Package Details: maya 2024.2-1

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Package Base: maya
Description: Autodesk Maya 3D Animation, Modelling, Simulation and Rendering Software
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Keywords: 3d Autodesk Maya
Licenses: custom
Submitter: aquarius
Maintainer: meepzh (ttc0419, aquarius)
Last Packager: meepzh
Votes: 20
Popularity: 0.002055
First Submitted: 2016-07-25 19:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-11-22 19:57 (UTC)

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meepzh commented on 2022-04-08 22:36 (UTC) (edited on 2023-11-29 06:39 (UTC) by meepzh)

Many thanks to ttc0419 for getting this set up and for writing these instructions originally.

Autodesk has updated the EULA for the Autodesk Education version. See here for more info. Note that the checksums for this package use the paid version, which may or may not be the same as the educational versions.

Installation Instructions:

To download the latest version of Maya, go to your Autodesk account Products and Services and save the Linux tgz file to any location of your choice.

Extract the tgz file to any location of your choice.

Maya is now split into several packages as it is for the official rpm installation. You will need the following files from the extracted tgz file to build some other packages as well:

  1. (required) Packages/adlmapps*.rpm to build adlmapps
  2. (required) Packages/adsklicensing*.rpm to build adsklicensing
  3. (required) Packages/Maya*.rpm to build this package
  4. (optional) Packages/ to build maya-arnold
  5. (optional) Packages/Bifrost*.rpm to build maya-bifrost
  6. (optional) Packages/AdobeSubstance3DforMaya*.rpm to build maya-substance, if you don't want to download directly from Adobe
  7. (optional) Packages/MayaUSD*.rpm to build maya-usd-bin

Packages 1 and 2 are required to use Maya and 4 to 7 are plugins that can be installed when needed.

You will need to move the rpm files to the directory containing the corresponding package's PKGBUILD file. Please refer to the AUR wiki for further installation details.

After installation, you may wish to enable the Autodesk Licensing service with systemctl enable adsklicensing.service. This service is started automatically one time when installing and removing this package.

Note that the install file will automatically register and deregister Maya with the licensing service if you are using the adsklicensing package. You may need to restart the adsklicensing service and reinstall Maya if adsklicensing was upgraded and running at the same time.

Launch Maya and log into your Autodesk account or enter your product serial to check out a license.

Please note that the Maya executable is patched to launch with the --single-process flag to address launch issues with the Application Home. You may try to opt out of this patch if this does not present an issue for you.


If you are having the following font error, Failed trying to load font : -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-11-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 //, first try the Autodesk recommended commands with your normal permissions.

xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/100dpi
xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/75dpi
xset fp rehash


If you are still seeing font errors, you can try one or more of the following:

  1. Install xorg-mkfontscale and run mkfontscale in /usr/share/fonts. Then re-run the xset commands above.
  2. Try running the xset commands with superuser permissions.
  3. Try enabling and generating the following locales: en_GB ISO-8859-1 en_US ISO-8859-1

If you are having licensing errors, you can refer to this comment/forum post by mac666er recommending you to only use the en_US.UTF-8 locale or this comment by TheSunCat recommending you to disable Wayland.

If your launch process hangs at the OpenCL initialization, you may wish to check for OpenCL conflicts as mentioned in this comment by TheSunCat. You may also need to rename/delete the intel-openapi icd file in /etc/OpenCL/vendors as mentioned here.


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meepzh commented on 2023-11-22 20:11 (UTC)

Hi all, please note that the maya-usd package has been moved to maya-usd-bin per AUR guidelines.

MrAlcoholicFox commented on 2023-06-07 09:41 (UTC)

Hey guys, Just a little note for future peoples. The education license edition of maya comes with the version of adsklicensing. How I installed it is just by going to the aur page for the adsklicensing and using a previous version meant for the version (and of course putting the rpm there) and then just ran makepkg for the adsklicensing (installing that before the main maya). Hope this helps future people!

meepzh commented on 2023-05-02 19:25 (UTC)

Hi @wilaze131! I've updated the pinned comment to hopefully address most of your questions. I suspect that this is compatible with the student version (you may need to update the checksums), but I don't seem to be able to verify this myself. Hopefully someone else here might know.

Once you put the extracted file for each package in the same directory as each corresponding AUR repository, you can run makepkg -si to build and install them. It sounds like pamac might run that command for you, but unfortunately I wouldn't know. Best of luck!

wilaze131 commented on 2023-05-02 08:15 (UTC) (edited on 2023-05-02 08:16 (UTC) by wilaze131)

Hi, is this AUR package is for Student Version of Maya or I should have paid license? And for 2024 should i download tgz file first and put the extracted file somewhere? or i just need to press build button in pamac AUR without need to do anything else?

*i read pinned comment but i think it's old from 2022?

Redwolf commented on 2023-04-18 15:19 (UTC)

Thank you @meepzh that was the fix! The file was missing.

meepzh commented on 2023-04-05 19:55 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-10 15:00 (UTC) by meepzh)

I'm really sorry about that, Camrais! There's a note about going back to the older version of adsklicensing package on its package page, but I forgot about the hard-coded version in the Maya install file. I'm going to figure out a better way of going about it this weekend. (Edit: This is done!) Thanks for flagging!

Camrais commented on 2023-04-05 19:44 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-05 19:47 (UTC) by Camrais)

Hi guys,

first of all thank you for providing the package! I had a hard time launching it (I'm kind of new to all of this) because in the maya.install file you have the old version of the AdskLicense Service ( linked, while the package for the licensing service is installing the version adsklicensing13.1.0.8534-0-0.x86_64.rpm. So the product doesn't get registered with autodesk and therefore doesn't launch. One has to manually download the updated version for the Licensing Service from autodesk, as it is not packed with the build provided by autodesk. Would be awesome if you could update it, or make a notification about it on here.

The workaround for it is to issue after installing the package the following command as superuser:

# /opt/Autodesk/AdskLicensing/ register --prod_key 657P1 --prod_ver 2024.0.0.F --config_file /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2024/MayaConfig.pit --eula_locale US

Thanks again!

Greetings Camrais

meepzh commented on 2023-04-02 14:58 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that @Redwolf. Just to make sure to cover our bases since this happened before, are you seeing this file /usr/autodesk/maya2024/lib/ The PKGBUILD should be creating it, but like last time, I believe it wasn't for you? Otherwise, is gdb providing any stacktrace information besides the crash when you run it without prompt mode?

Also @ttc0419, I was able to confirm that Maya runs just fine without opencl-driver, but I'm happy to be corrected. I'll add some notes in the pinned comment.

Redwolf commented on 2023-04-01 18:02 (UTC)

Thank you @meepzh, i've tried the commands from the maya.install file, but it is still giving me the crash.

meepzh commented on 2023-03-29 23:42 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-30 02:03 (UTC) by meepzh)

@ttc0419, I don't recall having to install any opencl packages in my VM, but I can't seem to open it anymore, and the VM may have required them to begin with. I'll fix it up and check this weekend. Thanks for calling that out.

@Redwolf, I don't seem to be having any issues, but I'll check this issue as well when I get the VM up and running. I do wonder if it might be licensing-related, since I personally made that mistake earlier. I've updated maya.install just now to get that working for 2024, in case you haven't run those commands that already.