Render wireframe in RenderMan 23 for Maya

In this article, I will be explaining how to render wireframe in RenderMan 23 for Maya, for this process I will be using Maya 2019.2, but this process should work with any version and service pack that supports RenderMan 23.

RenderMan offers integrators, for this process we will be using PxrVisualizer which offers various types of styles of output, like shaded, flat and normal.

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Autodesk Maya 2018 on Fedora 29/30

Here is how to install Autodesk Maya on Fedora 29/30. Maya is the industry standard in Visual Effects, Animation, and the Games industry.

Updated: Grab a copy of Autodesk Maya for Linux from manage.autodesk.com, or here

Fedora is not officially supported by Autodesk, but it can be installed because it is an RPM-based Linux distribution,

This tutorial expects you to know how to use the terminal

Install dependencies.

Run these commands in the terminal

sudo dnf -y install mesa-libGLw mesa-libGLU libXp libXmu libXt libXi libXext libX11 libXinerama libXau libxcb gamin audiofile audiofile-devel e2fsprogs-libs glibc zlib libSM libICE 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 libpng12 libtiff

Soft link the libtiff required as per Maya.

cd /usr/lib64  
sudo ln -s libtiff.so.5 libtiff.so.3

Extract the archive and set it as the current directory.

tar -xvf Autodesk_Maya_2018_EN_Linux_64bit.tgz
cd Autodesk_Maya_2018_EN_Linux_64bit

Launch the setup

sudo ./setup

If you get an error while trying to run setup try this command

sudo QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1 ./setup

The GUI installer will launch. Go through the installation process, and it should successfully install Maya 2018

Feel free to share this article, hope you have a great time, if you have any questions leave a comment below or email me.

Thanks to the YouTube channel The Art Of Failure to create this video to fix the visual installation bug.

Open multiple instances of Maya on Mac OS

On Mac OS by default, you can have only one instance of Maya running. The instance can have multiple windows open, but this means you are limited to be working on one project or file at a time.

We can open another instance of Maya with the help of the command line, for this we will be using the Terminal.

You can open it with the help of spotlight or go into the others folder in the Launchpad.

An example of the command in Mac Terminal

Enter the following command in the Terminal.

2020

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2020/Maya.app/

2019

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2019/Maya.app/

2018

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2018/Maya.app/

2017

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2017/Maya.app/

2016

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2016/Maya.app/

2015

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2015/Maya.app/

2014

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2014/Maya.app/

2013

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2013/Maya.app/

2012

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2012/Maya.app/

2011

open -n /Applications/Autodesk/maya2011/Maya.app/

If you have any question, leave a comment below.