Trying to Install Maya Rigging Toolset

I have Unreal Engine downloaded and found the userSetup.py file, but there is no Maya folder in my user.name/documents folder.

Hi ryanj12,

If you have Maya installed and have run it at least once, the folder should appear in documents. Have you run your install of Maya?

-Matt W.

Thanks for answering Matt,

I haven’t ran Maya, but from the documentation page it seemed like Maya downloaded along with UE4 when you download UE4, is this the case or have I misunderstood the documentations? Is Maya a completely different download?

Here’s the page that I read: Maya Animation Rigging Toolset | Unreal Engine Documentation

Hey ryanj12,

Autodesk Maya is 3D Modeling and Animation software. It’s one of a few tools used to create models, rigs, animations, etc for import into the Unreal Engine. Our Maya Animation Rigging Toolset is a plugin for Maya.

Some other similar toolsets include 3ds Max, Blender, and Modo.

Blender is free, Modo has a reasonably priced indie package, and Maya/3ds Max are priced at a higher monthly rate (although they do have student versions). There are also some other modeling tools out there that I may be leaving out.

-Matt W.