Last Updated: Jan.11th, 2006
|Maya Complete / Unlimited||8.0||200607200027|
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In order to determine whether your system is qualified to run Maya and mental ray for Maya, you must have a qualified processor, operating system, graphics card, and graphics driver. See the following sections.
As well, you must meet other requirements such as:
1) If you do not wish to use SELinux enforcement, you can disable it by running the `setenforce 0` command before starting X, or by adding selinux=0 to the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf or change /etc/selinux/config and reboot.
2) It may be possible to change the security context of the Maya libraries, with the chcon command. This has not been tested.
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Intel and AMD 64-bit Compatibility: Please note that qualification on 64-bit capable systems must take into account the mode that the CPU is running as well as whether the OS is 32-bit or 64-bit. These combinations were previously described in a way that could be misinterpreted and we apologize for any inconvenience.
The following tables show the operating systems and processor combinations qualified to run Maya and mental ray for Maya:
|Pentium 4||Xeon||Athlon 64||Opteron||Athlon 64||Opteron||EM64T|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4||unsupported||unsupported||unsupported||unsupported||untested||qualified1||qualified1|
|Fedora Core 5||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1||qualified1|
1 Maya 8.0 has been qualified and is fully supported on the following Workstations with one of these operating systems:
The Linux operating system is extremely flexible with regards to precise versioning of different components, drivers and libraries. Maya may behave very differently on superficially similar systems and while Autodesk will do our best to help solve problems that are probably due to operating system configuration issues, we may be unable to explain or determine the cause of a problem.
Internally at Autodesk we have stabilized on the following configurations. We provide this list for the purpose of aiding our customers, but we can make no guarantees to the reliability, stability or availability of these components. This is not a complete list of Linux configuration choices, but are only the important components that we are aware significantly affect Maya.
Redhat Enterprise Linux ws 4.0
Fedora Core 5
Please see Notes on Operating Systems. note re: non Redhat Systems.
Maya 8.0 uses OpenMotif 2.2.3 as its GUI framework. The version used is OpenMotif 2.2.3 from ICS with additional updates from the OpenMotif CVS. Maya includes the library in its default lib directory. No action is required to use the proper library.
For more information, see http://www.motifzone.com/
Maya depends on a compatible version of libGLU.so. The version that comes with XFree86 is compatible and works with Maya. Some other versions have problems with exception handling within Maya.
Maya's choice of OpenGL visuals is RGBA 8/8/8/8 double buffer with depth buffer of 24 where applicable. Visuals available from the XServer can be found using the command
If Maya can not obtain its preferred visual, it will fall back as possible to lower values. A warning will be issued in this case.
Set up the XServer so it is using direct rendering to get as many visuals as possible. Use a depth setting of 24, to enable 8 bits per component.
Autodesk is aware that sound reproduction inside Maya (scrubbing and playback) doesn't work on many sound cards on Linux. At this time sound reproduction may not be adequate for your purposes. Sound playback does behave correctly on some cards and some on-board/built-in sound devices, and we are currently attempting to identify specific sound cards that provide better performance.
Soundblaster Live cards are currently known to provide inadequate performance for interactive sound playback, particularly scrubbing.
We are also aware that sound will not work on some sounds cards (e.g. Soundblaster 16) when another application is already using the sound system.
|Redhat WS 4.0 Limitations and Solutions|
|Limitation||When using Maya Live, the startTrack initial image may appear very small, and the playblast may appear with no image. Sometimes the files are created correctly even though they do not play back with fcheck manually.|
|Limitation||While many NFS issues with Irix file servers were fixed in Redhat 7.2, issues are still occurring on Redhat 7.2 and 7.3 when exporting to 64-bit file systems (e.g. IRIX).|
|Solution||Exporting with the ,32bitclients attribute sometimes
Check your /etc/exports file and append ,32bitclients on each line that exports to a 64-bit file system. E.g.;
Note: with this setting you will not be able to access files larger than 2GB.
|Non Redhat Systems Limitations and Solutions|
Maya may not run on systems that do not have a compatible runtime libraries, including glibc compiled with the __cxa_atexit option. Maya includes the C++ runtime libraries libstdc++.so.5, and libgcc_s.so.1 within the Maya "lib" directory, as well as the required Motif 2.2.3 runtime library libXm.so.3
|Solution||It is possible to copy selected .so files, however the precise files and locations vary on different versions of Linux and we are unable to provide replacement .so files, precise instructions nor provide Support on how to resolve this.|
|HP||HP Workstation xw9300||www.hp.com|
Maya is qualified with the following graphics adapters (with the specified driver for the specified operating systems). Autodesk has tested only drivers listed under each OS. While it may be possible to use Maya successfully on earlier or later drivers, Autodesk cannot guarantee their performance or behavior. If you encounter problems with a driver, we strongly suggest that you contact the graphic card vendor to report your problem.
|Company||Graphics Controller||Fedora Core 5||Red Hat EL ws 4.0*||SuSE 10.1|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 1500||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 3400||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 3450||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 4400||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 4500||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 4500 X2||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|Nvidia||Quadro FX 5500||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested||untested|
|*Red Hat Enterprise Linux ws 4.0|
|see below for important details about each of these graphics cards.|
Video Cards without Hardware Overlay Planes
There will be visual differences compared with Hardware overlays that may result in difficulty seeing or manipulating aspects of the scene or Maya interface. Examples of Graphics cards without Hardware overlays include (but are not restricted to):
Although Maya may be used successfully on systems containing these Graphics Cards, only those specifically listed here have been tested. Please review the notes below carefully as some of these cards have limitations which may make them unsuitable for your purposes.
- Radeon Family
- Geforce Series
Quadro FX Family
To set hardware overlay planes on NVIDIA quadro cards you will need to enable "CIOverlay" in the XF86Config file. ex.
Option "CIOverlay" "on"
ATI FireGL Graphics Accelerators
|Nvidia Quadro FX Family||87.74||87.74||CIOverlay on|
Maya 8.0 was compiled using gcc 4.0.2. on a RHEL 4 system. gcc 4.0.2 source code is available from http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.0/
The options to build the gcc 4.0.2. compiler used for Maya are:
Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../gcc-4.0.2/configure --prefix=/opt/gcc402 --program-suffix=402 --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-languages=c,c++ Thread model: posix gcc version 4.0.2
Plugin developers should use the same configuration.