Installation

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

Mayaseed in the 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 ms_export_obj_<maya_version>.

If something goes wrong or you prefer to install mayaseed manually, create a file called mayaseed.module with the following contents, replacing <version_number> and <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