oooh, Sh**. I was just playying around with the extensions on one of the projects I created, and I got this message:
"Maya Personal Learning Edition is unable to save Maya Ascii and Maya Binary files. However, Maya Personal Learning Edition may save [project].mp as an .mb or .ma file instead."
If Maya PLE can't SAVE as ascii then maybe it cannot read thm either. PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE!