Did you ever had to deal with huge amount of files from different sequences stuck in one single folder? I know I have. And it’s a pain. But not anymore. Using a simple scripting tool I have build a piece of software that sorts your files and puts them in proper folders.
Some time ago when I was working on a project I had to manage a huge amount of different render passes that came out of 3D Studio Max VRay renderer. Since they were all rendering to the same folder and for some reason there was no way to make each render pass go to it’s own folder. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it was really annoying to work with all those files in one folder. When importing those sequences to After Effects I had to dig through thousands of files just to find the right sequence. So I made a tool that sorted the files for me and putted them in proper folders, but at that time it could only deal with certain cases.
Now the time has come to improve on my solution. Today I give you: File Sequence Detector 1.0.
You can download the file using the download button below. In the ZIP package you will find an executable file (no installation required), and the source code (au3). I developed this script using a free automation tool, AutoIt v3, which I like very much and use quite often. Make sure to check the readme.txt for instructions. Enjoy.