Hey there beautiful people. In this video
I’ll show you how you can download install Maya 2018 on up to 2 devices for free by signing
up for an educational license. So, the first thing you need to do is go to
the Autodesk Education website. I’ll put the link in the video description for you to follow
or you can just google “Autodesk Education” just like I’m doing here. This will take
you to the Education Community website. On the home page you’ll see a link for Maya.
Give that a click to be taken to the download page. Before you can download the software you need
to either sign in or create an account. It’s absolutely free to sign up and the Autodesk
education community is a really helpful resource. So as well as free software, by signing up
you’ll also get access to some really good learning materials and a really helpful community
of Maya users. So signing up is a bit of a no brainer really. Okay, if you don’t already
have an account you need to click on create account and then fill in your details. You’ll
be asked which country your educational institution is in. I’m in the UK so I’m choosing that.
You’ll then be asked about your educational role. I’m an educator so I’m choosing
that option but if you’re a student you’ll probably want to choose the student option.
Once that’s done click Next. You’ll then need to fill in your personal details. Make
sure you use a real email address because you’ll be sent a confirmation email containing
a link which you’ll need to click on to complete your registration. You’ll then
need to create a password and agree to the terms and conditions. Once that’s all done
you can click on the create account button. You’ll now receive the confirmation email.
Go to your inbox, find the email and then click the link to verify your account. Once your account has been successfully verified
you can go back and sign in with the email address and password you just created. Next up you’ll need to select the version
of software that you want to download. You can see that Autodesk offer a few earlier
versions as well as the latest – which is awfully kind of them. I want the latest version
though so I’m choosing Maya 2018. You’ll then select the operating system you’re
using and your preferred language. You can now get the software installed. You’ll usually
want to just click on “install now” but if you click on the little arrow to the right
of the button you’ll see that there are some other options. If, for some reason, the
install now option isn’t working I recommend trying the “browser download” option.
Anyway, it’s fine for me so I’m selecting install now.
Accept the license and service agreement and click install. A file will now be downloaded.
Once it’s done open it, this is the installer. There will be a small download and then the
installer will open properly. In the installer you can choose the option to install Maya
on your computer. This screen lets you choose which components you want to install. I recommend
installing Maya, Arnold and Bifrost. Once you’re happy with your selections, click on
the install button. Now the installer will download and install everything needed. This
is a pretty beefy download and the time it takes will depend on your connection speed
and how busy the Autodesk servers are. It downloaded everything in around 15 minutes
for me but I’ve sped it up in editing because Youtube videos are a lot like love making
– the sooner it’s over the better. Once everything is installed you be greeted
with this confirmation screen. This tells you that you have successfully installed Maya
2018. You can now click the Launch Now button to open Maya. Your license is automatically
verified but if for some reason this didn’t work then you should have the license key
in your email inbox. That was easy wasn’t it? But now you’ve got your shiny new software
installed you’re going to need to learn how to use it. Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. If you are new to Maya then you should check
out my Maya tutorial for beginners. This covers everything you need to know to get started
and takes 2-3 hours to complete. I made it in Maya 2016 but it’s still mostly relevant.
Even better is that the entire tutorial is completely free. The link is in the description
or in the card at the end of the video. If you want a more up to date and thorough
way to learn how to use Maya then I really recommend checking out Pluralsight. They have
got tons of video tutorials on Maya and they’re suitable for complete beginners as well as
seasoned professionals. I still use the Maya tutorials on Pluralsight to keep my own skills
up to date. If you’re just getting started in Maya 2018 then you should check out the
Maya 2018 Fundamentals course by Justin Marshall. Use the link in the video description to start
your 10 day free trial. It’s a free trial – you have nothing to lose and some awesome
new skills to gain! Okay, so that about wraps it up. If this video
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below the video. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the