Export objects directly to Mudbox

Although you can export Maya files to FBX which can then be imported into Mudbox, you can also export files directly from Maya into Mudbox with a single click.

NoteThis feature is only available for Windows and Mac OS X.

In order to do this, you must first ensure Maya knows where to find your copy of Mudbox as well as where to export the file to.

To enter the location of Mudbox in Maya

  1. Select Window > Settings/Preferences > Preferences.
  2. In the Applications section, click the file icon next to Application Path in the Export to Mudbox section.

    The file browser appears.

  3. Navigate to your Mudbox executable file and click Open.

    The path appears in the Application Path field.

  4. Click the file icon next to Export Folder.

    The file browser appears.

  5. Navigate to the folder where you want to store the exported FBX file and click Open.
NoteIf you do not perform the above steps, the File > Export Select to Mudbox option will be disabled.

To export Maya objects directly into Mudbox

  1. Select the objects you want to export.
  2. Select File > Export Selected to Mudbox.

    Maya exports the selected objects to an FBX file and stores them in the folder you defined in your preferences. Mudbox is then opened automatically with your scene pre-loaded.