First time to try this.. I'm trying to import a Maya FBX file into Max v.8. It crashes everytime before it loads all the way. I've seen the file opened in Maya and it looks fine. I'm not sure what to tell the Maya guy to do different on export it anything. If tried playing with the FBX import options and got nowhere any trouble shooting suggestion would be great.
try obj instead of fbx
fbx is a filmbox file and filmbox will read it
max will read a filmbox fbx file but not maya's 3rd party fbx file.
if you have a copy of filmbox you could open and save the file in filmbox and it would probably fix any issues with the file.