How to Set Local File Paths to Relative in 3ds Max 2011


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Setting local file paths to relative

There is another preference that I would like you to set so that when we start working with materials and maps, the material paths or map paths will be relative. In other words, I have got a Project folder and my files need to live within the current project folder, in a special place called Scene Assets Images. So what I want to do to make sure that 3ds Max is going to correctly store the path as a relative path and not an absolute path, which includes a drive letter, in order to make sure that this works correctly, I need to go into the Customize menu and go to Preferences.

In the Files tab, I want to flip this switch that says Convert local file paths to Relative. I want to have that turned on. We will be talking about this in more detail when we get to materials and maps. I want to make sure that you have this on, so that when you start building materials you don't have an unpleasant surprise later, when you try to open up a scene and then you get broken file paths or missing tex...

Setting local file paths to relative
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Setting local file paths to relative provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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