Preparing for the lessons

To ensure the lesson works as described, do these steps before beginning:

  1. Select File > New Scene.
  2. If you have not already done so, copy the Getting Started folder from its installation location to your projects directory. Then, set the Getting Started directory as your Maya project. For more information, see Copying and setting the Maya project.
  3. As you work through these lessons, remember to save your work frequently and increment the name of the file every so often (filename1, filename2, and so on).

    In this way you’ll have earlier versions of your work to return to should the need arise.

  4. Set the current project folder to the File Referencing tutorial folder by selecting File > Project > Set. Then navigate to the Getting Started folder, select the File Referencing folder and click OK.