Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


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Version 2012 Hotfix 4
Developer Autodesk
Status Works fine

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All seems to work on maya 2012 HotFix4 .

The install has been done before, on Lion.
Dont know about installing from Mountain Lion.

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[ Esteban]EstebanAnonymous 24 Mar 2012 05:56

Hello, Thank You SO MUCH for your work and info.

I still have a doubt, can I install Maya 2011 in my Lion 10.7.2 (11C74) ? or its better to instal the Maya 2012 Sp1 ? and can we use V-Ray or Mental Ray with them without problems?

I dont want to mess anything in the mac, so, I havent install any 3D software and started to check in internet which programs works fine on Lion and in the process I find that many, MANY people said that Macintosh is not suitable for 3D process and much less if you have Lion even Snow Leopard.

Im really worried about this and I dont know if this is true or not. Hope not. I will wait for RoaringApps answer.

Thanks again for your great help and sorry for the trouble.

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KevinKevinAnonymous 26 Jul 2012 01:55

I still cant find any concrete information on Maya running on Lion or Mountain Lion. It is my primary software, and if it can't run properly, I can't upgrade. I'm still on Snow Leopard

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[ Mat]MatAnonymous 26 Jul 2012 02:40

Maya 2012 SP2 and 2013 Works in Lion for sure, if you go to Autodesk site you can see that it is approve.
MT I do not know, there is nothing official yet, My bet is that Maya 2013 SP2 will work in the future.

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[ AAlto]AAltoAnonymous 28 Jul 2012 19:43

Maya 2013 works fine with mountain lion osx

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[ nick]nickAnonymous 30 Jul 2012 17:39

Maya 2011 works on Mountain Lion so far. Lighting, animation and mental ray rendering seems fine… these are first impressions, though - not certain that it will stand the test of time. The official stance from Autodesk is that it is not supported.

If you're using Maya for hobby-work or some spare-time stuff and you want Mountain Lion, go ahead.

If you rely on Maya for employment and don't want to migrate to 2012/2013… don't upgrade the OS. Snow Leopard is a perfectly fine edition, you aren't missing out on very much.

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[ Giuseppe]GiuseppeAnonymous 16 Aug 2012 10:08

Hi guys, I got a new macbookpro few days ago with 10.8 Mountain Lion…my bad! is there a way to make maya 2012 works on it?
Thanks a lot in advance!

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Lion (10.7) Comments

Artur PokusinArtur PokusinAnonymous 09 Jun 2011 04:34

I'm not having issues with it so far. Maybe elaborate on why it was marked as "doesn't work"?


MacBook Pro 17" early 2011 (Thunderbolt)

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KevinKevinAnonymous 24 Jun 2011 13:18

Can we run Maya 2011 and Maya 2012 ? Which version is working better on Lion?

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Artur PokusinArtur PokusinAnonymous 03 Jul 2011 09:46

I just added the MentalRay rendering engine issue. It's also a little bit less stable from previous OS's, but I have a feeling it'll be fixed for release.

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 19 Jul 2011 06:28

I read that Lion was supposed to support OpenGL 3.2…

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[ Julian]JulianAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 02:03

What about maya 2009 ?

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[ Vincenzo Ferrara]Vincenzo FerraraAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 23:05

The only issue I had is the installation, which shows that the OS is to "new" and seems that the installer didn't work. But the launchpad shows the Autodesk folder which contains some apps, and Maya seems work fine.

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[ Mike Scherer]Mike SchererAnonymous 01 Feb 2012 19:31

Maya 2010 is running fine on 10.7.2 (knock on wood).

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