When dealing with a lot of .fbx files we some times have to move them or back them up. Maybe a mocap shot was delivered and you want to move them off a network and on to your local drive to process or maybe it’s the end of a production and you want to back up all files from one drive to another – either way I thought I would share this quick script I wrote.
Some of the things that need to be defined within the script below are the strings for sourceroot and destroot, I will draw attention to them using the note ” – UPDATE ME TO SUITE YOUR NEEDS”:
''' You can run the script by typing in the MotionBuilder Python console CopyFBXFiles(folder) ie. CopyFBXFiles("NavigaitonMocap"). NavigaitonMocap = The Root Folder We Want To Process ''' def CopyFBXFiles(folder): import sys,os from shutil import copy ##List For File Counter i = [0, 0] ##The Drive And Path Where Your Project Is - UPDATE ME TO SUITE YOUR NEEDS sourceroot = r"D:\MyProject" ##The Full Path Of The Mocap Shoot sourcefolder = (sourceroot + "\\" + folder) ##The Desitination Drive And Root Folder We Will Copy To - UPDATE ME TO SUITE YOUR NEEDS destroot = r"D:\MyBackUpFiles" ##The Full Path Of Where Will Will Copy To Including The Sub Dir = shootnumber destfolder = (destroot + "\\" + folder) ##Setup Target Folder if not os.path.exists(destfolder): ##Make Target Folder If None Is Found os.makedirs(destfolder) ##Go Find All .fbx files path = os.path.join(sourcefolder, "targetdirectory") for path, subdirs, files in os.walk(sourcefolder): ##Filter Out Folders We Wish To Skip (MotionBuilder Auto Back Ups And Media Folders) - YOU CAN REMOVE IF YOU WISH TO GET ALL .fbx Files lFBM = ".fbm" lBck = ".bck" if lFBM in path or lBck in path: pass ##Deal With The Folders That Were Not Filtered Out else: for name in files: ##Split The Extention From The File extension = os.path.splitext(name) ##Define The Extention We Are Looking for if extension == ".fbx": ##Source Files Full Path And Name src = (os.path.join(path, name)) destfile = (os.path.join(destfolder, name)) ##Check Destination Folder To See If File Already Exists if os.path.isfile(destfile): print destfile, " - Already Exists" pass ##File Does Not Exist Within The Destination Folder else: ##Copy Source File To Our Destination Folder ## copy(src, destfolder) print "copying: ",src ##Count File for i in enumerate(files): pass else: pass ##Print Total Number Of Counted .fbx Files Copied print "Number of FBX Files Copied:", i
That’s about it. This was a quick script that was fun to make and it can be formatted to search for any file type, by replacing the ‘ if extension == “.fbx” ‘ with ‘ if extension == “.psd” ‘ the script will search the desired folder for any file that has the extension “.psd” .
I hope this helps.