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Hello everyone,

Anyone of you guys know an effective way to exchange files between Vectorworks and Maya? I like to export my building out of Vectorworks and import it into Maya for a more sophisticated lighting and materials options, and also have it animated. Anyone knows how? Greatly appreciated if you know how and can show me. Sonny

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You can export your Files as 3ds and/or dwg.

Maya can open these Formats.

I know people who do their Construction Work (mostley 2d) for Events in Autocad, and then model and animate (most of the 3D work) in Maya.

Websearch with interesting result:


But as you have your Model all-ready, check out which Format works best for the work that has to be done in Maya

Horst M.

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Have you ever done this before? I've tried to export my model as dwg format to 3ds Max. It works great, however, I can't run Max on my Mac platform! I then tried to import the very same file into Maya, but the darn thing kept giving me an "error reading" message!!! What the heck is the problem? Do you know?

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