Old 11-16-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
boolin
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Default Rendering - Silently Increment Copy of Project

* Context

Assume the following Render features are both enabled:

--> Silently increment filenames to avoid overwriting
--> Save copy of project to outfile.wav.RPP

Today, Reaper creates the outfile and a copy of the project.

mysong.wav
mysong.wav.RPP

Awesome!


* My use case OR how I tried to use this feature (and failed )

I want to render time selections that I'm messing with. It's quick and dirty.

And I don't want to break my creative flow, I just want to keep throwing things at the wall.

So, after that first render, I don't stop to listen.

I make another change, then rerender. Rinse and repeat.

After a couple of cycles, the output files now look like this:

mysong.wav
mysong.wav.RPP
mysong-001.wav
mysong-002.wav
mysong-003.wav
...
mysong-015.wav

Awesome and ouch!

Unfortunately, what happens is that the output project (mysong.wav.RPP) gets squashed by each subsequent render.

The settings for mysong.wav through mysong-014.wav are now lost (mysong.wav.RPP = mysong-015.wav).

While alternate archiving techniques are available (give each render a new name, undo, snapshots, saving project under new name, etc.), none quite match the flow of a quick render with an automagically incrementing output file.


* Request

Add a new checkbox option to the Render window to enable incrementing of the project name, such that it both matches the outfile name AND no longer squashes the previous project file.

When activated, output would look like this.

mysong.wav
mysong.wav.RPP
mysong-001.wav
mysong-001.wav.RPP
mysong-002.wav
mysong-002.wav.RPP
...
mysong-015.wav
mysong-015.wav.RPP


* Benefits

* Increase control over output from incremented renders
* Enable an additional workflow
* Behaviour is (probably) more intuitive


* Respect

Love this feature, the software, and the community. Thank you all for coming together to make this happen. Peace.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:32 AM   #2
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