Managing your files

Maya has many features for managing your files. You can create, open, save, import, export, and organize files.

Maya can export objects from a scene to either a new scene file, or to a referenced file.

Arranging your scene files into projects keeps the elements of a scene organized.

In the event of a crash, Maya attempts to save your data by saving your scene in a temporary directory.

Maya can import and export a variety of file formats for 3D objects and 2D image bitmaps.

In addition, you can view still images and animations from within Maya.

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