I think this is the correct forum to ask this but please redirect me if I am wrong.
For my job, I will have to implement some simple maya export functions, nothing near a full fledged plugin, only very specific features but I would like it to create correct and compatible Maya ascii files. Is there somewhere a specification of the Maya Ascii format ? I had no luck searching it on the official website. How do you folks write the collada exporter plugin ? Do you guess the meaning of the fields from the (fairly self-explanatory) .ma file or do you have an official spec ?