Both .ma and .mb files are used as scene files in Autodesk Maya. The first one is saved in ASCII format whilst the other is saved in binary form. It is likely that one can be saved to another and vice verse, either in the original software itself or with some kind of CAD/3D model translation software.
Convert Autodesk Maya ASCII scene to Autodesk Maya binary scene.
We found 2 software records in the database related to .ma to .mb file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert ma to mb on Windows
A multi-platform 3D modelling application
Convert from ma file format
|Yes, Autodesk Maya supports mb file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||Yes||mb editor||Yes||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned ma to mb. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A 3D CAD translation softwate