Autodesk Maya 2018 on Fedora 29/30

Maya is a multi-platform 3D animation software that is available for Windows, OSX and Linux developed by Autodesk and used by a large number of people for 3D Animation, 3D Modelling, Game development, and Simulation. Maya has many other areas of use. It depends only on how you use it, it’s one of those software’s that can do anything you want if you have a real imagination. Maya is a paid so software you need to own a license or have student licence to use it.

To install Maya on Fedora. We need to download the official Maya RPM package that comes with a GUI installer, which makes the installation even easier. Let’s get started with installing Maya on our Fedora workstation.


  • Logging in as root in a terminal window. su –
  • Installing the required dependencies. yum install mesa-libGLw libXp gamin audiofile audiofile-devel e2fsprogs-libs libpng12 libXmu libXt libXi libXinerama libxcb tcsh xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi liberation-mono-fonts liberation-fonts-common liberation-sans-fonts liberation-serif-fonts
  • We need to symlink to (you need to have libtiff already installed).
  • Downloading the Maya RPM package.
  • You can download it using Curl or Wget


curl -# -L -O  
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  • Unzip the package. tar -xvf -o Autodesk_Maya_2015_SP5_English_Linux.tgz
  • cd into the directory. cd Autodesk_Maya_2015_SP5_English_Linux.tgz/
  • Run setup./setup # use sudo if not root user.
  • You need to click next and then choose the installation type. If you are going with standalone go ahead with that. If you prefer network installation go ahead with that (I have not tested network install).
  • Insert your serial key and product key.
  • Then choose the packages you want to bundle while installing.
  • The installation screen should look something like this.

! If the installation was successful you should get a screen that looks something like this. ![Autodesk Maya install success]( you can run Maya by running `maya`in a terminal window or by logging out and logging in so that the application menu is updated with our new application install path.

  • If you get an error message that says the following. Sorry to disturb you – but I get this error
Stack trace: /lib64/ language: JavaScript (javascript)
  • You can fix this issue by symlink this file. This should fix the issue.
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

We can now start working on our new project in Maya.

If for any reason the guide does not work or is giving error, leave a below and let me know.

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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.