Report: how i fixed installation of ART for Maya on Mac OS X

I want to report about how i fix installation of ART for Maya on Mac OS X.

Please fix (or replace) pdf file with wrong instructions (actually it is instructions for windows version)
/Users/Shared/UnrealEngine/4.11/Engine/Extras/Maya_AnimationRiggingTools/ArtToolsOSX/MayaTools/Animation and Rigging Tools Installation.docx.pdf

At that link instructions must be separated for Windows / OS X.
Bcoz paths in step 1,2,4 is incorrect (maybe for windows it is correct but VERY different from mac’s).
On mac OS X maya has paths in 5 locations of “scripts” folders. Just for example in Maya 2016 version:

  • ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/scripts
  • ~/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/2016/scripts
  • /Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/scripts
  • /Users/Shared/Autodesk/maya/2016/scripts
  • ~/Documents/maya/projects/default/scripts

How i fixed installation,
I had copy file /Users/Shared/UnrealEngine/4.11/Engine/Extras/Maya_AnimationRiggingTools/ArtToolsOSX/MayaTools/
and run Maya. In Maya with window ask location of "MayaTools"folder i pick /Users/Shared/UnrealEngine/4.11/Engine/Extras/Maya_AnimationRiggingTools/ArtToolsOSX/MayaTools (where py file)

That’s all.
But And PDF and that link has wrong information! and i spent 1 hour+ for search info for solving problem :confused: Please fix it.

Hi ,

I have entered the following request to add Mac OS specific instructions for the A.R.T. installation: [UEDOC-2952]. Thanks for sharing your solution for other users in the meantime.


I tried installing ART for maya2018 on mac today
I tried 2 different downloads :

  • from github
  • from UE4 install
    Both had the same UI bugs, making it unusable.
    For example, the timeline constantly flashed and changed duration, and the menus were not clickable.
    Ended up just re-rigging the mannequin in maya.
    If someone has a better up to date solution, please post it here.