View Full Version : Saving as a copy???????

03 March 2006, 11:06 AM
Hi all,

Does anybody know of a way to do a "save as copy" much like photoshop does, I want to be able to save my current scene out as a differnt name (like a temp scene name) but remain in the scene i'm actually working in, then when i'm happy with everything I can commit to saving with the final scene name.

Any help would be great, cheers

03 March 2006, 11:27 AM
Basically you have to:

1. rename your current open scene
2. Save it to your desired location
3. Rename the open scene to its original name

file -rename $newName;
file -save -type mayaBinary -defaultExtensions true;
file -rename $originalName;

I hope this helps

03 March 2006, 02:14 PM
I wrote a script called SaveScenePlus, this is not exactly what you want, but I find it very fast and usefull to save stages of the work. It's in highend3d so you can check it out:

Let me know what you think.


03 March 2006, 04:24 PM
Excellent, thanks guys.

With the rename option do you know if it would be possible to send the newly renamed scene to a different directory then when you rename the scene back to the original maya also resets the dirctory back to it's original aslwell (if that makes any sense???) When you save a new scene name maya changes the scene directory, it would be cool to rename the scene to its original but also revert to the original directory too???

Thanks again.

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