The Maya Developer Kit is available online at Autodesk Exchange at After you copy the archive to your $HOME directory and unarchive it, a folder called devkitBase is created. There are a number of example plug-ins located in devkitBase/devkit/plug-ins. The Developer Kit also contains several Maya API applications, located in devkitBase/devkit/applications. Copy the /devkit and /mkspecs folders into /Applications/Autodesk/maya2016.5. You should therefore have the following folder structure:
Once you select your version, you will be taken to the download page. Thedownload should start automatically, but if not, there is a link at the bottomof the page that will manually start the download. Make sure to writedown your serial number and product, as you will need them duringinstallation. Maya is a pretty big piece of software (1.2 GB) so makesure you have enough time to download the entire file. I suggest catching up onsome reading while you wait.
Once your download is complete, simply run the installer and follow the onscreen instructions. The installer will ask for the serial number from theprevious section. After you enter your serial number and product key, Maya willinstall. You are now the proud owner of Maya 2015. 153554b96e