Open the scene for the lesson

In this lesson, you render a scene we’ve created for your use.

  1. Make sure you’ve done the steps in Preparing for the lessons.
  2. Open the scene file named apple.mb.

    This file can be found in the GettingStarted directory that you set as your Maya project:


    The scene contains an apple sitting on a plane, with another plane as the background. A camera in the scene is animated to revolve around the apple at varying distances. (As an alternative to using the scene, you can create a similar scene with your own objects.)

  3. Select Window > Settings/Preferences > Preferences.
  4. Click the Time Slider category and make sure the Playback Speed option is set to Real-time (24 fps) so your animation will playback at the default rate of 24 frames per second.
  5. Close the Preferences window.

    You won’t use the animated camera until later in the lesson. In the next steps, you color the apple and the planes by creating shading materials.