How can you update the paths used to load textures, standins, or volumes? Use dirmap.
You can use dirmap to update the paths for the following nodes:
- aiImage (Image Name)
- aiStandin (Path)
- aiVolume (Filename)
- MayaFile (Image Name)
For example, if I have a scene file that uses Linux paths like /server/assets/textures/noicon.tx, I can do this:
dirmap -en true; dirmap -m "/server/assets" "D:/Assets/";
After I run that, when I load a scene Maya will replace “/server/assets” with “D:/Assets” in all file paths.
You can test your directory mapping (dirmap) like this:
dirmap -cd "/server/assets/textures/noicon.tx"; // Result: D:/Assets/textures/noicon.tx //
- Enable dirmap with dirmap -en, and then create a directory mapping with dirmap -m
- Load a scene and the dirmap is applied.
TIP For batch rendering, you can use a pre-render script to apply dirmap.
BONUS TIP: dirmap does not update a path if the path is valid. dirmap replaces paths that cannot be resolved.