What export type to use in Maya 2013?

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by jrb1, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. jrb1
    jrb1 New Member
    So I have my model in Maya 2013 which has an export file type option called STL_DCE which says it's a STL exporter. Is this the right thing to use from Maya 2013?

    Another possibility seems to be .obj which has the following export check boxes;
    Groups
    Point Groups
    Materials
    Smoothing
    Normals

    If .obj is the way to go should those be checked/unchecked?

    Cheers,
    - James
     
  2. Miracular
    Miracular New Member
    I had the same question and found this link for how to export .obj files (which are more universally recognized by the various programs) from Maya 2013:

    http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-maya/plugins---exten sions/obj-export/

    (1) Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-In Manager > check the objExport.bundle checkboxes

    (2) select object you want to export > File > Export Selection |_| (options box) > File Type (dropdown menu) > scroll down to OBJexport > Export Selection

    Hope this is useful.