First posting in this Maya forum. I'm doing a project where I want to use some very upscale Max 7 models, and the project is done in Maya 5. Rather than buying Deep Exploration AND Max 7 (both of which would be required to do the conversions, and would cost $3000 to convert a $150 file), I though I'd instead ask people here if anyone is interested in doing this for $50/file. We're talking about maybe 4 files, quite large high-poly scenes. The conversion wouldn't have to be perfect, but of course also no crazy normals or maxed out specular highlights.
The output would have to be Maya 5 for the simple reason that the couple of Maya 5's here are so heavily configured that they can't be upgraded. If they're upgraded, the whole system falls apart. So we're stuck with Maya 5.