June 1, 2018 · How-To

Installing Mudbox 2018 with Munki

Today we also worked on deploying Mudbox 2018 using Munki. This was a trial and error endeavor, as lately, no one has posted an updated script for handling Autodesk 2018 products for Mac (thanks to the JAMF Nation, though, for contributing a few lines here and there).

Below is what 3 hours of sweat and tears produced to successfully install Mudbox 2018 silently (applicable to most 2018 Autodesk for Mac products, we believe).


In 2017 & 2018, there is no longer a license file located in the directory previous versions used. Instead, the .lic file (which you will have to create) goes in /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/. The product code (739J1) is for Mudbox and changes depending on what product & version year you are installing. Admins familiar with Autodesk, that's old hat to you I'm sure.


# Script to install Mudbox 2018 and point it to a licence server
# This assumes that the installers have been placed under /

#Now install Mudbox 2018

/Install\ Mudbox\ 2018.app/Contents/MacOS/setup --noui --log=/var/log/mudbox2018install.log --force --serial_number=XXX-XXXXXXXX --product_key=793J1 --license_type=Network --server_name=server.fqdn

#Use adlmreg to register it correctly
#Make sure you change XXX-XXXXXXXX and Product Key (793J1) accordingly

/Install\ Mudbox\ 2018.app/Contents/Resources/adlmreg -i N 498J1 793J1 2018.0.0.F XXX-XXXXXXXX /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/Adlm/PIT/2018/MudboxConfig.pit

mkdir /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/
touch /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/LGS.data
chmod 777 /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/LGS.data
echo "_NETWORK">>/Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/LGS.data
touch /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/licpath.lic
chmod 777 /Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/licpath.lic
echo "SERVER server.fqdn 000000000000">>/Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/licpath.lic
echo "USE_SERVER">>/Library/Application\ Support/Autodesk/CLM/LGS/793J1_2018.0.0.F/licpath.lic

#Remove installers from /

rm -rf /Install\ Mudbox\ 2018.app/

#And you are done!

Credit to Kyle Levenick for help coding & testing the script.