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Old 28-03-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default saving as COPY????

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

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Old 29-03-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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I just knocked this up for you. You could always look into maya's own incremental save options aswell.


global proc string saveTmpFile()
string $currentname = `file -q -exn`;
//have some way of creating a temp name here incremental would be better
int $rnd = rand(1000, 9999);
string $tempName = `substitute "\.ma" $currentname ("_" + $rnd + "")`;

//save as the neew temp name
file -rename $tempName;
file -f -save -options "v=0" -type "mayaAscii";

//rename back to our initial name
file -rename $currentname;

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