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May 20, 2013


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I am thinking of developing software for Maya/Max. Does Autodesk reveal how many active paying Maya/Max users there are in the world?

Cyrille Fauvel

No, this is not an information I can share publicly. But if you are an ADN member and you got a good reason to know, we can have a discussion.


Erik Johansson

Back with another unrelated comment but comments sections closes awfully fast.

Is there anyway to avoid the special last step involving install_name_tool when installing PySide for Maya 2012/2013 in osx?

I tried just using DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH and PYTHONPATH for setting it up as on linux but it didn't work. Not too familiar with osx development but it seems like a strange step.

There is also some issues with the instructions that you might wan't to edit:
export SHIBOKEN_DIR=/Users/myHomeDir/shiboken-1.1.2/_output
should be
export SHIBOKEN_DIR=/Users/myHomeDir/shiboken-1.1.2/_output/lib/cmake/Shiboken-1.1.2

when cmaking
should be

there is also a bug in the qt src
in src/plugins/bearer/corewlan "|" needs to be replaced with "||" otherwise qt wont compile

The instructions when building qt for mac says something about that there is a bug in qt and files need to be copied for qmake to work. I skipped doing this and it made no difference.

Erik Johansson

So i figured out i can keep my PySide .so and .dylib files outside of the /Applications folder by linking them against @executable_app and using PYTHONPATH and DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH to find them but I can't get QtWebKit to work as the QtWebKit in maya is linked against @executable_app/phonon but phonon is not included. Is there any way to solve this?

Cyrille Fauvel

Hi Eric

I could compile Qt, PyQt, PySide without changing the code like you did, so that's really strange that you had to. Anyway, I can see phonon present in my distribution /Applications/Autodesk/maya2013/Maya.app/Contents/MacOS/phonon so I am not sure I understand your issue. I'll try to contact you by email and follow-up from there


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