Creating Integrations with Zapier and Plainly API
Learn how to parametrize various types of layers, how to create different types of videos and how to render them out!
We provided you with a free sample project that you can download and test out Plainly if you don’t have a project of your own. This is also the project that we will be using in the tutorials below so you can download it if you want to follow them 1 to 1.
In the tutorials below, we mention a few terms and use a few techniques that are very common when creating templates. We explained all of this in detail in our documentation(insert link), so we encourage you to refer to that if you have any questions. You can also contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
Let’s start with basics. Parametrizing text is probably the first thing you will do. Let’s create a project that will have parametrized text and let’s render out a few versions of that project.
The most common type of template you will create is when you parametrize an image (probably a product image) and text (this can be the copy ad, product specs, etc.)
Let’s jump right into it. The first step is THE SAME for all types of projects, so we will skip that.
If you wish to create the most versatile templates, you probably want to change colors in your renders.
If you wish to change the colors of Solid layers (which often serve as the background) that’s pretty easy to do in Plainly as we have native support for that.
If you wish to change the colors of other elements (for example shape layers or text layers) that requires adding a bit of expression in After Effects, but we covered that in great detail in our documentation (insert link) and it’s pretty easy to do if you follow the tutorial.
After you have all of that done, let’s jump into Plainly.
Rendering through our app is very usefull when you want to test out a template (as we did in the examples above) or when you just want to create a single render. To render within our app do this: