Installing mayaseed is simple; simply move the downloaded files to your preferred location on your disk or network and open the
open_me_to_install.ma file included with the mayaseed distribution.
Once you have installed mayaseed, you just need to give maya a restart and enable it from the plug-in manager
Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in manager
During export, mayaseed exports geometry as obj files. Mayaseed includes two .obj exporters, one cross-platform and cross-version exporter built using pyhton and one faster compiled version that is specific to your OS and maya version. If you have a version of maya with a compatable compiled exporter you'll want to enable that also; it will be called
If something goes wrong or you prefer to install mayaseed manually, create a file called
mayaseed.module with the following contents, replacing
<install_directory> with the correct values.
mayaseed <version_number> <install_directory> icons: graphics scripts: scripts
You then want to put that file in one of the following locations:
Mac: /Users/<username\>/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<maya version>/scripts Windows Vista and higher: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\maya\<maya version>\scripts (you may have My Documents instead of Documents) Windows XP and lower: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\maya\<maya version>\scripts Linux: /usr/aw/userconfig/maya/<maya version>/scripts