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folder and files amount....

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Dec 07, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

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today i backed up a lip-synced project to an external disk and noticed that the project had 276!! folders and almost 2K files

is this normal or is it infected by some weird virus?

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Dec 11, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

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Normal. You'll notice every Character Animator chproj file includes a CH Data and CH Media folder. The data folder in particular keeps track of all your rigging, memory cache, etc - and in the current formatting can get kinda nuts sometimes. We hope to consolidate this more in the future.

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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@oksamurai, when you have a project that utilizes Ps/Ai, Ch, Ae, Pr and maybe even Au, how and where do you organize all the assets, project files & assets? One big folder named for the project, then the assets and project files inside? Is that possible with Character Animator's Gathered Media folders without creating the dreaded "file missing" error?

 

Thanks!

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Also not sure how to organize things for archiving and later possible access.

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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I might start with the CH command "Copy Media Files Into Project Folder." It might miss the AE, PR and AU files, but it would give you a location for them.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Early on (2017!) I wrote up what I was doing.. I don't do this exactly now, but it might stimulate some ideas... https://extra-ordinary.tv/2017/12/04/project-structure/amp/. Bottom line I think is "be organized"

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Yes, OriginalGC and Alan have great suggestions. Typically I make a folder called whatever my project is, like "CONSOLES," and just stuff everything into there. If everything stays in the same place you shouldn't ever see that file missing error. It's worked for me so far!

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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I'm afraid I do not understand your question, @Harry23950217lr95 Also, you might want to start a new thread for this.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Looks like a spammer to me.

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