Maya & Arnold – 1 Installation

Installing Maya and Arnold

Download the installers here:

Maya 2016 Installer – WIN (Direct download link, 1 GB)

Maya 2016 Service Pack 5 Installer (Update your Maya installation)

Arnold Renderer (Render Engine, free demo download)

After installation activate the Arnold plugin with the Plugin Manager in Maya:

PluginManager

Tick both mtoa.mll boxes, refresh, close.

PluginManagerCheckbox

Click the Render Settings Icon on the toolshelf

RenderSettings

Select Arnold Renderer and change all Gamma Correction values to one. A value of one tells Maya to work internally with unchanged RAW color values. This is important to avoid over- or underexposed output.

RendersettingsGamma

Continue with Part 2 – Project Setup