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Installing Maya for OS XUsing the Terminal and setting up a root password
Installing Maya itself is a breeze. As with most Mac applications, you just run the installer, and everything goes where it's supposed to go. But activating the license key is a different story.
Maya uses your physical Ethernet address in its encryption, so, before you can get your license key, you'll need to supply this information. It's located in your Network Preferences Panel, which is located in the System Preferences under the Apple menu.
Once you supply this, Alias|Wavefront will supply you with a data file that will be used for activating you key. To do this, just follow these instructions.
1. Move your data file to the Desktop?the actual Desktop, not the folder labeled "Desktop."
2. Open the Terminal application, which is located in your Utilities folder within your Applications folder.
3. Type "su" (without the quotation marks) to take you to the root. Enter your password when prompted.
4. Type "installmayalicense" (without the quotes).
Everything went smoothly, right? Wrong. (Well, unless you know something about Unix, in which case you're one up on me.)
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