Installation / Maya

Prerequisites

Maya

Verge3D works on top of Autodesk Maya 2017-2020 which should be installed first. If this is not the case, you can download a free trial bundle from Autodesk's website, or try Verge3D for Blender instead.

We recommend using the latest version of Maya (2020 at the time of writing) for best results.

Operating system

We recommend using Verge3D on Windows 10, macOS 10.14/10.15 or latest RedHat/CentOS/Fedora Linux. Make sure you have latest video drivers installed. No admin privileges are required for installation.

Web browser

Verge3D can work in any browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge or Internet Explorer 11. We, however, recommend to use the Chrome browser for development as it is fast and provides good development tools. You might want to make it your default browser for more convenient previews.

Install Verge3D on Windows

Download the Verge3D bundle and double click on the .exe file to run the installer.

There is a known issue on Win 10 when Windows Defender may refuse to run the installer (we are working on it). If you see a blue warning window like on the picture below, click the More info link:

and then press the Run anyway button:

Choose an installation folder that have enough permissions for reading and writing (or better leave it by default). Installing in a system directory such as "Program Files" or "Desktop" is not recommended.

Once the installation is complete, you may open Maya. If you had it running, be sure to close and open it again. Now go to Plug-in Manager settings...

...and activate verge3d.py plug-in by enabling both Loaded and Auto load checkers.

Now you should see Verge3D menu in the main menu bar.

You should now also be able to launch Verge3D's App Manager independently of Maya, by clicking on the desktop icon or using the Start menu.

Install Verge3D on macOS

Download Verge3D XZ bundle and unpack it to a directory of your choice. Make sure you have enough permissions to read/write in this folder. Installing in a system directory is not recommended.

Go to Path_To_Verge3D_Installation/maya_plugin/setup directory and execute the regPlugPath.py script as follows

../../python/mac/bin/python3 ./regPlugPath.py

Once the installation is complete, you may open Maya. If you had it running, be sure to close and open it again. Now go to Plug-in Manager settings...

...and activate verge3d.py plug-in by enabling both Loaded and Auto load checkers.

Now you should see Verge3D menu in the main menu bar.

Install Verge3D on Linux

Download Verge3D XZ bundle and unpack it to a directory of your choice. Make sure you have enough permissions to read/write in this folder. Installing in a system directory is not recommended.

Go to Path_To_Verge3D_Installation/maya_plugin/setup directory and execute the regPlugPath.py script as follows

python3 ./regPlugPath.py

Once the installation is complete, you may open Maya. If you had it running, be sure to close and open it again. Now go to Plug-in Manager settings...

...and activate verge3d.py plug-in by enabling both Loaded and Auto load checkers.

Now you should see Verge3D menu in the main menu bar.

Configuring Plugin Path Manually

Sometimes Verge3D menu won't show up. This may happen due to various reasons:

In such the case, you may use the following procedure to configure the plugin path manually.

Find the file named Maya.env which is typically located in on the following folders:

Edit this file to specify the MAYA_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable as follows:

MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH=\Users\user\verge3d_maya\maya_plugin

Save the file and open Maya. If you had it running, be sure to close and open it again. Locate the Verge3D plugin in the Plug-In Manager settings dialog. Activate it by clicking the both Loaded and Auto load checkers. Now you should see Verge3D menu in the main menu bar.

What's Next

Familiarize yourself with the basics!

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