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I hope this is posted on the right site, if not I apologize.

Im currently installing (or trying to install) my Autodesk 3d Packages on my new LinuxMint installation.

Im brand-new to linux, but so far I always managed to get everything done without greater distractions.

Now however, I fear my limited knowledge has found its limits.

Im following the Guide for installing Autodesk Maya provided by Autodesk (as found here), but I'm stuck at step 3:

  • Type ./setup and press Enter.

Which returned this:

    gh057@JARVIS ~/Downloads/Maya_2014 $ su -
    JARVIS ~ # ./setup
    -su: ./setup: No such file or directory
    JARVIS ~ # cd /home/gh057/Downloads/Maya_2014
    JARVIS Maya_2014 # ./setup
    -su: ./setup: No such file or directory
    JARVIS Maya_2014 # ./Setup
    -su: ./Setup: Is a directory
    JARVIS Maya_2014 # 

at which point I go: "You don't say?!" and cluelessly stare at the screen.

Im confident this is just the result of my limited knowledge of the system, so I would appreciate any help you can throw my way :)

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Is there a file called setup inside of the Setup directory? – jordanm Jul 22 '13 at 13:54
There is a Setup directory (uppercase S) but apparently no file called setup (lowercase S). Does the file setup (lowercase S) actually exist? If so, see unix.stackexchange.com/questions/13391/…. If not, it simply means that the instructions are wrong. – Gilles Jul 22 '13 at 21:32

It appears that you are not alone in running into difficulties installing Autodesk products on linux, as there are dozens of forums with people talking about their experiences.

It appears that the autodesk installation uses packages (.deb) files to help simplify the process.

Basically you need to extract the installation, and find the .deb files then run

sudo dpkg -i foo.deb

A guy named heath wrote a script to do exactly that.


Make sure to install as root

sudo su -
apt-get install git
cd /tmp
git clone https://gist.github.com/5555214.git autodesk
cd autodesk
chmod +x maya_2014.sh

The installation will take a long time ( 30+ minutes), and appear to hang at times.

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The script you posted appears to have syntax errors – jordanm Jul 22 '13 at 14:32
I updated the answer with the steps I took to install it. When do you get the errors, and what errors are they? – spuder Jul 22 '13 at 15:40
I didn't run it, but if [uname -m != x86_64]; then is an obvious syntax error. – jordanm Jul 22 '13 at 15:46
Thanks! At least i've got it installed now :) However, there's a new issue: Start Maya Now? yes /usr/autodesk/maya2014-x64/bin/maya.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Also running it from the menu won't launch it. :/ – Nils Diefenbach Jul 22 '13 at 15:54
This should solve the 'lib tiff.so.3' library error askubuntu.com/questions/44132/how-do-i-install-libtiff-so-3. See the answer by Lekensteyn or the answer by jahid65 – spuder Jul 22 '13 at 16:19

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