.MB File Extension

Maya Binary Scene

Developer Autodesk
3.8  |  51 Votes

What is an MB file?

An MB file is an animation project created by Autodesk Maya, a 3D modeling and animation program. It contains binary data that defines a 3D scene's geometry, lighting, animation, and rendering. Maya projects can be saved as either MB or .MA files. MA files save a project's information in an ASCII text format.

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Screenshot of a .mb file in Autodesk Maya 2022
MB file open in Autodesk Maya 2022

Autodesk Maya is a program that animators use to create animated 3D scenes for use in films, television shows, and video games. Maya scenes are saved as MB or MA files. MB files are saved in Maya's mayaBinary format. In contrast, MA files are saved in the mayaASCII format.

The primary advantage MB files have over MA files is that they are much smaller files. For example, a scene saved as an MB file may take up only half as much disk space as the same scene saved as an MA file. However, users cannot open, review, and edit MB files in text editors, as they can MA files.

NOTE: Maya was originally developed by Alias Wavefront. Autodesk acquired Alias Wavefront in 2006.

How to open an MB file

You can open an MB file in Autodesk Maya (cross-platform). To do so, select File → Open scene... from Maya's toolbar. Then, navigate to and open your MB file.

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Programs that open MB files


Kodak EasyShare Data File

Developer Kodak
2.7  |  6 Votes

File generated by Kodak EasyShare digital photo management and sharing software; used in the process of creating a picture catalog; always uses the name ebsk.mb and is saved with a related .MBB file named ebsk.mb.

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If you are having trouble loading the EasyShare software, sometimes you can fix the problem by rebuilding the picture catalog, which requires manual deletion of both ebsk.mbb and ebsk.mb files.

NOTE: Kodak discontinued the development of the EasyShare program.

Programs that open or reference MB files

Kodak EasyShare
Kodak EasyShare

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