Root Directory and Content Building Scenes

A production is not only composed of the series or movie’s scenes, there are also animatics, backgrounds, character builds, colour models, references, storyboards, and so on. These elements must be stored somewhere.

Even if you have a structure integrated in Harmony, it is recommended that a root directory be created for your external elements such as audio clips, bitmap backgrounds, references, and so on. This directory should be stored on the server or be regularily backed up if you are a single user working on a standalone machine.

The Root directory contains subdirectories which hold such elements as animatics, backgrounds and audio files. You must create these subdirectories and name them accordingly. For example, store the backgrounds used in your production in a subdirectory called backgrounds or adventure_backgrounds.

Keeping an organized work structure will give you greater control and ease. You can further improve the organization by grouping similar elements into categories.

Animation Project Folder Structure for Building Content

Here is a list of typical subdirectories: