- Once installed, load Arnold for Maya by going to the Plug-in Manager (Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager).
MtoA plug-in loaded in Maya's Plug-in Manager
- You can see various items of information about the plug-in by clicking on the 'i' (information) icon:
- Select Arnold Renderer from the drop-down menu in the Render Settings to start rendering your scenes.
MTOA_STARTUP_LOG_VERBOSITY = 3
There are 4 levels for this logging:
1 Warnings and errors.
2 Warnings, errors and infos (how many extensions we register, how many shader nodes are created, what plugin is loaded).
Note that in order to view the log in Maya's Output Window (Windows) or in the console (Linux), you must first run Maya through the command line or a batch file.