export 3d models from maya

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Does anybody know if you can export 3d models from Maya PLE. I would like to make an object in maya and then export it to a 3d format like .obj or something similar that I could work with in openGL. Have they crippled export the learning editions export capabilities? I hope not.
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Post: #2
The learning edition can't export.

There is a hack whereby you use a script to write your model in a text format to Maya's console, then copy-paste that into a text editor. You'd have to Google for it.
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My google searches didn't come up with anything.
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I don't know if there is a way, perhaps that is why it was free (for me at least)...
Lawyers have had a little fun with this recently, as long as you don't use the OGL model you created in MayaPLE for anything above freeware (and low cost Shareware in some cases) *supposedly* You're fine, but as Cosmid said I don't want to test the limits of the ravenous Lawyers.

{Edit} The polocies for Maya PLE are as folows

* Exporting skin weight maps and character maps is not supported.
* Importing/exporting .mov files is not supported.
* Importing .wire, .obj, and .dxf files is not supported.
* The following MEL commands are not available: system, fopen, popen, fwrite, fprint and cmdpipe.
* The script editor output section is limited to 75 lines of output.
* The script editor > Save Selected ... menu item has been removed
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