Indivio helps you quickly review the customized variations of your dynamic template using thumbnails.
Thumbnails appear in your Template details:
Thumbnails help you preview data-driven variations:
During the design process, you need to specify which frames you want to use for previewing your template by creating a special layer, labeled orange, with markers for previews. An image template will only have a single preview marker, but a video template will likely need more than one.
To setup preview markers:
- Inside the MAIN_COMP, add a new adjustment layer and change the layer label color to orange
- In the GIF below, the layer is renamed to "MARKERS" to be self descriptive, but any layer name is acceptable here
- Move the Current Time Indicator to the desired time where a preview marker would show dynamic content being changed in the template
- For image templates this can be any frame, since there is no motion
- Make sure that the preview marker layer is still selected, and add a marker by using the menu Layer > Add Marker. A new marker will appear on the layer.
- Double-click the marker and change the comment to set the marker name
- The easiest preview marker naming scheme is a number that reflects the order of the thumbnail e.g. 1, 2, 3… etc.
- Repeat for each desired thumbnail
- Ensure that all dynamic layers have at least one marker covering it on the timeline, so that video preview frames show frames of interest.
Please keep in mind that every dynamic layer must be covered by at least one thumbnail marker in order to get preview images that quickly show all changes when rendering.
If there is any dynamic component that is not covered by a preview marker, it will only be visible by watching the entire rendered preview video, which may negatively impact QA.