ADM Tools

1. Absolute Relative Path Converter


Aim

Nuke tool to convert absolute file paths to relative paths, and vice versa


Background

More about absolute and relative paths, and why we want to use relative paths at
Project Folder for Nuke Exercises (Coming soon)


Download

At ADM, find the tool in the ADM menu

Or download the tool here (Coming soon)


Using the tool

The tool is really easy to use, there are two buttons: Make Absolute and Make Relative

Here, Your files are ALL ABSOLUTE –  the only option to convert is Make Relative


Automatically shows the supported nodes found in the setup, select the ones to convert


To convert to relative paths, all files have to be on the same drive as the Nuke comp setup

The WRONG DRIVE warning shows that at least one file is not on the same drive. Make Relative is omitted

To collect the files, use File List and Copy


File List and Copy

Shows all paths, most importantly the one on the wrong drive

To copy files from the wrong drive:

  1. Add the destination folder to copy to
  2. Hit the COPY Button. No progress bar, be patient in case you’ve tones of files
  3. Files are copied and nodes updated
  4. Check the updated file list result

Notice that both files are copied but one was renamed. It won’t overwrite existing files in the destination folder but add a prefix to the name

You can now Return and convert to relative paths


Toggle Slashes

Nuke is using forward slashes “/”, Windows backward  “\”, but is able to handle forward slashes in the file explorer, too. No need to use the Toggle Slashes button unless you want to copy a path for other stuff