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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.

UnregonizedFileType

To enable fbx in Maya, do the following:

  • In Maya, navigate in the menus for Window>Settings/Preferences>Plug-in Manager
    EnableFBX
  • Then select FBXMAYA.MLL for both Loaded  and Auto Load.
    EnableFBX2
  • Try importing your fbx scene.

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