The Maya Python package consists of two parts, a Maya plugin and a Python package. These two parts have to be installed separately. The following assumes that the plugin and the package is already compiled, if you need to compile them yourself then please refer to the files readme.txt and the developer's manual that you can generate using doxygen in the maya_wrapper directory.
Installing the plugin:
To install the Maya plugin do the following steps:
Installing the Python package:
The Python package maya uses the Python distutils for
distribution and can be installed like any other Python module
(on Windows just execute the installer, otherwise invoke
python setup.py install).
Initializing the package:
By default, the additional menu items related to this package are not available. To add them to Maya during a session you have to invoke a package initialization by executing the following MEL command (the Python plugin must already be loaded):
py "import maya.initmaya";
This will add the following menu items: