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.