Local proxies

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cfx
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Joined: October 26th, 2009, 2:49 pm
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Hey,

The main problem :
I work on facilities where after effects project and media are stored on a network.
Of course the network is to slow to work efficiently.
We have 20 workstations and all projects can be opened on all workstations.
Collect file on local drive isn't good because all links are made for one specific workstation.

The idea :
The "aep" stay on network drive. (acceptable for bandwidth)
Copy all media (or selected) on local drive and set these copy as proxies to original media. ("local proxies...")
If the project is open with an other workstation, at worse, only proxies are off line...

Is start to code and i have only one issue : copy sequence file.
After effects sends only the name of the first file...

I find old post with the same problem : viewtopic.php?f=8&t=779&hilit=sequence+files

In CS4 is it possible ? 8)
Last edited by cfx on November 12th, 2009, 8:16 am, edited 2 times in total.
cfx
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Location: Next to Paris

The Cs4 don't send the list of images sequence...
But with code is it possible... :D
Here the first version of "local proxies", no UI, works only for all the project (no select only)... :oops:
Local_proxies.zip
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tested only on win xp and vista64 :)
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lloydalvarez
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A differente approach to this problem would be to update the paths to the local drive then back to the network drive, no need to use proxies. You can use my Batch Search and Replace Paths script to do this.

-Lloyd
cfx
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Now the V1.0 is done... :D

The to do list : :wink:
Improve performance ( AE is very slow to copy or list files...)
Make a real time update UI, (progress bar, what file is copying... in info panel)

Image

Thanks
:D
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