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HOW to install mGear on a Mac

Hey everyone, quite a few people were having trouble installing mGear on MacOS. So I made a video and wrote a post showing how. It’s almost identical to installing on Windows.

Option A: Move all the files under “release” to your Maya prefs “modules” folder. Make the folder if it doesn’t exist.

drag_mgear_files

Option B: You can point to the mGear release folder using MAYA_MODULE_PATH in your Maya.env file in your Maya prefs. This is good for studios to deploy mGear on a network to multiple artists.

Important for Mac users: You have to mark the files as safe, because MacOS Catalina locks plugins by default to protect users:
sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine /PATH/TO/THE/MGEAR/SOLVERS/DIRECTORY/

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This is great! Thank you @chrislesage

I have pinned it in the support category :slight_smile: