Maya How To Datasmith

Why doesn’t Maya have a datasmith export plug-in?
Can UE4 create a datasmith export plug-in for Maya?

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Not aware of the full history.
We have limited resources to work on exporters and datasmith in general. So we had to make choices over time on which software to prioritize based on community usage and needs as well as existing alternatives between the software and UE.

We are reviewing existing pipeline between Maya and UE. USD is a reliable route at the moment.
Evaluation is still ongoing but the added value for a dedicated udatasmith exporter does not look that important.

It would be super useful for me. I UE5 is amazing and works on OS. Unfortunately, 3D Studio Max does not and Maya feels more intuitive for modeling. I think it would be very useful until UE has more modeling ability, especially for Mac-based people :slight_smile:

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I second this comment. In the archviz adjacent industry I work in, using a Maya enabled datasmith plugin would be incredibly helpful.

Please, we do need a Maya enabled datasmith plugin. My architecutral firm’s workflow would be greatly enhanced by it.

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