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Old 07-01-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have an idea to put some ropes in the scene I am working on, and I remember that I created a nice rope shader with displacement in an old scene of mine. How do you go about exporting shaders from one scene to another? I had a go at selecting the shader in question and hitting 'export with network', or 'export network'. I saved it in to the shaders folder of the renderData folder of the scene I want to use it in, and Maya put an obj and an mtl file there. In the hypershade in the current scene I went to import, but importing the obj file brought in a whole load of geometry from the original scene (the one i want to take the shader from), and trying the mtl file, maya tells me it is an unrecognized file type. (which is a lie? surely maya knows what an mtl file is, even if it just doesnt want to open one.)

anybody done this or know how its done?
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Try doing the export again but save it out as a .ma (maya ascii) file.

I've found it to be more reliable for such tasks in the past.

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Thanks Chris. Ok. Will give that a go..

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