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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESE MATERIALS.Contents
Maya Installation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 1 Quick Start to Maya Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Prepare to Install Maya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Quick Start: Install Maya on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Quick Start: Install Maya on Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Quick Start: Install Maya on Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chapter 2 Maya Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Stand-Alone Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Preparing for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing and Running the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Network Administration and Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Preparing a Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
(Windows) Setting Up and Creating a Deployment . . . . . . . . 33
Distributing an Autodesk Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Use Scripts to Deploy the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Use Group Policies to Run a Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Distribute the Product Using Imaging Software . . . . . . . . . . 49
Install mental ray for Maya satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Overview of mental ray (satellite) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Slave machine installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
iiiSlave machine additional setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Slave machine port setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Licensing of satellite rendering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Installation Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
General Installation Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Deployment Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Networking Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Uninstall and Maintenance Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Chapter 3 Glossary of Installation Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Autodesk Licensing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 4 Stand-Alone Licensing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Stand-alone Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Multi-Seat Stand-Alone License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Activate Your Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Manage your Stand-Alone License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Check Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
View Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Save License Information as a Text File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Update Your Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Transfer your Stand-alone License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
About the License Transfer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Install the Autodesk Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Export a License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Import a License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Troubleshoot a Stand-alone License Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Hardware Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Reinstalling an Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Changing the System Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Distributing Software Image to Multiple Computers . . . . . . . . 76
Stand-alone Licensing FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
How do I switch my license from stand-alone to network or
network to stand-alone? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Chapter 5 Network Licensing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Network Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Plan Your Network Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
System Requirements for the Network License Manager . . . . . . 79
Plan Your License Server Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Learn About Your License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
iv | ContentsNetwork License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Install the Network License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Obtain a License Through autodesk.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Obtain the Server Host Name and Host ID Manually . . . . . . . 100
Configure a License Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Install SAMreport-Lite (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Uninstall the Network License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Network License Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
FLEXnet Configuration Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
License Borrowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Network Licensing FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
What is the difference between a stand-alone license and a
network license? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
What is the benefit of using a network licensed version of the
software? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
How do I switch my license from stand-alone to network or
network to stand-alone? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
How do I change the license server information I entered during
the installation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
What is Internet Explorer used for? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Where can I find more information on troubleshooting network
licensing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Chapter 6 Glossary of Licensing Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Contents | vviMaya Installation Guide
12Quick Start to Maya
Installation
Welcome to Autodesk
®
Maya
®
2011. This chapter gives a brief overview of installing Maya
on all supported platforms. Use this Quick Start guide if you are already familiar with installing
Maya. If you need more detailed information on installing Maya, refer to the Maya Installation
on page 9.
The Maya installer gives you the option of installing Maya
®
Composite, Autodesk
®
MatchMover

camera tracker, and Autodesk
®
Backburner

network render queue manager.
You do not need a separate license to install and run these applications.
NOTE You must install Maya if you want to install and run MatchMover or Composite.
You can install and run Backburner without Maya.
Introduction
The basic workflow to install Maya on a single computer is as follows:
1 Complete the tasks described in Prepare to Install Maya on page 4.
2 Install Maya on your preferred platform:
■ Windows on page 4
■ Mac OS X on page 6
■ Linux on page 7
1
3NOTE If you will use a network license to run Maya, contact your network
administrator to find your license server name before you start the installation.
You can enter your license server name in the installer to configure your
network license.
3 If you will use a stand-alone license to run Maya, see Register and Activate
Maya on page 27 for information on obtaining your license.
Prepare to Install Maya
Before you install Maya, ensure that you have done the following:
■ See www.autodesk.com/qual-charts to verify system requirements.
■ Locate your serial number and product key.
■ Understand which license type you use (stand-alone or network).
■ Close other programs.
See Preparing for Installation on page 9 for more detailed information.
Quick Start: Install Maya on Windows
To install Maya, you can follow the instructions in the Autodesk Maya
Installation wizard. This section provides a brief overview of the install steps.
If you require more detailed information, see Install Maya on Windows on
page 13.
To install Maya on Windows
1 Do one of the following to open the Maya installer:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive.
The Autodesk Maya installer appears. If the installer does not start
automatically, double-click the setup.exe file on your DVD drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, double-click the Maya
executable file that you downloaded.
2 Click Install Products to start the installation, then follow the instructions
in the install wizard to continue.
4 | Chapter 1 Quick Start to Maya Installation3 In the Select the Products to Install window, select the components you
want to install.
This window lets you choose whether to install the Maya 2011
documentation, Autodesk MatchMover, Composite, and Autodesk
Backburner.
4 In the User and Product Information window, enter your name,
Organization, Serial Number and Product Key, then click Next.
5 In the Begin Installation window, do one of the following:
■ To install Maya with a stand-alone license and default installation
options, click Install.
Obtain your stand-alone license later by following the steps in Register
and Activate Maya on page 27.
■ To change any installation options, for example to enter network
license information or to change the default install path, select the
product you want and click Configure.
A window appears with tabs for each component you selected to
install. Each tab gives you a wizard for configuring additional
installation options. Select the tab for any component you want to
change, then follow the instructions to complete the configuration.
NOTE If you select the Network license type, enter your license server
name in the field that appears. Contact your network administrator to
find the name of your license server.
When you are finished, click Configuration Complete to return to
the Begin Installation window and click Install.
Quick Start: Install Maya on Windows | 5A series of images displays as Maya installs.
6 In the Installation Complete window, click Finish.
By default, Maya is installed in the following directory: C:Program
FilesAutodeskMaya2011.
Quick Start: Install Maya on Mac OS X
To install Maya, you can simply follow the instructions in the Autodesk Product
Configuration wizard. This section provides a brief overview of the install
steps.
If you require more detailed information on each window of the installer, see
Install Maya on Mac OS X on page 16.
To install Maya on Mac OS X
1 Do one of the following to open the Maya installer:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive, then
double-click the Maya DVD icon that appears on your desktop.
Navigate to the Maya/MacOSX folder on the DVD drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, double-click the Maya
.dmg.
2 In the Finder window that appears, double-click the Install Maya 2011
program.
3 Follow the instructions in the Autodesk Product Configuration wizard
to start the installation.
4 In the Choose components window, select the components you want to
install and click Next.
This window lets you choose whether to install the Maya 2011
documentation, Composite, MatchMover, and Backburner. The
components you select will install automatically with Maya.
5 In the Maya 2011 License Configuration window, do the following:
■ Enter your 11-digit serial number.
■ Enter your Product key.
■ Select your License type: Standalone or Network.
6 | Chapter 1 Quick Start to Maya InstallationIf you select the Standalone license type, obtain your stand-alone
license later by following the steps in Register and Activate Maya on
page 27.
If you select the Network license type, enter your license server name
in the Server name field that appears. Contact your network
administrator to find the name of your license server.
6 Click Done in the final window.
By default, Maya is installed in the following directory:
/Applications/Autodesk/maya2011.
Quick Start: Install Maya on Linux
To install Maya, you can simply follow the instructions in the Autodesk Product
Configuration wizard. This section provides a brief overview of the install
steps.
If you require more detailed information on each window of the installer, or
for information on installing using the rpm utility, see Install Maya on Linux
on page 17.
To install Maya on Linux
1 Do one of the following to start the Maya install:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive.
Mount the DVD drive if it does not mount automatically.
■ If you are installing from a download package, extract the Maya
packages from the compressed file.
2 Extract the Maya packages from the compressed file you downloaded.
3 Open a shell as a super user and navigate to the directory where you
extracted the packages.
4 Type ./setup and press Enter.
This starts the Autodesk Product Configuration wizard.
5 Follow the instructions in the install wizard to install Maya.
6 In the Choose components window, select the components you want to
install.
Quick Start: Install Maya on Linux | 7This window lets you choose whether to install the Maya 2011
documentation, MatchMover, Composite, and Autodesk Backburner.
7 In the Maya 2011 License Configuration window, do the following:
■ Enter your 11-digit serial number.
■ Enter your Product key.
■ Select your License type: Standalone or Network.
If you select the Standalone license type, you can obtain your
stand-alone license later by following the steps in Register and Activate
Maya on page 27.
If you select the Network license type, enter your license server name
in the Server name field that appears. Contact your network
administrator to find the name of your license server.
8 Click Done when the Installing Maya 2011 confirmation window appears.
By default, Maya is installed in the following directory:
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64.
See also Additional Linux Notes on page 22.
8 | Chapter 1 Quick Start to Maya InstallationMaya Installation
Stand-Alone Installation
The Maya Installation and Licensing guide provides instructions on how to prepare,
and then install Autodesk Maya. If you have never installed the product before,
you should familiarize yourself with the entire installation process and options
before beginning.
For information about network-licensed versions of the program, see Choose
an installation type on page 31.
Preparing for Installation
To prepare for installation, you should review the system requirements,
understand administrative permission requirements, locate your Maya serial
number and product key, and close all running applications. Complete these
tasks, and you are ready to begin installing Maya.
Refer to the following sections for more information on each installation
prerequisite.
Verify system requirements
The first task you need to complete is to make sure that your computer meets
the minimum system requirements. If your system does not meet these
requirements, problems can occur, both within Maya and at the operating
system level.
To review the requirements, see www.autodesk.com/qual-charts.
2
9Administrative Permission Requirements
To install Maya, you must have administrator permissions. You do not need
to have domain administrative permissions. See your system administrator
for information about administrative permissions.
You do not need administrator permissions to run Maya. You can run the
program as a limited user.
Locating Your Serial Number and Product Key
When you install Maya, you are prompted for your serial number and product
key in the Product and User Information page, or the option of installing the
product in trial mode. You may enter your product information at any time
during your trial mode period if you opt to install the product in that mode.
The serial number and product key are located on the outside of the product
packaging, or in the Autodesk
®
Upgrade and Licensing Information email.
Make sure to have these available before you install the program so that you
don`t have to stop in the middle of the installation.
The serial number must contain a three-digit prefix followed by an eight-digit
number. The product key consists of five characters.
The information you enter is permanently retained with the product. Because
you can`t change this information later without uninstalling, take care when
entering the information.
10 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationNOTE If you have lost your serial number or product key, contact the Autodesk
Business Center (ABC) at 800-538-6401 for assistance.
Minimize the Chances of Installation Failure
The Maya installation process may stop if some applications such as Microsoft
®
Outlook
®
or virus-checking programs are running. Close all running
applications to avoid possible installation problems and data loss.
Choose a Language
You can specify both the language in which the installation or deployment
instructions are displayed, and the language of the products being installed
or deployed.
As you begin an installation or create a deployment, the installer detects your
operating system’s language. If the detected language is supported, your
installation or deployment instructions are displayed in that language. You
can change the language for the instructions from the Language drop-down
list on the initial page of the installation wizard.
To change the language of the products being installed or deployed, select
another language on the Select the Products to Install or Select the Products
to Include in the Deployment pages.
The following rules apply to language selection:
■ Only one language can be chosen for each installation session. For example,
you cannot select English for one product, and then select German for
another product during the same installation.
■ Only one language can be chosen during deployment creation. One
administrative image can contain deployments for different languages,
but each deployment must be targeted for one language.
■ If you are editing an existing deployment, or creating a new deployment
using an existing deployment as a template, the Language drop-down list
is unavailable. The existing deployment’s language is used.
Preparing for Installation | 11■ If a language is not supported, a default language is used.
Installing and Running the Product
To use the product, you must install the product, register and activate it, and
then launch it. You must have administrative permissions to install Maya.
This section provides instructions for installing and activating Maya for an
individual user on a stand-alone computer. For information about installing
network-licensed or multi-seat stand-alone versions of the program, see
Network Administration and Deployment on page 30 and the Network
Licensing Guide on page 79.
Installing Maya
The Maya Installation wizard contains all installation-related material in one
place. From the installation wizard, you can access user documentation, change
the installer language, select a language for your product, install supplemental
tools, and add online support services.
■ Review the installation documentation. It is recommended that you take
the time to familiarize yourself with the complete installation process
before you install Maya. You can access information on installation from
the installation wizard by selecting the Read this Documentation option, the
Documentation and information links, or through the Help system.
■ For late-breaking information, it is also recommended that you review the
Maya Release Notes available at www.autodesk.com/maya-release-notes.
The Maya installer gives you the option of installing Maya
®
Composite,
Autodesk
®
MatchMover

camera tracker, and Autodesk
®
Backburner

network
render queue manager. You do not need a separate license to install and run
these applications.
NOTE You must install Maya if you want to install and run MatchMover or
Composite. You can install and run Backburner without Maya.
Refer to the following sections for instructions on installing Maya on each
platform:
■ Install Maya on Windows on page 13
12 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation■ Install Maya on Mac OS X on page 16
■ Install Maya on Linux on page 17
Install Maya on Windows
Install Maya Using Default Settings on a Stand-Alone Computer
To install Maya using default values on a stand-alone computer
This installs Maya to the default install path of C:Program
FilesAutodesk.
1 Do one of the following to start the Maya Installation wizard:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive.
If the installer does not appear automatically, double-click the
setup.exe file on your DVD drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, double-click the Maya
executable file that you downloaded.
2 On the initial page, select a language for the installation instructions.
Click Install Products.
3 On the Select the Products to Install page, select your product(s) and the
product language. Click Next.
4 Review the Autodesk software license agreement. Click I Accept, and then
click Next.
5 On the User and Product Information page, enter your user information,
serial number, and product key. Click Next.
Installing and Running the Product | 13WARNING After you click Next, you cannot change the information entered
on this page unless you uninstall the product.
6 On the Begin Installation page, click Install.
7 On the Installation Complete page, note the directory path where you
can find and read the installation log.
8 Click Finish.
You have successfully installed Maya. You are now ready to register your
product and start using the program. To register the product, start Maya and
follow the on-screen instructions.
See also Register and Activate Maya on page 27.
Install Maya Using Custom Settings on a Stand-Alone Computer
To install Maya using customized values on a stand-alone computer
With this method, you can set Maya to use a network license, change the
install location, and customize other settings.
1 Do one of the following to start the Maya Installation wizard:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive.
If the installer does not appear automatically, double-click the
setup.exe file on your DVD drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, double-click the Maya
executable file that you downloaded.
14 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation2 On the initial page, select a language for the installation instructions.
Click Install Products.
3 On the Select the Products to Install page, select your product(s) and the
product language. Click Next.
4 Review the Autodesk software license agreement. Click I Accept, and then
click Next.
5 On the User and Product Information page, enter your user information,
serial number, and product key. Click Next.
WARNING After you click Next, you cannot change the information entered
on this page unless you uninstall the product.
6 On the Begin Installation page, click Configure.
A window appears with tabs for each component you selected to install.
Each tab gives you a wizard for configuring additional installation options.
Select the tab for any component you want to change, then follow the
instructions to complete the configuration.
For example, if you select the Autodesk Maya 2011 tab, the Select the
License Type page displays first and lets you set whether to use a
stand-alone or network license.
NOTE If you select the Network license type, enter your license server name
in the field that appears. Contact your network administrator to find the
name of your license server.
7 (Optional) In the Installation Location and Select Preferences windows,
you can set the following options, then click Next.
■ Create the Desktop Shortcut for Maya – . Clear the check box
if you do not want to create a shortcut to the program.
■ Product Install Path – Specify the drive and location where you want to
install Maya.
8 Click another product tab to configure another product, or click Next
and then Configuration Complete to return to the Begin Installation
page. Click Install.
NOTE To retain a copy of your configuration settings, click Copy to Clipboard.
Installing and Running the Product | 159 On the Installation Complete page, note the directory path where you
can find and read the installation log.
10 Click Finish.
You have successfully installed Maya. You are now ready to register your
product and start using the program. To register the product, start Maya and
follow the on-screen instructions.
See also Register and Activate Maya on page 27.
Install Maya on Mac OS X
By default, Maya is installed in the following directory:
/Applications/Autodesk/maya2011/.
To install Maya on Mac OS X
1 Do one of the following to launch the installer:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive, then
double-click the Maya DVD icon that appears on your desktop.
Navigate to the Maya/MacOSX folder on the DVD drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, double-click the Maya
.dmg.
2 In the Finder window that opens, double-click the Install Maya 2011
program.
The Autodesk Product Configuration wizard starts.
3 In the License Agreement window, do the following:
■ Select your Country or Region from the drop-down list.
■ Select I ACCEPT to accept the terms and conditions.
■ Click Next.
If you do not accept the terms and want to stop the installation, select I
REJECT and click Close.
4 In the Choose components window, select the components you want to
install and click Next. For example, this window lets you select from the
following components:
■ Maya 2011
16 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation■ Maya 2011 Documentation
■ Composite
■ Backburner
■ MatchMover
5 In the Maya 2011 License Configuration window, do the following:
■ Enter your 11-digit serial number.
■ Enter your Product key.
■ Select your License type: Standalone or Network.
If you select the Standalone license type, obtain your stand-alone
license later by following the steps in Register and Activate Maya.
If you select the Network license type, enter your license server name
in the Server name field that appears. Contact your network
administrator to find your license server name.
■ Click Next.
An Installing Maya 2011 window displays with a progress indicator bar.
6 In the Installing Maya 2011 window, verify that the components you
want have finished installing, then click Done.
Install Maya on Linux
This section provides detailed information on installing Maya on Linux.
By default, Maya is installed in the following directory:
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64.
Install Maya on Linux using the Installation wizard
To install Maya on Linux
1 Do one of the following to start the Maya install:
■ If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into your drive.
■ If you are installing from a download package, extract the Maya
packages from the compressed file.
Installing and Running the Product | 172 Open a shell as a super user and navigate to the directory where you
extracted the packages.
3 Type./setup and press Enter.
This starts the Autodesk Product Configuration wizard.
4 In the License Agreement window, do the following:
■ Select your Country or Region from the drop-down list.
■ Select I ACCEPT to accept the terms and conditions.
■ Click Next.
If you do not accept the terms and want to stop the installation, select I
REJECT and click Close.
5 In the Choose components window, select the components you want to
install and click Next. This window lets you select from components
including:
■ Autodesk Maya 2011
■ Autodesk Maya 2011 Documentation
■ MatchMover
■ Composite
■ Autodesk Backburner
6 In the Maya 2011 License Configuration window, do the following:
■ Enter your 11-digit serial number.
■ Enter your Product key.
■ Select your License type: Standalone or Network.
If you select the Standalone license type, obtain your stand-alone
license later by following the steps in Register and Activate Maya.
If you select the Network license type, enter your license server name
in the Server name field that appears. Contact your network
administrator to find your license server name.
(If you are setting up a license server, see the Network Licensing Guide
on page 79.)
■ Click Next.
An Installing Maya 2011 window displays with a progress indicator bar.
18 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation7 In the Installing Maya 2011 window, verify that the components you
want have finished installing, then click Done.
Install Maya on Linux using the rpm utility
With the rpm command line utility, you can use either the -i flag or the -ivh
flag to install the programs. The -ivh flag provides you with more information
during the installation.
To install Maya on Linux using the rpm utility
1 Open a shell as a super user.
2 Do one of the following:
■ Insert the Maya DVD into your drive and mount the DVD drive. For
example, type: mount -r /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd.
■ Extract the Maya packages from the compressed file, then change to
the directory where you extracted the Maya packages.
3 Use the ls command to list the packages.
The packages you see will be similar to the following, where # indicates
the specific package numbers.
Required Description Package name
Yes Maya for Linux Maya2011_0_64-2011.0-
#.x86_64.rpm
No Maya 2011 documentation Maya2011_0-docs_en_US_64-
2011-#.x86_64.rpm
Yes Autodesk licensing adlmapps-1.3.#.x86_64.rpm
Only for standalone li-
censing (Not required
Autodesk standalone licens-
ing
adlmflexnetclient-
1.3.#.x86_64.rpm
if you use network li-
censing)
No License server tools (for
network licensing)
adlmflexnetserver-
1.3.#.x86_64.rpm
Installing and Running the Product | 19Required Description Package name
No Composite AutodeskToxik2011-2011.0-
#.x86_64.rpm
No Autodesk Backburner backburner.sw.base-2011-
#.i386.rpm
No Autodesk Backburner web
monitor
backburner_webmonit-
or.sw.base-2011-#.i386.rpm
No Autodesk Backburner
monitor
autodesk.backburner.monitor-
2011-#.i386.rpm
No MatchMover MatchMover2011_0_64-
2011.0-#.x86_64.rpm
4 To install the required software, enter the following command:
rpm -ivh Maya2011_0_64-2011.0-#.x86_64.rpm adlmapps-
1.3.#.x86_64.rpm adlmflexnetclient-1.3.#.x86_64.rpm
where # indicates the specific package numbers.
NOTE If you have a previously installed version of AdLM and Maya for Linux,
uninstall that version before installing this version. To verify what version you
have, execute the following command: rpm -qa | egrep `adlm|Maya`.
Maya 2011 adds the required libXm.so.3 library to the Maya lib directory
as part of its standard install, so installing the openMotif runtime rpm is
not required.
5 Look for a file named libGL.so in the /usr/lib/ or /usr/X11R6/lib
directory to verify that OpenGL is installed.
6 (Optional) To install the documentation package, type the following
where # is the specific package number:
rpm -ivh Maya2011_0_64-docs_en_US-2011.0-#.x86_64.rpm
The files are installed in the following directory:
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64
7 Run the following command to set whether you are using a network or
a stand-alone license:
20 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/licensechooser
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/ unlimited
where you specify standalone or network for .
This updates the license.env file (used by the Autodesk licensing software)
with your license type information.
8 Add /opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64/to LD_LIBRARY_PATH to set your
shared libraries for this session.
For example, you can run the following command in a BASH shell:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64/
9 Run the following commands to register Maya with the Autodesk licensing
software, where and are your product keys,
and is your serial number.:
■ (Stand-alone licensing)
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -i S 2011.0.0.F
/var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2011/MayaConfig.pit
■ (Network licensing)
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -i N 2011.0.0.F
/var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2011/MayaConfig.pit
NOTE If you purchased Maya alone and received only one product key, you
can enter the same product key for both and .
For example:
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -i S 657C1 657C1
2011.0.0.F 000-00000000
/var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2011/MayaConfig.pit
This step updates the product information .pit file, which you can copy
to other machines that have the same configuration if you are installing
many instances of Maya.
These commands return a Registration succeeded message, and you
can now run Maya using your stand-alone or network license.
Installing and Running the Product | 21Additional Linux Notes
This section provides information for configuring Maya to run on Linux,
describes differences between Maya for Linux and other versions of Maya, and
provides other information specific to using Maya on the Linux operating
system. For complete information on limitations and possible workarounds,
also refer to the Maya 2011 Release Notes.
Compiling plug-ins and standalone programs
To compile plug-ins and standalone applications for Maya 2011 on Linux,
use the released gcc 4.1.2 compiler. Maya has been compiled with this compiler
under RHEL 5.1 WS.
In addition, Maya uses some component libraries that may already exist on
your system (for example, Qt, Python, OpenAL, Intel TBB, MKL, Cg). These
libraries are installed in the /lib directory under your Maya installation
directory, and should not interfere with the normal operation of your Linux
system. In some cases, your system may include newer versions of these
libraries, which may or may not be compatible with Maya.
IMPORTANT Maya requires its own versions of the Qt libraries to run properly.
For more information, see the API Guide.
Installing additional required packages and fonts
On Linux, especially on Fedora systems, not all system libraries required to
run Maya are included in the default installation of the operating system. You
can use rpm to find and install any additional system-dependent library
packages and get the required runtime libraries.
For RHEL and Fedora, you can use the yum program to install the rpm packages.
For example, to install some of the following dependent libraries, you can
execute the following commands:
■ yum install mesa-libGLw
■ yum install libXp
■ yum install gamin audiofile audiofile-devel e2fsprogs-libs
Dependent OpenGL libraries (vendor Nvidia/AMD supplied)
■ libGL.so from Nvidia/AMD 3rd party library
22 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation■ libGLw.so.1 from mesa-libGLw
Dependent X Windows libraries
■ libXp.so.6 from package libXp
■ libXmu.so.6 from package libXmu
■ libXpm.so.4 from package libXp
■ libXt.so.6 from package libXt
■ libXi.so.6 from package libXi
■ libXext.so.6 from package libXext
■ libX11.so.6 from package libX11
■ libXinerama.so.1 from package libinerama
■ libXau.so.6 from package libXau
■ libxcb.so.1 from package libxcb
Dependent System libraries
■ libfam.so.0 from package gamin
■ libaudiofile.so.0 from package audiofile
■ libaudiofile.so from package audiofile-devel
■ libuuid.so.1 from package e2fsprogs-libs
■ ibpthread.so.0
■ llibc.so.6
■ libdl.so.2
■ libz.so.1
■ librt.so.1
■ libSM.so.6
■ libICE.so.6
■ libutil.so.1
■ libssl.so.6
Installing and Running the Product | 23■ libcrypto.so.6
IMPORTANT Note the following additional information on libssl.so.6 and
libcrypto.so.6.
libssl.so.6 and libcrypto.so.6 are versions of the OpenSSL library that ships
with RHEL 5.1. These are new dependencies for Maya 2011. Many Linux
distributions do not include this version of the library, and Maya does not
re-distribute this file with its installation package. For OpenSSL and Maya, it
is generally sufficient to create a symbolic link for the currently installed
system libraries to the same name with the so.6 version.
As root, create the symlinks in the Maya lib directory to isolate them from
the rest of your system. If the installer does not detect a libssl.so.6 library, it
should attempt the following.
su
cd /usr/autodesk/maya2011/lib
ln –s /usr/lib64/libssl.so.8 libssl.so.6
ln –s /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.8 libssl.so.6
Dependent applications
■ tcsh
This is a command language interpreter application. Run the command
yum install tcsh to install.
Dependent 32-bit Backburner monitor libraries
■ php
■ elfutils-libelf
■ glibc
■ libgcc
■ libstdc++
■ httpd
To ensure that you install the required 32-bit version of these libraries, run
the following commands to install:
(Fedora 11)
yum install elfutils-libelf.i586 glibc.i686 libstdc++.i586
httpd php
24 | Chapter 2 Maya Installation(Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.4)
yum install elfutils-libelf.i386 glibc.i686 libstdc++.i386
httpd php
Fonts
Maya also uses some fonts that may not be installed by default. Execute the
following to install these fonts:
yum install liberation-mono-fonts liberation-fonts-common
liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts
Differences in operation
When installed on a Linux system, Maya works in much the same way as
when installed on Windows.
Unsupported Maya features
Some of the features in the Windows versions are not currently supported.
These include output to AVI or SGI movie formats. Please refer to the Maya
2011 Release Notes for more information.
Linux desktop configuration
To use Maya on Linux, certain default keyboard and mouse bindings must be
changed from the factory settings. These default bindings prevent commands
from being received by Maya, such as the ones that let you tumble or pan a
view in a panel.
Different Linux window managers have different key bindings and different
procedures for setting them. Linux systems are highly customizable, and many
combinations of Linux system components are possible for use with
Maya—more than can be described (or tested) by Autodesk.
The following instructions give the procedures necessary for changing the
most common configurations.
KDE and Gnome desktop configuration
For Maya to work properly with KDE and Gnome, some modifications should
be made to the mouse control. The default bindings of the Alt key and mouse
buttons do not work well with Maya. Maya 2011 adds support to use the Meta
(Windows) key to act as the Alt key for tumbling. If you want to use the
Alt+mouse buttons for scene tumbling, ensure the bindings do not conflict.
Installing and Running the Product | 25Different versions of KDE and Gnome may have different methods of selecting
the key bindings. See the KDE and Gnome documentation for instructions if
the following steps don’t work for your particular window manager.
KDE under Red Hat
1 Open the KDE Control Center.
2 Select Desktop and then select Window Behavior.
3 Do one of the following:
■ (Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.4) Open the Actions tab.
■ (Fedora 11) Open the Window Actions tab.
4 In the following section:
■ (Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.4) Inner Window, Titlebar & Frame
■ (Fedora 11) Interactive Inner Window, Inner Window, Titlebar &
Frame
For modifier key Meta, set all mouse action combinations to Nothing.
5 Click Apply and close the Control Center.
Gnome under Red Hat
1 Open the Gnome Panel.
2 Do one of the following:
■ (Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5.4) Select Applications, then Preferences
and then select Windows.
■ (Fedora 11) Select System, then Preferences and then select Windows.
3 In the Window Preferences dialog box, set the “To move a window…”
key to Super.
(Setting either Control or Alt here can cause problems when using Maya.)
4 Click Close.
Installing Multiple or Bundled Products
Some Autodesk packages are comprised of multiple products or are part of
multi-product bundles.
26 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationIn the installation wizard, for packages containing multiple products, you can
choose which products and languages you want to install. During the install
process, you are informed whether a copy of the software is already installed.
You are also warned if your system does not meet the minimum system
requirements for the product. Each product name is displayed on its own
tabbed panel; you can configure them individually.
If you purchased a package that is a multi-product bundle, such as an
educational or institutional package, you may have a package that includes
several Autodesk products. For these bundled packages, an Installer disc
contains information for all the products in the package. The Installer disc
helps you install all of the products. This includes a Readme which describes
issues general to the bundle or suite.
NOTE If you are installing Maya as part of a suite, it is recommended that you
refer to both the suite install guide and this install guide.
Register and Activate Maya
The first time you start Maya, the Product License Activation wizard is
displayed. You can either activate Maya at that time, or Try Maya and activate
it later. Until you register and enter a valid activation code for Maya, you are
operating the program in trial mode and the Product License Activation wizard
is displayed for 30 days from the first time that you run the program.
If after 30 days of running Maya in trial mode you have not registered and
provided a valid activation code, your only option is to register and activate
Maya. You will not be able to run in trial mode after the 30 days expires. Once
you register and activate Maya, the Product License Activation wizard is no
longer displayed.
The fastest and most reliable way to register and activate your product is by
using the Internet. Simply enter your registration information and send it to
Autodesk over the Internet. Once you submit your information, registration
and activation occur quickly.
To register and activate Maya
1 Click the Start menu ➤ Programs or All Programs ➤ Autodesk ➤
.
2 In the Maya Product License Activation wizard, select Activate, and then
click Next.
This starts the activation process.
Installing and Running the Product | 273 Click Register and Activate (Get an Activation Code).
4 Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you do not have Internet access, or if you want to use another method
of registration, you can register and activate Maya in one of the following
ways:
Email Create an email message with your registration information and
send it to Autodesk.
Fax or Post/Mail Enter your registration information, and fax or mail
the information to Autodesk.
Launch Maya
Assuming that you followed all of the previous steps outlined in this
installation section, you can launch Maya and start taking advantage of its
new and updated features. For more detailed information about the new
features, learning videos, online Help, or Maya services and support, see the
Welcome screen after you launch the product.
You can start Maya in the following ways:
■ Desktop shortcut icon. When you install Maya, an Maya shortcut icon is
placed on your desktop unless you cleared that option during installation.
Double-click the Maya shortcut icon to start the program.
■ Start menu. On the Start menu, click Programs or All Programs ➤ Autodesk
.
■ Location where Maya is installed. If you have administrative permissions,
you can run Maya in the location where you installed it. If you are a
limited-rights user, you must run Maya from the Start menu or from the
desktop shortcut icon. If you want to create a custom shortcut, make sure
that the Start In directory for the shortcut points to a directory where you
have write permissions.
Uninstall Maya
The following sections describe how to uninstall Maya 2011.
NOTE If you uninstall Maya 2011, Composite and MatchMover will be disabled.
28 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationUninstall Maya on Windows
When you uninstall Maya, all components are removed. This means that even
if you`ve previously added or removed components, or if you`ve reinstalled
or repaired Maya, the uninstall removes all Maya installation files from your
system.
There are two ways to uninstall Maya on Windows.
To uninstall Maya using the Uninstall utility
1 From the Start menu, select Programs > Autodesk > Autodesk Maya 2011
> Uninstall Maya.
2 Follow the instructions in the window that appears.
To uninstall Maya using the Windows uninstall utility
1 Open the Control Panel and do one of the following:
■ (Windows XP) Launch the Add or Remove Programs window.
■ (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) Select Programs or Programs and
Features.
2 In the list of programs that appears, select Maya 2011 and click Uninstall
or Remove.
3 Follow the instructions in the window that appears.
Uninstall Maya on Mac OS X
To uninstall Maya on Mac OS X
1 Navigate to the Maya directory (by default,
/Applications/Autodesk/maya2011/).
2 Drag the maya2011 application to the trash.
3 Open a Terminal window and execute the following commands, where is your product key.:
adlmreg –u S 2011.0.0.F
adlmreg –u N 2011.0.0.F
Installing and Running the Product | 29This ensures that product information is properly removed from the
ProductInformation.pit file.
Uninstall Maya on Linux
To uninstall Maya on Linux you can use the rpm utility.
To uninstall Maya using rpm
1 Open a shell as a super user.
2 Add /opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64/ to LD_LIBRARY_PATH to set your
shared libraries for this session.
For example, by running the following command:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64/
3 Run both of the following commands, where is your
product key:
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -u S 2011.0.0.F
/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -u N 2011.0.0.F
4 List the installed package names by entering:
rpm -qa |egrep `adlm|Maya`
5 Identify each package name you want to uninstall. For example, the
Maya-2011-# package (where # is the package number).
6 Uninstall each package using the following command:
rpm -e PackageName
Network Administration and Deployment
Preparing a Deployment
To prepare for a deployment, you should take the time to review the following
requirements and options.
30 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationIMPORTANT While some of the concepts and procedures in the following sections
may prove useful as guidelines for network administrators using Mac OS X and
Linux, only the Windows version of the Maya installer includes a deployment
wizard. Also note that most images and examples in this section are based on
AutoCAD.
System requirements for Administrative image
Before you begin installing the program on a network, make sure that your
servers and client workstations meet the minimum recommended hardware
and software requirements for a deployment. For complete system
requirements, see www.autodesk.com/qual-charts.
The program will automatically detect if the Windows operating system is the
32- or 64-bit version when installing Maya. The appropriate version of Maya
will be installed. The 32-bit version of Maya cannot be installed on a 64-bit
version of Windows vice-versa.
Choose an installation type
When you set up your deployment, you need to choose the type of installation
to deploy. In the Deployment wizard, you specify one of the following
installation types:
Stand-Alone installation (Stand-Alone option)
Choose this type of installation for stand-alone installations where a single
serial number and product key are used for a single seat. Like a multi-seat
stand-alone installation, you do not use the Network License Manager to
manage product licensing, but installation, registration, and activation occurs
on each workstation.
Multi-Seat Stand-Alone installation (Stand-Alone option)
Choose this type of installation for stand-alone installations where a single
serial number and product key are used for multiple seats. Multi-seat
stand-alone installations do not rely upon the Network License Manager to
manage product licenses; however, you can still use the Deployment wizard
to create administrative images and deployments. Registration and activation
is more automated for multi-seat stand-alone installations. After the first
activation using the multi-seat stand-alone serial number and product key,
Preparing a Deployment | 31activation occurs automatically for all workstations based on this deployment,
as long as your systems are connected to the Internet.
Network License installation
With this type of installation, you install the program to workstations with
the files and registry entries that allow the program to communicate with the
Network License Manager. You also define the configuration of the Network
License Manager so that the licenses can be accessed. Workstations running
the program based on a network installation do not require individual
activation. Licensing of this program is managed by at least one license
server.The main advantage is that you can install Maya on more systems than
the number of licenses you have purchased (for example, purchasing 25
licenses but installing on 40 workstations). At any one time, Maya runs on
the maximum number of systems for which you have licenses. This means
you get a true floating license.
Create a Network Share
Once you have fully prepared for creating a deployment, you are ready to set
up and distribute Maya by creating a network share location (folder). A network
share is an installation folder that you make available to users` computers on
a network. You point users to this location to install the program.
NOTE You must have Full Control permissions set for your shared folder when
you are creating your deployment images. Read permissions are necessary to
access the network share and administrative permissions on the workstation where
the program is deployed.
To create a network share folder
1 On your network server’s desktop, create a folder named Deployments.
2 Right-click the Deployments folder and click Share and Security (or Sharing).
3 In the Properties dialog box, Sharing tab, select Share This
Folder.
4 Specify a Share Name, such as Deployments, if necessary.
5 Click the Permissions button. In the Permissions dialog box enter your
group or user names, and make sure Full Control is selected. Click OK.
32 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationIn Vista, right-click the Deployments folder and then click Share. In the
File Sharing dialog box type in or browse to the name of the group or
user you want to share the folder with. Click Add, and then click Share.
6 For each product you plan to install, create a subfolder in the Deployments
folder. Name each folder with the pertinent product name.
(Windows) Setting Up and Creating a Deployment
The deployment process provides you with numerous options for creating,
and customizing your deployments, so you should set aside ample time to
complete the process in one sitting. To be successful, it is recommended that
you review the following checklist and information before you begin. The
deployment process is initiated from the installation wizard’s Create
Deployments selection. Once a deployment is created, users then access the
deployment to install products to their computers.
Prepare for a Network Deployment
Complete the following preliminary tasks before creating a network
deployment.
Deployment Checklist
Review the system requirements. Confirm your network, servers, and client
workstations meet the system requirements.
Understand the type of license you have purchased. For a network license de-
ployment, you should also be familiar with the type of license server model you
want to use, and the license server name(s).
Install and activate any support tools and utilities.
Locate your product serial number and product key. These are located on the
outside of the product packaging, or in the Autodesk Upgrade and Licensing
Information email message.
Determine how you intend to personalize the program(s) during registration.
Using consistent registration data is very important.
(Windows) Setting Up and Creating a Deployment | 33Deployment Checklist
Identify the location, and create a shared folder where deployments will reside
for each program you plan to deploy.
Close all other programs and disable anti-virus software.
Decide which language to use for each of your deployment packages.
NOTE Languages can be included only during the creation of the deployment,
not during modification.
Determine whether your deployment plan involves using imaging software to
distribute your program(s) to client workstations.
Determine whether to create log files that contain deployment and installation
data, and whether to run silent mode.
NOTE When the program is installed from a deployment using silent mode,
users’ systems automatically reboot without warning when the installation is
complete.
Determine an installation type (Typical or Custom).
Determine your user preferences—including whether to display the Welcome
Screen, whether to require Internet Explorer, the default publishing format, and
whether to create a desktop shortcut.
Set up access to online resources, such as Subscription Center, Help, Customer
Error Reporting.
Your Deployment Choices
Enter User and Product Information
The User and Product Information page is used to personalize the program
for your environment. The information you enter is permanently retained
with the product and is displayed in the Help menu on all workstations.
Because you can`t change this information later without uninstalling, take
care when entering the information.
34 | Chapter 2 Maya InstallationYou must also enter the product serial number and product key in order to
run the product. The serial number and product key are located on the outside
of the product packaging, or in the Autodesk Upgrade and Licensing
Information email. The serial number must contain a three-digit prefix followed
by an eight-digit number. The product key consists of five characters.
Creating Log Files
From the General Deployment Settings dialog, you can setup two types of log
files with which you can monitor information about deployments and
installations.
■ Create network log The network log file keeps a record of all workstations
that run the deployment. On the General Deployment Settings page, you
choose whether or not to create a network log file. The log lists the user
name, workstation name, and the status of the installation. Refer to this
file for status information and details about problems that users
encountered during installation (for example, low disc space or inadequate
permissions).
The network log is named with the same name you chose for your
deployment. You can specify where the log file is created by entering either
a valid UNC (universal naming convention) path or hard-coded pa

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