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07-06-2010, 07:57 AM
How do I export a scene created in Lightwave 9.6 to Maya? Is it possible to export cameras in this same scene? Thanks for your help!

07-06-2010, 12:33 PM
You can use Messiah.

07-06-2010, 06:08 PM
FBX exporter.

07-07-2010, 05:20 AM
You can use Messiah.

The problem is that I donīt have Messiah! :( I am looking for some native LW solution. Thanks for your repply anyway!

07-07-2010, 05:22 AM
FBX exporter.

Ok, that looks perfect!
One question... How do I know the right FBX version to export?

07-07-2010, 09:25 AM
I also used the fbx to go from maya to lw, max to maya, xsi to maya or vice versa.

I always use the 2009 version. Although fbx always puts the camera in the right place and rotation I can't remember if it ever loaded the correct FOV. I always check horizontal FOV in the source app and make sure its the same in the destination app. This number should be consistent if you use the same resolution/ratio 16:9 4:3 etc.