Maya scene

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File Format
Name Maya scene
Ontology
Extension(s) .ma, .mb
PRONOM fmt/861, fmt/862, fmt/863

Maya scene format is a scene description format used by the Maya 3D modeling and animation software. There are two variants: Maya ASCII (.ma), and Maya Binary (.mb). Maya Binary is apparently based on the same variant of IFF used by Maya IFF.

Maya was originally developed by Alias, and is now owned by Autodesk.

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Identification

ASCII files begin with "//Maya".

Binary files begin with "FOR4", and have "Maya" or "MAYA" at offset 8.

There is also a 64-bit binary format, which begins with "FOR8", and has "Maya" or "MAYA" at offset 16.

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Sample files

  • A web search for "maya models" will turn up a number of slightly-shady websites offering files for download.

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