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Import format file




Importing FBX files into Maya


This section describes how to import files using the Maya FBX plug-in:

  1. Launch Maya.
  2. Select File > Import. When File Import dialog box appears you will need to locate the FBX file you want to import.
  3. Select FBX from the File of Typemenu.


You may not see immediately the FBX file extension in the File of Typemenu. In that case activate fbxmaya.mll in Maya's Plug-in Manager.

Maya Import dialog box A. FBX options

  1. The FBX Importoptions appear at the right of the Maya Import dialog box.

Import options

  1. Set the import options you want to use or you can choose an option from the Presetsmenu. The Autodesk Media and Entertainment preset contains the best balance of options needed for a general animation workflow. Use the Autodesk MotionBuilderpreset if you are using a Maya to MotionBuilder back to Maya workflow.

For more information check the Import presents to learn about the Autodesk presets and in order to find out which are appropriate for you, review the Importsection.

  1. Click Importin the Maya Import dialog box.


To cancel the import process, press ESC.

  1. Conversions or errors may occur during the import process. You will see the Warning Manager report them at the end of the process. See the Show/Hide Warning Manager to learn more about the Warning Manager.