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Matthias Backmann
Import offline/blank Files per script
on Sep 26, 2018 at 8:13:48 am


is there a possibility to import an offline/blank file per script, which will later be "filled"?
for Example:

var offlineFile = c:/project/frames.1001.exr

The filesequence "frames.1001.exr" will later be rendered by the 3D-guys, but I already want to have a placeholder in my Project. Right now I get an error, that the file is not there.

Best wishes

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Dan Ebberts
Re: Import offline/blank Files per script
on Sep 26, 2018 at 8:18:33 pm

You could check to see if the file exists before you try to import it and take evasive action if it doesn't...


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Matthias Backmann
Re: Import offline/blank Files per script
on Sep 27, 2018 at 7:54:17 am

Hey Dan,

right now I'm doing exactly that by inserting a placeholder (importPlaceholder()) - but when the rendering is done, I still have to search and replace it. And because I'm a lazy guy, I want to avoid that and only want to refresh the offline file to get it online.
When you have a file and delete its footage, AE shows a placeholder with "missing footage" - so can I directly get this state per script? (Only in AE, I don't want to create a "fake shot" first and delete it...)

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