Glossary: The word "template" means files-templates for programms (After Effects, Premiere Pro, ...), as well as groups with other elements that are not templates at its core (audio files, presets) inside the bucket preview.

You can create a template similary to a group, but there has to be an ad hoc bucket preview - that construcuction makes a differently operating template of the group.

Group: "Item Name": {}

Template: "Item Name": { "preview":{} }

A template and a group will show different icons and events after clicks.

  • Click on a group: the group will open and you'll see elements of the first template inside the group (if there are a lot of subgroups, yet you'll see the first found template).
  • Click on a template: you'll see the elements of the template.

Keep in mind, that a template title from the structure also means a file with the same title (without format specification). See more in contents of package structure.

Moreover, the template title in the structure may differ from the actual title, that's due to settings for group of elements.

Templates (presets, audio files, other elements) locate either outside a group, or inside one, keeping containment hierarchy.

Code example
"Minimal": {
"preview": {
"Typography": {
"Brush": {
"preview": {
"Stomp": {
"preview": {
Template in rootTemplate Minimal with elements (without a group)

Preview files:
Atom Preview Assets > Minimal > ...
Template file:
Atom After Effects > Minimal.aep
Template in groupTemplate Brush is located in the group Typography
(the group contains another template - Stomp)

Preview file:
Atom Preview Assets > Typography > Brush > ...
Template file:
Atom After Effects > Typography > Brush.aep

Also some spetial settings for the template (a group of elements inside the bucket preview) are available. They can effect on elements operation (compositions, presets, ...), change their visual appeal and even use a group of elements as audio files. More on that see in settings for group of elements.