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This is a quick how-to on how to export a file from Maya for 3D printing at TechShop
 
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Step 1: From Maya to Mudbox

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When finished modeling in Maya, be sure to optimize your mesh before sending out to Mudbox or you will get a tessellated model similar to the one I have created for this demo purpose. 

Step 2: In Mudbox

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Upon opening in Mudbox (automatic) you will have to select the object that you wish to 3D print. I do this by going to the selection tab on the bottom of the screen and then choosing object. Now choose your object. Then on the top menu choose "File->Export Selection." The next step is to use the drop down menu in the export selection dialogue box to choose .obj. 

Step 3: Open in Maker Ware

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This is the easy part, add the object to the bed in Maker Ware. The object might be very small coming in so you may have to scale it up  a bit and rotate. 

Good luck! 


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