RANCHecker for Maya

This page is a tutorial about the OLD version of RANCHecker (V4) and is not suitable for the last version of the RANCHecker (V5)

RANCHecker is a Maya plugin developed by the RANCH to help you prepare your projects before uploading them to the farm.


1. Download RANCKecker archive on your computer and unzip it on your Desktop.

2. Open Maya and go to the Script Editor.


3. Go to File > Source Script and load RANCHeckerForMaya_Setup.py


4. Select UNINSTALL if you have a previous RANCHecker version installed. Exit Maya, then Re-Open Maya.


5. Select INSTALL and indicate the folder where you have unziped the RANCHecker archive.


6. RANCHecker in now installed, you can launch it from the menu bar.


You need to activate the RANCHecker in Maya to make it work: go to Windows→Settings/Preferences→Plug-in Manager and activate RANCHecker.

This plugin is delivered with an automatic update procedure. If a new version is available a message will be displayed at Maya start, asking you for update.


When your scene is loaded in Maya and ready to render, launch RANCHecker and click on the Pack Project button to prepare your project before sending it to the RANCH. As simple as that! It will create a .vua archive that you can upload to our website, from your account.

Maya Rancheker

Do not rename the .vua file manually, otherwise your project might be invalid!

maya/ranchecker.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/20 17:27 by ranchadmin