.MA File Extension

Maya ASCII File

The MA file header starts with comments that give the creation information and date modified. These are ignored as they are just for information. MA files are saved in Maya's plain text format mayaA...

General Information

Title MA File Extension
Extension .ma
Full Form Maya ASCII File
File Type 3D Scene File
Developer Autodesk
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store 3D data
Additional Functions Scripting, Version control
Features Human-readable, Editable

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Film Yes
Video Games Yes
TV Yes
Architectural Visualization Yes
VR Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script execution
Best Practices Validate content, Use trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1998
Latest Version Maya 2023

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mb, .fbx, .obj, .dae

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Autodesk Maya Paid, Subscription Windows, Mac, Linux
Blender Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Autodesk FBX Converter Free Windows, Mac