Maya 2010 on Linux, and Mac, plus answer to 64 bit Mac question

Yep. New version. 2010. In the house, running happily on my Mac and Linux machines.

The procedures are nearly identical for installing the 2009 version, with the exception of the built in extra packages. I’ll Post a step-by-step instruction for installing 2010 soon, and answer the question about “Why is there no 64 bit version of Maya for OS X”, that pops up at about every g.d forum I visit.

Short answer: Maya is Carbon. Carbon is not 64 bit, because Apple decided that’s a waste of time and resources. So. If there will be a 64 bit version for Mac, the WHOLE application must be re-written in Objective-C in native 64bit Cocoa Framework (this is the only way to program native 64-bit applications on the Mac), vs. the 32 bit Carbon C++ API, that’s as mentioned is abandoned by Apple Inc.
Don’t think we’ll see that happen. Maya has some years on its back… But who knows?

Only the future will know.

Think that actually sums up part two of this post.

Happy living!

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12 thoughts on “Maya 2010 on Linux, and Mac, plus answer to 64 bit Mac question

  1. Blender has a 64bit version for osx.
    With 2.5 release also with a snow leopard look.

    O,…
    and blender has the same look and feel and scripts for linux. All linux versions deb or rpm.

    Pitty blender cant be found in the stores. Only for free on the web.
    Then again: blender does not render with mental ray.

    Waiting to see your bit on how to install maya on a deb ( ubuntu ) as your ( excellent ) 2009 does not work for my ubuntu 9.04 dist.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hello. Please help. I am trying to get maya 2010 to work in Ubuntu 9.10, and it doesnt. I guess the issue for me is a license file. In OS X, I used the license wizard when I first installed the program. Through a test install of opensuse, I was able to double click the setup file and get this wizard as well. However, in ubuntu, I am simply installing .deb files, I never run into the license wizard. No, I do not have a aw.dat file. When installing in OS X, it asked me for serial and product key, then I had to register. After installing maya and glew, I get a window that basically tells me I dont have a proper license file. How do I go about in ubuntu running the license wizard?

    Thanks

    Brucem91

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    • Sorry to say, that I can not provide you more support than I’ve already done in preparing this, (still the best I’ve found to date), guide for installing Maya 2009 or 2010 on any version of Linux, listing all the required libraries, and a step-by-step, working (if you read the comments) recipe for success.

      It has taken me quite some time and effort to troubleshoot, log, and prepare the existing guide, and it works for me, if followed unchanged and in correct order.

      GC

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  3. We really appreciate your helpful guides for getting Maya to work with Ubuntu around here – any chance you can document how you got 2010 working? We are quite stumped by this version. Specifically Autodesk seem to have invented the most ass-backwards license setup _ever_ for this release.

    regards,

    /p

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  4. “the WHOLE application must be re-written in Objective-C in native 64bit Cocoa Framework (this is the only way to program native 64-bit applications on the Mac)”

    There is another way. Using Linux codebase and compiling it against X11.app in OS X. That is the easiest way, but I am not sure Autodesk will considering doing things that way…

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    • Compiling against X11.app??? What shit is that? X11.app is only a thin wafer of functions, that permits X11 application compiled with the Darwin Project codebase to run in a separate window-server, for display purposes. So what you’re saying is, well, just crap.
      Besides, there are already a functional Linux 64-bit version, that targets the X11 display framework.

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