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How to install VirtuCamera plug-in in Autodesk® Maya® software

VirtuCameraMaya is provided as a Python Maya® Plug-in. The installation is pretty straight forward: 

1. Unzip the archive, you can download it from the Home page.

2. Copy the contents of the archive: a folder named virtuCameraMaya and a file named virtuCameraMayaPlugin.py

3. Paste them in one of the following directories, depending on your operating system. If the plug-ins folder doesn’t exist, create it:

Windows: \Users\<username>\Documents\maya\<version>\plug-ins\
MacOS: /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<version>/plug-ins/
Linux: $HOME/maya/<version>/plug-ins/

Note for MacOS users: If you can’t find the Library folder, it’s probably hidden. You can use Cmd+Shift+. to show hidden files.

4. Open Maya, go to menu Windows > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager and make sure virtuCameraMayaPlugin.py is loaded.

Done! you should have a new shelf from VirtuCamera ready to be used.

If you prefer it, you can add the plug-in folder path to the MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH environment variable.

 

How to start using VirtuCamera

After clicking on “Start Serving”, if your computer doesn’t show up in the app, connect using the QR Code button and scanning the code from the plug-in.

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