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Old 01-05-2003, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question Opening Maya ASCII files

Hi all

I downloaded some Maya model files to complete a tutorial that were in ASCII format, but Maya gives the message: there is an error in opening this file... It obviously doesn't like that format.

Does anyone have an idea in how to open this type of file format or do something to it? I haven't encountered this before.

Any help will be much appreciated.

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The .mb and .ma file are both maya, but you can open ASCII [.ma] files in a text editor such as notepad and edit/render the work without opening Maya itself.

In your case, the file was created in a newer version of Maya. You might have 4.0 and the file might be 4.5 for example.

You can edit some of the text in notepad [i use ConTEXT] and import it into Maya and it should run. Izzy and/or Kevin should know exacly what to edit.

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Also, when working with .MA files, you have to choose FILE > IMPORT, and you have to specify .MA as the file type

.MB files can be OPENED, but .MA files have to be IMPORTED
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Well holy Crap batman, thanks for the info ragecgi. That was the info I need to get My download into Maya, I had been busting my head for weeks trying to Figure that out
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Massive thanks for the advice everyone

I took Izzy's advice and installed 4.5, everything works great now.

I'm now a happy banana. :banana:

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Gotta LOVE that darn banana hehe...
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Originally posted by ragecgi
Gotta LOVE that darn banana hehe...
LOL Izzy, throwing some flamebait around huh?
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um, where is the bananna been anyhow?
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ok, lets start a petition...
BRING BACK THE BANANA !!!! :p
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Originally posted by ragecgi
Gotta LOVE that darn banana hehe...
That's funny. Any SM newcomers reading refrances to the Banana may be confused :p
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