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Old 01 January 2013   #1
"File contains unknown nodes or data"

Came across a problem... not serious.... but I'm fearful.

I was forced to save in .mb format.... which I'm not a fan of. I like knowing I can edit a broken ascii in a note editor.

Now when I attempt to resave back into .ma I get this error message:

File contains unknown nodes or data. To preserve this information, the current file type cannot be changed.

Using the File > Optimize Scene Size ... "Remove: Unknown nodes" doesn't work.

Any other ideas what could keep this error being so persistant? It started appearing when I changed from 2012 to 2013.

Cheers.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #2
This is usually from nodes that were created by a plugin in that is not loaded.. Until you delete them you won't beable to change your may aformat.

you can get rid of them with this command:

delete `ls -type unknown`
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Old 01 January 2013   #3
Cool. Thanks for the tip. The command didn't delete the errors but it did give me the answer in the script editor!

Thanks, gmask!
 
Old 01 January 2013   #4
Thanks gmask,.. I have encountered the same error and needed that.
Much appreciated.
 
Old 01 January 2013   #5
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