A downloadable tool for Windows
Directory is a small utility to template project structures and simplify the process of starting new projects, as well as help you stay organised.
Have you ever started a new project and realised that you'll need to use the exact same project structure as something you've done before? I usually end up having to backtrack to the project and start copying over folders, or worse yet, manually creating all of the folders again and again. Whether this is for the source files of a project or your multi-level asset folders, it can be a real pain.
Directory is a lightweight solution that allows you to create templates of your folder hierarchies, which can then be saved, loaded or deployed to a path of your choosing at any time.
A recent project of mine had a file structure of something like this:
-Root Directory ("Solys") -_AssetCheckIn -Art -Build -Discipline -X Pass -Images -Working Files -Concepts -Discipline -X Pass -Images -Working Files -Promotional -X Pass -Images -Working Files -Design -Documents -v x.x -Diagrams (0) -PDF -Word -Presentations -Week X -Misc -Marketing -Promotional Material -Documents -Gifs -Images -Videos -Source -----VISUAL STUDIO / BITBUCKET SPECIFIC HIERARCHY -Assets -Animations -Entity -Animation Type -Audio -Music -SFX -Spritesheets -Tilesets -UI -Screen Name -Generic -VFX
That's certainly not something I'd want to create from scratch again, especially not if I need to edit small parts nested deep inside the folders.
That's the thought process that drove me to creating this!
Planned Feature Roadmap
Here is a list of the features I'm currently planning to add to the tool:
- Add files to your hierarchy (example, index.html in your root folder).
- Create/load file templates to add to the hierarchy.
- Folded nesting to make for easier hierarchy navigation.
- Spruce it up a bit! Maybe some sound effects, or nicer art.
As a fresh release, despite trying my best to test for problems, there are bound to be some bugs or issues that you may encounter, so please don't hesitate to let me know so I can fix them as soon as possible!
If you have any features you'd like to see added to this tool, please get in contact and I'll see about adding them to the planned features.
Also, I am by no means an artist, so if you would like to give some feedback on where it could be improved, or if you'd like to contribute, that would really be appreciated.
P.S - Unfortunately, it is Windows only for now, as it's built through WPF and uses Windows system functions to create directories. If there's enough demand for it, I'll consider porting.
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