Hi guys. Somebody has to know whether this is a bug or whether there's something that can be done.
I tried to contact Adobe, but the website kept giving me the runaround since I have a corporate account.
Thanks for the help... but I don't want an extension at all. The file type needs to technically be a .TIF but I don't want the extension. In my example, I removed the extension from the 'file name and location template' as I just want it to output as:
The output module tells them to be a TIF format but I don't want them to be named as such.
That is a very odd thing to do for an image sequence. Why do you not want file extension? That makes no sense and any production workflow.
If you don't want to see them in the finder or folder you can change that in the folder preferences. Leaving off the extension is just going to confuse most and NLEs and compositing programs.
Gotta trust me on this one. The system I'm working with needs them sans extension. I know it's weird (and honestly for me super-annoying), but that's how it works. I know there are things like Sequence911 that'll rename everything for me, too.
The tough part for me is that my counterpart used an earlier version of AE and it allowed him to not have an extension.
It seems as if it should work by removing the [file extension] in the custom output template area, but it just puts it there against my wishes.
Thanks Ivo. I have been using Sequence911, which appears to do the same thing. I just don't want to have the extra step. I'm trying to figure out if there's an in-software way to do it. It also appears to be a bug since the software will allow you to remove the extension in the custom output template area.
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...I just don't want to have the extra step. I'm trying to figure out if there's an in-software way to do it. It also appears to be a bug since the software will allow you to remove the extension in the custom output template area.
Unless someone comes up with a better idea, I'd recommend you file a feature request/bug report.
Thanks. Bug logged.
Was hopeful someone would know how to achieve this currently. Doesn't look to be the case.
Bridge or lightroom or Automator for the Mac would do the renaming in nearly an instant. I'm really surprised that an app that handled image sequences required you to save without the extension. This can cause a bunch of other problems down the line that I'd hate to deal with.