When you enable file logging, it can seem a bit of a mystery where the .log files end up. You may find log files in different folders of your project, like the scenes folder, or the sourceimages folder.
Here’s how it works.
- If the MTOA_LOG_PATH environment variable is set, the log files are saved to the folder specified by MTOA_LOG_PATH.
- If MTOA_LOG_PATH is not set, the log files are saved in the current workspace directory (in MEL, that’s workspace -q -directory). In other words, the log files are saved to last place you went with the Maya file browser. If you haven’t used the file browser yet, the log file is saved in the root folder of the project.
- If you click the folder icon beside the Filename text box, you can choose where the log files are saved.
Note that the log files will always include the frame number, so you’ll get arnold.1.log, arnold.2.log, and so on.