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How do you oganize things?
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I have a query for the more professional users out there, or at least the more organized ones I guess

How have you organized your Imagine?

i.e.

Texture paths
Objects
Projects
etc etc

Layouts of tools?

I would be interested in knowing this since I am basically running it unmodified...

Posted on: 2010/9/6 15:14
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What I do is create a folder for the entire project and place everything in it ie object files, stage files, scenes, animation files etc.

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Please let's not even go there...it is a real problem for me, with so many assets all over the place...

This is how I currently do it, with a new project folder for each project:

C:\IMAGINE\PROJECTNAME\
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| +-- OBJECTS\
| | |
| | +--- .iobs, paths, attribs,etc
| |
| +-- Staging files
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| +-- IMAGES\ <rendered animation frames>
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+-- ATTRIBUTES <common attributes>
+-- BRUSH <common bitmaps and .avi textures>
+-- OBJECTS <common objects>
+-- TEXTURES <procedural textures>


Each project in its own folder, with "Common" folders in the root IMAGINE folder.

BRUSH folder (that's a hangover from my Amiga days when I used to use DeluxePaint to create textures - ah good times!)

There's got to be a better way :-P

EDIT: Ooops! I screwed the pooch as far as formatting goes! You get the idea, I'm sure... :)

Posted on: 2010/9/7 3:33
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As simply as possible.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 6:42
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I picked up two habits from IFA: Putting each project in a folder called Project.imp (IMagine Project) and keeping all the folders in with the program like amiduffer seems to do.
Lately I've started keeping new projects in My documents/Imagine to keep them out of the clutter in the program folder.

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Ok, I try to keep textures and attributes organized, but I have lost my install now so all is all over, also miss some of my textures... I did bu all the RJJ textures, I have them somewhere :/ haven't found them yet...


I also liked to keep my projects under My Projects and my objects under My Objects

I created that ofc

All to keep it out of the Imagine folder.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 11:36
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How I organise things.

In the main Imagine dir, I have a textures directory with subdir's for different texture sets. Dir for Effects. Dir's with Lightball and Ioped

I have a stand alone 'Maps' directory for all bitmaps, catagorised into type, usable by any program.

I have HRDshop installed seperately

I On a different drive I have a 'Projects' directory, where all my projects live, 2d, 3d, video, audio. In the 3d Dir I have subdir's for each program.
If a project requires several programs combined to create, I will create a project dir on it's own, otherwise it will be within the respective programs project dir

Within the project's dir, I will create dir's for reference material, Maps (any maps used from the main 'Maps' dir I will copy here), an Objects dir, Tests dir, Renders dir and within that dir's for each pass for later compositing.
In the objects dir I will often crate subdir's for each object, depending on the complexity of the scene and how many versions I end up making before it's done, or at least dir's for each type of object. If I am using HDRI or IBL, then I will keep another dir for the arnolf iles and the results from HDRshop and Lightball and the HDRI spheres
I will keep the stage files in the main project dir, unless I'm doing complex multipass, then I will have a seperate dir for them

As for tool layout, I assume you mean in the IFW interface.
I customise these a lot. Working on a 1920x1200 monitor now, at least they don't clutter the screen as they used to

Once rendering is done, the video is processed, composited, rendered and saved in a seperate 'Video' directory. but that's another story.

Hope that makes sense to someone, it's 1:30 am an hard to describe the setup I use and how I use it. Hope it's not total jibberish

Posted on: 2010/9/10 17:25
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Only to me and my tiny brain lol, nothing to do with your explanation.

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