Hey, if you create a project, then you can set some of the attributes there... click (default) and then OK (something like that).. and then you can model and stuff, put files into that project folder (it will be in mydocuments>Maya>projects>projectname>) and then you can put all the images in the sourceimages file directory. To link the files up through maya, you can take a lambert, and then double click it through the hypershade, beside where it says color in the attribute editor click that, then click on file and then browse for your image. It will automatically put you to the sourceimages folder. When you make your project, you can specify if you want it to look into a different location other than that. Hope that helps!
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