If you launch a Maya render and have missing reference objects / scenes in your completed render, be sure to check the pathing in your scene file.
- Open your Scene file locally and open up the "Reference Editor"
- First check the references are enabled. (They most likely are, but it's good to double check)
- If your references have absolute paths, such as; "C:\users\mike\documents\maya\projects\etc...\RefScn02.ma"
- You will need to wipe out the paths, making them relative. The final path should be JUST the file name; "RefScn02.ma"
This will resolve 99% of missing references. There may be times, where scene file is SO complex, that removing this paths will make the scene unusable.
Managing files for file referencing - Autodesk Knowledge Network
If you use an absolute path, then our network will not be able to find it. ALWAYS use relative paths when possible
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