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Donovan KeithReplacing Multiple Footage Files with New Version
by on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:48:56 pm

Hi,

I'm a Cinema 4D animator using AE to composite my 3D shots. It's not uncommon to get 15+ image sequences for the different elements of my renders out of C4D (diffuse, shadow, reflection, etc). The C4D->AE exchange automates the import and layering of these files, and does a great job of it. I'm looking for a method for quickly relinking mulitple files to the latest version coming out of C4D. Any workflows or scripts you might recommend?

To clarify, I've got a bunch of footage files used in comps with names like:

MyProject_vA01_Diffuse_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vA01_Specular_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vA01_Reflection_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vA01_Shadow_f001 ... f465

They're all stored in ./renders/MyProject_vA01/

But I now want to point all 30+ pieces of footage to their counterparts in the ./renders/MyProject_vB06/ directory with names like:

MyProject_vB06_Diffuse_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vB06_Specular_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vB06_Reflection_f001 ... f465
MyProject_vB06_Shadow_f001 ... f465

Thanks in advance for any help you might offer!
Sincerely,

Donovan Keith


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Donovan KeithRe: Replacing Multiple Footage Files with New Version
by on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:55:15 pm
Last Edited By Donovan Keith on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:56:00 pm

Okay, @eyedesyn & @fusepilot we're able to point me in the right direction: "Immigration" by Lloyd Alvarez:
http://aescripts.com/immigration/

If anyone knows of a method of doing what I've asked about that doesn't involve scripts/plugins I'd still be interested to hear about it. Thanks!



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Walter SoykaRe: Replacing Multiple Footage Files with New Version
by on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:18:54 pm

The non-script method is to manually replace each footage item. Right-click a footage item and select Replace Footage in the project panel (or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H or Cmd+H [maybe Cmd+Shift+H if you are using Mac system shortcuts]). Select the new file or image sequence, and the footage will be replaced in the project panel and every instance of the footage in every comp throughout the project.

Walter Soyka
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Donovan KeithRe: Replacing Multiple Footage Files with New Version
by on Jun 26, 2014 at 4:47:15 pm

Thanks so much Walter - this may just work so long as I can keep the # of revisions to a minimum.
Cheers,

Donovan



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