Why am I unable to open .fbx files in Maya?

If you are running into an error when trying to open .fbx files that reads “Unrecognized file type,” this is due to a disabled option in Maya.


To enable fbx in Maya, do the following:

  • In Maya, navigate in the menus for Window>Settings/Preferences>Plug-in Manager
  • Then select FBXMAYA.MLL for both Loaded  and Auto Load.
  • Try importing your fbx scene.