by Bob Maple (bobm [at] burner [dot] com)
flameslater is a utility for Autodesk Flame for people who do lots of spot versioning.
It turns .csv files into Flame Text setups (.ttg files) using your own .ttg as a template.
It can also call
xclip on Linux to place spot codes on the clipboard, allowing you to
easily rename your sequences in Flame using something like Klipper.
There's no install per se, just download and place somewhere you have access to. For Linux
users, you may also want to grab xclip from https://github.com/astrand/xclip and building
that (or optionally installing from some repository) and placing the
xclip binary in the
For a video tutorial on setting it all up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhuU0D26XvA
Make a template using the Text effect in Flame and create any dynamic fields (to be filled in from the .csv) by surrounding them in % characters. The only required field is %Spot Code% which needs to source from a unique column in your .csv, as it is used for the filenames of the .ttg setups that flameslater generates (and optionally copies to the clipboard for easy paste-naming of clips in Flame.)
Optionally using the field %Date Now% will automatically be subsituted with the current date.
For a video tutorial with more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR2UR1ddFUQ