Organize files into projects

Maya organizes the various files associated with scene files into projects. A project is a collection of folders for different types of files.

To start a new project

  1. Select File > Project > New.
  2. Type the name of the project in the Name text box.
  3. Click Browse to select where to save the Project folder.
  4. The Locations text boxes control where Maya looks for files of different types. Click Use Defaults at the bottom of the window to fill in the usual project sub-folder names.

To switch to a different project

  1. Select File > Project > Set.
  2. Select the top level folder of the project.

To change where the project stores different types of files

  1. Select File > Project > Edit Current.
  2. Edit the paths.
    TipRelative paths start from the project folder.

    You can enter multiple paths in a text box by separating them with semicolons (;) on Windows and colons (:) on Mac OS X and Linux.