Organize Project Assets: FREE After Effects Script

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Disorganized project files have bugged me for the longest time. Everyone has dealt with it at one point or another. 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.

Download the script here: OrganizeProjectAssets

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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David Torno

David Torno is a Visual Effects professional based in Los Angeles, California. His work over the years has included commercials, feature films, music videos, and multimedia projects. During his free time, David enjoys expanding his knowledge in Visual Effects by learning new softwares and techniques that are being used. Along the way he also contributes to the visual effects community by offering helpful tools, and tutorials that creative professionals around the world can benefit from.

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Simple and useful.

David Torno

You are very welcome Yossi Jimmy. Glad you like it.

Loba Maria

thank you! i love it

David Torno

Thank you for the kind words Loba Maria. Hope it helps out.

Loba Maria

I’ve been using it for some time. It really helps keeping things organized in some projects. I’m really messy sometimes and this is a quick way to clean my project bin. I had to install this script again and thought i should say ty

Rainier Raydan

Hi! I wonder, can you give the code? So I can modify the name and label of the folders? It’s a very nice script btw!

Rainier Raydan

Wow, I just saw the moveToFolder function in other post of you. That’s really helpfull! Thanks!!

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