Week 00, Day 3

Getting to know the software

The help file for Maya

The help file for Max

How to make a simple object 
How to render an image 
How to save your scene 

Sin título.png

Using the help file

How to adapt the GUI (graphical user interface)

Sin título.png

How to set up the system units to metric / centimeter
You can specify default working units for new scenes in the New Scene Options (File > New Scene > ). You can specify linear units, angular units, and time settings.

What you can find in the general preferences

Sin título.png

What are your automatic backup features?
Maya 2011 finally offers autoback but it is not active by default. You need to go to window>settings and preferences > preferences > Files/Projects and check the Enable in the AutoSave section. You can limit the number of files to save, the interval in minutes, and assign a folder if not the currently set project.

Setting up external backup

Make it a habit of backing up the files you work with, at least on a daily basis. Always backup to an external device, preferably to a cloud service like Google Drive, Onedrive or Dropbox.

Always backing up my work on Dropbox, so check!