Here how to install Autodesk Maya on Fedora 29. 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
BPython in an interactive and fancy interface for Python interpreter, It supports Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and BSD.
Debian 9.5 Stretch is the latest release, at the time of writing this post. It is a tried and tested method, but I highly recommend taking snapshots and backup of your data, before proceeding with these sets of instructions.