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Lu Nelson
A way to change default comp and render naming?
on Jun 14, 2010 at 6:12:05 pm


This is a quick question maybe;

I just want to know if there's a preference somewhere or even a .plist or .xml file I can hack to change the default naming behaviour in AE such that it doesn't always increment names. For example, when I:

(a) drop a bunch of footage on the "new comp" icon and the comps then have incremented names based on whatever range of names the footage had (nightmare if the footage had numbers in their names); or

(b) send a bunch of comps to the render queue and they end up with "_1" or "_2" in their output name because there's an existing file with that name already (I understand the logic of this and I also know I can override it by using cmd-shift-D on any previously rendered version of that comp in the render queue; but I want to toggle it off completely sometimes). I want to 'render-to-replace' by default.

Any ideas? It's so annoying to have to go and set names one by one....

Lu Nelson
Berlin, Germany
[MacProQ2.66, 8GB, Sys10.5.6, FCP 6.0.5, AE 9.0.2]

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