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You may want to avoid using destructive file operations such as move/rename and remove. They can make files appear to be missing, triggering the dependency system to do extra work. They can also make it harder to debug the network after it runs if intermediate files are not where they were.
This node can work in two different ways:
Do the rename(s) whenever the node generates work items (Async rename off)
The node tries to rename the files synchronously when it generates work items (including when you choose TOPs ▸ Generate Static Work Items), blocking until the renaming is done. This can lead to the node working once and then erroring because the “source” file has been moved/renamed.
Do the rename(s) inside work items (Async rename on)
The node performs the renames asynchronously at runtime.
The directory where the source file will be moved
The extension of the destination file
The filename of the destination file
Original File Path
The path to the file to move/rename.
New File Path
The new path of the file. This is used as the
output of the work item(s).
The file tag to assign to the
When this is off, the node tries to rename the files synchronously when it generates work items (including when you choose TOPs ▸ Generate Static Work Items), blocking until the renaming is done. This can lead to the node working once and then erroring because the “source” file has been moved/renamed. When this is on, the renames are performed asynchronously at runtime (potentially on a render farm).
TOP Scheduler Override
This parameter overrides the TOP scheduler for this node.
Work Item Label
Determines how the node should label its work items. This parameter allows you to assign non-unique label strings to your work items which are then used to identify the work items in the attribute panel, task bar, and scheduler job names.
The work items on this node do not have a label.
Inherit From Upstream Item
The work items inherit their labels from their parent work items.
The work item label is set to the Label Expression custom expression which is evaluated for each item.
Node Defines Label
The work item label is defined in the node’s internal logic.
When on, this parameter specifies a custom label for work items created by this node. The parameter can be an expression that includes references to work item attributes or built-in properties. For example,
$OS: @pdg_frame will set the label of each work item based on its frame value.
Work Item Priority
This parameter determines how the current scheduler prioritizes the work items in this node.
Inherit From Upstream Item
The work items inherit their priority from their parent items. If a work item has no parent, its priority is set to 0.
The work item priority is set to the value of Priority Expression.
Node Defines Priority
This parameter specifies an expression for work item priority. The expression is evaluated for each work item in the node.
This parameter is only available when Work Item Priority is set to Custom Expression.