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AutoCAD 2014 + Security Update + SP1

Mac OS Mavericks [10.9] + Autodesk Products

Apples-os-x-mavericks-hands-on-in-pictures-galleryI love updates that are free but please update with caution! Any full point release [10.9] is pretty much a whole new operating system on the Mac.

If you are currently using Autodesk products on the Mac, please don't upgrade yet. There are some known issues noted below:

Maya 2014

Maya 2014 Extension 1 SP1 – Available on Subscription Center
Maya 2014 SP3

Maya LT 2014

Maya LT 2014 Extension 1 -  Available on Subscription Center
Maya LT SP1

Mudbox 2014 for Mac

Mudbox 2014 Extension 1 SP1 – Available on Subscription Center
Mudbox 2014 SP2

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac SP2

AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac SP2

Alias 2014

Alias 2014 SP 3 & Alias 2014 SR1 SP1

Sketchbook Pro



Autodesk Smoke 2013


Smoke 2013 is currently unsupported on 10.9.




As of October 23, 2013,  AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac has just been released and it supports Mac OS X Maverick [10.9].

Please check out the Comments section for a note in this post for users of Maya 2014 & Mudbox 2014.


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It seems like there might be an activation issue as well:

John P

I just broke autodesk maya 2011. now I've gotta figure a way to downgrade my system. Oh No!!!

David Lau

It is not easy to revert back. It will require a least a backup (Time Machine).


Mental Ray for Maya 2013 crashes when you batch render (rendering in the render window works fine) on any system with Mavericks.

David Lau

Thanks Evan for sharing your info with community.

Shannon Clouston

Whenever you batch render, you should always turn your wifi off.

Mateo ME

Thank you so much. As soon as I turned wifi off and restarted Maya 2014 SP3 everything just render.


Any word on when maya 2014 will be able to run on Mavericks?

David Lau

Maya 2014 Extension 1 SP1 & Maya 2014 SP3 have an activation hotfix. It should be able to run. We are still testing it.


I just tried installing Maya 2014 and then the SP3 and I'm still getting an activation issue. Do I need to do a complete uninstall, then re-install it? If so can someone help me on how I do this? Thanks!

License was not obtained
Tried Maya 2014 (657F1 2014.0.0.F), error 20

License method:
environment variable MAYA_LICENSE_METHOD='standalone'

Product choice:
environment variable MAYA_LICENSE='unlimited'

License file override:
environment variable MAYA_ALT_EN is not se

David Lau

You must delete Maya 'exactly' following the steps noted here:


Still waiting on a solution that lets me batch render in Maya 2013 on Mavericks. I didn't know about that problem and that is seriously affecting my work... I payed good money for that license and now I can't work. THANKS AUTODESK.


Maya 2014 SP3 and Maverick with batch rendering still crashes :(

I have a 12 core Mac Pro desktop

David Lau

Are you able to log a case? Maya crashing while rendering covers a broad area. There are many ways to optimize a render to have the crash happen less often.


There are so many problems with Maya 2014 I can't list them all. Spending too much time trying to find a way to get it to work without force quitting. Wish I never upgraded to Maverick. I've logged many cases, sometimes it freezes just by picking a face! Need to work in Mental Ray to match animations that worked in 2011-2013. 2014 SP3 rendered about a dozen frames before quitting. Too many problems, too little time.


Maya SP3 helped with Maya. Maya is now up and running. How ever composite 2014 and Match mover will not boot on mavericks. I have on exception one of my towers it boots up fine on.. It is odd. only that machine thought. My lap top other towers. Nothing just a crash.

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