In this tutorial series you’ll learn how to automate your After Effects workflow with data-driven animation. As an example, we’ll connect a weather forecast template to a JSON text file, so when you change the weather data in the JSON file, the After Effects project automatically updates itself. This allows you to control the texts and colors in your Ae project, show or hide layers, and even to create graphs, simply by editing the JSON text file.

In this first part of the tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect the text of your After Effects project to a JSON file in less than four minutes. This is usually a tedious task requiring you to first create a JSON file manually, then link to it by writing expressions. But using our free extension mamoworldJSON, we’ll show you a much faster workflow so you can create these sort of links in a single click.

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