If you are on a Mac and are installing animBot for the first time, you might need to allow some files to run. If you see the message below, please follow these steps:

1) Click on Cancel

2) Close Maya (very important!)

3) Uninstall animBot

  • Delete the folder $HOME/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/scripts/animBot

4) Install animBot

  • Download animBot again at animbot.ca/versions and make sure the file size is about 95MB or more.
  • Extract the downloaded zip and copy only the folder animBot to $HOME/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/scripts/

5) Remove the quarantine attribute from animBot files

  • Open the terminal and run the following command, replacing the animBot directory location accordingly. 

xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /$HOME/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/scripts/animBot

6) Disable Gatekeeper temporarily.

  • Open the Terminal app and enter the following command syntax:
sudo spctl --master-disable
  • Then hit return and authenticate with your administrator password.
  • Relaunch System Preferences and go to Security & Privacy, and you will see a new option "Allow apps downloaded from Anywhere":

7) Launch Maya and animBot

  • If you don't have the shelf button to launch animBot, run this python command:
import animBot; animBot.welcome()