The preview Tab has 2 main functions,
- Compatibility: The first function of the preview section is to help you identify when an item in your composition cannot be rendered due to its content or to the way it’s being processed due to an effect or script applied to it that may not compatible with INDIVIDEO.
- Personalization: The second use of the preview is to help you validate that the personalization properties assigned to the visual elements of your video function properly. You will be able to see the default values defined for each data point applied to the video. You can also use the testing grid available in the preview panel to validate multiple test cases.
By default the preview window will display the composition you are currently working on, but by clicking on the list view icon in the top right corner of the tab you can access the list of all your compositions and pre-comps, filter them by name or display just the ones included in your _output folder.
As an alternative, you can also preview directly in your browser once the preview is ready. This allows you to keep multiple views of the compositions you’ve render; however the previews cannot be saved.
As of now the INDIVIDEO Preview is only able to render:
- Inline and/or paragraph texts.
- Vector based graphics. In the case of AI or EPS files you have the option to convert such graphics into “shapes” in which case it’ll keep the general advantages of vector graphics under the SVG format when exported, or you can leave them as is and INDIVIDEO will export them as raster images under the PNG format.
- RGB Raster images such as JPG, TIFF, PSD or PNG are all exported as PNGs when previewing or rendering your compositions.
The preview page is also designed to help you start testing the personalization of your video. Testing is important for a personalized video because once your video is deployed, you will not know what data will be passed into the video. Because of this, using the min and max values, max chars for a string and other data configuration are important. These can all be tested using the test suite.
The add button allows you to add a new test-case to your video. A test-case is a pre-defined set of data that will be injected into your video. In the add test-case form, each data point defined in the video will be displayed along with a text-field or other input device to allow you to generate the data you want to inject into the video. Once your test case is added, you will see it at the end of the list, and will be deployed with your video through the deployment process.
Create random button
The create random button will generate the same form as the “add”, with the exception that all the data will be pre-filled by valid values. With this feature, you can quickly create random test data, and change a few of the fields to suite your needs.
You can delete any testcase in your list.
Last Update: June 10, 2020