Adobe After Effects Quick Tutorial – How to Bulk Rename Image Sequence Files in OSX
A beginner tip, I showed it to a junior artist the other day nonetheless so who knows, maybe it’ll help someone. Especially if you’re new to OSX.
We had a rendered a spot to a .EXR sequence. Render time was hefty and a second version of the spot with minor tweaks was requested from the client late in the process. Instead of rendering the entire sequence a second time, we duplicated the render folder and intended to overwrite a specific segment of frames.
The EXR sequence in the new folder still had the old ISCI filename, so the best way to stay organized is to simply rename the ISCI of each frame using OSX’s Automator. Then finally, render over the required frames to create a version 2 of the image sequence. Here’s a quick how to. This applies to numbers, words, etc.
I’ve used Automator for many general tasks such as this. It’s a really handy tool. PC has an equivalent I use as well, called Bulk Rename Utility