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How to Install and Activate Maya 2020


I.         Remove the Previous Version of Maya

1)   If you do not have a previous version of Maya (2019 and below) installed, move to section II
2)     Navigate to /Applications/Autodesk

3)     Right-click on the maya201X folder, select Move to Trash.
4)     On the Dock, right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.  A pop-up will appear, confirm the action by selecting Empty Trash
II.         Obtain License for Maya 2020

  1. Navigate to

  2. Select Menu, then select Students and Educators

  3. Select Get Products

  4. Under “Unlock educational access to Autodesk products”, select Get Started

  5. Login using your Autodesk login

    1. If you do not have an Autodesk account, select Create Account

    2. Fill out required fields, select Next

    3. Fill out required fields, select Create Account

    4. A confirmation email will be sent, click the confirmation link

    5. Navigate back to original login page

  6. Under the eligibility for educational access request, select Get Started

  7. Fill our appropriate fields, using your MCAD information

  8. Select Verify

    1. If verification fails, you will need to submit your student ID to Autodesk

    2. When the verifications fails, select the uploading hyperlink

    3. Follow the instructions to submit your ID

    4. Once submitted, it will take approximately 15 minutes to be verified.

  9. Once verified, navigate back to the Students and Educators link and select it.

  10. Select Get Products

  11. Ensure the Individual tab is selected

  12. Under the Maya section, select Get Product

  13. Select Mac, then select Download

  14. Wait for download to complete, then open installer

  15. Once opened, Agree to the License and Services Agreement if you agree to it. The select Next

  16. On Install page, select Next

  17. Ensure all components are selected (Arnold for Maya, Bifrost Extension for Maya, Substance in Maya), then select Install

  18. Once the installation completes, select Start

  19. Select Single-User

  20. Use your Autodesk credentials to log in.

  21. Maya is now installed and licensed.

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