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Opening a Maya 8.5 file with Maya 8.0
Opening a Maya 8.5 file with Maya 8.0
andrewkerr, updated 2009-05-23 03:59:01 UTC 27,552 views  Rating:
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Backwards compatibility for Maya

Long a bug bear for many Autodesk products, fortunatley there is a solution for Maya;

If you are using 8.5 and want to import later versions such as 2008; open>options box there's a "ignore version" setting that opens pretty much anything.
XminusOne for pointing it out>

If you dont have that option, save your file out of 8.5 as an .MA rather than the more common .MB format ( .MA maya ASCII is a more stable format even if the files are larger )

In windows, right-click the file and select "open with notepad"



Along the top line Maya 8.5 appears four times



change these all to Maya 8.0 ( or whatever version you want- I am not sure how far back you can go )



Close the text box and save changes.

Open file in Maya 8.0..as long as you are not requiring anything specific to 8.5 expect no problems.

-the obvious catch right now is you need your file saved as .MA or know someone with 8.5 that can save it out for you. If anyone knows of a solution for Max and/or AutoCad please post it.

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Comments

  • XminusOne

    XminusOne said over 10 years ago:

    I\'m not sure if it\'s in 8.0 or not, but in the open>options box there\'s a \"ignore version\" setting that opens pretty much anything.
  • andrewkerr

    andrewkerr said over 10 years ago:

    Nice one- I can\'t remember seeing it, and I have migrated to 8.5 SP1 so I can\'t check. Can anyone confirm if this holds true for other versions ? This should probebly be a forum to be honest as import/export is often major headache in 3d and there is much to say.
  • akadark

    akadark said over 10 years ago:

    Yes, that is the method.It\'s working with Maya 2008 to Maya 7 and below.We use this method on our pipeline for some time.You might use an advance text editor, like Notepad++ who have a nice find and replace option.
  • XminusOne

    XminusOne said over 10 years ago:

    Careful with find and replace functions. It might replace an 8.0 you need.
  • Joojaa

    Joojaa said over 10 years ago:

    Also would be better to open the document in word pad the file is a bit more readable that way, because the boxes are line changes. If you don\'t have a decent editor. >Careful with find and replace functions. It might replace an 8.0 you need. Well that is why he said advanced text editor as they have regular expressions that can solve this in one go. Pesonally i use a sed batch form command line.
  • katakatakito2

    katakatakito2 said over 10 years ago:

    hi all i have a small problem in the Open menu option i can\'t find the ignore version option so what i can do plzzzzzzzzzzz thanks alot
  • Forester

    Forester said over 9 years ago:

    In the Open Scene, click on the options box. You\'ll find it there.

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