Nuke style file syntax in RV

You can use nuke's printf-esque %d syntax in RV and we've extended the existing shake-esque syntax so you can mix and match.

Note: previous versions of RV required using -ns in order to use nuke-like syntax. This is no longer necessary.

Given some files called foo.0001.exr, foo.0002.exr, foo.0003.exr, .... foo.0100.exr:

From the shell you can refer to the entire sequence using any of the following:

shell> rv foo.#.exr
shell> rv foo.@@@@.exr
shell> rv foo.%04d.exr

If you're current directory contains the sequence this will also work (in a unix shell):

shell> rv foo.*.exr

To constrain the sequence to frames 1 through 50 any of the following will work:

shell> rv foo.1-50#.exr
shell> rv foo.%04d.exr 1-50
shell> rv foo.1-50%04d.exr
shell> rv foo.#.exr 1-50 

Its also possible to use multiple ranges, but only the shake-like method will work for that currently:

shell> rv foo.1-10,20-50,60-100#.exr

Any of these should also work inside brackets [ ].



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    Frank Rueter


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