After Effects script to push render queue completion notifications to an iPhone or iPod Touch, as well as speaking the alert audibly on your computer. Requires the Prowl app to actually interface with the push service (available from the iTunes App Store), but could also be used as a generic Growl render notification script as well.
Render_Notify can post notifications using prowl.pl (in conjunction with SSLeay), growlnotify, or a simple web update (opens your default browser, but doesn’t require any command line tool installations, so is much easier to use). Visit growl.info for the Growl command line installation, or the Prowl FAQ for details on how to install prowl.pl and SSLeay.
You’ll need to update the script with your notification type preference (and if necessary, location of the command line tools) and API key (Prowl API). Once the data is correct, go ahead and place the script in your After Effects Scripts folder (most likely
/Applications/Adobe After Effects CS3/Scripts/ or similar). It should show up in the
File > Scripts menu automatically (if it has trouble updating, you may need to restart After Effects).
To use, simply add your compositions to the render qeue as normal, but instead of clicking the render button, select
Render_Notify.jsx from the scripts menu. When the render queue is finished, it’ll push the notification to your iPhone or iPod Touch, and speak the alert audibly on your computer. You can set up a hotkey by using either the CS3 or CS4 shortcut editors from Adobe
Keep in mind this has only been tested on the Mac, and many (if not all) features may fail to work in Windows without modification or rewriting.
If you’re looking for more Growl based render notifications, check out the list of Lightwave plugins for automatic Growl alerts.