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Automator Actions? Organization?
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on May 26, 2005 at 7:26:27 pm


I want to know how I can accomplish a few things within Finder. I have just updated to Tiger, and I'm interested in Automator Actions and how they can help, but am at a loss for how to execute these actions.

Here's what I want to do. I'm an editor, and all day long I get 3d animation clips from our motion graphics department to drop into whatever show I'm working on. They render them out and dump them on our server. I then copy them locally to an external firewire drive, import into Final Cut and do what needs to be done. I've gotten so far as to add folder actions to the render folder on our servers, so I get a message letting me know when new items have been added. What I want to be able to do is set up a folder for a given project on my firewire drive that will sync with the folder on our server so whenever anything is added to the folder on our server, it is also added to my local folder. It would be great to have it rename based on date too.

Possible?
Complicated?


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