Metahuman_rl.dna maya issue

Hi, I’m using metahuman together with maya. I have a problem where the mesh loses connection to the control board- As in I move the controls and see no changes on the mesh.
Here are the steps that result in the issue:

  • download metahuman character
  • export to maya
  • save as new file in another location (everything works fine in maya)
  • close and move the maya file to another folder
  • open again, now the control board no longer influences the mesh?

I think it’s something to do with the _rl.dna file, as the original maya file (which hasn’t moved) also loses the connection between the control board… How can I fix the controls?

  • edit - using maya 2020

found the solution if anyone else runs into it: