Using Yadle: Ways to Access Yadle: Autodesk Maya: MacOS


Installing Plugin

Step 1: Download maya.tar.gz using link in Customer Links document provided to you by Yadle.


Step 2: Extract maya.tar.gz using tar in Terminal.

$ tar -zxf maya.tar.gz

Step 3: Move extracted yadle folder to any centralized location on your organizations network that users can access.

$ mv ./yadle <central_network_location>

User Setup

Step 1: Look for ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<version>/Maya.env. You can run the following command to check if this file exists.

$ ls ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<version>/ | grep Maya.env
  • a. If this file already exists, open this file with an editor such as vi, and look for a line that sets MAYA_MODULE_PATH.

    • i. If this line exists, add path to yadle folder. Separating paths with semicolon “;”.

      MAYA_MODULE_PATH = <existing/maya/module/path>; <central_network_location>/yadle
    • ii. If this line does not exist, append following line:

      MAYA_MODULE_PATH = <path/to/yadle/directory>
  • b. If this file does not exist, create it and open with vi editor.

    $ vi ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<version>/Maya.env
    
    • i. Add the following lines to the newly created Maya.env file. Use full path of yadle folder.

    •  MAYA_MODULE_PATH = <central_network_location>/yadle
      

Step 2: Open Maya. On the top menu bar, select Yadle > Launch App to launch Yadle Maya plug-in.


Step 3: Enter your Yadle username and password. Click Login.