Preparing for the lessons

To ensure the lessons work as described, do these steps before beginning:

  1. If you have not already done so, copy the GettingStarted folder from its installation location to your projects directory. Then, set the GettingStarted/Fur directory as your Maya project. For more information, see Copying and setting the Maya project in the Getting Started with Maya guide.
  2. Select the Rendering menu set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter for making menu selections assume you’ve already selected the Rendering menu set
  3. If you don’t see a Fur menu, perform these additional steps:
    • Select Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager.
    • In the Plug-in Manager, locate the Fur plug-in (Fur.mll) and turn on the loaded checkbox. Wait for the check mark to appear in the checkbox, then close the Plug-in Manager. You can set the Fur plug-in to auto load so that it automatically loads each time the Maya application is launched. The Fur menu will appear to the right of the Paint Effects menu.