This may seem dumb, but Maya is the only 3D modeling program i've got, because milkshape was a tad difficult :P Is it possible to convert models from alias maya 8 for A2? I'd really like to know so i can start cranking out starship by startship from the great design board i have.
maya is a bad@$s program , i imagine you need some kind of plugin for maya i have maya 6 personaly so if you figure out how let me know
I'm not sure about from Maya to .SOD, but have you tried exporting your models from Maya, to Milkshape, to .SOD? I think it might be the only way. Sorry to not be of more help.
I think there is a higher chance of converting Maya to 3DMax to 3DS to SOD