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Subfolders for "Collect Assets..."

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TKS
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Subfolders for "Collect Assets..."

Post by TKS »

I often use long image-sequences with automatically generated image names, collected in subfolders like "Sequence1", "Sequence2" etc.

When I collect all assets, the resulting folder structure is flat with one folder for all the files.
The problem:
- it gets quite messy in that folder
- problems with duplicate filenames

A checkbox with the option to create a subfolder (preferably the name of the folder where the images were located) for all images from one folder would be great.
Simplified Example:

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Source images:
c:\pics\cam1\Sequence1\pic1.jpg
c:\pics\cam1\Sequence1\pic2.jpg
etc.

c:\pics\cam2\Sequence2\pic1.jpg
c:\pics\cam2\Sequence2\pic3.jpg
etc.

c:\Photos\2021\Vacation\Backgrounds\Photo1.png
c:\Photos\2021\Vacation\Backgrounds\Photo2-png
etc.

Resulting folder structure:
c:\Magic\Project1\Media-Files\Sequence1\...
c:\Magic\Project1\Media-Files\Sequence2\...
c:\Magic\Project1\Media-Files\Backgrounds\...
There still could be duplicate folder names (means images from 2 identically named folders, but in different locations would still end in the same folder), but even with this limitation life would be much easier.
Magic
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Re: Subfolders for "Collect Assets..."

Post by Magic »

Sure, I guess that makes sense.
Lokithesun
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Re: Subfolders for "Collect Assets..."

Post by Lokithesun »

Not to revive this post but is this going to come to fruition? It would really be helpful as I have almost 500 files to collect assets from in a couple dozen folders, I'm afraid to collect them and end up with duplicates in the project.
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