Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing foreign file formats, part of Maya: Workflow Tips.
…Maya provides the ability for us to import foreign file formats.…So if you've got a file that was created in some other application even if…it's not a standard application maybe its…some strange program that doesn't even exist anymore.…Then, it's likely that you will be able to get that data out of that program and into…Maya using some intermediate file format, especially an old or simple format such…as the wav front OBJ file, which is very, very old, dates back to the early 80s.…
So in order to do that, you want to make sure of course that that plugin is loaded.…So you want to go into the window menu and choose…settings preferences plugin manager and we're going to use an OBJ import.…So you just want to make sure that OBJ is active here.…So we scroll down and OBJ export.mll loaded in auto-load.…We want to make sure that both of…those switches are flipped on if they're not already.…Alright, good.…Then we'll just go up to file import.…And I've got 04_07_Import picture.obj.…
And I'm not going to change any of the options here.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Managing projects assets
- Versioning scenes
- Importing, exporting, and sending scenes to other applications
- Referencing files
- Populating a master scene with assembly references
- Loading and unloading modules
- Setting options for new scenes
- Customizing Maya's interface
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Asset Management
2. Customizing the Interface
3. User Preferences
4. Working with Scenes
5. Referencing and Scene Assembly
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