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Created22.01.2015 00:50

Markus Petautschnig (Unknown) 22.01.2015 00:55
Hello together,

I would install the exporter for Maya 2015.
I downloaded the installer for the plugin and installed it. When I insert the script lines in Maya and execute it, it says that the I3DExportValidate.mll is missing. I searched around and can't find it. I tried to install the plugin manually. I extracted the files and there's no I3DExportValidate.mll.
Where can I get this file?
Hope anyone can help me.

Markus Petautschnig (Unknown) 22.01.2015 06:35
Good Morning,

I get the exporter working.
With the new version the exporter doesn't need the I3DExportValidate.mel anymore.
It would be nice, when the documentation will be updated soon so the users know it.
It takes me hours to find it out what the failure is. That's not good!

Have a nice day!

P.S.: For them they have the same problem.
Use this in the script editor:

loadPlugin -qt "C:/Users/<YOUR NAME>/Documents/maya/2015-x64/scripts/I3DExporter2015-x64.mll";
source I3DExportUI;

This will work!

Clayton Mccallum (Unknown) 22.01.2015 09:04
my window 8.1 how do I get that on there

Lukas Mueller (Unknown) 19.08.2015 20:02
I have Windows 10 on my computer. But the program is available for Windows 8, and so I can not use the program. I hope soon there is a version for Windows 10th.

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 20.08.2015 07:59

just try install it anyway.
I guess it should work.

If not you could still try the manual installation.


Sergio Collina (Unknown) 30.09.2015 20:18
sorry everybody, some one can help mi with this Maya's install error? maya profile path could not be found, please restart maya at least once to create a profile this profile path ....

what i have to do?

thank, Serj

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 01.10.2015 08:29

as the error says Maya has to be installed and started at least once.
After you have started Maya, close it and try to use the installer again.


Ron Smith (pasnthru99) 05.11.2015 20:42
markus, your way works,
now how to get the icon on the table for quick access
thanks for the help so far

Ron Smith (pasnthru99) 12.11.2015 17:30
i fixed it i fixed it i fixed it,
stupid me
it does run on wins 10
and make sure the profile path you put in like markus says, has your maya version correct and the correct mel file version, i had to change 2015 to 2016 duhhh

Angela Griffin (Unknown) 15.11.2015 03:13
i still can't get this maya to work keeps telling to manual installation. i put it in the mods folder but it freezers the game were do you install it manual
any help on how to do the manual install and were do the files go

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 16.11.2015 09:15

here is an howTo for the manual installation:

There you will find hints on how to handle it.

But, it is a little bit outdated.
So, pay attention and stick to the tips named in this thread ;)


Andreas Streck (Unknown) 18.11.2015 21:19
the automatic installation will not find my Maya2015.
So i installed the new exporter manually.
But i can´t export something. By start the export it will be canceld.

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 19.11.2015 08:28

did you start Maya at least once before you started the installation of the exporter?

Do you use a legal copy of Maya?

What is the error message in Maya when you try to start the i3d tools/exporter ?


Andreas Streck (Unknown) 19.11.2015 09:40
i use the Student Version of Maya2015. And sure i started it before.
There´s no error message when i start the Explorer.
I have the same Problem when i use the Exporter 6.0.2

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 19.11.2015 16:35

is there any error message when you start the export?


Andreas Streck (Unknown) 20.11.2015 08:29
Only Messages when i start the Export is "shape1". The came the message "canceld".
No error message.

Arthure Buchard (Unknown) 29.01.2016 15:40
When I execute the ''Maya exporter Plugins 6.0.3 he say me : Maya profile path could not be found, please start maya at least once to create this profile path.

I don't not what I can do.

Help me pls

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 05.02.2016 08:45

@yannickas: Please start Maya at least once before you try to install the exporter plug in.
If that doesn't work, you can have a look at our webppage to see how you can install the exporter manually:

@softfox: You can try to set a path for the export manually first. Afterwards the automatic path generation should work.


Luke Smith (Unknown) 11.04.2016 10:36

I have been looking at the comments above trying to figure out what path i need to use for windows 10 to manually install maya id3 so far I have found one but it leads to my games then Maya/2015 and I dont have that there please help @Emil Drefers would you be able to help?

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 12.04.2016 07:06



should be the correct path


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