Files with ma extension can be mainly found ASCII scene files produced by Autodesk Maya software.

There are 3 other file types using
the MA file extension!

empty - Mathematica ASCII data

empty - MusicAssembler audio

ma - Diablo II map

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Software that open ma file

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MA file extension - Autodesk Maya ASCII scene

What is ma file? How to open ma files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

File extension ma is used for output files from a popular, proprietary integrated node-based 3D software suite called Maya for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (macOS) and Linux.

The ma file contains saved scene from Maya stored in ASCII simple text format (sequence of commands), which is viewable in Maya or any text editing tool.

Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open ma file:

Autodesk Maya icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutodesk Maya  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk Maya is application used to 3D modeling, animating and rendering. Maya is used by graphics in film and television, for video game developing and design visualization. Maya is developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Help how to open:

The main program for .ma files is Autodesk Maya, but other programs may also support this format.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported to other 3D formats.

Find conversions from ma file:

ma to blend

ma to c4d

ma to fbx

ma to mb

ma to obj

ma to rtg

ma to x3d

Find converter to ma file type:

c4d to ma

fbx to ma

mb to ma

mtl to ma

obj to ma

step to ma

stp to ma

List of software applications associated to the .ma file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ma file, edit ma file, convert ma file, view ma file, play ma file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ma files.

Software that open ma file - Autodesk Maya ASCII scene

Programs supporting the exension ma on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Autodesk Maya for open ma file action.


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