I’ve installed Maya 8.5 on Ubuntu (I converted the rpms using alien, and it worked), and it works perfectly, except for a few things that are more than likely just bugs.
However, they are anoying, and I’d like to know if there is any way to fix them. The problems are:
selecting objects by clicking and dragging doesn’t update the size of the box in realtime, and sometimes it doesn’t draw the box. Note that the selection works flawlessly, I just can’t see what will be included in the selection sometimes.
If I try to scroll through settings (like in the attribute editor or the render settings), it doesn’t display properly when scrolling up. It drags the bottom part with it, making weird, glitchy buttons that drag throughout the menu, and repeated patterns. Note, I can click the buttons, and I can operate the controls like normal, but its hard to tell where the controls are and sometimes you can’t even see them.
All this leads me to believe that I have to enable some things in xorg.conf, (and I’ve already enabled CIOverlay), but I don’t know what all of them are. Also, I have an nVidia GeForce 6600.
I have to use Maya for my 3D class, and I also want to use Maya in conjunction with Blender. I also figured there are a lot of Linux geeks here, and they’d be willing to help a fellow Blenderhead try to get a commercial app working (shows how great Blender is).
Note: Maya uses Motif, so I’m basically asking how I can get motif to work properly.