Installing necessary tools from portage
At first we need to install some deps of maya: libpng-1.2, tiff, openssl, tcsh, fam (or gamin, but not tested), flexlm, rpm2targz:
Also it is unlikely, that Maya will run without qt.
Downloading the last official release of Maya 2011
At write time the last hotfix of Maya 2011 is hotfix 3, officially avalable at this location:
Maya Linux available only for amd64.
Right filename is "autodesk_maya_2011_hotfix3_linux_64bit.tgz"
Manual Installation of Maya files
Unpack and convert rpm files with maya and adlmapps into tar.gz archive and then unpack *.tar.gz files in / directory:
Adding library path
Maya needs to load libraries of adlmapps from non-standart location.
Add /opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64 to /etc/ld.so.conf:
Let's start setup utility:
Accept licence, check "Autodesk Maya 2011" for installation and uncheck others, enter serial and key.
Installation fails, but will create 2 necessary files /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/Maya2011/install.env and /var/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/.config/ProductInformation.pit (the last is binary).
Maya linked to some system libraries of specific versions. We can create symbolic links to current versions of such libraries.
Remove some directories recursively:
Remove string '/opt/Autodesk/Adlm/R1/lib64' from /etc/ld.so.conf
And at last remove links to libraries and executables: