Yeti’s distribution takes advantage of Maya’s Module scheme, where a single .mod file located in the installation root can be used to define the location of all plugins, scripts and icons needed ot use Yeti.
Once you have extracted Yeti to the location of your choosing there are a few quick steps that need to be followed to make sure Yeti can be used properly within Maya.
We highly recommending storing the Yeti distribution in a directory that reflects the version of Yeti being used, when new builds are downloaded you should create new directories along side this one and should only have to update a few varialbes to “upgrade”.
First you will need to edit the pgYetiMaya.mod file that can be found in the root directory of the Yeti distribution and replace path_to_yeti_root with the full path to the Yeti root directory ( which is most likely the directory the file is in ).
Then you will need to set the environment variable MAYA_MODULE_PATH to point to the directory when the previously edited .mod file resides, if you are unsure how to set environment variables please refer to this article for reference.
Please note, if you are installing on Windows you will also need to add the Yeti bin directory to your global PATH environment variable.
Once completed you will be able to load the plug-in from Maya’s plug-ins window by selected pgYetiMaya.so/dylib/dll from the plug-ins manager.
This is the only plugin you will need to worry about loading, all of the other extensions will be loaded automatically when required.