In this video, learn how to store your project files so you can easily access them for future fixes or productions.
- You want to make sure to back up your files as you work, especially once the job is done. (upbeat music) The last thing you want to do is redo what you've already created. Luckily, Character Animator constantly saves your work, so you don't need to save the file, but you should back it up often because if your computer goes down or you lose a hard drive, you could lose days or weeks worth of work. Now, you can set up a cloud back up that constantly backs up your data, and that's safe as long as the service doesn't affect access to your files.
We also use RAID drives, like the Drobo or Synology. You don't lose files when a drive goes down with one of these, and the drives are hot swappable. It couldn't be much easier. And then at the end of a project, I back up all my production files to one or more of these right here. So, we'll either back up onto the cloud, so that we can have access on other computers across the system or with our clients, or external drives, which are great because they can store so much, USBs, which are convenient to mail around and store, or our SD and micro SD cards, which are inexpensive and really small and easy to store.
The only problem is they're very hard to mark, so keepin' organized is not always the easiest thing to do. So, try to keep your production and your Character Animator files organized into one master folder. That way, when you reopen an old file, your programs will know where to find all your files, and you'll be up and running quickly. (upbeat music)
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
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After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
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