Nuke style file syntax in RV 3.10

Executive Summary: you can use nuke's printf-esque %d syntax in RV 3.10 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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