until the invisible Helmut4 panel is accessible.

By default, the action will fail if the hidden panel cannot be accessed within 55 seconds (as a synchronous stream will time out after 60 seconds).

If dealing with a slow client computer, consider using two instances of this action consecutively in an asynchronous stream tree.

If the hidden panel is unreachable (due to being missing or broken) or if the action times out, an error will be reported to the job dashboard and as a node result. You can access the node result using wildcards like {stream.last_result} or {node.result.?}.

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