Copying .fbx Files With Python
Posted On March 9, 2018
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
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
##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:
##Deal With The Folders That Were Not Filtered Out
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
print destfile, " - Already Exists"
##File Does Not Exist Within The Destination Folder
##Copy Source File To Our Destination Folder
## copy(src, destfolder)
print "copying: ",src
for i in enumerate(files):
##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.