Organisation of Files
by Chris Walter on Feb 19, 2013 at 1:36:11 pm
A quick question (and before anyone says it, yes its all my fault)...
I have been working on a project at work and I'm really getting into the workings of after effects. Due to my haste in terms of getting started and experimenting, I have loads of images and files imported and their all in different places and have really crap file names which is going to begin to make things difficult.
Can I move all my files into one directory on my computer (and probably rename a lot of them) and somehow 'link' them back togther with my After Effects Project and its compositions?
I feel pretty stupid about this one as keeping a clean workspace and naming the aforementioned files with decent files names is common sense, I just got carried away I suppose... Any advice would be great.
Re: Organisation of Files by Matthew Woods on Feb 19, 2013 at 8:59:47 pm
This is something that After Effects has always been very good at. I never appreciated it until I used Premiere. A word of warning, don't count on re-linking being so easy in a Premiere project. Premiere loses its track of its footage with the slightest change in directory structure, and it is a giant hassle to relink a Premiere project unless you keep all of your footage in one folder (with no subfolders). I really wish the After Effects team would share their media management code with the Premiere team.