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Lauren Thomas

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Saver Node at location of Loader

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 1:33 am

I'm wondering if I can have a saver node pull its name and location from something other than the last place I saved out. In this case, I'm trying to save over a bunch of non-sequential images. I have a bunch of loaders, did stuff to them, and attached each to a saver. Each time I put a saver down, I have to copy and paste the name from the loader into it. It's a pain. I know this situation wouldn't normally arise but I'm looking for someway to pipe a file name into my saver node from my loader node.

Would it also be possible to use a CSV file or something similar to drive the naming of frames outputting from a saver node? Cause that would save me sooooo much time.
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Sander de Regt

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Re: Saver Node at location of Loader

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 8:56 am

I think you can use an *.ifl file to save to very specific filenames.
I can't find it right now, how to do it, but I think it's a matter of specifying the frame name, leaving a space and then the filename.

So create an ifl that says:

1 firstframe.jpg
2 secondframe.jpg
3 whohoo.jpg

and you will get all those different filenames.

As for extracting the names from the loader and feeding them into the saver, this is possible with relatively simple scripts. I say relatively, because I can't script at all. But it shouldn't be more than a couple of lines. You can go to https://www.steakunderwater.com/wesuckless/ for some excellent tips and tricks on scripting from very basic to extremely advanced.
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