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James Houston
Rendering each image sequence into it'ss own folder
on Nov 14, 2010 at 10:14:19 pm

Hello everybody.
I'm working on a stop-motion film at the moment and have upwards of 160 compositions in After Effects that I need to render to TIFF sequences.

I cannot find out a way to make each composition render to a separate folder (without going through and setting/creating the individual folders in the render queue manually).

Could anybody help?

Here's hoping there's a hidden checkbox somewhere I've neglected to click.

Thanks.


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Chris Wright
Re: Rendering each image sequence into it'ss own folder
on Nov 14, 2010 at 11:08:12 pm

maybe Consolidate_Sequence_Renders.jsx

"Creates individual folders for each file sequence render item (and output module) in the queue"
http://www.crgreen.com/aescripts/ie/

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Rendering each image sequence into it'ss own folder
on Dec 14, 2013 at 5:44:33 pm

The After Effects CC (12.2) update adds this feature.

Here's a summary of the new feature set for output file name and location templates:

The output file name templates feature has been extended to now include output paths. As part of setting up an output module, you can specify a folder in which to place the output file(s), and this can be a folder that After Effects will create at output time.

There is a new preset output file name and location template, called ‘Comp Folder and Comp Name’.

There is a new projectFolder element in the Add Property menu in the File Name And Location Template dialog box. Adding the projectFolder element to a file name and location template specifies that that output file should be placed in the same folder as the one in which the project is saved.

For example, the following template specifies that the output file file should be placed in a folder named ‘output’ inside the project folder, and that the name of the output file should begin with ‘final_’ and end with the composition name followed by a dot and the file-name extension:

[projectFolder]/output/final_[compName].[fileextension]

You can also use the .. operator to go up one level in a path. For example, the following template specifies that the output file file should be placed in a folder named ‘output’ that is next to the project folder, and that the name of the output file should begin with the composition name, followed by ‘_matte’, followed by a dot and the file-name extension:

[projectFolder]/../output/[compName]_matte.[fileextension]

Also, when you are specifying an output file name and location through the Output Movie To dialog box, you can choose the Save In Subfolder option to create a new subfolder at output time.

Image sequences and movie files have different defaults for output file name and location templates, with the primary difference being that image sequences will be placed into subfolders. When you choose an image sequence output module template, if your current file name and location template is the default, then After Effects will switch to using the ‘Comp Folder and Comp Name’ template, which will create a new folder for the image sequence.

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