Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise Files, part of Entertainment Creation Suite: Getting Started with Backburner.
Now if you're a lynda.com premium subscriber, you'll have the exercise files to do along with this course. Now this particular course has 2 sets of exercise files. One is called exercise files 64-bit, the other is called exercise files 32-bit. And now we did this because of Match Mover. If you're using the 64-bit version of Match Mover, download the 64-bit exercise files. If you're using the 32-bit version, download the 32-bit version of the exercise files.
And regardless of which one you've downloaded, go ahead and place it on the desktop. And then when I tell you to go into the exercise files folder, just go into the one that you've downloaded. Once you're in the exercise files folder, you'll notice we have one folder for each chapter and that contains the assets that you will need for that particular chapter. So if you're using the exercise files, go ahead and download those now and place them on your desktop. If you're using MAYA and you find a situation where you're missing files, typically it will be in the image planes that go along with a file.
For example, if I open the scene such as Building 02, in our chapter 2 project. You'll notice that it comes in, but we get an error here, that we can't load the image file; which is the backing plate for this particular scene. So in order to load that image plane, all you have to do is go to View, Image Plane and Image Plane Attributes. And then in your Attribute Editor, it will show up, and we can just go here to Image Name and find that file.
Now, the folders are basically named the same as the Maya files, so here we have building 02, and we just go to building shot. Select that and open it and now we have our scene all put back together. With that in mind, let's go ahead and get started.