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How to use Maya Asset Importer Plugin

A23D Maya Asset Importer plugin provides a one-click import functionality for 3D models and PBR Textures into Maya while preserving all the data.

If you find any difficulty in using the plugins or figure out any bugs, please get in touch with us at support@a23d.co.

This guide shows how to download, install and use this plugin. Follow these steps to download the plugin, properly install it in the Maya application and use it to import assets.

Downloading the plugin

Visit our Plugins page using this link and download the latest version of the plugin compatible with your installed Maya version.

Unzip the downloaded file after the download is completed. You will see a (.py) file in the extracted folder.

Installing the plugin

Copy and paste the .py file in the plugin install directory for Maya:

  • (Linux) $HOME/maya/<_version_>/plugins
  • (Mac OS) $HOME/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<_version_>/plugins
  • (Windows) \Users\<username>\Documents\maya\<_version_>\plugins

Launch Maya and go to Windows > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager. image

Click on Browse to locate the folder where you pasted the .py file. image

Locate the file on your computer and click Open. image

Tick the Loaded and Auto load checkbox to automatically load the plugin when Maya is launched. image

Using the plugin

You can access the plugin from the top menu bar under the A23D menu. image

Click on Import A23D Asset and locate the asset which you want to import. And the asset will be imported into your Maya scene.

Note: The import process will vary depending on the currently active render engine in your Maya scene.