View Full Version : Maya export to Motionbuilder?

05 May 2003, 12:11 AM
i just bought motionbuilder, downloaded the fbx plugin, but now i cant understand how to tell maya to use the fbx plugin? so now i cant export nething into motionbuilder, antbody have the same problems?

05 May 2003, 01:15 AM
did you load the plugin under plugin manager?

And how is this related to rendering?

05 May 2003, 03:49 AM
well, i guess its not at all related to rendering, but i posted a thread under motionbuilder, and that didn's help, so, i thought the problem might be related to the way i'm plugging it into Maya, and, well.... i dunno, i'm damn frustrated though!

05 May 2003, 08:35 AM
When installing the FBX plug you are asked which applications you use. Obviously you pick Maya 4.5 (or whatever version you have, don't know if it is available for 5 yet). Go to plugin manager in Maya and check loaded and autoload. Then when exporting/importing you'll get to choose the .FBX file format when opening the option box.

05 May 2003, 08:48 AM
I know kaydara's fbx is not supported for Maya 5 (yet), but is it really compatible with maya 4.5 ??
I have noticed many 'faults' and also in the compatibility chart i could only select maya 4 instead of 4.5.

Or is it also for 4.5 ?

05 May 2003, 12:40 PM
There is an update for 4.5 but I just remembered there was some issues with getting it to run...

Oh, here's the thread about that:

Seems you have to manually put it in the right plugin folder.

05 May 2003, 12:33 AM
ok, somebody was nice enough to mention the file path was very important, and that is what it was. I guess sometimes the FBX plugin creates a different path that won't allow activation within the plugin manager inside MAYA

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