I have created a quick addon to add a save incrementally entry in the file menu.
Find it here: save incrementally addon
It works by two ways: - Saving a master version in the folder and save incrementally in a new version folder.
(I used this way working at Aardman and it is my favourite).
Saving incrementally in the same file folder
Install as usual (save within the blender addon folder) and activate in user preferences.
It will appear a new entry. Add the shortcut that you prefer.
If you save for first time, it will work as a the common “save as” and from that moment on,
As I said, it will work in two ways:
- If you file does not have any version identification at the end of the file, a digit (001, 04, 3, 10340…whatever) it will use that file as master and will save the incremental versions in a new folder (which will be created by the script) besides save that master file.
- If the file has any version identification indeed (001, 339, 1, 034348349034… whatever) it will detect that you want to save the new version in the same folder and so it will do.
And that’s it.
Hope it is useful for you.