View Full Version : Importing Maya 2008 into Lightwave 7

01-10-2009, 10:24 PM
is it possible to import in Lightwave 7 a Maya 2008 file?
I can't find any real exporting options in Maya, the only 2 filetypes I can save into are ascii y binary.

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance

01-10-2009, 10:55 PM
For objects you can export as .obj..you may have enable the object plugin in maya

01-10-2009, 11:27 PM
I'm sorry but how do I do that? I do not know if I already have that plug in or not, and if so, how can I enable it.

Thanks again, and sorry but I'm new with MAYA

01-10-2009, 11:37 PM
windows->Plugin manager (or something like that)..maya defaults with the obj export not loaded..just select auto-load and it will load whenever you start maya...then you'll have obj export available in the save requestor

01-10-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks a lot, it worked!.

01-10-2009, 11:45 PM
enjoy :)

01-13-2009, 04:30 PM
And you have the free FBX converter from Autodesk, that lets you convert your Maya files to a decent format for LW.

01-13-2009, 04:32 PM
He's using LW7, and would need the right FBX importer to import those.

01-13-2009, 06:15 PM
Thanks for your help, I actually was able to export from MAYA in OBJ and then I had no problem importing that into LW.