Exporting different files with the NI image exporter

peack's picture

Hi guys, im using the NI exporter plugin to make output images of every random glitch i can make, problem is everytime i change the image it will generate a file named output.png and i have to rename it or move it away so it creates another one or else it will just not save anymore images. Is there a way to make the plugin save every image the composition renders?

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: Exporting different files with the NI image exporter

I searched for a download link for the Xcode project at the Apple Developer Connection, but I couldn't find it - in the Developer install for Leopard era, there was an example project called "Image Writer" that writes images to a directory path, and consecutively numbers them. Sounds like what you're like for :-)

This is a 64/32 bit compiled plugin, and an example comp that's the same as the one Apple provides, save for an added "pulse" patch between the mouse and the "enable" on the Image Writer. I've found that if the signal isn't reduced to a pulse, it's really easy to trigger multiple picture saves by accident, because the plugin will keep writing to directory as long as it's on.

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cybero's picture
Re: Exporting different files with the NI image exporter

Works like a charm :-)

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peack's picture
Re: Exporting different files with the NI image exporter

omg!!! woot woot works like a charm thanks a lot <3 now the problem i have is somehow one the the glitch plugins keep generating images like it was for some video output, and if i turn on "image writer" it makes hundreds of the same lets say "frame", i would like to know which one its doint that? but as far as i can tell, the renaming problem is gone (: