When opening a .mud file you might get a warning error that states the following, File version is too new or is corrupt.

This could be due to the following reasons:

Windows 10 Windows 10 is not currently fully supported by Mudbox.

There are many issues that could cause this, some are system-specific.

If you opened Mudbox using “Send to Mudbox” from Maya or 3DS Max, Mudbox will automatically create a .bak file as an autosave version of the file, just change the extension to.mud.

I am still trying to figure out what causes a file to be corrupt in Mudbox and update this article as I get more information.

I compiled a list of software and services that I use to improve my workflow, here is the link to the list.

Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.