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Download and Install Maya Program

  1. If you are an educator or student, go to to download a free 3 year version.
  2. Click "Create Account".
  3. Fill in all of the information and click Next.
  4. Follow instructions in the email you receive to activate your account.
  5. Select the appropriate operating system and version
  6. As of June 2016, the Maya 2016 version has been tested and works for XROMM. XROMM Maya Tools may not be compatible with later versions. 
  7. Install program
  8. (The following instructions are obsolete: replaced by new xconfig shelf tool in XROMM Maya Tools. Press xconfig when first run Maya) XROMM convention for Maya is to use "Z-up" coordinate space. Often Maya defaults to "Y-up" coordinate space, which looks like this.
  9. To set "Z-up" coordinate space, click on Animation Preferences in the lower right corner of the screen. Alternately, the window can be opened through Maya -> Preferences
  10. Select Settings and choose Z as the "Up axis"
  11. Save and close the window