Course Software 

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

Mouse
You will also need a three-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.



Maya  2018
Create an account login,  autodesk set up a sign in    for free software

Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN,  select Autodesk Account
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya
     choose 2018 Downloads
     a popup widow appears
     under the Downloads tab, Choose your system platform.
     click on the Browser Download button
Go to your downloads folder, double click the installer



UPDATE Maya 2018
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account, If you are already signed in go HERE
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya

     click on Updates & Add-Ons
     look for Autodesk Maya 2018 (choose Windows or Mac)
     click on the Browser Download button, click Install Now, then I Accept, then Install, choose Save.
Go to your downloads folder, double click the installer



Maya  2016
Install Maya 2016 because it is good for rendering animation, Mental Ray is included for free.

Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account, If you are already signed in go HERE
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya

     choose 2016 Downloads
     a popup widow appears
     under the Downloads tab, Choose your system platform.
     click on the Browser Download button, click Install Now, then I Accept, then Install, choose Save.
Go to your downloads folder, double click the installer

If you run into an error on your Mac during installation do this.



Mental Ray 2016 (Plugin for rendering in Maya)
Mental Ray plug-in   3D Rendering software, do not install the Stand Alone version
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account, If you are already signed in go HERE
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya
     choose 2016 Downloads
     choose the Updates & Add-ons tab
     find mental ray Plugin for Autodesk Maya 2016 based on your system platform (not Satellite)
     click on the Browser Download
button, click Install Now, then I Accept, then Install, choose Save.
Go to your downloads folder, double click the installer



UPDATE Maya 2016
1) Maya 2016 Extension 2 Update

Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account, If you are already signed in go HERE
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose
Maya
     click on Updates & Add-Ons
     look for Autodesk Maya 2016 Extension 2 (choose Windows or Mac)
     click on the Browser Download button, click Install Now
Go to your download folder, double click the installer

2) Updating to Maya 2016 Extension 2 SP2
Go to Autodesk.com Select SIGN IN, select Autodesk Account, If you are already signed in go HERE
under MANAGEMENT scroll down
     choose Maya

     click on Updates & Add-Ons
     look for Autodesk Maya 2016 Extension 2 SP2 (choose Windows or Mac)
     click on the Browser Download button, click Install Now, then I Accept, then Install, choose Save.
Go to your downloads folder, double click the installer




UPDATE
Mental Ray Plugin for Maya 2016 Extension 2 SP2
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/downloads/content/mental-ray-plugin-satellite-and-standalone-for-maya-2016-extension-2.html
Click on mentalray_Plugin_for_Maya_2016_EXT2_SP2_   windows or mac
Go to your download folder, double click the installer



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



Unity
Installing Unity 2017.1
https://store.unity.com/download
Check terms of service and click on Download Installer  Choose Save, go to your downloads folder
Run UnityDownloadAssistant-2017.exe
to install software
Click Next
Accept licence agreement and click Next
Check only the following components:
     Unity 2017.1.0f3
     Documentation
     Standard Assets
     Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017 (if using Windows)
Click Next
Select Download files to temporary location, Click Next
Accept the license agreement for Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017, Click Next
Wait for Unity to download and install, Click Next
Click Finish to close Setup.

Start Unity
Create a login for unity, Click Next
Under license management select Unity Personal, Click Next
Select I don't use Unity in a professional capacity, Click Next



Unity Updater
if you need it
https://store.unity.com/download?ref=update



Screen Grab software for documenting VR projects:
OBS Studio https://obsproject.com/download 
or
Game Bar should come with Windows 10
Screen Capture YourVR  Project Windows 10, Game Bar, Xbox App
Windows 10, Win Key + G to open, WIN Key + Alt to record



Steam
Install this software so you can connect a VR headset to your computer..
Download from:
http://store.steampowered.com/
Install Steam button is located in the upper right corner
Save and run SteamSetup.exe to install software.
Accept license agreement
When the program opens for the first time, it will look for software updates and install them.
Create a New Account, Click I Agree twice
Account Name and Password (you'll need to remember this for later), click Next
Contact email address, click Next, Click Next to confirm account, Click Finish

Steam
will start running
Is this your current email address? click Yes, Click Next to verify email
Check your email and click the link within to complete email address verification with Steam, Click Finish



Room Setup
Start up Steam, you will need the Vive equipment for this
In the small
SteamVR beta window, under the down arrow, select Run Room Set-Up
Click on Room-Scale
Follow the instructions for Room Setup on your computer screen to set up your room
Setup complete, click next



Testing the Vive
Put on Headset
Use the controllers to launch the SteamVR library
Run the SteamVR Tutorial



Try installing a few games from Steam
Installing a Game: Float Gallery
You can install a game by using the Steam client within the headset or through your monitor.
Go to the Store tab
Click on Games > Free to play
Type Float Gallery on the search bar and click on the link
Click on Play Game / Free
Uncheck Create desktop shortcut, Uncheck Create start menu shortcut
Click Next, Click Finish to start download
Go to the Library tab > Games
Double click on Float Gallery
Put your headset on and grab the controllers to begin playing
Follow the instructions on the headset to begin navigating the different exhibitions
Make sure to enter the Ultralight Beam room by Manuel Rossner

Installing a Game: Irrational Exhuberance - prologue
You can install a game by using the Steam client within the headset or through your monitor.
Go to the Store tab
Click on Games > Free to play
Type Irrational Exhuberance on the search bar and click on the link
Click on Play Game/Free
Go to the Library tab > Games
Double click on Irrational Exhuberance - prologue
Put your headset on and grab the controllers to begin playing
Follow the instructions on the headset
*This game requires you to use the controllers to touch and push the surfaces so make sure you're not just pointing at them.