Exporting from Maya to an FBX file

To export your Maya scene:

  1. Launch Maya.
  2. Select File > Export All, or File > Export Selection. The Export All, or Export Selection dialog box appears.
  3. Select FBX from File of Type menu.

    If you do not see the FBX file extension in the File of Type menu, activate fbxmaya.mll in Maya's Plug-in Manager.

  4. Enter a name for the FBX file you want to export.
  5. The FBX Export options appear at the right of the Maya Export dialog box.
  6. Set the export options you want to use or select a preset from the Presets menu. The Autodesk Media and Entertainment preset contains the best balance of options for a general animation workflow. The Autodesk MotionBuilder preset contains options set for character animation using Maya and MotionBuilder.

    See Selecting a preset for more information about presets.

  7. Click Export in the Maya Export dialog box.
NoteTo cancel the export process, press ESC.
  1. If conversions or errors occur during the export process, the Warning Manager reports them at the end of the export process. See Show/Hide Warning Manager for information about the Warning Manager.

    There is a difference between “Errors” vs. “Warnings”. The plug-in reports an error when something unexpected occurs. When the plug-in reports an error, it indicates that the consequences of that error are unknown. Warnings inform users when the plug-in applies conversions to the source data to convert the data into a format that the destination application can read.