View Full Version : MatchMover to LW Scene help

01-30-2013, 01:34 PM
I posted a comment over in the Mac section, but wanted as many eyes on this as possible. we just installed Maya Entertainment suite and I tried MatchMover for the first time. Even though it says it can export to .lws, I get a "Can't open file..." message when I try to save a .lws from MatchMover, and an "Unknown scene file format" when I try to open the resulting file in LW.
Has anyone else had these issues? Someone else mentioned exporting to .ma then getting a plugin to go from .ma to .lws, but since .lws is a selection right in MatchMover, I naively sssume that you can, indeed, save directly to a .lws file...

I am only doing the tutorial now, nothing advanced.

thanks for any help!

01-30-2013, 02:01 PM
For some reason it only supports more autodesk formats but its very weird because it makes the same with xsi files.
Thats why i use Syntheyes.....Try to save in Maya and send it to Lightwave via FBX from Maya...
Be carefull to use the 2012 preset in the FBX for being more sure.

02-01-2013, 05:41 AM
Drako thanks for your response. I tried the maya through fbx to LW scenario, no luck.Very frustrating, everything points to an Autodesk issue, and from what I see on the forums there, they aren't very responsive. I've found other posts there with the same issue going back over a year with no assist or resolution offered by Autodesk.
Is there anybody out there that has had success with MatchMover and Lightwave?