### Author Topic: External Files | Relative Path & Find Missing Files  (Read 657 times)

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#### Eugen Fetsch

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##### External Files | Relative Path & Find Missing Files
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:51:42 am »
1. It would be really useful to have a relative path option in KS for external data.

like
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`"..\textures\texture.png"`or
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`"scene:\textures\texture.png"`
A "File -> External Data -> Make All Paths Relative" or "... -> Make All Paths Absolute" could handle the linking behavior.

Now moving or renaming a project folder brakes all links, if the external files move with the same folder.

2. Same menu could have a "Find Missing Files" option, where a search path can be chosen to make an algorithm search for missing files.

#### mattjgerard

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##### Re: External Files | Relative Path & Find Missing Files
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:06:11 pm »
Yes! Like this-

https://www.keyshot.com/forum/index.php?topic=22559.msg96184#msg96184

So apparently something like that is in the works.

#### bharris

• Newbie
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##### Re: External Files | Relative Path & Find Missing Files
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 12:45:19 pm »
This would be very useful. Then we would be able to manage whole groups of projects with whatever file structure makes sense nternally by having relative paths.