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  03 March 2013
Maya File somehow losing it's Name

I have a Maya file, that when I open it, loses it's Name.

in other words, I can't Save the File - Maya can't find the name, so it opens the Save As Dialog.

After opening the file:

cmds.file(save=True, type='mayaAscii')
// Error: A file must be given a name before saving. Use file -rename first, then try saving 

Querying the name returns nothing:
cmds.file(q=True, sn=True)

Querying the full path and filename works, so i can manually rename the file back to its name, but this seems like a bug...

filename = cmds.file(q=True, exn=True)
// Result: C:/Temp/ //

Anyone else encourtered this problem?
  03 March 2013
are you saving binary to ascii or ascii to binary file?
  03 March 2013
it's ascii, and as far as i can tell, the file information is intact.
seems like maya has trouble parsing the file when it is opened, preventing the file name from getting registered with maya. the file also fails to appear on the "recently opened" list.
  03 March 2013
Are there any tracebacks in the script editor after opening the file?

You can try renaming the file in a python script editor:

from maya import cmds
cmds.file( rename='' )

After doing that, try saving it again, and reopen it.
...everything will be fine, as long as nothing goes wrong...
  03 March 2013
yea the problem with that is that renaming the file loses the original path to the file.
A new path is constructed under the current project with the new name.

so, if the file isn't opened under a project that reconstructs the exact same full path, the file ends up getting saved in a new location.
  03 March 2013
I remembered this problem now, once I have this kind of problem from the galaxy far far away.

You are using the save option without inputting a file name, the command should be:

cmds.file( f = true, type='mayaAscii', save=True)

Forcing maya to save the file with the current file name.

cmds.file( '', f = true, type='mayaAscii', save=True)

Either of the 2 commands should work.
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  03 March 2013
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