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  • How to Make Cinema 4D Render to Folders

     Eliel Souza updated 3 years ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
  • Mark Walczak

    August 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has come across a script or tool that allows you to force Cinema to render to a certain group of folders, with respect to different render passes. I realize that you are currently able to render your RGBA to one folder, and all of your multipass renders to a separate directory, but it would be most convenient to render “Object Buffer 01” to an “Object Buffer 01” folder.

    Does anyone know of any tools that are available for this?

    Thanks a bunch!

  • Chris Jeffries

    September 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    This might be an older topic but I’d love to see some responses here.

    Currently working quite a lot with a facility that uses a Rourke server over fiber, and dealing with scenes totaling around 65GB on average for all passes. Rourke doesn’t like the 6000+ files in the folders.

    Sorting at render time would be a best case scenario, but post-render would be acceptable.

    Bonus points if your solution works with NETRender R12.

    If you have another solution that doesn’t involve file sorting to folders, please feel free to contribute. Have tried using AE plugin “Immigration” which is great, but still want file sorting.

    Thanks for any feedback!

  • Chris Jeffries

    June 11, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Post-render solution: SeqSort

    Original Post:


    Personally have used with great success!



  • Jim Pierce

    February 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I have been waiting for this answer for ten years, and somebody just pointed it out to me today.

    If you use this as your render path:

    [your render path]/$date/$prj/$pass/$prj_.exr

    then C4D will create folders for date, project, and all passes, then name your file the same as your scene, followed by an underscore.

    I’m going to go pick up all of the little pieces of my brain off the floor now.

  • Eliel Souza

    January 8, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks a lot!

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