I have tested this with both maya 2014(mtoa, 1.0.01) and maya 2015(mtoa, 1.2.xx)
after you have a regular install of maya and mtoa.
open mayapy for example in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2015\bin\mayapy.exe
import maya.standalone maya.standalone.initialize() import maya.cmds as cmds cmds.loadPlugin(all=1)#this loads all your plug-ins
and then every other plugins loads fine, except for arnold, which will give an error similar to:
API error detected in plugins\mtoa\extension\PxMayaNode.cpp at line 222 : (kFailure): Unexpected Internal Failure 00:00:00 140MB WARNING | [mtoa] [mtoa_shaders] [node volume_collector] Assigni ng temporary node id 1138176 to associated Maya type name aiVolumeCollector. 00:00:00 140MB ERROR | [mtoa] [xgenTranslator] Could not find xgen_procedura l in search path $ARNOLD_PLUGIN_PATH API error detected in plugins\mtoa\extension\ExtensionsManager.cpp at line 571 : (kFailure): Unexpected Internal Failure 00:00:00 142MB WARNING | [mtoa] Extension xgenTranslator(C:/solidangle/mtoadep loy/2015/extensions/xgenTranslator.dll) requires Maya plugin xgenToolkit, regist ering will be deferred until plugin is loaded. API error detected in plugins\mtoa\Main.cpp at line 770 : (kFailure): Unexpected Internal Failure 00:00:00 142MB ERROR | Failed to import python module 'arnold'
well, every version will look slightly different, but it’ll always involve PxMayaNode.cpp and xgen loading problem.
I’ve tried with quite a few versions, in 5 or more computers with very different configurations, and always fails, if anyone can succeed, I would loved to know your config, and software version and exactly how you did it. Thanks in advanced!