How to batch rename frames on Windows and Mac keeping passes names, subfolders.

Started by Andrew_GF, December 15, 2020, 04:39:30 PM

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Hi guys!

Andrew here from GarageFarm.NET

Sometimes it happens that you render your animation and the frames naming doesn't match your postproduction pipeline, or you need to send your files to somebody and there are some requirements when it comes to naming.

In this case, you need to rename your frames, but of course, you are not going to do it frame after frame. In simplest situations, Total Commander renaming tool is enough but it doesn't cover all possible situations.

So I decided to make two tutorials, one for Mac with vRenamer and second for Windows with Rename Master which show how batch to rename frames AND meet the following requirements:

- It's possible to batch-rename all frames names and keep the render passes names\suffixes intact

- It can batch-renumber frames accordingly for every render pass

- Works on subfolders (often used by Maya and Modo users for render passes)

- It's free

How to batch rename frames in Mac with vRenamer

How to batch rename frames in Windows with Rename Master

I hope you will find this tutorial useful :)
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I use grep on windows (or linux), but this is a nice looking tool too. I think Mac has grep built in too.