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Old 08-05-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Unknown Nodes Preventing ascii save

Hi, I've done a search but not turned anything up that's pertinent...

Does anyone know of a workaround for the following:

I've worked on files at home in Maya 6 and need to save them into ascii form so I can change the headers and re-open them in Maya 5.1 at work. However, because the files have an export plugin that I don't have on my machine at home I'm unable to change the file format from .mb to .ma . All I get is 'This file contains unkown nodes or data, the file format cannot be changed.

I actually thought I was going to be ok, as normally when that happens I have trouble even opening the file and that didn't happen.

So other than opening the file in a text editor and wiping all the plugin info out (laborious) is there anything I can do?

Any info greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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can't you just unload the plugin before you save it? then save it as an ascii and edit as normal?
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