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Sockets don't flip axis on import from Y up Maya

Sockets parented to a mesh do not change their Axis type on import from Maya 2016. This is regardless of me setting either Y up or Z up in the FBX export settings. The mesh that the locators are parented to seem to come in just fine.

Repro Steps:

  1. Have Maya set to Y up.

  2. Create a plane in Maya (I used 2016 Extension 2)

  3. Create a locator and rename it to Socket_Whatever

  4. Snap the locator to a corner of the plane.

  5. Duplicate and snap locators to the other corners.

  6. Export out via FBX, with either Y up or Z up as the axis conversion type.

  7. Import into Unreal ( I used 4.13)

  8. Open the mesh in the mesh viewer and turn on socket viewing.

  9. Notice the sockets are vertical rather than at the plane's corners.

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Product Version: UE 4.13
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asked Nov 02 '16 at 12:20 AM in Bug Reports

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avatar image Matt.Williams Nov 03 '16 at 07:23 PM

Hey NigelWeir_Torus,

I'm having issues reproducing this. It seems to be importing as expected for me in 4.13. Can you send me the fbx you're using?

-Matt W.

avatar image NigelWeir_Torus Nov 03 '16 at 11:09 PM

Sure. Here's two, one with FBX set to Z up, another to Y up. Both are newly made today and show same behaviour.

Y Up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jh1hvy6814bv2zh/SocketBugAxis-YMaya-YFBX.fbx?dl=0 Z Up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m4cm8in7o7llz31/SocketBugAxis-YMaya-ZFBX.fbx?dl=0

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Ahhh, it looks like it only happens when you have the locators parented to the mesh in Maya. As a workaround, you can try unparenting them and it should import as expected.

I've entered UE-38284 for this issue though.

-Matt W.

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answered Nov 04 '16 at 08:05 PM

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