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Installing Maya 2018 on Windows
Step 1. Go to the Autodesk Education website at
www.autodesk.com/education/ and sign in with your
Autodesk Educational account .
Step 2. In the login window, enter your Autodesk
Educational email (TU Delft email address). Press next
and enter your password.
Maya 2018 and Arnold
Download and installation of Maya 2018
Step 3. Select Maya in the list of products. Step 4. Select Maya 2018 from the dropdown list,
choose Windows 64-bit and English. You will receive an
e-mail with the serial-and product key or you can write it
Before you begin
The following instruction is supported by the TU Delft and has been tested to be working. However, we offer this
manual to you as an extra service. In case you have a configuration or version of Windows other than the one
described here and you have problems installing Maya 2018, neither ICT nor a Servicepoint will be able to help you
to install Maya 2018.
In order to download the Maya 2018 setup files, make sure that you have a working NetID and an Autodesk
This manual consist of 3 parts:
1. Download and install Maya 2018
2. Applying the latest update for maya 2018
3. Download and install Arnold for Maya 2018
Step 6. Once download is complete, double-click on the
file and click OK to begin extracting the installation files.
Step 10. Click Launch Now to close the installation
screen and start Maya for activation.
Step 8. Click on Accept and then Next.
Step 5. DO NOT CLICK on INSTALL NOW! Instead,
click on the white icon next to it and choose Browser
Step 9. Click Install to start the installation of Maya and
Arnold. Wait for it to finish.
Step 7. Once the extraction is complete, the installation
window should appear. Click on Install to proceed.
Step 12. Click ActivateStep 11. When you first open Maya 2018, the Licensing
window will appear, click ‘Enter a serial number‘.
Step 13. Enter the serial number from step 4. Click Next. Step 14. Wait for the licensing process to complete. Click
Step 15. If you have an older version of Maya installed,
you will be prompted to copy your old preferences or just
use the default one. Either option is fine.
Step 2. Click on the Maya icon on the left.
Step 4. After the download finishes you will be prompted
to give permission for the installation to start. After doing
so, the installation will start. Once finished the update
process is complete.
Step 1. Open the Autodesk Desktop App. This should be
installed along with Maya.
Step 3. Click Update on the appropriate version of Maya.
If you have multiple versions of Maya installed they will
appear in the same list.
Download and install Arnold for Maya 2018
Step 2. After being redirected to the login page, click on
the Login or Create New Account icon.
Step 4. After logging in, click the download as indicated
Step 6. In the next screen, leave the boxes checked and
Step 1. Open your internet browser and go to the website
Click on the download version for Maya 2018.
Step 3. Login with the credentials you used for
downloading Maya on the Autodesk website.
Step 5. After the download is completed, open the .exe
file. Click Next as indicated below, and click I Agree.
Step 7. The installer will auto-detect the installation
path. Make sure Maya is not running and click Install to
Step 8. Reboot the system to complete the installation.
The newest version of Arnold is now installed for Maya.