Make it a habit to save
your work often when working on your Maya projects. In that way,
you can always open an earlier version of your work should you make
Maya refers to everything
you’ve created in your workspace as the scene. This includes
any objects, lights, cameras and materials associated with your working
save your Maya scene
File > Save Scene.
A file browser appears,
listing the GettingStarted project
directory where you can save your scene.
If the GettingStarted directory does not appear,
you need to copy the GettingStarted folder
and set it as your Maya project. See
Copying and setting the Maya project.
- Within the GettingStarted directory,
double-click the scenes folder to open
- Type: Lesson1 in
the file name text box.
- Click Save.
Maya saves your file
to the scenes directory
within your GettingStarted project
directory. Maya automatically saves the file with a .mb file extension. The .mb file extension indicates that the
scene was saved as a Maya binary file: the default file type for
a Maya scene.