To start a new, blank scene file
File > New Scene.
You can select to always
create new scenes with default content by choosing
File > New Scene > and
turning on Enable Default Scene.
To open an existing scene file
File > Open Scene.
The Open dialog
box appears, open in the scene folder of the current project.
- You can open a file that is created in
a later version, provided the Ignore version setting is turned on.
files of later version types that are opened in an earlier version of
Maya are not supported as feature compatibility to earlier software
versions cannot be ensured. The Ignore version feature is primarily
provided for users in production environments where multiple versions
of Maya are in use simultaneously.
To save the current scene file
- Do one of the following:
When you use Save
Scene As you can select whether to save the file as Maya Binary
(smaller) or Maya ASCII (human readable). To save in a different
You can optionally lock
a file to prevent the file from being edited whenever it is referenced
from other scene files using the Lock file option.