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Change filename or add metadata to final render - based on objects in viewport.


gkdogg

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Hello! 

I am currently working on a client project where I am rendering out "endless" variations of one isometric room-scene. 
The Room contains of a chair, rug, lamp, table and the color of the floor and walls varies. 

I have set this up with cloners with a random mode, and then animating the seed on each one.
Each cloner contains about 5-10 different objects. So there is a lot of different combinations that are possible.

This technique gives the "end result" that I want: 100 renders of a room with 100 different furniture combinations.
But it makes post-production a pain in the farter for both me and my client. Now we are stuck with 100 renders with the name of: clientname_isometric-scene_001.png - clientname_isometric-scene_100.png. 

Dream scenario would be for me to either add metadata to each render, or even better change the filename to something like:

Frame-001_Cloner1Objectname_Cloner2Objectname_Cloner3Objectname_Cloner4Objectname.jpg - You get the drill. 

I am very useless in Xpresso - But I was wondering if it is possible to solve this using Xpresso? 

If so, where on earth do I start? I know this is a very broad and big question, but any directions will help! 

I came across this online: https://creativecow.net/forums/thread/xpresso-question-filename-change/

It seems that this person has the same problem as me, and solved it somehow. But as a beginner in xpresso it gives me no clue on where to start.

Any help is taken with huge gratitude! 

Best, 
gkdogg

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Try this?

“XPressions -> Set Driver” on a User Data Entry and then “XPressions -> Set Driven” on the “File…” within the Render – Save Setting.

 

 

filename_set_driver.jpg

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1 hour ago, ahven said:

Try this?

“XPressions -> Set Driver” on a User Data Entry and then “XPressions -> Set Driven” on the “File…” within the Render – Save Setting.

 


Thank you for replying so fast! 

Just a quick follow up, this might be a dumb question: 
Can I connect a user data entry to the cloner with random mode? Or do I have to setup my whole "random" generator in XPresso?

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1 hour ago, gkdogg said:


Thank you for replying so fast! 

Just a quick follow up, this might be a dumb question: 
Can I connect a user data entry to the cloner with random mode? Or do I have to setup my whole "random" generator in XPresso?

Hi

 

I think you have to work inside Xpresso + random output of cloner.

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4 hours ago, ahven said:

Hi

 

I think you have to work inside Xpresso + random output of cloner.


Thank you for the help. 

I can not seem to get it working, my Xpresso skills from 0 to 10 is -1. Very annoying! 

I need a more detailed progress description - but I fully understand that this is something you don't want to spend your time on. 

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13 hours ago, gkdogg said:


Thank you for the help. 

I can not seem to get it working, my Xpresso skills from 0 to 10 is -1. Very annoying! 

I need a more detailed progress description - but I fully understand that this is something you don't want to spend your time on. 

I am in no way a specialist in xpresso I just know some basics. Why not ask Tony Barone at Creativecow? I hope you find the answer.

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