View Full Version : .mb to Lightwave?

03-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Does anyone know how to convert a .mb file (I believe from maya) to lightwave?


03-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Export from maya as FBX format, then open in modeler or layout.

it's an easy and straightforward process :)

you'll find some different things between both apps, but most things will export correctly including geometry and joint bones (rigs)

03-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the reply. My problem is that I don't have maya. I just have two .md files and Lightwave.

Do you know of another way? A specific file converter perhaps? I don't know Maya but the files are supposed to be objects....I'm not sure why they aren't in .obj format.....

03-01-2009, 04:29 PM
Its a motionbuilder file it sounds like. FBX will export the object and other data. IF you need just the objects you might have them rexported from Maya in obj format.

03-02-2009, 06:28 PM
I was afraid of that. Yes all I need are the objects. Unfortunately I have lost touch with the original artists. I was wondering why these files were not .obj files to begin with....

Thanks for your help.

03-02-2009, 10:27 PM
you can post the files, and i will happily convert them for u from maya :)

03-03-2009, 06:26 PM
Wow thanks for the offer. I really appreciate it.

03-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Sorry for being late, here u go: :)

03-06-2009, 04:08 PM
Please don't apologize. THANKS for doing this! :)