Are your images showing up at all or just staying in the directory you import them from?
The way it works is if your composition is unsaved when you import assets, the assets will be moved to an images folder upon saving. If your composition is already saved and the images are being pulled from an images folder in the same directory of the composition, the images will remain in their unique folder.
I guess I might have forgotten to save the composition before I added the images. I usually try to save the file as soon as I create it. I need to pay more attention because I had to re-import all images in a composition and it was a pain. Luckily it was only a dozen images so I did not pull off all my hair yet!!! Ha! I reimported each image in the layer above, copied the animation if there was any and then deleted the original image.
I am not sure if it is a glitch but this happened again.
I saved the file right away and then play it before I insert art. For some reason the image folder was not created. So when I imported the art, it loaded from the asset folder. Strange behavior!!!! I had to manually create the images folder this time.
Just a wild guess, because I remember some users in the old forum enquired about, changing the default output folder /images to something else, via a tweak in of the .js files.
Is this possible, in your case? And your forgetting that the alteration is in place.
Again, just fishing - here. I have hundreds of files here, and I have hard time tracking extra tweaks.
Since the very beginning and this is about 170 pieces now.
Here are the steps I follow:
- I create a project folder.
- In the project folder, I create an Assets folder in which I put the psd files and then I save each layer as a png or a jpg depending on what I need in the same folder.
- I open Edge, resize the stage and save the file in the project folder.
- I import (crtl-I) the art from the Assets folder.
- After writing the code I play the Edge piece (ctrl-enter).
- As a result of playing the file, Edge creates the images folder and copy the png and jpg files there.
Well, I am not sure if this is happening since version 1 or if it started before, but the image folder is not created anymore- so the files stay in the Assets folder. Not good!
I guess I will have to change my strategy and create the images folder manually and put the files there.
I am curious, is the images folder created automatically at the first run for you?
I forgot to add that I do not tweat my folder names because of the way we use the compostions.
- Each composition is zipped with all its files and folders.
- The files is always name 'index'
- The zipped folder is inserted in our curriculum system
- The curriculum software reads the zipped file and displays the compostion
Nope /images folder is created the first instance an asset is File > Import/ or dragged/dropped in.
To clarify what Sarah said, if you do not save your file before you import your images, it will create an images/ directory for you. If you do save your file before you import your images, and the images are already in your root folder, it will use the folder name you used when copying things over on . This was to accommodate people who wanted to maintain the image hierarchy they had set up in the folder itself. So if you wanted to have the images/ folder, an easy way to do this is:
- Save your file
- In the directory, create an images/ directory and copy all your assets over into that directory
- Return to Edge and force a reload of the file, such as closing and opening it again
- Create a new file
- Import all your assets
- Save your file
A third alternative:
- Create a new file
- Ensure your assets are not in your save directory, and import them into your project from elsewhere in your file system
Hope this helps to clarify things!
I am pretty sure that the images folder was added every time before with the structure I had which included the assets folder in the same directory. One thing is sure it does not anymore!
I guess I will now have to copy all my files in a manually create images folder in order to keep my structure with the assets folder in the same folder as the Edge project. (I have hundreds of Edge files and I really need to keep the same structure). Habbits are hard to get rid of and I predict some frustration until I get used to the new way .
Anyway, thank you for the clarification!
From my experience, Win 7, the /images folder is created ONLY at the point when an image asset is imported or dragged/dropped onto the Stage, irregardless if the file 'is dirty' or not.
It is not doing this anymore for me. It was before. I had my assets in the assets folder. I created the edge file and imported the images from the assets folder and the images folder was automatically created. NOw, it just gets the images from the Assets folder and that's it. I am not doing anything differently from what I was doing before. So basically, I will have to create the imiages folder and then move the files I want to use from the assets folder before importing them.
"NOw, it just gets the images from the Assets folder and that's it. I am not doing anything differently from what I was doing before."
By Assets folder I assume you mean Library > Assets (which is AE > /images folder) and not your manually created /Assets folder.
No, I meant my windows 7 folders.
I have a main folder for a project in which I have an Assets folder and then all the other folders and files created by Edge.