Install Maya 2011 In Ubuntu

Autodesk Maya 2011 is a 3D animation and modeling suite that allows you to create, animate, and render 3D models and environments. Maya 2011 is supported on 64-bit Red Hat and Fedora Core Linux systems, but can be converted to run on a 64-bit Ubuntu system. Installing Maya 2011 on a computer running Ubuntu Linux is a complex process that requires converting the .rpm distribution packages into .deb packages, installing the .deb packages to your computer and configuring Maya through the terminal.

Instructions

Pre-installation Setup

1. Open a terminal.

2. Install Alien to convert the Maya RPM packages to DEB packages. Type “sudo apt-get install alien” into the terminal and press “Enter.” Enter your root password to begin the install.

3. Install the font packages Maya needs to run. Type “sudo apt-get install csh, tcsh, libglw1-mesa, libglw1-mesa-dev, libaudiofile-dev, libaudiofile0, libaudiofile0-dbg, elfutils, ttf-liberation, ttf-mscorefonts-installer” into the terminal and press “Enter.”

4. Install the dependency packages Maya needs to run. Type “sudo apt-get install tcsh fam libxp6 libxpm4 libxprintapputil1 libxprintutil1 cpio rpm ia32-libs” into the terminal and press “Enter.”

5. Create symbolic links to facilitate the installation process. Type the following commands into the terminal, pressing “Enter” after each one:

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk /autodesk

sudo ln -s /usr/aw /aw

export RPM_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr

Convert RPM Packages and Install DEB Packages

6. Create a folder on your drive called “Maya2011.” Copy all the Maya RPM packages into this directory. Remove the “Backburner” packages from your “Maya2011” folder when the transfer is complete; they are not supported.

7. Open a terminal and navigate to your “Maya2011” folder. Type “for i in *.rpm; do sudo alien -cv $i; done” and press “Enter” to convert the RPM packages to DEB packages.

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8. Type “sudo dpkg -i *.deb” and press “Enter” to install the DEB packages.

Set Up Maya 2011

9. Navigate to “/usr/local/bin” in the terminal and create symbolic links for the Maya applications by typing the following commands into the terminal and pressing “Enter” after each line:

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/fcheck fcheck

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/maya2011 maya

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/imgcvt imgcvt

sudo ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/Render Render

10. Navigate to “/usr/autodesk” in the terminal and type “sudo ln -s maya2011-x64 maya” to create an additional symbolic link.

11. Create shortcuts on your desktop by entering “sudo ln -sf /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/desktop/Autodesk-Maya.desktop /usr/share/applications/Autodesk-Maya.desktop” and “sudo ln -sf /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/desktop/Autodesk-Maya.directory /usr/share/desktop-directories/Autodesk-Maya.directory” into the terminal.

12. Set up the Mental Ray application by entering the following commands into the terminal:

sudo mkdir /usr/tmp

sudo chmod 777 /usr/tmp

sudo sh -c “echo ‘setenv LC_ALL en_US.UTF-8′ >> /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/maya2011’

Configure Maya License

13. Type “/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/licensechooser /usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/ standalone unlimited” into the terminal and press “Enter.” When the command completes, reboot your computer.

14. Open a terminal. Navigate to your home directory. Create a file called “mayainstall.c” that contains the following line:

int main (void) {return 0; }

15. Type “export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64/” into the terminal and press “Enter.”

16. Type “/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/adlmreg -i S 658C1 658D1 2011.0.0.F “yourserialnumber” /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2011/MayaConfig.pit” into the terminal and press “Enter.” Replace “yourserialnumber” with your Maya 2011 serial number, and make sure that “658C1 658D1” matches your Maya 2011 Product Code. Reboot your computer again.

17.Open a terminal, navigate to your “Maya2011” folder, type “sudo ./setup” and follow the setup instructions.

Finish the Installation

18. Navigate to the “/usr/lib” directory in the terminal. Type “sudo ln -s libtiff.so.4 libtiff.so.3” and press “Enter.”

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19. Navigate to “/usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/lib/” in the terminal. Type “sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 libcrypto.so.6” and press “Enter.” Type “sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8 libssl.so.6” and press “Enter.”

20. Create two symbolic links by entering “ln –s /usr/lib64/libssl.so.8 libssl.so.6” and “ln –s /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.8 libcrypto.so.6” into the terminal.

21. Launch Maya 2011 with the “maya” command or the shortcut on your desktop.