Download MESA for MAYA[table] MESA – Maya Exporter for Source Absolute Release Date , MESA Version, Download Link
23 Apr 2013 , MESA V 1.1, Download
17 Feb 2013 , MESA V 1.01 beta,
MESA is a suite of MEL Scripts to export and import 3d models for the Valve Source Engine with Autodesk Maya. This is the short name for Maya Exporter for Source Absolute.[table] Features – Maya Workspace
– SMD Import
– SMD Export
– SMD Animations
– Physic Mesh
– VTA export (blend shapes)
– Ref break
– QC export
– VMT export
– VTF Export
– MDL Compilation [/table]
Question : What about the Absolute mention ?
Answer : Because all the work could be done within Maya. no text editor will be required for the final version of MESA.
The objective of MESA, is about to make the full asset creation process within Maya interface.
It include static, physiques, dynamic and ragdoll props models, breakable models, bodygroups models.
But also NPCs (Monsters and Humanoid), Vehicles, Weapons and Items.
MESA is Mel scripts bases exporter and importer Tools. This scripts are the rewritten / edited Scripts from Valve, and originally designed for maya 4.5, that was also deeply rewritten by Prall .
MESA is compatible with all recent version of Maya ( 2011/2012/2013 x86 and x64 bits )
- Filemenu.mel that overwrite the maya filemenu has been removed, all the commands are now available from the MESA shelf.
- The Compile Log is now displayed now into the script Editor.
- The Cube sample scene has been remade in maya 2012 , so more people could open the scene on different version of maya ( 2012, 2013, 2014)
- New icons : Import SMD reference, Import SMD sequence, Export VTA
- Connect poly shape
- create Tube
- usersetup.mel ( old custom valve menu with IK limb commands ).
Use Maya native tools instead of those very old commands :
- ajrAutosave : maya as his own native autosave feature