Course Software and Purchases

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Install all this free software on your Mac or PC for the course:

Mouse
You will need a 3-button mouse to use Maya.

Cable
Please bring an HDMI to mini displayport or thunderbolt cable to connect your PC or Mac laptop to a classroom monitor, it will be easier to work. Look at your laptop to verify the connection.

External Hard drive
You will keep all your assignments on an external hard drive. 500GB or more. This way you can easily use any computer in the lab or your laptop. I recommend Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA1T0B/AM) $165 or if that is too expensive Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEH1000101) $43, SSD is about 25% faster.

First backup any files and format the drive as exFAT; this way the drive will work on either PC or Mac, with large files over 4GB. You will need to format this on a Mac.


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Maya 2019
Go to: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya
Select CREATE ACCOUNT >
Make sure to use your student email
Then go to: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya
     Select SIGN IN >
     License type: Personal or individual use
     Version: Maya 2019
     Choose your Operating system and language.
     click INSTALL NOW
     Mac: Follow UPDATE directions below, except select View downloads for 2019, this is a work around for the INSTALL NOW buttom disappearing.
Go to your Downloads folder, double click the installer

Run the updater too, see below.


UPDATE Maya 2019  You will need to run this too.
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN
     Go HERE under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya
     choose 2019 Downloads
     choose Updates & Add-ons
     Download the most recent update for your computer platform, save the file.
Go to your Downloads folder, double click the installer

The other way to find the updater section on the Autodesk site:
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN
Select the User menu  update_maya
Select Manage products & downloads
Select All Products & Services on the left
Select Maya
Select Updates & Add-Ons


License Maya
Do not select Single-user or Multi-user
Select enter a Serial number
Select Activate
Enter the serial numbers from the web page or email

Problem Solving 2019
If you accidentally installed the 30 day version, you can get your serial number from:
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account or check your Autodesk registration email in your inbox
     Go HERE
     choose Maya, your serial number is next to the version of Maya


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SketchUp for Education
SketchUp for education   3D software good for importing models etc


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Download Unity Hub
https://store.unity.com/download
Check terms of service and click on Download Unity Hub  Choose Save, go to your downloads folder
Run UnityHubSetup.exe
to install software
     Click Next, answer yes to firewall questions.
    
Accept license agreement and click Next
     Click Next
    
Select Download files to temporary location, Click Next


Unity  2019.2.16 
Please only use this version for the class

Download this file
It is in your Downloads folder
Unzip it, on a PC right mouse Extract All...
Double click the installer
Select Unity
and Microsoft Visual Studio


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OBS Studio
Screen Grab software for documenting VR projects
https://obsproject.com/download 


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Video Players:

Quicktime 7 for mac and 7.7.9 for PC (Your mac came with a different version of quicktime, not as advanced.)

MPC-HC  only PC, one of the few players to deal with the 4K and h.265 codecs.


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FTP Software
Do not use the cloud to move your files because you need to zip first. If you use this software you will not need to zip.
PC:  WinSCP https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

Mac: Filezilla  https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?platform=osx
Be careful to not install the optional software!

File protocol: SFTP
Host Name: file.design.ucla.edu
Port: 22
User ID: Your login
     /data/classes/Fall19/156/drop
     or  /home/users/yourlogin/myClasses/Fall19-156/drop

FYI The temp drive is located:
/mnt/tempdrive/personal_space
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