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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Creating a Project

Projects are Maya’s way of managing a scene’s assets. A file and folder structure keeps your files organized according to projects. You’ll have a project for the Solar System exercise.

Figure 2-4: The New Project window

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Start by creating a new project for this assignment. Choose File ⇒ Project ⇒ New to open the New Project window. (Figure 2-4 shows the Windows version; the Mac OS X version has the same fields.) Files are organized in a particular way in Maya. The top level of this organization is the Project folder. Within the Project folder are numerous file folders that hold your files. The two most important types are the ...

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