Running the installation
Loading the Phoenix FD for Maya plug-in
Before installing Phoenix FD for Maya, make sure that you have first installed the V-Ray for Maya and V-Ray license server on a machine in your network.
To install Phoenix FD for Maya, simply run the installation. Before copying the files to you system, the installer will ask for installation directories for the various components of Phoenix FD for Maya. For detailed installation instructions and troubleshooting, please see the installation PDF guide.
The installer file for Phoenix FD for Maya has a name of the format phoenixFD_adv_20000_mayaNNNN_vray_MM_PPP[.exe], where NNNN is the Maya version, MM is the V-Ray version, and PPP is a string that identifies the operating system platform (for example, x86 for Windows 32-bit, x64 for Windows 64-bit, linux_x64 for Linux etc). For example, the name of the installer could be something like phoenixFD_adv_20000_maya2012_vray_20_x64.exe.
To install Phoenix FD for Maya on Windows XP, please follow these steps:
To install Phoenix FD for Maya on Windows Vista, please follow these steps:
To install Phoenix FD for Maya on Linux, please follow these steps:
For example, the sequence of commands might look like this:
$ cd vray_install_dir
Loading the Phoenix FD for Maya plugin
When you install Phoenix FD, initially it will not be loaded by Maya automatically. To load the Phoenix FD for Maya plugin, follow these steps:
- Start Maya;
- From the main Maya menu, go to Window > Settings/Preferences... > Plug-in Manager...
- Scroll down to the bottom of the dialog in order to see the phoenixfd plugin entry;
- Click on the Load and Auto-load options.
If Phoenix FD for Maya is loaded successfully, you should be able see the Phoenix FD shelf and menu in Dynamics. If you do not see them, check out the Script Editor for any errors. Consult the installation PDF guide for more information.