VFX guru David Torno has finally completed his After Effects scripting pet project, conSOLIDator. conSOLIDator does pretty much what it says. It consolidates the Solids and Nulls in your project …Read More
“Welcome to Free Function Friday episode 22, getCurComp. The function this week is very simple and short. It just condenses a few lines into a single function for convenience. When …Read More
Your co-worker is unorganized and brings assets into a project haphazardly, a client supplies you with a jumbled mess of a project as a starting point, an outside artist passes off their half done work over to you to finish, etc… While not everyone is messy with their projects, there is a large amount of disorganized users out there that could benefit from learning a little bit of organizational respect, for all our sakes. Awhile back I had developed a script just for these people, actually for myself because of those people. I figured I would share it, for free, with all of you as it can be a very helpful tool. “Organize Project Assets” is an After Effects scripts I built to do a foundational cleanup of a project. It helps get it in at the very least a starting point to where you can better hunt for what you need. It’s not super fancy, but it does put things in their place, literally. Precomps in a precomp folder, solids in a solid folder, and all footage into folders based on their file extension type. So all jpg’s go into a jpg folder, wav’s into an wav folder and so forth. Now if I can only write a script to translate their lack of naming conventions. Maybe someday I will be able to read minds, just maybe.
Click here to download the free Script!
This is a standard script and has no dockable panel or interface. Just place this script in your After Effects “Scripts” folder, NOT the “ScriptUIPanels” folder. If you are an ft-Toolbar user, you can easily add a button and assign this script for quick access to launch it. The script should be compatible with CS3 or newer. I have only tested it on CS6, so if you encounter an issue, please feel free to let me know in the comments below.
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Download the script
In the download, Dave provides a .zip file that contains the NullSwapper_v1_5.jsxbin file and the NullSwapper.aep project file he uses in the tutorial, so you can follow along if you like.
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