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Clone Project Folder Hierarchy when rendering

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Apr 18, 2023 Apr 18, 2023

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I have this habit where I create a folder in my Project with the name '-Output'. (the dash to keep it on top of the list)

'-Output' can have several subfolders like 'Studio', 'Montage', 'VFX', 'LowerThirds' etc.

All Comps in that folder represent a final rendered movie file.

On my disk where the renders are output, I create the exact same folder structure, so I can easily track which movie belongs to which Comps, in case of corrections or reuse.

 

My request:

I would love to have After Effects automatically create the (relative) Project hierarchy for the output files on render time.

More specific: when Comps are selected across folders, and these folders do not exist on the output disk, let Ae come up with the dialog "Shall I clone the Project Folder structure for the Selected Comps dear user? [Yes please] / [No, certainly not]"

 

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